HipCityVeg

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712 7th St NW (at Washington DC), Washington, District Of Columbia, USA, 20001

Fast-casual vegan cafe from Philly featuring vegan versions classic American comfort food, from burgers and fries to Philly cheesesteak sandwiches to milkshakes. Uses compostable packaging. Est. 2016. Open Mon-Sun 11:00am-10:00pm.

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

Reviews (62)

First Review by Brookeguarry

Solid Meal at DC Prices - Edit

While not the cheapest lunch, not out of the bounds of DC fare. The philly steak, sweet potato fries, and chocolate shake were all delicious. Super fast service even though it was packed due to DC Pride. Will go again!

Pros: Taste, Speed

Cons: Limited seating

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OMG! - Edit

if you're near Just Go.

Pros: all vegetable products with gluten free options

Cons: limited seating

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Vegan comfort/fast food. - Edit

Vegan comfort/fast food. The menu is all of the same kind, yet they have managed to inject a good amount of diversity into it. I had two meals here and really enjoyed both. The baked goods and fresh juice were also great. They are committed to sustainability and I was thrilled that everything there was compostable (plates, cups, utensils, etc.) I was in DC for work and HCV was a great spot to pop into to grab food without any fuss.

Pros: Fast, Good Options, Price

Cons: Limited Seating

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Never Disappoints - Edit

This is probably my favorite vegan restaurant so far! All of their food is delicious and the staff is always friendly.

I would recommend the Ziggy burger, curried tofu wrap, lil golden nugs (their house recipe chick'n nuggets) with sweet potato fries.

For dessert a black and white milkshake.

Definitely check this place out if you're in DC!

Pros: great service

Cons: limited seating

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Best sweet potato fries I've ever had!! - Edit

Everything we had for lunch at this place was fantastic. I had a chick'un ranch sandwich and my husband had the chick'un fajita wrap. Both were super tasty. We shared an order of sweet potato fries...we're not usually big fans but they didn't have regular fries and we were on vacation so, what the heck. We were blown away by the fry perfection. Hip City Veg has giant letters on the wall that spell out CRISPY and they're not kidding! The fries and the seitan were super crisp and delicious. We shared a brownie and a shake and both were fantastic. This restaurant is similar in concept to Terri and Blossom du Jour in NYC....order at the counter and then take a seat and wait for your food. It takes quite a bit longer here but it's worth the wait. Our meal was fresh and hot. The wait time would never fly in NYC but if I lived near Hip City Veg I'd go all the time anyway.

Pros: lots of options, great desserts, very clean

Cons: not much seating, a bit of a wait for food

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Great burger, some organics - Edit

HipCityVeg rocks a mean chick-un burger. I especially appreciate that all their tofu is organic and non-GM. Very friendly service.

Enjoy!

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great - Edit

Best vegan sandwich I've ever had

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Best Vegan Cafe in DC - Edit

I've eaten here a few times and had something different each time and each time I have been delightfully surprised at how tasty the food is. I even took some non-vegan friends there and they loved the Philly steak. Everything I've tried there has been very filling so value for money. And the sweet treats are really yummy! The staff are always super friendly. They use compostable wares, so extra points for them :)

Pros: very tasty food, very filling, friendly atmosphere

Cons: not enough table and chairs

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awesome place - Edit

Have gone to philly location many times - glad to find it here.

Cons: limited seating

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A Must - Edit

I had the most amazing fake chicken and bacon sandwhich here.

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Great Vegan Comfort Food - Edit

If you're worried about missing your favorite treats as a vegan, this is the place for you. I got the Philly cheesesteak and sweet potato fries and it was amazing. The baked goods we tried were perfect moisture and firmness. Don't plan on being able to sit down, though; Space is very limited.

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Delicious is an understatement - Edit

This place is incredible! When in DC you have to stop and eat here!!! The chick'n sandwich was the bomb!!!

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Great food and service - Edit

We visited HipCityVeg twice on our two day trip to Washington. The customer service was above and beyond and the food was great - particularly the vegan chicken options.

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deliciousness! - Edit

I need a job near here so I can eat here every day!!
Philly steak and kale lemonade!! Yum!!

And cashier Jasmine is the best!

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Amazing - Edit

The Philly Steaks are so delicious! I'm a Vegan but my husband and daughter are not. I finally found a place where they can enjoy food with me. We ordered two philly Steaks, a cupcake, and a brownie. Everything was so amazing! We also ordered a Udon Noodles to go, so I will be enjoying that for dinner. I'm so pleased to find a good Vegan place to eat with my family. Although I tricked my daughter to eat the "meat" in my philly steak lol she really loved it. 😉

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Brilliant! 🤓✌️🍃 - Edit

Had the best sandwich I have had in years! OMG SOOO good

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Washington DC: Heaven has been found. - Edit

This place is pure vegan heaven. The Ziggy burgers are out of this world. They are also giant! I always am really overzealous thinking that this will be the time when I can finish the whole thing. I can't. I usually don't even need the awesome sweet potato fries that they have.....but the chocolate shake is a must buy. So rich, I definitely would recommend having someone with you to share everything with! Again, glad I do not have one close by to where I live or I'd basically just give them my whole pay every month (but no really, please open one up near me and take my money!). Nothing but great things to say about the place itself and the staff. Also really like they they have thought about compostable packaging. It's a great start! Maybe they should try to start selling their own reusable travel packs of cutlery, stainless steel straws, and tumblers in store as well? Just an idea! Also every encounter I've had with the staff there is positive. They are very friendly and funny! Love visiting this spot whenever I am in the area!

