Thursday, August 8, 2013

Too Hot to Cook! The Pop Shop in Collingswood

Too Hot to Cook, Episode 3: The Pop Shop

If it's comfort food or ice cream you crave in the heat, you need to head over to Collingswood, NJ and visit The Pop Shop! The Pop Shop has tons of veg-friendly dishes and some excellent vegan specialties!  It's also family friendly and a good place to take the kids for balloons, ice cream parlor hats and, well, ice cream! (They even have some soy ice cream flavors!)

But, who can resist their Vegan Bettys??
The Pop Shop's Vegan Philly Cheesesteak (seitan, mushrooms, onions, soy cheese) and the fluffy, satisfying vanilla goodness of the Vegan Bettys. YUM.

Substantial and cake-like yet still fluffy these Bettys stay out late and still look good in the morning.  Redolent with warm, sugary vanilla and accented with just the right amount of sweetness, Vegan Betty will lure you in with her charms.

The Vegan Cheesesteak is really good, full of seitan, mushrooms, onions and topped with soy cheese on a fresh hoagie roll.  However, it could use something to moisten it a bit more, veg mayo or just some more mushrooms and onions, and it could use more seasoning.  Salt, pepper, herbs and spices along with a veggie mayo, hot sauce or just some olive oil drizzled on top would make it fantastic!  These things can be added at home, of course, if you do take-out.

Also interestingly, there used to be a *really* long wait for the food, like 45 minutes no matter when you went and how crowded it was...but I haven't had that happen in several months.  I think my favorite manager (Kevin) must have straightened everyone out!


The Pop Shop
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I'm thinking this is the last of the Too Hot To Cook series for now, since the weather has been cool and rainy :-)

4 comments:

  1. I am in heavens when I see this word: Vegan Philly Cheesesteak!!!!!! YES!!!!

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  2. Oh my goodness, I want to eat all of that!

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    1. Come on over and I'll take you there, Jojo! :-)

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