A MECCA FOR MACROBIOTIC FROM THE VERY BEGINNING
On March 21, 1969, Essene opened its doors as a Macrobiotic lunch counter in Sansom Village at 20th and Sansom Streets–a location it quickly outgrew.
From the beginning Essene has had its roots in Macrobiotics. Founders Denny Waxman and Charles (Smitty) Smith opened Essene because they wanted to educate the general public about Macrobiotics as a way of achieving better health and improving the quality of their lives.
There is still big Macrobiotic footprint at Essene. We have a huge range of macrobiotic products, which you can now order online! We feature classes and lectures on Macrobiotics monthly (check out our Calendar for details). Our cafe, deli and bakery feature a variety of Macrobiotic offerings.
WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT MACROBIOTICS?
Essene founder Denny Waxman maintains an active macrobiotic counseling practice in Philadelphia and New York City. Denny is also the director of the Strengthening Health Institute in Philadelphia, a nonprofit 501c3 macrobiotic education center that offers a variety of seminars, lecture, classes and events. For more information on Denny Waxman and his counseling practice, please visit his website. Check out Denny’s “7 Steps to a Great Life” to learn about changes that will yield dramatic improvements in your health and happiness, For more information on macrobiotics, visit the homepage of the Strengthening Health Institute.
For a good basic introduction to Macrobiotics, check out this article from the Kushi Institute: