Philadelphia, PA - In Philly, known for the cheesesteak, Philadelphia’s vast amount of independent, health-mindful dining establishments can shock visitors. Center City alone is home to probably one of the best known vegan spots in the world "Vedge."
Healthy Vegan Dining In Center City Philadelphia
- Vedge – Rich Landau together with Kate Jacoby re-create veggies at this specialty spot, and it's undoubtedly one of the best vegan spots in Philadelphia. Vedge’s unique dishes feature the freshest in-season ingredients; Landau and Jacoby are particularly careful when it comes to personalizing dishes to meet a variety of dietary requirements. 1221 Locust Street, (215) 320-7500, vedgerestaurant.com
- Bar Bombón – Puerto Rican food has gone plant-based at this Rittenhouse Square bar and eatery. Buffalo cauliflower tacos, hearts of palm ceviche as well as sweet plantains go along with spirited cocktails such as the “gardener’s revenge” (vodka, carrot, ginger, jalapeño, and lemon) or perhaps a “la preferida” margarita (with beet, habañero, and lime). 133 S. 18th Street, (267) 606-6612, barbombon.com
- Charlie Was A Sinner – Yes, you will find strong cocktails along with fried artichokes over at HipCityVeg's proprietor Nicole Marquis’ Midtown Village evening spot. Then again you will also find heirloom beet salads, curry-spiced cauliflower steaks with wheatgrass 131 S. 13th Street, (267) 758-5372, charliewasasinner.com
- HipCityVeg – This popular 100% plant-based cafe has spots in Rittenhouse Square, Broad Street and also University City (plus the Spruce Street Harbor Park location anticipated to open up in spring 2019). Followers line-up for the crispy ranch “chicken” specialty sandwiches, Philly “steak” and green smoothies. 121 S. Broad Street, (267) 296-9001; 127 S. 18th Street, (215) 278-7605; 214 S. 40th Street, (267) 244-4342, hipcityveg.com
- P.S. & Co. – What makes them great, a 100% natural and organic avocado toast, amaranth porridge, summer rolls, Burmese chickpea curry, salads and specialty sandwiches on freshly baked bread and the desserts put most baked goods to shame. 1706 Locust Street, (215) 985-1706, puresweets.com
V Street – A nice, dinner and weekend brunch spot from the proprietors of Vedge, Rich Landau and Kate Jacoby pushes the limitations of vegan flavor and textures featuring Korean-fried tempeh tacos, mushroom shawarma, Peruvian fries as well as seasonal waffles the delight diners. 126 S. 19th Street, (215) 278-7943, vstreetfood.com