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Cauliflower and apple bisque with tempura kohlrabi, an apple-caper-kohlrabi-purple cauliflower stuffing, and whole grain mustard and dill oil from Miss Rachel’s Pantry.
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27 Places to Get Excellent Vegan Food in Philadelphia

Committed herbivores and hardcore carnivores alike will find something to love at Philly’s vegan restaurants, bakeries, and cafes

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Cauliflower and apple bisque with tempura kohlrabi, an apple-caper-kohlrabi-purple cauliflower stuffing, and whole grain mustard and dill oil from Miss Rachel’s Pantry.
| Miss Rachel’s Pantry

Whether you’re a devoted vegan or just want to incorporate more plant-based dishes into your daily meals, these vegan spots in Philly offer some of the most creative, bright, and tasty dishes in the city. There’s something for every kind of vegan on this list, even those with an insatiable sweet tooth. Looking for a list of some of Philly’s most notable vegan dishes? Check out our illustrated guide here.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. All the Way Live Cafe (multiple locations)

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6108 Germantown Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19144
(215) 821-7298
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This Germantown vegan staple serves up an all-raw menu filled with vegetables and fruit. Go for the butternut squash soup and the chickpea and portobello burger, and round out the meal with apple pie made with a date-nut crust or the coconut-based cheesecake. The restaurant’s Chestnut Hill location is temporarily closed, but the Germantown outpost is open Thursday to Sunday for indoor dining, pickup, and delivery.

2. The Nile Cafe

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6008 Germantown Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19144
(215) 843-6453
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Vegan soul food is what’s on offer at the Nile Cafe in Germantown, a casual spot serving vegan entrees like barbecue chicken alongside collard greens, cabbage, and cornbread. Make sure to get a slice of house-made cake or a scoop of non-dairy ice cream too. Order online for pickup, or stop by for outdoor dining. Very limited indoor dining is available, too.

3. Little Man's Juice Bar and Grill

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4218 Princeton Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19135
(215) 904-5516
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Looking for comfort food? This northeast Philly spot has you covered, whether you want the vegan version of a McGriddle for breakfast, an Impossible burger for lunch, a buffalo chicken cheesesteak for dinner, or just some cheese fries or General Tsos wings to snack on. For one of the most popular staples on the menu, try the cheesesteak spring rolls.

4. Crust Vegan Bakery

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4409 Main St
Philadelphia, PA 19127
(215) 532-7867
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This women-owned and operated bakery sells a continuously rotating menu of vegan baked goods, including seasonally inspired pop tarts, cheesecakes, cookies, scones, and coffee cakes. Find the Manayunk bakery open Wednesday through Sunday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., or swing by all-vegan cafe Grindcore House’s West Philly location, where Crust pastries are always on the menu.

5. Algorithm Food Truck

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Shurs Ln & Main St
Philadelphia, PA 19127

Roaming throughout the city, Algorithm’s food truck serves up flavor-packed vegan options, like seitan cheesesteaks with Calabrian chili whiz, watermelon “tuna” tacos, and Korean BBQ fries. Executive chef Cody Ballard works closely with local vendors (such as Câphé Roasters for coffee, Blackbird for protein, Giordano Garden Groceries for produce, and Merzbacher’s and Baker Street for bread) to put into practice its community-driven mission. Check out the Algorithm website and Instagram for up-to-date information on when and where they’re parking their cerulean blue truck.

6. Goldie

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1601 N Front St
Philadelphia, PA 19122

Goldie, the Philly-favorite falafel shop from the Zahav team, serves up falafel sandwiches, fries (try them shawarma-spiced), and not-to-miss tahini-based shakes in flavors like mint chocolate and Turkish coffee. The long-awaited location in Fishtown is open now. Order online or in person for pickup.

