Sunday, April 12, 2015

Check out Healthy World Cafe's menu for April

What's more enticing than the first harvests of spring? At Healthy World Cafe, we'd say not much. We've worked with several local farms and farmers to develop a taste of the changing seasons in York County.

Our menus will rotate every 4 to 6 weeks, so hurry in and check it out!

-- Banh-Mi Hummus Plate or Focaccia Sandwich (Tender Greens Hummus, Seasonal Pickles, Sriracha Aioli)
-- Asparagus and Spring Vegetable Strata
-- Dal with Brown Rice, Sauteed Greens, Curried Pickled Vegetables and Yogurt
-- Chicken Salad Plate or Focaccia Sandwich (Greens, HWC Signature Chicken Salad)

-- Spring Harvest Lemon Chicken Soup
-- Butternut Squash and Red Lentil Curry Soup
-- Roasted Radish Salad on greens with a Sweet Vinaigrette
-- Citrus Lentil and Chickpea Salad with Feta and Wheatberries

-- Dried Fruit and Oatmeal Cookie, $1
-- Seasonal Vegetable Pickles, $1

Water and iced tea are free with your purchase, and all our menu items are sourced from our farmer friends in south-central Pennsylvania and made from scratch.

Lunch will be served 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. Take-out orders are available during lunch hours by phone only; please call 717-814-8204.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Review: Communal atmosphere, 'scrumptious' food at Healthy World Cafe

Since our community sneak peek April 3 and our grand opening April 6, we have been inundated with kind words from diners, volunteers, members of the media and our community at large.

Thank you!

You can also preview some of the other recent coverage below.


From Randy Pflaum

The York Dispatch

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Volunteer with Healthy World Cafe

Just eight days from our grand opening (April 6!), we're excited to invite our community to volunteer with Healthy World Cafe. As a nonprofit, our operations rely heavily on volunteers. We'll have two shifts on each cafe day (Monday through Friday), plus additional times on weeknights and weekends for special events.

Starting March 31, we'll be running final tests on our recipes for the cafe, running through systems, and preparing for our grand opening April 6. So, volunteer slots begin March 31!

We're introducing new online system for coordinating volunteers, called We love this system because it is non-profit focused and meets our needs — we hope you like it too!

Here's how it works. First, create your username...
  1. Follow the link to and click Register. Enter a username and password. (We recommend writing that down so you remember!) 
  2. You will see “Success!” Then, click on Login Now and go back to sign in using your just-created username and password. (Remember to check the box about being human!) Then, click sign in.
  3. Scroll to bottom of terms of service page and click I Accept for's Terms of Service. Ta Da! You’re in! 
Once you're logged in, share your contact information...
  1. We'd love to get your contact information. Click the tab at the top called You, and complete Your Contact Information. (Don't forget to hit submit!)
  2. If you wish to sign up for The Week Ahead emails (the last option on the same dropdown menu under “You”), please do! will then send a reminder email for the shifts you sign up for — just click Change on the Week Ahead emails page.
And sign up for shifts!
  1. Go to the Shifts tab in the top menu bar. Choose Scheduled Shifts by Calendar from the dropdown menu. The “forward” and “back” arrows at the top of the calendar will navigate months. You are able to go up to 3 months ahead to select the day(s) you wish to volunteer. (For now, we are scheduling just April shifts as we become familiar with the platform. Please check back in a few weeks for shifts in May and June!)
  2. Select the day you wish to volunteer to view the shifts — for a typical cafe day, that will be 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and noon to 3 p.m. Select the one(s) you want, then click Add. If there is availability, you will see assigned appear on the right. You will receive an email a week ahead as a reminder, if you sign up for that form of contact. (See step No. 4 above!)
That's it!

We appreciate in advance your patience with us and the system. We know there’s a learning curve, so please contact us if you need help. We have a new dedicated email account just for volunteers and scheduling of shifts:

Please check out our volunteer guidelines in advance, available at

See you at the cafe!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Healthy World Cafe's grand opening is Monday, April 6!

We are so excited to announce big news for the cafe:

Our grand opening and ribbon cutting will be 11 a.m. Monday, April 6!

After many months of renovations and tremendous support from the community, we're thrilled to be able to open in downtown York and share our mission to build a sustainable community by providing nourishing food for all — and to eat some great good while we do it!

