Supreme Oasis Bakery and Deli, Healthy Food Options Found in West Philly

Are you familiar with the term "Food Desert"?

This is what the USDA's definition: food deserts are defined as parts of the country vapid of fresh fruit, vegetables, and other healthful whole foods, usually found in impoverished areas. This is largely due to a lack of grocery stores, farmers' markets, and healthy food providers.

Consequently, residents living in "impoverished areas" where food deserts exist are also living below the poverty line. Take at look at the graphic by the Pew Charitable Trust's 2019 report of Philadephian's Living in Poverty.

The State of Philadelphians Living in Poverty, 2019

A food oasis, the USDA determined, is obviously the opposite - a community where access to supermarkets and retailers provide fresh produce that is affordable and nutritious.

Right in the heart of the 19104 zip code, where 30-45 percent or more of Philadelphians are living in poverty, the community has an "oasis" - a place of nourishment, refuge, and relief. That Oasis has a name; Supreme Oasis Bakery and Deli, affectionately referred to as SOBAD Philly.

Supreme Oasis Bakery and Deli

Photo Credit: Supreme Oasis Bakery

In a neighborhood where healthy food options are not readily available, Supreme Oasis prepares all of their meals and sweet treats without pork, trans fats, or MSG. In fact, the first ingredient in their food, is LOVE!

See our interview on YouTube below

Supreme Oasis Bakery and Deli

Photo Credit: Supreme Oasis Bakery