Feel Good Philly: 6 Restaurants Donate to Good Causes

The holidays are all but over, but hopefully you’re still in the giving mood. Experience some of Philadelphia’s charitable restaurants, where you can dine AND donate!

Rosa’s Fresh Pizza, 25 South 11th Street

Rosa’s offers quality pizza at $1 a slice, which is sure to keep your wallet in great shape. What’s better than the price is their “’Pay-it-forward” philosophy. Every dollar you donate pays for a slice of pizza to feed the homeless.


Rooster Soup Company, 1526 Sansom St. 

From the people who brought you Federal Donuts comes the newly opened and highly anticipated, Rooster Soup Company. Rooster Soup Company is a collaborative effort between Federal Donuts and the Broad Street Ministry, together they work in tandem to reduce food waste and deliver meals and social services to citizens in need. Rooster Soup Co. takes leftover ingredients from Federal Donuts to create your delicious meals, reducing food waste. In addition to soup you can expect biscuits and gravy, grits and eggs for breakfast and BLT’s and Sloppy Joe’s for lunch with a Rooster Soup Company twist. So, what’s your part? Eating.  Feel good knowing that the profits from your meals are donated to citizens in need for several causes such as housing, medical care, legal services, and much more!


Hawthorne’s, Cambridge &  Tio Flores

Hawthorne’s,  738 S 11th St.  | Cambridge, 1508 South St. | Tio Flores, 1600 South St.

Philadelphia native restauranteurs Chris Fetfatzes and Heather Annechiarico who own local favorites Hawthorne’s, Cambridge, and Tio Flores have served Philadelphians through food for years. Now they’re taking it one step further by matching revenue generated by the newly instituted soda tax and donating it to the Andrew Jackson School during the school year. Being the entrepreneurs that they are, Heather and Chris created opportunity from what could have been a burden. Hawthorne’s and Cambridge serve traditional American food, while Tio Flores ventures into the gastronomy of Mexican cuisine.


Hunger Burger , 1136 Arch St in Reading Terminal Market 

Hunger Burger was the brainchild of husband and wife team, George and Kim Mickel. At Hunger Burger, chow down on some delicious burgers with the comfort of knowing every burger you buy helps a child in need. What makes Hunger Burger’s philanthropic philosophy so awesome is that they’re not confined to just helping the city of Philadelphia. Although a portion of proceeds are donated to Philabundance, they’re also distributed to the No Kid Hungry organization which combats childhood hunger through providing tools and solutions for families with young children and King’s Castle located in El Salvador which tackles malnutrition.