7. Float Dreamery

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1255 E Palmer St
Philadelphia, PA 19125

Since last summer, Float Dreamery has developed quite the cult following. The “cow-lorie free” (cheeky, just like all their Instagram captions) gelato venture operates out of Castellino’s side window every Saturday. But to secure a pint, you’ll need to preorder on Tuesday; weekly menus go up at noon, with an average sell-out time of an hour or less. The popularity comes as no surprise, with innovative flavors like the Wild Child, made with a black cocoa base, peppermint fluff swirls, gluten-free red velvet chunks, chocolate chips, and fudge, and the Honky Tonky, featuring a base made with caramelized sugar, peanut butter ribbon swirls, and Cracker Jack bits. Saturday pickups are from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Didn’t snag a preorder? There are always a few walk-up pints, along with Float’s signature frozen ice cream hoagies, and some Saturdays, there are scoop options, too.

8. Primary Plant Based

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161 W Girard Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19123
(267) 360-2305
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Just a year after debuting as a pop-up out of Khyber Pass Pub, Primary Plant Based opened its first brick-and-mortar this November in Northern Liberties. Chef Mark McKinney helms the menu, featuring creative, vegetable-focused dishes that range from kohlrabi hand pies to yuba noodle salad to jackfruit carnitas sandwiched between plantain French toast. The BYOB is open Wednesday through Sunday from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. for indoor dining ​​and takeout.

9. Unit Su Vege

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2000 Hamilton St Ste 106
Philadelphia, PA 19130
(215) 988-1888
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Tucked in the art museum area, this vegetarian and kosher Chinese restaurant serves an extensive, mostly vegan menu of dumplings, steamed buns, soups, fried rice, noodle dishes, and stir-fries, plus dairy-free ice cream and other desserts. Most items are vegan, but there are some dishes, like the lo mein and sesame noodles, made with egg noodles. Takeout and delivery are available.

10. Soy Cafe

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630 N 2nd St
Philadelphia, PA 19123
(215) 922-1003
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The menu is mostly vegan at the long-running Soy Cafe. The Northern Liberties spot has a coffee shop feel but the food options are extensive — breakfast sandwiches, soups, filling salads, wraps, pastries, and more. Stop in or order delivery online.

11. Blackbird Pizzeria

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614 N 2nd St
Philadelphia, PA 19123
(267) 324-5224
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Once described by many Philly vegans as having the best (dairy-free) pizza in town, this fully vegan Northern Liberties spot has shifted its menu to fully focus on sandwiches, like the popular vegan cheesesteak with house-made Whiz, and sides, including seitan wings that come in flavors like root beer barbecue and habanero buffalo. Order online for pickup or delivery.

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12. Luhv Vegan Deli (multiple locations)

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51 N 12th St
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(903) 600-5848
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Luhv serves up vegan deli fare at its Hatboro bistro and Reading Terminal Market stand. The market location sells cold cuts and sliced cheeses to go along with sandwiches, like smoked golden beet lox and cream cheese on a bagel and a top-notch Reuben on rye. If you haven’t tried it yet, start with the tuna salad — it’s a customer favorite for good reason. Order online for pickup or delivery.

13. Tomo Sushi & Ramen

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228 Arch St
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(267) 519-0209
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It’s not always easy to find exciting vegan sushi options, but Tomo delivers with an entire menu of vegan rolls that feature ingredients like eel made out of eggplant and tuna made out of marinated tomato. They also serve up a popular plant-based ramen, filled with savory ingredients like seitan teriyaki and black fungus mushrooms. And there’s vegan mochi, too.

14. 20th Street Pizza

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108 S 20th St
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Mark Mebus of vegan favorite Blackbird Pizzeria opened this Rittenhouse restaurant selling square pan pies with perfectly chewy crust along with classic round pies with topping choices like vegan sausage. Don’t sleep on the garlic knots. Order online for pickup or delivery.

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15. HipCityVeg (multiple locations)

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127 S 18th St
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 278-7605
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With five locations in the Philly area (and two more on their way), two in D.C., and one in New York City, fast-casual eatery HipCityVeg is becoming a meat-free empire, offering salads, sandwiches, and burgers that are as hearty and filling as their non-vegan counterparts. Order online for pickup or delivery.

