Temple is home to a variety of tasty food trucks. Whether you’re in the mood for a buffalo chicken crepe from The Creperie or falafel from a Halal truck, any type of food you’re craving is available around Temple’s campus.
But, what if you’re looking for a healthier or organic option? A group of innovative students found that these options were lacking in Fall 2013, and decided to create a locally sourced food co-op on campus.
Eight students installed an Independent Study focusing on food co-ops and became the Steering Committee for Rad Dish in Spring 2014. The Committee continued to grow, and now they run Rad Dish Café as a real business.
According to their website, their goal is to provide their customers with “fresh, nutritious food” that is “local, ecologically sound, and minimally processed.” They also state that they use a “mixed sourcing approach” to ensure that the food products and ingredients are responsibly obtained.
Rad Dish offers a vegan- and vegetarian-only menu, including food options for people with nut, lactose or gluten allergies, and salads, sandwiches, crock pot specialties, coffee, tea and snack items.
The café is located in Ritter Annex and is open Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
To view their menu, check out their website.
Written By Chelsey Hamilton, Photos By Shelbie Pletz