The best chicken salad, ever!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

I've been looking forward to this day all week.  Why?  Because I knew today was my Philadelphia day to meet with our advertisers AND the day I got to eat at my favorite local cafe.
 It's seriously my favorite place to eat on the square!  The atmosphere makes staying to dine in and not just taking it to go, worth while.
It's full of rustic painted doors, exposed brick and foot tapping music.  And after selecting your lunch from the chalkboard menu, you walk away with your choice of drink (of course, mine was sweet tea with lemon) in a mason jar.  
And while sipping from the jar and relaxing, your sure to run into someone that you haven't seen since the other day.  Not long after, your food arrives.
And my lunch selection was (and will probably always be) their amazing chicken salad.  It's not a mayonnaise based chicken salad, instead, it's more of a cream cheese consistency with slivers of almonds, shredded chicken and slices of grapes.  While I don't like grapes, they are colorful enough for me to "pick out" before piling it on a huge croissant.  Of course, the icing on the cake is dipping it in the homemade ranch dressing.  Holy cow, you have got to try it!!
After stuffing our faces, there is always room for one of their homemade desserts.  And today, we shared a chess square.
So, if you happen to be on the square in Philadelphia during lunch, stop in at The Coffee Bean — I promise you will not be disappointed.
And if you have a chance to do a little shopping while there, our advertisers have something for everyone.  Take a stroll around and visit Steve's on the Square, Kademi, Bobbys and The Potting Shed.  We saw lots of things our wallets would have loved to buy.


  1. those pictures have my mouth watering now! oh my goodness that looks amazing! i used to go to Philadelphia all the time! i miss that little place. maybe a future road trip should be in order;)

  2. I love chicken salad...and with all the bells and whistles. Those big red grapes and that croissant made it look delish! I'm going to try that recipe with the cream cheese in lieu of mayo. Sounds pretty good, Joy. Thank you for treating me to a virtual lunch. ☼


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