There’s no doubt that Philadelphia’s dining scene is giving vegans some major street cred. Read on for a selection of plant-based dishes that promise to leave even the most die-hard meat-lovers full and satisfied, hand-picked by our friends at Yelp.
Chefs Scott Schroeder and Pat O’Malley offer a lovely array of options for vegans and omnivores alike at their newly-opened Hungry Pigeon. Go for the grilled sweet potatoes with spicy Brussels sprouts and warm grains, plus a side of Chinese potato salad with avocado and kimchi. 743 S. Fourth St., 215-278-2736
If Mexican meals are what you're craving, you can get your fix while keeping it green at Bar Bombón. Picture a meal of fresh roja and verde salsas, guacamole spiked with habanero pepper, and tacos stuffed with Peruvian potato, Meyer lemon, and guajillo aioli. Feeling splurgy? Kick in an order of fried plantains. 133 S. 18th St., 267-606-6612
Whether you’re feeling peckish in the morning, noon, or night, Front Street Cafe has your veggie-based meals covered. Start the day with the vegetable hash, though you shouldn't miss out on their oven fried potato, a deliciously genius twist on traditional breakfast potatoes. 1253 N. Front St., 215-515-3073
Chefs Rich Landau and Kate Jacoby of Vedge bring their A-game to V Street in Rittenhouse. Choose from an array of fresh, inventive cocktails and settle in over a za’atar flatbread with charred eggplant, harissa, and whipped lemon tahini. 126 S. 19th St., 215-278-7943
A healthy lunch on-the-go is yours for the taking at Agno Grill. Choose your base, add on falafel or veggies, and add three vegetable toppings such as pickled beets, roasted carrots, and sauteed greens. Top it off with a touch of spicy harissa and you’ve got yourself a colorful, flavor-packed meal. 2104 Chestnut St., 267-858-4590
Michelle Cassidy is the Community Director for Yelp in Philadelphia. She works locally to support the thriving Yelp Philadelphia community by hosting events, running marketing promotions, penning The Weekly Yelp newsletter, assisting business owners with their Yelp presence, and more. Follow Yelp Philadelphia on Twitter and Instagram at @yelpphilly.
Away from the desk, Michelle enjoys music, traveling, cheering on Philly's sports teams, dining and drinking out, and burning off the calories at Flywheel.