This is my first time visiting Philadelphia. Since not all cities are vegan-friendly, I like to do my research; & thanks to HappyCow I am able to look for great places to eat, before I travel anywhere.
I am visiting Philadelphia with my mother, a meat-eater. I usually try to find a compromise when it comes to choosing a restaurant for us. I was happy to try Farmicia, seeing that there were few other options, & it had something for us both. We both enjoyed our food!
There are about 2-3 options for vegans, & a few more for vegetarians. However, it really is worth it. I had the Stuffed Squash that is accompanied by barley risotto, cooked spinach, & a red pepper sauce. I honestly didn't know what to expect; but it was absolutely delicious & rich in flavour! The presentation was very beautiful too. I was very pleased. I also tried the mashed sweet potatoes, which were also really good. I chose to take my dessert, a Vegan Banana Cupcake, to go. It came with banana ice cream, made with fresh bananas! It was really delicious, even though I'm not used to eating things that are as sweet as that was.
I really loved the ambience! The decor pieces are modern, yet warm. The music is great, with many classic songs. The staff was quite friendly, yet our waiter seemed to forget about us for a couple of minutes. But overall, I'd say it's a place worth trying.
Cons: A bit expensive, Needs a bigger veg menu