HipCityVeg - Rittenhouse

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127 S 18th St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, 19103

Vegan cafe established spring 2012. Offers salads, sides, burgers, sandwiches, drinks, and sweets and has a children's menu. Try the caviar. Open Mon-Sun 10:00am-10:00pm.

Category: Vegan, American, Fast food, Delivery, Take-out, Catering

Reviews (50)

First Review by serosenberg

Fabulous!! - Edit

Great options to choose from. I was able to eat vegan, soy free, and gluten free. I had the bistro bello on salad instead of bread, and it was delicious, especially with the mustard dressing. The green lemonade was nice and tangy, not too sweet. Banana whip is so good!

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fast food - Edit

vegan fast food in spitting distance to rittenhouse sq park - can tend to be greasy & rushed in prep but a nice quick stop that's convenient - vegan choc shake extra thick recommended -

Pros: location, novelty flavors, vegan milkshakes

Cons: somewhat greasy , not always hot, 7 seats - no bathroom - pricey

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Vegan Fast Food!! - Edit

Convenient, fast, tastes great! The HipCityRanch Buffalo'd is my go-to sandwich with the chocolate shake. So good! There aren't many seats but if it's a nice day take it to go and eat at the park.

Pros: Good Food Fast!

Cons: Very Few Seats

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Moldy food - Edit

Ordered the Philly cheese stake (to go) and it was really moldy to a degree we couldn't eat it.

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The best at Vegan fast food - Edit

I've been here a dozen times and never leave disappointed. I love that it's totally plant based. My go-to fave is the ranch chick'n sandwich, I started craving it so much while pregnant I had to buy pickles, and vegan ranch to attempt to recreate at home! Line can be long and even for a smoothie you may be awkwardly waiting in a weird spot for 5-10 min, but it's worth it. The fries are good too.

Pros: RANCH CHICK'n sandwich!!

Cons: line to order/ awkward waiting area

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Amazing vegan fast food option - Edit

The food is great. Going to a 100% vegan restaurant is a real treat because I can just pick what I want, instead of picking out what I can eat and making a selection from there. The employees were all very nice and smiling, with quick service and amaaaaazing food. We got the cheesesteak and burger, and while the cheesesteak was pretty good, the burger was amazing. If I didn't know I was in a completely vegan restaurant, I would have to do a double-take. But this is definitely a place to get your order to go. The restaurant is in a very small space with three or four tables (two seats each), and as soon as a line starts to form, you feel really squished in and rushed to eat because of the crowd. However, it is a great fast service vegan restaurant, and while I didn't try any of their baked goods, they all looked amazing!

Pros: Friendly service, Amazing food

Cons: Squished location

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Ziggy Burger was a bit disappointing but still tasty overall - Edit

I went here for lunch and ordered the Ziggy burger patty as a salad. I was told that the veggie patty was a carrot, beet, and greens patty and didn't contain soy (it was implied that they were house made). The person taking my order also told me that the patty and tempeh were not cooked in oil. When I got the salad, the patty was a Boca burger, pan fried in oil, and the tempeh was cooked in oil as well. The staff was not very knowledgable about the menu and I was disappointed that they used pre made patties. BUT, that being said, I like Boca burgers and the burger and tempeh were both tasty. The staff also was VERY friendly and were not even slightly angered when I spilled water twice. I was just a bit disappointed that the patty wasn't homemade.

Pros: friendly staff , food was tasty nonetheless

Cons: Ziggy burger was a boca burger, staff didn't know about the contents of the burger

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delicious! - Edit

I've been here twice. The first time coming with my brother and sister and just getting the frozen banana froyo type dessert, which was awesome & the second time ordering the crispy chick'n sandwich. I have a friend that lives in Philly and she text me the one day highly recommending the sandwich. Considering she's not vegetarian or vegan, it must have been awesome and she was right! Amazing! The sandwich was HUGE which never really happens at vegan restaurants. I highly recommend this place to anyone!

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Awesome Veg Spot - Edit

Delicious meals! We got the Caesar Salad and Udon Noodle Salad and the flavours were superb! Super quick and super easy

Pros: quick and easy , good price , friendly service

Cons: small place, minimal seating , crowded

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best cheesesteak - Edit

nice cheesesteak compared to any vegan cheeseteaks anywhere. also the chicken fajita is amazing. I've taken kids there who are not vegan and tricked them and they loved it

Pros: all vegan

Cons: its a little tight on space

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Delicious food for on the run - Edit

HipCityVeg is yet another awesome place to grab vegan food in Philly. This establishment is more of a take-out restaurant, but there are a few tables you can eat at. We came here on Sunday and tried the steak & cheese, chicken ranch sandwich, and a brownie. The steak & cheese was good, but I didn't taste any "cheese"... maybe they accidentally forgot it. I think if I ordered this again, I would also omit the ketchup, but all in all the sub was good.

The chicken ranch and brownie were both incredible and I would definitely recommend them both. The staff is awesome and the wait time minimum. Great place, will definitely visit again on my next Philly adventure.