Pros: Staff is great! They always make me laugh., Food is out of this world., Prices are good for what you get.

Cons: Not a damn thing.

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Simply Amazing! - Edit

Tiny restaurant and packed so it's hard to get a seat but that is because everything is vegan and amazing! I had the BBQ chick's sandwich and birthday cake shake. My daughter devoured the Ziggy burger, fries, and shake. Vegan or not, come here!

Pros: All vegan, Nice staff, Yummy

Cons: Tiny with few tables

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Lucious Food - Edit

This small eatery stands tall, with the tastiest vegan food ever. I had the Ziggy, and my partner had the Disco Chicken. The tempe was grilled perfectly. I wish they weren't out of their famous banana whip.

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All Vegan Downtown - Edit

I stopped here for dinner and tried the
Philly sandwich, It was so delicious I ordered the crispy chicken sandwich Buffalo style to take home.

Pros: all vegan

Cons: parking

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My Favourite! - Edit

I just visited Washington DC for work and ate at Hip City Veg 3 times. I wish I had gone more. The salad wasn't much to write home about, but the sandwiches, sweet potato fries, and milkshakes were the absolute best! Vegan junk food heaven!

Pros: Excellent Quality Food, All Vegan, Lots of Variety

Cons: Price, Limited Seating

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So good! - Edit

The Philly cheesesteak is amazing!

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excellent vegan place - Edit

Very good food friendly service. The staff makes sure you know everything​ is plant based. Nice selection​ of American Style food. May not be the healthiest and lest processed, but very yummy and a convenient vegan place when visiting DC

Pros: lots of options

Cons: small place, not for big groups

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Premier DC Eatery! - Edit

I'm sure I don't need to sing the praises of this restaurant for too long; it is well known as the premier vegan destination for D.C. visitors! The chicken AND philly steak are bomb!!!

Pros: Premier, High Quality Destination, Enviromentaly Friendly Establishment , Philly steak !

Cons: Gets very crowded/impossible to navigate, Small, becomes troublesome when crowded

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ooey gooey yumminess in dc - Edit

What a great addition to the DC vegan scene HipCityVeg is. We stuffed ourselves on the Philly Steak, Buffalo Bella, Massaman Tofu Wrap, Groothie plus Banana Whips. All was superbly tasty and unique. The Philly Steak probably requires a knife and fork unless you're up for a serious mess. The others are easy to handle. The Banana Whips were so good I may go and buy one of those machines from Amazon. HipCityVeg is not to be missed. 5 STARS.

Pros: VEGAN, Philly Steak & Banana Whips, Very friendly staff

Cons: limited seating, limited greens, not nationwide

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レベルの高いveganバーガー - Edit

メトロセンター駅、スミソニアン博物館、white house等から近くにあります。
いままで食べたveganバーガーの中で一番クオリティーが高いです。驚きました。
メニューにChick'nというのがありますが、これもveganです。すべてのメニューが動物性不使用です。
このお店は絶対に行くべきです。
バーガーが$9 - と少し高いですがそれ以上の価値があります。
店員の対応も良かったです。

Pros: vegan

Cons: little expensive

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HipCityVeg - Edit

Yesterday I walked an hour to try the bestseller Crispy HipCity Ranch sandwich. It was undercooked, nearly inedible, and the worst sandwich I had eaten in at least a year.

My absolute favorite at HipCityVeg is the Bistro Bella, but i gave up after I got four bad sandwiches in a row, including one where the mushroom wasn't cooked at all, at least two with too much mustard, which overpowered the sandwich. On the best days, the Bistro Bella tastes divine, the best mushroom sandwich I've ever had.

Another favorite used to be the Massanum Curry Tofu wrap but I found that I coughed so much when eating it that I can't do that one any more.

I've tried quite a few items on the menu, but the Bella Bistro has always remained my favorite. The Chipotle Fajita was terrible, so spicy it burned my mouth and throat. The Buffalo Bistro is a favorite to many, but I didn't like that one at all.

I'm a salad lover and enjoyed the Argula Taco salad each time I had it. In contrast, the Udon Noodle salad had undercooked noodles and was one of the worst salads I had suffered through in ages.

I stopped ordering the sweet potato fries because the first few times were great but I almost always got very soggy and unappetizing fries on the following visits. On the best days, the fries are great with black bean dip.

HipCityVeg has a huge following, and I'm glad that DC vegans have more options in that area, including that restaurant, along with Shouk, Dangerously Delicious Pies, and other eateries.

I now prefer the vegan savory pies at Dangerously Delicious Pies on nearby I Street,, N.W. The ratatouille is especially good, and the savory pies are always excellent.

My next visit to HipCityVeg will be to give the Bella Bistro another try, maybe get another Argula Taco salad. I've also heard that the chopped Med salad is good, and would give that a try.

I can't stand agave so I didn't like the kale lemonade at all. I know a lot of people love that drink.

I want to love HipCityVeg but I need the $11 wraps and sandwiches to be great every time. On the best days, HipCityVeg offers a Bella Bistro sandwich and sweet potato fries that are amazing. The salads can be refreshing as well.

Pros: The Bella Bistro is often amazing., The Argula Taco salad is quite good., The sweet potato fries with bean dip can be great.

Cons: Too often I've received undercooked or "off" food., The Crispy HipCityVeg sandwich was nearly inedible, The Chipotle Taco burned my mouth and made me sick

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