After a summer filled with delicious BBQ, you might be feeling a vegan or vegetarian phase is necessary in your life – and we’re right there with you. Luckily, Philadelphia is home to some of the best vegan and vegetarian restaurants around, and we know just the right spots to check out. Whether you’re a longtime vegan/vegetarian or someone new to the trend, these restaurants are bound to satisfy your taste buds.
In the mood for something inventive and progressive? Vedge is the place to go. A popular and respectable place to eat vegan food in Philadelphia, Vedge boasts an eclectic mix of small plates that are sure to impress. Priding themselves for “putting vegetables in the spotlight,” Vedge takes a unique approach to cooking vegetables. The chefs and owners, Richard Landau and Kate Jacoby, are notably at the forefront of creative vegetarian cuisine and have strong ties to Philadelphia. Set within a charming old mansion, it’s the perfect place for special occasions such as birthdays, anniversaries, or reunions and consistently is rated highly amongst its customers. Philly Mag says it might be the “best vegan restaurant in America” or even “one of the best restaurants, period.” Perfect for foodies, vegan or not, Vedge will not let you down.
Photo by Vedge
Location: 1221 Locust St.
Hours: Mon-Thur: 5pm-10pm, Fri & Sat: 5pm-11pm
Bar Bombón, located right by Rittenhouse Square, is a great option when looking for places to eat vegan in Philly. This Latin-themed vegan café and bar offers dishes like empanadas, arepas, and tacos, and has outdoor seating that transports you right from Philly to the streets of Old San Juan, Puerto Rico. Some of our favorite dishes include the Salad Bombón, Cubano Club, Buffalo Cauliflower Taco and Americano Taco, though you really can’t go wrong with any choice. The food here is so good, even your non-vegan friends will enjoy it.
Location: 133 S 18th St.
Hours: Mon-Thurs: 11:30am-10pm, Fri: 11:30-11pm, Sat: 11am-11pm, Sun: 11am-9pm
If you’re vegan and love the small café vibe, Grindcore House is going to be your new favorite spot. They open as early as 6:30am on the weekdays and serve a full vegan menu with an impressive list of artisanal sandwiches, salads, bagels, and pastries. This hip, vegan coffeehouse also serves delicious organic coffee and premium teas, and often features their very own movie nights, book signings, and other events. If you’re looking for a nice place to sit and relax, or just to grab and go, Grindcore House is must see.
Location: 1515 S 4th St.
Hours: Mon-Fri: 6:30am-8pm, Sat-Sun: 8am-8pm
Charlie was a sinner.
Charlie was a sinner. is the best vegan restaurant in Philly if you’re looking for a mature, speakeasy-style experience. Consistently recognized for their drinks, Charlie was a sinner. has a wonderful happy hour that is perfectly paired with their interesting selection of vegan dishes. The atmosphere is very sophisticated, set in a dark, intimate room with a full service bar, creative cocktails, bottled beers, and small tapas-style plates. The “Our Ricotta” and “Zucchini ‘Crabcake’ Slider” are particularly delicious. It’s a great place for a romantic date, or for a quick happy hour snack with some close friends. Located right in the middle of Center City, it’s conveniently around the corner from our Center City properties. Since they’re open until 2am, it’s undoubtedly the perfect late night spot to keep your evening interesting.
Location: 131 S 13th St.
Hours: Sun-Sat: 4pm-2am (Dinner ends at 11pm Sun-Thurs, and 12am Fri-Sun)
Agno Grill is a great spot for vegans and vegetarians who are looking to grab a quick lunch or have a casual dinner. Rustic yet modern, Agno Grill is one of our favorite fast-casual restaurants in Center City. They offer a design-your-own Mediterranean meal with purely organic ingredients and a strong dedication to high-quality healthy foods. While Agno Grill is not a strictly vegan or vegetarian restaurant, the options for vegans are extensive and worth checking out. This makes it a perfect compromise with your non-vegan friends. We love the versatility of ingredients and how fresh it is, and we highly recommend the roasted veggies. If you’re looking for places to eat vegetarian in Philly, you can’t miss Agno Grill.
Location: 2104 Chestnut St.
Hours: Mon-Thurs: 11am-8pm, Fri & Sat: 11am-5pm
We all know how hard it is to fight a pizza craving. Recent vegans know this feeling especially well. Thankfully we’ve discovered Blackbird Pizzeria, Philly’s only vegan pizzeria, and it’s absolutely delicious. While their pizza is the main attraction, Blackbird also has exceptional calzones, sandwiches, salads, and desserts at a reasonable price. Located in South Philly, Blackbird Pizzeria has become a favorite amongst locals and is perfect for a casual meal, take out, or delivery.
Location: 507 South 6th St.
Hours: Sun-Saturday: 11am-10pm
Mad Mex is a Philadelphia favorite when it comes to good Mexican food and we were pleasantly surprised when we learned that they were vegan-friendly too. Their menu, while loaded with delicious vegan and vegetarian options, is really flexible with adapting their meat dishes too. The chef is able to make most dishes vegan by avoiding cheese and other dairy while also substituting meat with marinated tofu, beans, or mushrooms. Mad Mex has a great, upbeat, young vibe and is a nice place to go to get a margarita, let loose, and hang out with friends in University City. We recommend taking advantage of their large outdoor seating this month while you still can.
Location: 3401 Walnut St.
With the vegan and vegetarian trends at an all-time high, we’re ecstatic about all of the delicious options. Whether you live in Center City, Old City, or University City, next time you leave your Philadelphia apartment, be sure to stop by one of these vegetarian and vegan restaurants in Philadelphia for a fresh, healthy, and delicious meal.
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