Respond to Review of Hip City Veg - Rittenhouse
Review: Just discovered Hip City Veg today, a counter-service vegan place right near Rittenhouse Square. It was nice and clean inside with their menu on a big board. I ordered the Ziggy Burger, which was not so great. A very meaty tasting burger (boca maybe?) with fakin bacon tempeh, some tomato and pickles and a very little bit of "special" sauce on a ginormous bun. Husband got a "Philly Steak", which was chunks of what I guess was seitan (woman taking order didn't know what the steak was.. she went to ask and reported back that they use both wheat and soy protein) and onions in a reasonable tasty marinade/sauce.. this was ok, but not nearly as good as Blackbird's cheesesteak - I wonder why Hip City doesn't use Daiya? Got the "nuggets" for my son from the 2 item children's menu (other item was "veggie steak sandwich"). I didn't feel great about giving him breaded and fried processed soy protein, but he did enjoy some along with the really delicious sweet potato fries it came with. We ordered a side of those as well, and I liked the cilantro bean dipping sauce. The sautéed kale side was alright, but kind of boring and oily. My green lemonade, made with agave, was great. If you're in the neighborhood, definitely give Hip City a visit, but if you're going out of your way, I recommend Blackbird or Grindcore instead.