16. Bar Bombón

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133 S 18th St
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(267) 606-6612
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A milk-free tres leches cake? If anyone can make it work, it’s Nicole Marquis, best known for vegan chain HipCityVeg. In Rittenhouse, her Bar Bombón infuses Philly’s vegan scene with Latin flavors. Everything on the menu is plant-based, like the popular steak empanadas and buffalo cauliflower tacos, paired with cocktail options like a salted grapefruit margarita. Order online for takeout or delivery, or stop by for outdoor or indoor dining.

Bar Bambon [official photo]

17. Charlie Was a Sinner

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131 S 13th St
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(267) 758-5372
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This narrow, candlelit lounge infuses its cocktail menu with intriguing ingredients, like egg-free egg whites, Brazilian banana liqueur, fennel shrub, and tangerine marmalade. The eclectic food menu includes ricotta with grilled sourdough bread, sliders with jalapeño jam, and caramelized eggplant bao buns. Order pickup or delivery online. Outdoor and indoor dining are available, too, and the bar is open until 2 a.m.

18. Dottie's Donuts (multiple locations)

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4529 Springfield Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19143
(215) 662-0379
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Known for its creative and indulgent, yeast-raised vegan donuts, Dottie’s regularly offers everything from donuts stuffed with fried Oreos to donuts oozing with Nutella cheesecake to donuts with holes filled by a separate slice of cake. While flavors rotate regularly, the most popular remains the Dunkaroos, a birthday cake donut stuffed with buttercream and topped with vanilla glaze, cookie crumbles, and sprinkles. Dottie’s is open for walk-up orders seven days a week at both locations. Call for daily flavors.

19. Vedge

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1221 Locust St
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 320-7500
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Rich Landau and Kate Jacoby reinvented meatless dining in Philly by making vegetables — not meat substitutes — the star at Vedge, an elegant eatery set in a former mansion. Through culinary skill and maybe a little magic, rutabaga gets turned into fondue and radishes impersonate sushi. Vedge also has a killer cocktail menu and natural wine list. It’s open for takeout and indoor dining.

20. Monster Vegan

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1229 Spruce St
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(267) 668-3224
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Monster Vegan, located in the Center City space that once occupied Valanni Social Club, is serving up some hair-raising, spine-tingling, deceptively plant-based Italian food. Owned and operated by couple Ron Tadeo and Lauren Margaretta, who came together over a love of horror films (hence the name), are dishing out classic pasta dishes like spicy rigatoni bolognese and truffle alfredo spaghetti. They also offer less Italian-leaning dishes such as fried chicken banh mi and fajita chicken egg rolls. Open for takeout and delivery Tuesday through Saturday, 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. Call or place orders online.

21. Tattooed Mom

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530 South St
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(215) 238-9880
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Whether you’re interested in fun cocktails, graffiti, billiards, or vegan food, Tattooed Mom has it all. Try the top-selling Nashville hot chicken sandwich, featuring gluten-based “chicken” that’s doused in Nashville-style hot sauce. Pair it with tots for the ultimate T-Mom experience, and wash it all down with a cocktail like the Cosmo Cloud, a cosmopolitan that’s poured over a cup of strawberry cotton candy. Tattooed Mom is open daily for outdoor and indoor dining, takeout, and delivery.

22. Nourish

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943 S 9th St
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(267) 761-9242

Nourish is rebuilt and ready to serve in a new location after a fire tragically ripped through the old restaurant last September. Now you can find Nourish’s lauded Italian and Jamaican dishes like vegan oxtail, alfredo chickpeas, and fried enoki mushroom sandwiches at the new location on South 9th Street. Wash your meal down with made-to-order natural juices or superfood smoothies. Nourish is open daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. for dine-in, takeout, and delivery.

23. Batter & Crumbs

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1401 Reed St
Philadelphia, PA 19146
(267) 319-8852
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In South Philly, this vegan bakery and cafe is where to go for a pumpkin spice latte and a cinnamon roll or a flaky, savory “spinach jawn” pastry. Batter & Crumbs also carries Four Worlds Bakery sourdough bagels and a rotating selection of sandwiches and other dishes from various vegan venues. Order online for takeout, use Caviar/Doordash for delivery, or dine both indoors or outdoors.

