Rooting for Plants: 6 Vegan Hot Spots in Philadelphia

You won't miss the meat at these inventive, popular places in Philly for vegan fare.

Philadelphia’s food scene offers a cornucopia of world-class restaurants. Also a growing trend? Outside-of-the-box vegan places. Dig into these local faves.

P.S. & CO.

Andrea Kyan’s all-day organic cafe serves up global flavors against a made-for-Instagram backdrop of potted plants and metal stools. It’s all the better to highlight lip-smacking breakfast burritos, ramen and even an all-vegan nut cheese board.

VEDGE

In the capable hands of James Beard Award-nominated chefs Kate Jacoby and Richard Landau, veggies here become the stuff of haute cuisine in dishes like “campfire potatoes.” 

GOLDIE

James Beard Award-winner Michael Solomonov’s fast-casual stars falafel, fried till crisp yet tender, and addictive milkshakes made with tehina, rivaling a cheeseburger and dairy shake any day. 

CHARLIE WAS A SINNER

This speakeasy-style bar pours inventive cocktails and has a menu of elevated tapas. Try the potato croquettes and sweets like a decadent chocolate pot de crème. 

UNIT SU VEGE

When cravings for Chinese takeout hit, locals head to this modern-style spot, where classic dishes are remade with tofu, seitan and other meat substitutes. 

DOTTIE’S DONUTS

This favorite started out as a wholesaler before opening its first brick-and-mortar outpost in West Philly. Now a second location in Queen Village helps satisfy sweet cravings with flavors like rose-water pistachio and “The Simpsons”-inspired “Homer,” a—you guessed it—bright pink frosted goodie topped with sprinkles. 

Anne Kim-Dannibale
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