What to Eat at Fuel, Opening September 10

Q102 DJ and Fuel chef Rocco
Q102 DJ and Fuel chef Rocco Photo: Kirsten Henri

The list of dining options you never thought you’d find in East Passyunk Avenue grows by the day - Capogiro Gelato, a BYOB from Le Bec-Fin and Lacroix alums, sushi - and now, Fuel, a cafe where nothing on the menu is over 500 calories, courtesy of a Q102 DJ.

South Philly native Rocco Cima, 24, who just goes by Rocco on the air, says the spot will be an “LA-style café/lounge with a nightclub feel, high-energy with upbeat music” with table service, takeout and delivery. So why the calorie limit? Cima, who lives in Deep South Philly, explains, “I notice when I’m looking for takeout or delivery, the menus are always either Chinese food or cheesesteaks or pizza. If I want something healthy or a good salad, there’s nothing.” Good news for folks who want to count calories all day long - Fuel will be open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. during the week and 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. on the weekends.

Cima, who trained at the Restaurant School and worked in France for a year in his pre-DJ days, is also the chef. Check out the menu (and the calorie count) below:

1917 E. Passyunk Ave.; 215-468-FUEL

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Charred Corn Guacamole 6.95 (Heart and Vegetarian) (350 calories 7g protein)
Charred Fresh Corn and Avocado

Black Bean & Tomato Salsa 4.95 (Fiber Vegetarian) (150 calories 10 g protein)
Tomatoes, Black Bean, Red Onion, Jalapeño with Lime and Cilantro

Sweat Pea Wonton 5.95 (Vitamins Vegetarian) (140 calories 6g protein)
A Puree of Sweat Pees, Olive Oil, and Fresh Garlic Served with Grilled Wonton Wrappers topped with Sundried Tomato

Soy Chicken Lettuce Wraps 7.95 (high Protein) (400 calories 35 g protein)
Diced Grilled Chicken, Chopped Peanuts, Sriracha, Fresh Lime, Soy Sauce

Smoked Salmon Canapes 8.95 (Protein and Calcium) (200 calories 22g protein)
Asparagus wrapped with Smoked Salmon topped with Fresh Melon, Charred Corn and Olive Oil

Spanish Skewered Shrimp 8.95 (Protein) (100 calories 10g protein)
Shrimp marinated in Adobo, Crush Red pepper and Olive Oil Grilled

Fuel Chopped Salad 6.95 (Vegetarian) (200 calories 10g protein)
Spring Mix, Chick Peas, Cucumbers, Plum Tomatoes, Red Onion, Kalamata Olives in Balsamic Dressing

Tuna & Arugula Salad 8.95 (protein and Fiber) (320 calories 22g protein)
Tuna, Arugula, White beans, Plum Tomatoes , Red Onions, Kalamata Olives in a Fresh Lemon Vinaigrette

Ceasar Salad 6.95 (Vitamins) (350 calories 9g protein)
Romaine Lettuce tossed in a Homemade Caesar Dressing
add Chicken 2.00

Olive Salad with Endive Leaves6.95 (Vitamins Vegetarian) (195 calories)
Mix Marinated Olives, Celery, Olive Oil and Fresh Herbs and Crushed Red Pepper

T.B.M Salad 6.95 (Iron, Calcium, and Vegetarian) (200 calories 11g protein)
Tomato, Basil, Fresh Mozzarella with Balsamic Dressing

Skewered Greek Salad 6.95 (Iron, Calcium, and Vegetarian) (200 calories 8g protein)
Feta Cheese, Cherry Tomatoes, Kalamata Olives, Red Onion Skewered and top with a Red Wine Vinaigrette

White Bean Salad with Panko Chicken 9.95 (Protein and Fiber) (475 calories 32g protein)
Panko Breaded Cutlet top with a White Bean and Arugula Salad

Tabbouleh Couscous w/ Tofu 10.95 (high Protein and Low Fat Vegetarian) (400 calories 17g protein) Grilled Tofu, Scallions, Garlic, Tomato, Basil, Lemon, Pasley

Soup De Jour 3.95

Paninis or Wraps

(Homemade White or Wheat Focaccia or Wraps)
All Served with a Side Salad

T.B.M. Pesto 6.95 (High Iron and Calcium and Vegetarian) (400 calories 12g protein)
Tomato, Fresh Mozzarella with Rocco’s Famous Pesto

High Protein Grilled Cheese 6.95 (High Calcium and Protein and Vegetarian) (400 calories 15g protein)

Mozzarella, Provolone, Fresh Lemon Cream Cheese, Spinach and Tomato
Roasted Portabella & Eggplant 7.95 (low Fat and High Vitamins Vegetarian) (250 Calories 9g protein)

Roasted Portabella Mushrooms with Eggplant, Roasted Red Peppers, Olive Tapenade, Provolone, and Garlic Spread

Grilled Portabella and Bulgar No Bread Sandwich 8.95 (Low Fat Vegetarian) (360 Calories 13g protein)

Grilled Portabella Mushrooms Stuffed with Bulgar, Chopped Peppers, Zucchini, Onions, and Pine Nuts served with Baby Arugula

Grilled Vegetable 7.95 (low Fat and High Vitamins Vegetarian) (150 Calories 18g protein)
Grilled Zucchini, Squash, Red onions, Roasted Red peppers, Ricotta, Arugula, and

Balsamic Roasted Turkey 7.95 (low Fat and Vitamins) (345 calories 35g protein)
Roasted Turkey Breast, Tomato, Goat Cheese and Mixed Greens and Rocco’s Famous Pesto

Grilled Chicken 6.95 (Protein and Antioxidents) (350 Calories 28g protein)
Grilled Chicken Breast, Artichokes, Spring mix, Provolone with Sun dried Tomato Spread

Thai Chicken 7.95 (High Protein) (375 calories 32g protein)
Grilled Chicken Breast, Cucumbers, Shredded carrots, Fresh Basil, Crunchy Noodles, Spicy Peanut Sauce

Tuna 7.95 (Protein and Vitamins) (475 calories 33g protein)
Tuna in a lemon Aioli, Arugula, Tomato, and Artichokes

Smoked Salmon 8.95 (protein and Vitamins Calciums) (335 calories 25g protein)
Smoked Salmon, Fresh Spinach, Tomato, Red Onion, Fresh Lemon Cream Cheese

Performance Juice Bar

Fruit Fuzzion $4
Strawberry, Raspberries, Banana, and Protein Powder

Body Slam $5
Strawberry, Banana, Non-fat Yogurt, Fat burner, and Protein Powder

Protein Buster $4
Peanut Butter, Milk, Banana, and Protein Powder

Orange Banana Blast $4
Orange Juice, Banana, Raspberries, non Fat Yogurt

Pineapple Power Lunch $4
Pineapple Juice, Strawberry, Banana, Non Fat Yogurt

High Wired $4
Espresso, Coffee beans, Non Fat Yogurt

Rush $5
Red Bull, Strawberry, Banana, Orange Juice

What to Eat at Fuel, Opening September 10