24. The Tasty

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1401 S 12th St
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(267) 457-5670
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The charmingly retro Tasty takes on diner fare, minus the meat and dairy. Head here early for pork roll, egg, and cheese on a kaiser roll, or pick up a lunchtime sandwich like the BLT with coconut bacon or the Buffalo chik’n cheezsteak on a Sarcone’s roll. Call ahead for pickup (and when you do, be sure to ask what baked goods are available).

25. Triangle Tavern

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1338 S 10th St
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(215) 800-1992
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This casual South Philly staple brings an old school Italian feel and a menu that caters to both omnivores and vegans alike. From spaghetti and meatballs to wings to pizza to mozzarella sticks to cheesesteaks, most menu options come in meat-free, dairy-free versions. Be sure to grab an order of garlick-y broccoli rabe to share. And check Instagram for seasonal specials, like the Gobbler, sandwiching seitan turkey (or real turkey), rosemary mashed potatoes, mushroom gravy, stuffing, and cranberry sauce between a seeded Carangi roll. Triangle is currently open for curbside takeout or delivery only.

26. Miss Rachel's Pantry

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1938 S Chadwick St
Philadelphia, PA 19145
(215) 798-0053
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Step up dinnertime with a five-course meal made for two at this charming restaurant housed behind a South Philly garage door. The menu changes every week, but always includes biscuits, a salad with house-made cheese, soup, a pasta course, a hearty entree, and dessert, typically a seasonal cake with house-made ice cream. Reservations to the BYOB are required. Dinner dates are released on the first Friday of every month.

27. UnSoul Food

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1801 S 4th St
Philadelphia, PA 19148

Once a vegan catering company and pop-up operation founded by married couple Bryon and Nathasa Dockett, UnSoul Food now operates out of a permanent home at 1801 South 4th Street. The dairy-free, nut-free menu features classic comfort dishes like award-winning mac and cheese, seafood gumbo, and sweet potato cinnamon rolls. Stop in Monday through Saturday from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. to grab a meal at the bar, or order online for pickup or delivery.

1. All the Way Live Cafe (multiple locations)

6108 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19144

This Germantown vegan staple serves up an all-raw menu filled with vegetables and fruit. Go for the butternut squash soup and the chickpea and portobello burger, and round out the meal with apple pie made with a date-nut crust or the coconut-based cheesecake. The restaurant’s Chestnut Hill location is temporarily closed, but the Germantown outpost is open Thursday to Sunday for indoor dining, pickup, and delivery.

6108 Germantown Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19144

2. The Nile Cafe

6008 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19144

Vegan soul food is what’s on offer at the Nile Cafe in Germantown, a casual spot serving vegan entrees like barbecue chicken alongside collard greens, cabbage, and cornbread. Make sure to get a slice of house-made cake or a scoop of non-dairy ice cream too. Order online for pickup, or stop by for outdoor dining. Very limited indoor dining is available, too.

6008 Germantown Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19144

3. Little Man's Juice Bar and Grill

4218 Princeton Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19135

Looking for comfort food? This northeast Philly spot has you covered, whether you want the vegan version of a McGriddle for breakfast, an Impossible burger for lunch, a buffalo chicken cheesesteak for dinner, or just some cheese fries or General Tsos wings to snack on. For one of the most popular staples on the menu, try the cheesesteak spring rolls.

4218 Princeton Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19135

4. Crust Vegan Bakery

4409 Main St, Philadelphia, PA 19127

This women-owned and operated bakery sells a continuously rotating menu of vegan baked goods, including seasonally inspired pop tarts, cheesecakes, cookies, scones, and coffee cakes. Find the Manayunk bakery open Wednesday through Sunday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., or swing by all-vegan cafe Grindcore House’s West Philly location, where Crust pastries are always on the menu.

