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Where to Get Vegan Food in Philadelphia

Philly is well-known for its history, culture of ‘brotherly love’, and most importantly, boasting some of the best food around with its signature Philly cheesesteak, and there’s even a vegan version.

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The city makes sure to include vegans and vegetarians in its iconic food culture by offering some of the best vegan food options in Philadelphia. 

Vegans will feel right at home in Philadelphia as the plant-based food scene sweeps the city with indulgent and flavorful meals that will ensure you don’t miss the meat.

Philly’s vegan restaurants draw in tourists, while also allowing locals to adapt plant-based food into their lifestyles, or to enjoy on occasion, by making vegan dining accessible and desirable.

Whether you’re craving a classic dish, a quick bite, an eccentric fusion of flavors, or an upscale dining experience, Philadelphia has it all for vegans.


Best Vegan Restaurants in Philly

Vedge

1221 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: (215) 320-7500
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A vegan and vegetarian restaurant by James Beard nominated chefs Rich Landau and Kate Jacoby, Vedge has offered an exciting dining experience inspired by seasonal vegetables since 2011.

Housed in the historic Tiger Building in Center City Philadelphia, the elegant brownstone home has been an intimate setting for inventive vegetable cooking.

The bar has featured natural wines, plenty of craft beers and a creative cocktail list, selected to compliment the wide range of tastes through the dinner and dessert menus.


HipCityVeg

127 S 18th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: (215) 278-7605
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If you’re looking for a delicious quick bite, HipCityVeg is where you’ll want to go. With three locations in the Philadelphia area, this vegan restaurant offers vegan and vegetarian fast-food inspired dishes.

Their menu has health-conscious options featuring vegan burgers, sandwiches, salads, frozen treats, and more.


Bar Bombón

133 S. 18th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: (267) 606-6612
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Building on Old San Juan roots, Bar Bombón brings new Latin flavors to Philadelphia’s Rittenhouse Square neighborhood. Made-to-order, fresh meals satisfy temptations in a healthy way.

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All of the dishes from this vegan and vegetarian restaurant are made with plant-based ingredients and proteins with non-GMO soy and organic grains.


Miss Rachel’s Pantry

1938 S Chadwick St, Philadelphia, PA 19145
Phone: (215) 798-0053
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Miss Rachel’s Pantry is a vegan catering company and restaurant in South Philadelphia, home to prix fixe dinners and private parties.

Public dinners are most often on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings. BYOB always.


20th Street Pizza

108 S 20th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: 215-398-5748
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A hot spot for vegan pizza in Philadelphia, 20th Street Pizza is located just a few minutes drive from Center City West.

This casual spot focuses on pickup and delivery, and it’s exactly what you’re looking for if you want vegan pizza and other quick Italian dishes. 

Some of the most popular dishes here are the Balboa Pizza, Green Pizza, Kale Pizza, and Cashew Ricotta. My favorite dish is the Balboa Pizza. It’s a vegan dream, with vegan sausage, ricotta, lemon cashew, pumpkin seed pesto, and more. 

20th Street Pizza is open from Tuesday through Sunday, from noon to 9pm at night. It’s closed on Sunday and Monday, so keep that in mind as you plan your Philadelphia adventures.


Goldie

1526 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19102
Phone: (267) 239-0777
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Goldie is a vegan, Israeli-style falafel shop serving fresh-to-order falafel, French fries, and tehina shakes.

Named for “baby Zahav” (“Zahav” is the Hebrew word for “gold”), the heart of Goldie’s menu is Chef Caitlin McMillan’s so-fresh-you-forget-it’s-fried falafel with tehina, Israeli salad, cabbage, optional amba, harissa, or schug condiments, all tucked inside pita baked daily at Dizengoff.

Goldie has a “no toppings bar” ethos – we build each sandwich with our practiced hands. We also serve falafel salad, shawarma spiced French fries, and tehina shakes. Oh, and they’re Kosher!


Monster Vegan

1229 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: 267-668-3224
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Monster Vegan is open for lunch and dinner and is also in Philadelphia’s Center City. They are a vegan comfort food restaurant with dishes like a meatball parm sandwich with Impossible meatballs and a sweet sausage sandwich with two Impossible sausage links.


Luhv Vegan Deli

51 N 12th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: (267) 758-5779
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LUHV FOOD is a family owned vegan and gluten free food manufacturer. We prioritize healthy and environmentally awesome food, without sacrificing taste.

