You might instinctively think of Philly cheesesteaks when you think of this city, but there’s actually an incredible vegan side. In fact, vegan restaurants in Philadelphia are found all over the city.
From fine dining to fun brunch dishes, there’s plenty of choice in this city. Vegans, veggies and everything in between can happily eat their heart out here…
Best Vegan Restaurants In Philadelphia
Ideal for vegan date night, Charlie was a sinner is a super sexy cocktail bar that also serves 100% vegan food, and was named among our list of the best vegan-friendly restaurants in the world. Choose from snacks such as charred Shishito Peppers or a heavenly Silken Tofu and Mushroom Ramen Pasta.
Vedge proves itself time and time again with an exciting dining experience inspired by seasonal vegetables. The dinner menu has cold dishes and vegetable charcuterie to get started, as well as richer main plates and vegetable sides. Order the Romanesco “Carbonara” and get ready to drool.
This fun vegan street-food pub is another gem from Rich Landau and Kate Jacoby, owners of Vedge restaurant (above). The super tasty food here pushes the boundaries of vegan flavours and textures, with Korean fried tempeh tacos, carrot tofu “ackee” and spicy mushroom noodles all faves.
Lunch includes vegan sandwiches, including a grilled seitan take on a Philly cheesesteak, with mushrooms & onions on a seeded Sarcone’s roll.
This BYOB bistro in downtown New Hope has a key focus on local and seasonal ingredients. The menu really shows off the versatility of veggies, with purple sweet potato ravioli, miso-maple-mustard-glazed tempeh and za’atar-grilled oyster mushrooms. This will convince even staunch carnivores of the joys of plant food.
The three locations of this 100% vegan fast-food spot are a top spot for a quick and delicious lunch. Goldie’s small menu keeps its focus on Israeli flavours: falafel, fries and tahini milkshakes. The heart of the menu is the so-fresh-you-forget-it’s-fried falafel with tehina, Israeli salad, cabbage, optional amba and harissa. The perfect snack!
HipCityVeg is a popular vegan fast-food cafe with three locations around Philly, that serves up 100% plant-based salads and sandwiches. Top picks include the Ziggy burger with smoked tempeh and the Crispy HipCity Ranch, a take on fried chicken. You can also stock up on green juices, banana whips and baked goods at its Broad Street location.
You can’t mention the best vegan restaurants in Philadelphia without this totally vegan pizza joint.
Try the creative Balboa pie (seitan sausage, pumpkin seed pesto, tofu ricotta, cherry tomatoes and arugula). There’s also tasty Cubano sandwiches (seitan, vegan cheese, pickles, mustard, seitan bacon and smoked tofu) or root-beer BBQ wings.