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.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Healthy World Café partners with York County School of Technology for construction of cafe

Sept. 25, 2014 — Healthy World Café, York’s “Pay How You Can” community café, is thrilled to announce it will partner with York County School of Technology for construction at its location at 24 S. George St., York.

Healthy World Cafe, which has been serving freshly made, locally sourced lunches once a month at First Moravian Church, catering and popping up at community events since 2012, intends to open for business five days a week in the late fall.

York County School of Technology has graciously agreed to undertake the carpentry, plumbing and electrical work needed for the cafe to open full time. Students in the Engineering and Construction Academy will assist with duties including wainscoting, modifying existing counters and a knee wall, drywall repair and building shelving.

“We're excited for this fantastic partnership and for the ability to provide York County School of Technology students with hands-on opportunities in their program fields while supporting our progress toward opening five days a week in downtown York,” said Healthy World Cafe director Liza Naylor.

Students began work Sept. 23 and continue 9 a.m. to noon today the cafe at 24 S. George St. in downtown York under the supervision of carpentry instructor Joe Hudak.

Healthy World Cafe is dedicated to supporting the local farming and business community while working to address hunger and food insecurity head on. The 501(c)3 nonprofit aims to build a sustainable community by providing nourishing food for all: Some patrons pay the suggested prices, while some pay more or less. Diners can also volunteer their time at the cafe in exchange for a meal.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Healthy World Cafe will be open for lunch Wednesday, Sept. 24!

We are more than halfway to our fundraising goal for our IndieGoGo campaign, which wraps up Sept. 30 and aims to raise $15,000 toward construction and renovations at out 24 S. George St. location. We're very ready to be open full time in downtown York and be part of the great energy going on here!

If you haven't yet, please consider donating to the campaign. Every donation counts, and we can't do it without our tremendous supporters -- you!

Photo courtesy of Flickr user Meal Makeover Moms

If all that supporting makes you hungry… Healthy World Cafe will be open for lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24, at First Moravian Church, 41 N. Duke St., York, where we'll be serving up delicious, locally sourced eats.

Check out our menu! 

-- Barley Puttanesca -- Savor the rich flavors and enticing aroma of this spicy Italian sauce (Vegan)
-- Cockaleekie Soup -- A traditional rustic Scottish chicken soup with leeks, perfect for the changing weather
-- Broccoli and Corn Bread Polonaise -- Roasted broccoli with our version of a classic buttery egg and bread crumb topping (Vegetarian)
-- Green Salad -- With homemade dressing and seasonal toppings (Vegan)
-- Squash Hummus -- Enjoy over greens or scoop it up with chapati (Vegetarian)
-- Tomato Apple Chutney -- Enjoy over greens or scoop it up with chapati (Vegan)
-- Fruit Crisp
-- Healthy World Cafe's Signature Dried Fruit and Oatmeal Cookies

Of course, our menu is always based on what's available from our farmer friends, so check back for updates.

At Healthy World Cafe, we always feature our "eat what you want, pay how you can" philosophy. The ability to pay should never be a barrier to accessing delicious, unprocessed, healthy food.

Housekeeping items worth noting:

-- PARKING: When coming to the cafe for our Wednesday lunches, please DO NOT park in the private lots surrounding First Moravian Church. You may park on the street (metered), or you may park at First Presbyterian Church at E. Market and N. Queen streets in the un-numbered, yellow-lined parking spots, and please include a sign on your dashboard to indicate you are a Healthy World Cafe volunteer. Then, walk one block west down Clarke Avenue to First Moravian (and enter on north side)!

-- TAKE OUT: Take out orders for lunch are available by e-mailing your selections (by 10 a.m. Sept. 24) to healthyworldcafe(at)gmail(dot)com. Please specify optional items or choices when ordering (i.e. would you prefer your chutney or hummus with bread or greens, etc.)

-- VOLUNTEERING: In order to better respect our volunteers' time, we split the Wednesday lunch into two volunteer shifts: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and noon to 3 p.m. Feel free, of course, to sign up for both shifts, if you wish.

Here's a breakdown of our volunteer needs for this month's lunch:

-- 6 to 9 p.m. Monday, Sept. 22 -- Food prep at First Moravian Church (FMC), 39 N. Duke St., York.
-- 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23 -- Food prep at First Moravian Church (FMC), 39 N. Duke St., York.
-- 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24 -- Food prep and serving at FMC. We're now splitting our lunch days into two volunteer shifts to better respect our volunteers' time: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and noon to 3 p.m. Feel free to sign up for both, if you wish. If you can't work a full shift (say, you can be there 10 to 2, but not as early as 9), please email sarah.e.chain(at)gmail(dot)com and let us know when to expect you!

Find other upcoming dates, including for the second annual Farm to City Street Dinner, and sign up to volunteer through our calendar on VolunteerSpot.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Join Healthy World Cafe at the Kiwanis Lake Be-In on Sunday, Sept. 21!

Do you remember the "Be-Ins" of the 1970s? The Avenues Neighborhood Association is bringing them back to York city with live music, a free yoga session and local, freshly made eats from Healthy World Cafe!

Join us from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21, at Kiwanis Lake, at the intersection of North Newberry Street and Parkway Boulevard. The weather, the music and the people will be amazing!

We've got some great things cooked up for the hungry crowd:
-- Grilled cheese sandwiches stuffed with optional garlicky wilted spinach
-- Pureed tomato soup with seasonal vegetables and basil
-- Grain salad with chopped kale and seasonal vegetables
-- Seasonal hummus
-- Peach and yogurt parfaits 

Interested in volunteering with us for the event? We'll be prepping from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20 at First Moravian Church, and have several shifts on Sunday at Kiwanis Lake.