4409 Main St
Philadelphia, PA 19127

5. Algorithm Food Truck

Shurs Ln & Main St, Philadelphia, PA 19127

Roaming throughout the city, Algorithm’s food truck serves up flavor-packed vegan options, like seitan cheesesteaks with Calabrian chili whiz, watermelon “tuna” tacos, and Korean BBQ fries. Executive chef Cody Ballard works closely with local vendors (such as Câphé Roasters for coffee, Blackbird for protein, Giordano Garden Groceries for produce, and Merzbacher’s and Baker Street for bread) to put into practice its community-driven mission. Check out the Algorithm website and Instagram for up-to-date information on when and where they’re parking their cerulean blue truck.

Shurs Ln & Main St
Philadelphia, PA 19127

6. Goldie

1601 N Front St, Philadelphia, PA 19122

Goldie, the Philly-favorite falafel shop from the Zahav team, serves up falafel sandwiches, fries (try them shawarma-spiced), and not-to-miss tahini-based shakes in flavors like mint chocolate and Turkish coffee. The long-awaited location in Fishtown is open now. Order online or in person for pickup.

1601 N Front St
Philadelphia, PA 19122

7. Float Dreamery

1255 E Palmer St, Philadelphia, PA 19125

Since last summer, Float Dreamery has developed quite the cult following. The “cow-lorie free” (cheeky, just like all their Instagram captions) gelato venture operates out of Castellino’s side window every Saturday. But to secure a pint, you’ll need to preorder on Tuesday; weekly menus go up at noon, with an average sell-out time of an hour or less. The popularity comes as no surprise, with innovative flavors like the Wild Child, made with a black cocoa base, peppermint fluff swirls, gluten-free red velvet chunks, chocolate chips, and fudge, and the Honky Tonky, featuring a base made with caramelized sugar, peanut butter ribbon swirls, and Cracker Jack bits. Saturday pickups are from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Didn’t snag a preorder? There are always a few walk-up pints, along with Float’s signature frozen ice cream hoagies, and some Saturdays, there are scoop options, too.

1255 E Palmer St
Philadelphia, PA 19125

8. Primary Plant Based

161 W Girard Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19123

Just a year after debuting as a pop-up out of Khyber Pass Pub, Primary Plant Based opened its first brick-and-mortar this November in Northern Liberties. Chef Mark McKinney helms the menu, featuring creative, vegetable-focused dishes that range from kohlrabi hand pies to yuba noodle salad to jackfruit carnitas sandwiched between plantain French toast. The BYOB is open Wednesday through Sunday from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. for indoor dining ​​and takeout.

161 W Girard Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19123

9. Unit Su Vege

2000 Hamilton St Ste 106, Philadelphia, PA 19130

Tucked in the art museum area, this vegetarian and kosher Chinese restaurant serves an extensive, mostly vegan menu of dumplings, steamed buns, soups, fried rice, noodle dishes, and stir-fries, plus dairy-free ice cream and other desserts. Most items are vegan, but there are some dishes, like the lo mein and sesame noodles, made with egg noodles. Takeout and delivery are available.

2000 Hamilton St Ste 106
Philadelphia, PA 19130

10. Soy Cafe

630 N 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19123

The menu is mostly vegan at the long-running Soy Cafe. The Northern Liberties spot has a coffee shop feel but the food options are extensive — breakfast sandwiches, soups, filling salads, wraps, pastries, and more. Stop in or order delivery online.

630 N 2nd St
Philadelphia, PA 19123

11. Blackbird Pizzeria

614 N 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19123
an illustration of chicken wings with carrots, celery, and ranch on the side Fabiola Lara

Once described by many Philly vegans as having the best (dairy-free) pizza in town, this fully vegan Northern Liberties spot has shifted its menu to fully focus on sandwiches, like the popular vegan cheesesteak with house-made Whiz, and sides, including seitan wings that come in flavors like root beer barbecue and habanero buffalo. Order online for pickup or delivery.

