I typically try to support the 100% vegan establishments when I travel, but it was late and everything else was closed, so I decided to give The Belgian Cafe a try. Thank you, fate! Best decision, ever!
I'd driven over from Delaware, and as someone who is nowhere near familiar with the area, it was easy to find and easily spotted from the street. (Parking is another story.)
As a straight edge vegan, my review focuses solely on their vegan options, which aren't a whole lot, but what they have is pretty awesome.
CORNMEAL CRUSTED SEITAN WINGS:
For $9.95 I got a large pan filled with vegan wings. They come in several flavors. I got 1 order of Buffalo "wings" and 1 order of General Tso. I loved both flavors, but the buffalo were, by far, my fav. I will apologize right now, because they smelled SO irresistible that I made someone else drive while I ate them in the car. So... no pictures of the yummy evidence. They were crispy and had the perfect hot/spicy, yet flavorful mix going on. For veg*ns who don't like faux meats, you'll love these too. Not "meaty" at all. I've traveled all over, and these are now my #1 favorite vegan buffalo wings of all time. Carnivores? You’ll love them too! My carnivorous family tried to eat all of mine!
Good fries. Nicely seasoned. Goes perfectly with the seitan wings! (vegan aioli is available)
SPICY SEITAN CHORIZO TACOS:
You get 3 large soft tacos stuffed with the seitan chorizo and other toppings. I asked them to hold the pico de gallo (tomatoes), but I found them in my dish. This dish was just ok for me. The flavor was nice, but it was missing that "wow" factor held by the vegan wings.
CHOCOLATE CRANBERRY BEIGNETS:
I think that I was just overzealous, trying to capture my pre-vegan Cafe Du Monde beignet days. But this dish wasn't for me. Could be the flavors: chocolate + cranberry? It just didn't work for me. I'd like to see them offer plain vegan beignets in the future.
5-star vegan wings. Open late (until 2am). Great place for veg*ns to hang with their omnivore friends. The next time that I'm in the area, I won't hesitate to drive back to Philly for more of those 1st place vegan buffalo wings!
Cons: street parking; spaces are scarce