Philadelphia, PA - The basic drinks at any coffee shop in Philly are vegan: Get yourself a hot or an iced coffee with soy or coconut milk and any flavored sweetener syrup (like vanilla, caramel, or hazelnut), and you’re set! But, what makes good vegan coffee shops are the treats! Listed below are some of Philly's Must Try spots for vegan-friendly coffee shops.
Vegan Coffee Shops Philadelphia
- All the Way Live Café – Alkalizing foods (select fruits, vegetables, and whole grains) are the point of this Germantown cafe, where the menu includes seaweed salads, chickpea burgers, and coconut cream pie on an almond and date crust. 6108 Germantown Avenue, (215) 821-7298, alllivefood.com
- Arnold’s Way – As an early proponent of raw eating, this Montgomery County operation makes it very easy to dabble in vegan with its market and café via green smoothies, soups, salads, and banana whip sundaes. 319 W. Main Street, Lansdale, (215) 361-0116, arnoldsway.com
- Gangster Vegan Organics – Norristown and Phoenixville go a little bit California with hip-hop named juices (Rappers Delight, Soul 4 Real), raw pizzas, lasagna, and wraps bring variety and interest to the proceedings. 2454 W. Main Street, Norristown, (610) 630-1600; 6 Gay Street, Phoenixville, (610) 616-0000, gangstervegan.com
- Raw Can Roll Café – Everything here qualifies as “clean eating.” While some items are cooked, the vast menu of smoothies, cleansing juices, and zucchini pasta—not to mention four different kale salads—making it easy to stay on a raw eating plan. 767 W. Lancaster Avenue, Wayne, (484) 580-8454, rawcanrollcafe.com
- Dottie’s Donuts – Really, why should vegans forgo peanut butter banana bacon donuts? They don’t, thanks to the West Philly and Queen Village locations of this vegan bakery, offering rotating assortments of goodies such as a blueberry muffin or chocolate chip cookie dough. 509 S. 6th Street, 4529 Springfield Avenue, facebook.com/dottiesdonutsphl/
- Grindcore House – Coffee flows copiously this Pennsport cafe, as does a strong selection of teas. All manner of milk alternatives, hearty sandwiches, salads, and a selection of treats from local vegan bakeries are available. 1515 S. 4th Street, (215) 839-3333, grindcorehouse.com
- Soy Café – A light and luscious sensibility reigns at this Northern Liberties hang. Patrons can order a bowl of edamame, a sesame tofu salad, a barbecue wrap with vegan pork, or a smoothie with any type of milk alternative. 630 N. 2nd Street, (215) 922-1103, mysoycafe.com
- Sweet Freedom Bakery – Dessert lovers break from animal products and refined sugars at two regional locations this bakery, which also steers clear of wheat, nuts, corn, and other allergens. On offer: salted caramel cupcakes, fruit crumbles, and pumpkin donuts—all produced with wholesome ingredients. 1424 South Street, (215) 545-1899; 1039 W. Lancaster Avenue, Bryn Mawr, (610) 527-7323, sweetfreedombakery.com
- Vegan Treats – Just outside Philadelphia, this compassionate confectionary turns out coconut caramel cheesecake, cherry Danish and a legendary peanut butter bomb. Sweets lovers can find their goods locally at Grindcore House, Govinda’s, and Vgë Café. vegantreats.com
Written By: Philly Bite Magazines Staff
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