614 N 2nd St
Philadelphia, PA 19123

12. Luhv Vegan Deli (multiple locations)

51 N 12th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Luhv serves up vegan deli fare at its Hatboro bistro and Reading Terminal Market stand. The market location sells cold cuts and sliced cheeses to go along with sandwiches, like smoked golden beet lox and cream cheese on a bagel and a top-notch Reuben on rye. If you haven’t tried it yet, start with the tuna salad — it’s a customer favorite for good reason. Order online for pickup or delivery.

51 N 12th St
Philadelphia, PA 19107

13. Tomo Sushi & Ramen

228 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19106

It’s not always easy to find exciting vegan sushi options, but Tomo delivers with an entire menu of vegan rolls that feature ingredients like eel made out of eggplant and tuna made out of marinated tomato. They also serve up a popular plant-based ramen, filled with savory ingredients like seitan teriyaki and black fungus mushrooms. And there’s vegan mochi, too.

228 Arch St
Philadelphia, PA 19106

14. 20th Street Pizza

108 S 20th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
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Mark Mebus of vegan favorite Blackbird Pizzeria opened this Rittenhouse restaurant selling square pan pies with perfectly chewy crust along with classic round pies with topping choices like vegan sausage. Don’t sleep on the garlic knots. Order online for pickup or delivery.

108 S 20th St
Philadelphia, PA 19103

15. HipCityVeg (multiple locations)

127 S 18th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103

With five locations in the Philly area (and two more on their way), two in D.C., and one in New York City, fast-casual eatery HipCityVeg is becoming a meat-free empire, offering salads, sandwiches, and burgers that are as hearty and filling as their non-vegan counterparts. Order online for pickup or delivery.

127 S 18th St
Philadelphia, PA 19103

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16. Bar Bombón

133 S 18th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Bar Bambon [official photo]

A milk-free tres leches cake? If anyone can make it work, it’s Nicole Marquis, best known for vegan chain HipCityVeg. In Rittenhouse, her Bar Bombón infuses Philly’s vegan scene with Latin flavors. Everything on the menu is plant-based, like the popular steak empanadas and buffalo cauliflower tacos, paired with cocktail options like a salted grapefruit margarita. Order online for takeout or delivery, or stop by for outdoor or indoor dining.

133 S 18th St
Philadelphia, PA 19103

17. Charlie Was a Sinner

131 S 13th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

This narrow, candlelit lounge infuses its cocktail menu with intriguing ingredients, like egg-free egg whites, Brazilian banana liqueur, fennel shrub, and tangerine marmalade. The eclectic food menu includes ricotta with grilled sourdough bread, sliders with jalapeño jam, and caramelized eggplant bao buns. Order pickup or delivery online. Outdoor and indoor dining are available, too, and the bar is open until 2 a.m.

131 S 13th St
Philadelphia, PA 19107

18. Dottie's Donuts (multiple locations)

4529 Springfield Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19143

Known for its creative and indulgent, yeast-raised vegan donuts, Dottie’s regularly offers everything from donuts stuffed with fried Oreos to donuts oozing with Nutella cheesecake to donuts with holes filled by a separate slice of cake. While flavors rotate regularly, the most popular remains the Dunkaroos, a birthday cake donut stuffed with buttercream and topped with vanilla glaze, cookie crumbles, and sprinkles. Dottie’s is open for walk-up orders seven days a week at both locations. Call for daily flavors.

4529 Springfield Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19143

19. Vedge

1221 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Rich Landau and Kate Jacoby reinvented meatless dining in Philly by making vegetables — not meat substitutes — the star at Vedge, an elegant eatery set in a former mansion. Through culinary skill and maybe a little magic, rutabaga gets turned into fondue and radishes impersonate sushi. Vedge also has a killer cocktail menu and natural wine list. It’s open for takeout and indoor dining.

1221 Locust St
Philadelphia, PA 19107

20. Monster Vegan

1229 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Monster Vegan, located in the Center City space that once occupied Valanni Social Club, is serving up some hair-raising, spine-tingling, deceptively plant-based Italian food. Owned and operated by couple Ron Tadeo and Lauren Margaretta, who came together over a love of horror films (hence the name), are dishing out classic pasta dishes like spicy rigatoni bolognese and truffle alfredo spaghetti. They also offer less Italian-leaning dishes such as fried chicken banh mi and fajita chicken egg rolls. Open for takeout and delivery Tuesday through Saturday, 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. Call or place orders online.

