First Posted: 4/4/2012
CLARKS SUMMIT- Those driving down Northern Boulevard in South Abington Township might notice something different: Be Life Cafe and Marketplace. The business, focused on healthy eating and healthy choices is owned and operated by chef Rebekah Gillette, assisted in her business by holistic health coach Gail Weinberger.
Be Life was the inspiration of a snack that Gillette put together for her daughter Bella. "I graduated from culinary school and went to work as a chef for awhile. I then wanted to create something healthy for my daughter instead of all the processed snacks, so I came up with a healthy snack on the go for her. I used berries in their raw form, along with nuts and coconuts and right there "Be Life" was born," said Gillette. "I knew that I wanted to get the snacks out to others who were searching for the same thing I was and fate stepped in. This restaurant spot opened up and Be Life became a true reality."
She said that her business is unique to the area, " We focus our meals on the organic factors and the health needs of our customers. Diabetics to gluten- free people can find something on our menu that will surely satisfy their taste buds. In today's world everyone is concerned with their health …here at Be Life we have many choices and alternatives that will satisfy even the toughest taste buds."
Gillette said she is proud to be able to bring customers the freshest ingredients in season. She likes the fact that eating healthy is now fun and no longer a chore, "We make it fun to eat healthy and it is so easy to do. We offer sandwiches such as egg and cheese focaccia sandwiches, to salads, even pizza. We are an all organic eatery and we love what we do," she said.
Gillette is planning special theme nights, including pizza and pasta nights and offers catering. "We make the food for you, you come and pick it up and enjoy with family and friends and everyone eats healthy. It's great," she said.
Be Life Cafe and Marketplace is open 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, 4:30 - 9 p.m. Tuesday, which is Pizza Night and Wednesday, Burger Night, as well as by reservation Friday and Saturdays. Be Life offers cooking classes and jewelry- making events and can be reached by calling 585.8068 or by stopping in at 639 Northern Blvd., South Abington Township.