Please join us at the Cafe, 24 S. George St., York, PA 17401, to celebrate!

Check out our opening menu below.

Want a sneak peek?

We'll also be open on First Friday in April, 5 to 9 p.m. April 3, with live music from Vinyl Souls, beer tastings from the Beer Ace and our full menu offerings. Stop by, see the space and help us launch the next era of Healthy World Cafe!

Starting April 6, we'll be open for lunch 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. Please spread the word to friends, family, coworkers and neighbors.


– Rustic Swiss Chard, Herb and Cheese Quiche/Torte
– Chicken Salad on Greens
– Chicken Salad Sandwich on Foccacia
– Roasted Carrot Hummus, Beet Chutney, Chapati
– Roasted Carrot Hummus (with Roasted Vegetables or Chopped Greek Salad with Feta) on Focaccia

– Chicken Vegetable Soup with Ginger
– Curried Butternut Squash Soup with Coconut Milk
– Butternut Squash Salad with Cranberry Vinaigrette
– Middle Eastern Bean Salad

– Seasonal Pickled Vegetables, $1
– Dried Fruit and Oatmeal Cookie, $1
– Chapati, $1

Water and iced tea are free with your purchase, and all our menu items sourced from our farmer friends in southcentral Pennsylvania.

Lunch will be served 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday beginning April 6. Take-out orders are available during lunch hours by phone only; please call 717-814-8204.

Monday, February 2, 2015

Employment Opportunities at the Healthy World Cafe

The Healthy World Cafe is accepting applications for two part-time positions:  Cafe Cook I and Cafe Cook II to work with the Cafe Manager and Volunteers at 24 South George Street, York, PA.

Click Here to see the Job Descriptions

Send your letter of interest and resume to:

HWC Personnel Committee
P.O. Box 1226
York, PA  17405

Friday, January 16, 2015

A great weekend for Squash Hunger!

Over Martin Luther King Jr. weekend, Healthy World Cafe partnered with The Greenhouse and York County Food Alliance for the third annual Squash Hunger! Volunteers came together to recover, preserve and share food in the community.

We processed more than ONE TON (!!) of butternut squash, onions, garlic and sweet potatoes to cook a squash soup that will be distributed to a host of groups working to end hunger in the area. Yeah, our volunteers rock.

Check out a photo album from the weekend on our Facebook page, plus media coverage from The York Daily Record/Sunday News, York Dispatch, and CBS21.

-- Squash Hunger turns more than 1,800 pounds of produce into soup

From the York Daily Record:
-- MLK Day of Service opportunities happening around York County
-- Secret ingredient to Squash Hunger? Applesauce

From the York Dispatch:
-- Cooking up a solution for York-area hunger
-- Squash Hunger photo gallery

From CBS21:
-- York County Food Alliance "squashes" hunger

Thank you to all our sponsors and partners for the weekend: York County Food Alliance, Fillmore Container, The David Hogg Family Foundation, The Greenhouse and St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church. And a million thank-yous to all of our volunteers! You made the work easy.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Third Annual Squash Hunger Event!

The Greenhouse is collaborating with the Healthy World Cafe and the York County Food Alliance for the third annual Squash Hunger event. Squash Hunger is an event in which people come together to recover, preserve and share food in the community. Farmers from around Pennsylvania are setting aside their excess produce to be transformed into a delicious and nutritious soup for those in need. Please join us in sorting, preparing and freezing a bounty of squash soup. The soup will be donated to a host of groups working to end hunger in the York area.

The Greenhouse is a community organization dedicated to saving and sharing healthy food. We do this by recovering food that would have otherwise been wasted, preserving it in healthy and creative ways and then distributing it to the community.

You can help – We need volunteers and donations. Sign-Up at our "Volunteer Spot" link on this website.

Donations of containers, sweet potatoes, onions, garlic, carrots, cayenne, nutmeg, thyme, salt and pepper welcome.

Squash Hunger will take place on the weekend of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service.

More specifically, the event is scheduled for:
Friday January 16th 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday January 17th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Sunday January 18th from 8 am to 12 noon and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday January 19th from 8 am to 12 noon and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Stay tuned for more details. This event is currently scheduled to take place at the Healthy World Cafe, 24 S. George Street, York, PA.