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In 2015, we open our new factory, dedicated exclusively to producing vegan, gluten free foods. From the beginning we wanted our factory to represent our beliefs.

So, we became our customer’s own advocate, and positioned ourselves from their perspective.

From using local fresh ingredients and focusing on the nutritional value of our products, to our user-friendly packaging, LUHV is in constant evolution. Every decision is challenged by the core values of our enterprise.


Batter & Crumbs

1401 Reed St, Philadelphia, PA 19146
Phone: 267-319-8852
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Located in South Philadelphia, Batter & Crumbs is a vegan bakery and cafe. This is one of my favorite casual spots to eat in Philly.

I love the iced drinks here. My favorite is the Iced Coconut Latte. It’s creamy and yummy, with deliciously refreshing coconut flavor. 

This small cafe has a cozy atmosphere, with quirky, colorful furnishings. Feeling hungry? Try my favorite dish, the Tofu Scramble Sub. It’s yummy and satisfying, served on a fresh bun.

I also have a sweet tooth, so I always had the Cherry Cheese Danish. It’s the perfect vegan indulgence. 

Batter & Crumbs has been a South Philadelphia fixture since 2016, so make sure to go give it a try. 


Primary Plant Based

56 South 2nd Str, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Phone: (215) 238-5888
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Primary Plant Based is a vegan pop-up located at the legendary Khyber Pass Pub. Chef Mark McKinney, the renowned vegan chef, has brought his favorite dishes for you to enjoy.


Unit Su Vege

2000 Hamilton St # 106, Philadelphia, PA 19130
Phone: 215-988-1888
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Unit Su Verge is a casual restaurant with a welcoming atmosphere. It’s just a short walk from the popular Rodin Museum. 

While Unit Su Vege is a vegetarian restaurant, you can ask your server if you want vegan options. You can find vegan options throughout the menu. Take a look at the menu and look for options that have a red V beside them. 

On one occasion I went to Unit Su Vege, I had one of the lunch specials, the vegan version of Crispy Soy Bean Protein Steak.

For soup, I enjoy the vegan Miso Soup. On my second visit, I enjoyed the Pineapple Fried Sticky Rice, along with some Jasmine Green Tea. 


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131 S 13th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: (267) 758-5372
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A dynamic take on cocktails and bar food, with small plates and strong drinks, Charlie was a sinner. incorporates plant-based ingredients into their innovative menu.

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It’s the ideal place to get your vegan food fix in Philly at the best cocktail bar in Philadelphia.


Pietramala

614 N 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19123
Phone: 215-970-9541
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Pietramala is a small and enticing establishment Pietramala is in easy proximity to Spring Garden Street. The restaurant describes itself as intentionally plant-based and offers food made from locally sourced ingredients.

Like many other restaurants in Philadelphia, Pietramala is a BYOB establishment. While they don’t offer alcoholic beverages themselves, they invite you to bring in a bottle of wine yourself. If you do, you’ll experience a full wine service. 

Pietramala’s menu frequently changes, so go to the website to see what’s currently on offer. One of my favorites thus far has been Farro Risotto and Grilled Asparagus, which is enhanced with black walnut and spring onion.

However, all food is great and healthy here, so I love stopping by whenever given the opportunity.


Whether you’re looking for burgers, cheesesteaks, meatballs, shakes, salads, or empanadas, check out some of these delicious restaurants in Philadelphia that will cure any craving.

These are among Philly’s best vegan restaurants, and in fact, some of the top restaurants in Philadelphia for vegans, vegetarians, and anyone who craves a creative and satisfying meal that is good for you and the planet. 

Surprising to some, the cheesesteak capital has vegan and vegetarian restaurants popping up all over its urban and suburban neighborhoods.

But with Philadelphia’s ever-evolving culture, it’s easy to understand why people are adept at trying new things the city has to offer.

Philadelphians have welcomed vegan and vegetarian restaurants with open arms, allowing the city a competitive hand in the plant-based food scene.

Did we miss one of your favorite vegan spots in our list? Let us know in the comments below so we can check it out!

Written by Brian Nagele

Brian attended West Virginia University, then started his career in the IT industry before following his passion for marketing and hospitality. He has over 20 years experience in the restaurant and bar industry.

As a former restaurant owner, he knows about running a food business and loves to eat and enjoy cocktails on a regular basis. He constantly travels to new cities tasting and reviewing the most popular spots.

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