Whether you’re vegetarian, vegan, or just in the mood for some healthy eating, these Philly restaurants will become your new go-to spot.
It’s all about spicy and internationally-inspired street food at Rittenhouse’s V Street. Indulge in small plates like the trumpet mushroom shawarma with za'atar, whipped lemon tahini and harissa, or the cauliflower with cucumber mint raita and crunchy papadum. For those with a sweet tooth, there’s even a weekend brunch that serves breakfast must-haves like cuban coffee french toast. 126 S. 19th St., 215.278.7943, vstreetfood.com
Husband and wife owners Rich Landau and Kate Jacoby continue to reinvent meatless dining by making vegetables, not meat substitutes, the star at Vedge. Swing by this mansion-turned-eatery and try the diverse all-veggie menu. Opt for the seasonal sauteed zucchini with pesto trapanese and shaved almond, or applewood smoked tofu with black lentil vinaigrette, pickled red cabbage and toast. 1221 Locust St., 215.320.7500, vedgerestaurant.com
Charlie Was a Sinner
Charlie Was a Sinner will encompass you with their by dark wood, soft lighting and a sultry atmosphere. Enjoy a tapas-style meal featuring fan favorites like potato croquettes with chipotle aioli sauce and korean style fried tofu. There’s even a full bar, where visitors can sip on themed cocktails like the East of Eden, with old forester, pineau des charentes, dolin blanc, nardini amaro and fig. 131 S. 13th St., 267.758.5372, charliewasasinner.com
Authenticity is key at Bar Bombón. Munch on dishes from traditional Puerto Rican recipes made with an all-vegetarian, organic twist. There’s even homemade tortillas. Taste bold, bona fide flavors with dishes like the buffalo cauliflower taco, or the harvest guacamole, with chipotle, sweet pear, pomegranate seeds and toasted pistachios. 133 S. 18th St., 267.606.6612 barbombon.com
Owner Nicole Marquis turns all your favorite guilty pleasures foods—think milkshakes, burgers and cheesesteaks—into vegetarian versions. HipCityVeg is all about incorporating environmentally friendly products into a fast food-inspired menu that is fresh and locally sourced. Check out the Philly Steak, a vegan take on the iconic Philly cheesesteak, or go the sweet route and sip on a chocolate milkshake. 127 S. 18th St., 215.278.7605, hipcityveg.com