Pros: Quick, Huge portions

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delicious chicken sandwich - Edit

My husband and I stopped here yesterday for lunch. I read reviews that this place had limited seating and sometimes long waits... But we took our chances. We waited a bit for a seat but luckily someone was leaving just as we got our food. The crummy thing I didn't like was that the fries are sweet potato fries but they don't bother putting that on the menu. That being said, their sweet potato fries were awesome, and I hate sweet potatoes. My husband got the cheese steak but we liked the one from blackbird pizza much better.

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favorite lunch spot in philly - Edit

I've been here every time I visit and its always lovely. Service is great despite how busy they are, and the food is fantastic. I've had about five different things from the menu and they were all great. Their cupcakes are delicious, but I always end up scooping off half the icing. There's double icing to cake ratio. Haha but that's nothing to really complain about. We also got delivery yesterday to the convention center and the food was still super fresh and everything was packaged lovely by the time it got there.

Pros: great service , fresh

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Good take out - Edit

I love this place, my husband loves this place and we go often. I gave only four stars because this place is always packed and busy. So sadly it can be hard to form a line even to order! If you aren't from the city it might be a challenge to stop here because there is a good chance you won't be able to sit down to eat. There is rittenhouse park nearby but not so cool if it is raining, or winter time. But otherwise I have little complaint about the place. I haven't ordered anything I didn't like (maybe their one shake was a little too sweet) If you want a seat, try coming during their off hours.

Pros: Great food

Cons: Very little seating, hard to form a line for ordering

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LOVE! - Edit

"Fast food"... great place for quick vegan meals, absolutely DELISH meals and great smoothies. Staff is very friendly and helpful!

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yummy vegan sandwich - Edit

Had the crispy Hipcity ranch sandwich with avo. SOO AMAZING. Definitely stop by this cute little place. Awesome vibe + food

Pros: taste, atmosphere

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Franchise, anyone? - Edit

Purchased three sandwiches/wraps plus a vegan shake. Wish this place was in my town.

Pros: Quality, Fair portion size, speed of service

Cons: Parking nightmare, Small space for high traffic inside, Lack of area to dine-in

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awesome! - Edit

When visiting Philly this weekend, I got the Ziggy Burger and it was awesome! So fresh and tasty! Can't wait to go back soon!

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great food and service - Edit

I had the philly "steak" sub and carrot juice. The food was great - warm and tasty. I would definitely recommend it.

Pros: fresh and tasty food; many vegan options.

Cons: no place to wash hands before eating

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vegan fast food. love it. - Edit

i love seeing a line out the door at an all vegan establishment! the line moves fast and there's a pretty good chance they'll take your order before you even get to the counter. since they give it to you to go, take a hint and go have a hipcity picnic at, you know, the big park that's not even a block away.

i want kale lemonade now.

Pros: long line, everyone is nice, delicious, healthy, fast food

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surprisingly good cheesesteak - Edit

Went here with my fiancé, it was bit pricey but not insane. He got the philly steak and said it was as satisfying as a non-vegan one. I got the udon noodle salad, I would have liked more noodles and less mock chicken, but still tasty overall. I will add that the plant based plastic straws they use are kind of flimsy, mine cracked when I was playing with it, so just take care and don't play with the straw.

Pros: friendly staff

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Fast and Simple - Edit

Small, trendy and hip, the vegan fast food joint satisfies when desires of your past life begin to manifest. Burgers, sweet potato fries, cheesesteaks and nuggets for the kids are their staple meals. When I first converted to veganism HipCity was my go to spot when I visited Philly. The Ziggy Burger to be exact. But now I only eat fake meats once in a very very blue moon. I need more salads, veggies and legumes in my meals. Though, I am a fan of the Udon noodles and smoked tempeh spinach salad.

Pros: tasty fast foods, served quick if that is what you desire, green Smoothies

Cons: too much fake meats, tough to park, limited seating

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Phenomenal - Edit

I'd eat there every day.

Pros: Flavor, Neighborhood, All Vegan

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Banana Whips Forever - Edit

Went there with my non veg friend and we both got fajita wraps - they are mouthwatering! My friend couldn't believe it wasn't chicken. But OMG, banana whips. I could eat them all the time :D

Pros: inexpensive, great options

Cons: small place, hard to find a seat

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the best vegan fast food - Edit

Veg burgers, fries, shakes, cupcakes. Yes please!

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nice spot - Edit

I had the Crispy Hip City Ranch sandwich and a brownie for dessert. Both were very enjoyable. I like that they don't offer a million different options. It allows them to do their dishes really well. Don't get me wrong, there's plenty of options on the menu. It's just not overwhelming. Depending on the time of day you go, street parking could be quite difficult.

Pros: great food, friendly staff, reasonably priced

Cons: parking can be challenging

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Great food! - Edit

I was delighted to try hip city and I loved the fake chicken here. I'm not usually for fake meats, but this was great! Skip the udon bowl though, as it was a bit bland.

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