HappyCow’s Top 3 Vegetarian Restaurants in Philadelphia

Our members have spoken – the City of Brotherly Love is a great place to go veg.  Philly is famous for its food, but most of it isn’t very animal friendly.  The good news is that there are some great vegan and vegetarian restaurants in the city, and they get rave reviews from their customers.  With 22 restaurants listed on HappyCow, Philadelphia cooks up some unique food, and the chance to try some of the food the city is famous for – vegan style.  Here are the top 3 restaurants, according to the reviews:

1.    Grindcore House

For a coffee shop, this place is pretty unique.  First, the place is entirely vegan – no worrying that they are going to put milk in your latte by accident.  Take your pick of vegan milks to go with your organic coffee – soy, rice, almond, coconut, or soy creamer.  You’d be hard-pressed to find another coffee shop anywhere with that kind of selection.  As for food, they make several tofu based cream cheeses in flavors like sun-dried tomato and kalamata olive that you can have on a bagel, as well as tasty vegan treats and sandwiches.  Prices:  Inexpensive

2.    Blackbird Pizzeria

This is the place to go if you want to sample some of the food that Philly is famous for.  Blackbird’s tosses up an entire menu of Italian specialties – all of them vegan and certified Kosher.  Their pizzas are made with Daiya cheese, and offer specialty toppings rarely encountered – like Yukon Gold potatoes, charred brussel sprouts, and leeks.  This is also the place to try out a vegan Philly cheesesteak, made with thinly carved seitan, mushrooms, and Daiya cheese.  Prices:  Moderate

3.    New Harmony

The number three spot goes to New Harmony, a vegan Chinese restaurant in Philadelphia’s Chinatown.  HappyCow members love the friendly owner, the flavor of their dishes, and their menu offers a full assortment of faux-meat offerings:  shrimp, chicken, duck, etc.  They also offer dim-sum and a buffet on Sunday evenings.  Take out and delivery is available as well.  Prices:  Inexpensive

Although these three restaurants made it to the top three, there are a lot more in Philly that are well worth visiting – see them all here.  Think another restaurant should be on this list?  Let us know in the comments, and don’t forget to write reviews for the places you go – this is how our readers figure out where to eat.

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