1229 Spruce St
Philadelphia, PA 19107

21. Tattooed Mom

530 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19147

Whether you’re interested in fun cocktails, graffiti, billiards, or vegan food, Tattooed Mom has it all. Try the top-selling Nashville hot chicken sandwich, featuring gluten-based “chicken” that’s doused in Nashville-style hot sauce. Pair it with tots for the ultimate T-Mom experience, and wash it all down with a cocktail like the Cosmo Cloud, a cosmopolitan that’s poured over a cup of strawberry cotton candy. Tattooed Mom is open daily for outdoor and indoor dining, takeout, and delivery.

530 South St
Philadelphia, PA 19147

22. Nourish

943 S 9th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147

Nourish is rebuilt and ready to serve in a new location after a fire tragically ripped through the old restaurant last September. Now you can find Nourish’s lauded Italian and Jamaican dishes like vegan oxtail, alfredo chickpeas, and fried enoki mushroom sandwiches at the new location on South 9th Street. Wash your meal down with made-to-order natural juices or superfood smoothies. Nourish is open daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. for dine-in, takeout, and delivery.

943 S 9th St
Philadelphia, PA 19147

23. Batter & Crumbs

1401 Reed St, Philadelphia, PA 19146

In South Philly, this vegan bakery and cafe is where to go for a pumpkin spice latte and a cinnamon roll or a flaky, savory “spinach jawn” pastry. Batter & Crumbs also carries Four Worlds Bakery sourdough bagels and a rotating selection of sandwiches and other dishes from various vegan venues. Order online for takeout, use Caviar/Doordash for delivery, or dine both indoors or outdoors.

1401 Reed St
Philadelphia, PA 19146

24. The Tasty

1401 S 12th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147

The charmingly retro Tasty takes on diner fare, minus the meat and dairy. Head here early for pork roll, egg, and cheese on a kaiser roll, or pick up a lunchtime sandwich like the BLT with coconut bacon or the Buffalo chik’n cheezsteak on a Sarcone’s roll. Call ahead for pickup (and when you do, be sure to ask what baked goods are available).

1401 S 12th St
Philadelphia, PA 19147

25. Triangle Tavern

1338 S 10th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147

This casual South Philly staple brings an old school Italian feel and a menu that caters to both omnivores and vegans alike. From spaghetti and meatballs to wings to pizza to mozzarella sticks to cheesesteaks, most menu options come in meat-free, dairy-free versions. Be sure to grab an order of garlick-y broccoli rabe to share. And check Instagram for seasonal specials, like the Gobbler, sandwiching seitan turkey (or real turkey), rosemary mashed potatoes, mushroom gravy, stuffing, and cranberry sauce between a seeded Carangi roll. Triangle is currently open for curbside takeout or delivery only.

1338 S 10th St
Philadelphia, PA 19147

26. Miss Rachel's Pantry

1938 S Chadwick St, Philadelphia, PA 19145

Step up dinnertime with a five-course meal made for two at this charming restaurant housed behind a South Philly garage door. The menu changes every week, but always includes biscuits, a salad with house-made cheese, soup, a pasta course, a hearty entree, and dessert, typically a seasonal cake with house-made ice cream. Reservations to the BYOB are required. Dinner dates are released on the first Friday of every month.

1938 S Chadwick St
Philadelphia, PA 19145

27. UnSoul Food

1801 S 4th St, Philadelphia, PA 19148

Once a vegan catering company and pop-up operation founded by married couple Bryon and Nathasa Dockett, UnSoul Food now operates out of a permanent home at 1801 South 4th Street. The dairy-free, nut-free menu features classic comfort dishes like award-winning mac and cheese, seafood gumbo, and sweet potato cinnamon rolls. Stop in Monday through Saturday from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. to grab a meal at the bar, or order online for pickup or delivery.

1801 S 4th St
Philadelphia, PA 19148

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