My favorite local place to eat opened up a little over a year ago. It’s a little stir-fry and noodle casual restaurant by the name of Green Plate.
What makes Green Plate so unique is their approach to food. The restaurant isn’t part of a chain so the owners the rules about ingredients, quality, and menu. And for them, cutting corners isn’t acceptable. Vegetables are locally sourced when possible, and offerings change with the seasons. They don’t cook with oil, nor to they add sugar or salt to their menu items. The food, however, is far from bland. Their rice is about the best I’ve ever had, and their chicken is both herb-rubbed and delicious. Their menu also offers a number of delicious sauces, of which my favorite is Dragon-Ginger.
Orders at Green Plate are taken via several iPads set in front of the cooking area. Customers may choose from some pre-set options or create their own concoctions 1. Keeping with the local flair, the restaurant doesn’t serve big chain soda in their fountain. Instead, they offer Boylan Bottling products. Delicious sodas all made with cane sugar.
Restaurant patrons are greeted by Green Plate’s owners, Ryan and Joe. They love to interact with their customers, and know my family’s typical order even as we walk into the restaurant. It’s just another touch which makes the place a joy to patronize.
If you’re ever passing through Cinnaminson, NJ and need a meal I can’t recommend Green Plate enough.
- I enjoy brown rice, chicken, green peppers, carrots, and asparagus. ↩
I wish, so badly, that we had places like this near us. Alas the curse of the suburbs.
Well, this is in a suburb. So perhaps there is hope.
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