Est. Dec 2020. An all-vegan direct-to-diner restaurant with a welcoming vibe. Offers pick-up & delivery in City Center. Offers comfort American- gastropub food. Menu is extensive & diversified, including sandwiches, pasta, starters & sides, soups and more. Highly recommended to try the egg rolls! Has a fun comical monster theme. Order directly from them to save money. Open Tue-Thu 4:00pm-10:00pm, Fri 4:00pm-11:00pm, Sat 11:00am-11:00pm. Closed Sun, Mon.

91 Reviews

First Review by thatveganjawn


Points +80

23 Sep 2023

Great atmosphere and food!

Monster Vegan is one of my favorite vegan spots in Philly!

The monster- theme vibe is fun and Halloween sexy year round (great lighting).

Everything I've eaten there has been delicious. The cocktails are served in monster glasses.

It's a tiny bit pricey, but you're paying for the vibe. It's in a safe location; easy to walk or get an Uber.

Highly recommend!

Pros: Great lighting and atmosphere, Yummy vegan food, Friendly staff

Cons: A tad pricey



Points +12371

22 Sep 2023

Best Cheesesteak

I had the best cheesesteak I have had here at Monster Vegan. The vibe is cool and modern which is rare to find in the vegan restaurant world. The place was packed.

Pros: Great food , Excellent service , Awesome vibe


Points +38

13 Sep 2023

Coolest atmosphere, awesome takes on classic dishes

Weird Halloween vibe (in the best way) with projections of B horror movies all over the walls which is super fun! Loved the cheesesteak I got here and their calamari stunned me with how flavorful and reminiscent it was of a traditional version.


Points +519

31 Aug 2023

Great atmosphere and food

This restaurant brings together two of my favorite things: vegan food/drink and horror movies! Such a fun atmosphere, fun cocktails, and delicious food!

Pros: All vegan, Fun atmosphere and theme, Unique horror-inspired cocktails


Points +109

17 Aug 2023

Good food, great mocktails

Visited with my partner and we really enjoyed both the food and the mocktails, which were very fruity and delicious (like us). I only took one star off because the portions aren't quite as big as I expected them to be. But we did really enjoy the panzotti, bruschetta, and general tso's tacos! Service was a bit slow but I think they were low on staff that night, and everyone was very kind and helpful regardless.

Pros: Tasty food, Delicious mocktails

Cons: Smallish portions


Points +439

05 Aug 2023

Excellent food with a unique vibe

Everything was delicious and well presented from the drinks to the food. Drinks were strong but tasty. Highly recommend the bruschetta, the whipped ricotta is amazing.

Pros: Unique vibe, Great food, Strong drinks


Points +82

26 Jul 2023

So good!

Are so much I felt like the blueberry girl from Willy Wonka. Worth it. Everything was so good they have a great happy hour and service was amazing!


Points +1203

25 Jul 2023

Loved it

Great experience. Food, drinks, atmosphere, and staff were very impressive. This place is clean and I would def recommend stopping here if in the area


Points +1100

16 Jul 2023

One of the coolest places I’ve ever eaten

I loved the food and vibes in here. A fully vegan spooky place is the best thing ever! Such delicious cocktails too 👻


Points +139

06 Jul 2023


6/30/23, Dinner. Vibes were pretty weird, with old school music and weird old-timey horror movie clips looping on a tv screen. Food was pretty good and quite filling. Most of the menu has fake meats (soy based chicken impossible meats, oyster mushroom calamari), which I'm not a big fan of, but overall the food was quite good! My non-vegan friend and I got truffle parmesan fries to share, which were delicious. The fries came with ketchup and some kind of horseradish dip, and we didn't really like the dip as much. I think my friend ordered the truffle alfredo with the cutlets side, which she really liked but couldn't finish, because it was so filling. She also ordered the non-alcoholic strawberry drink "Burial Ground," which she enjoyed. I ordered the VAMPIRO tacos, which came with fried "chicken" cutlets. I took some home as well because I got full quickly! I also ordered a very delicious and refreshing alcoholic coconutty slushie called "ORCA: Terror beneath the surface." 😋 Enjoyable meal and vibes! Good, attentive service.

Updated from previous review on 2023-07-06

Pros: Good service, Good food, well prepared

Cons: A bit pricey (but still reasonable)


Points +75

05 Jul 2023


This place has such a fun vibe! Boyfriend and I both really liked the vegan wings and would definitely order them again. The spaghetti was unimpressive so I would advise against that and pick something else. The Cthulhu burger was okay but a LOT of food (plus a generous serving of fries) so be prepared for a big meal and maybe skip the appetizers if you order it. Personally, I would just order wings instead of an entree next time because those were so good!

Pros: Wings!


Points +129

01 Jul 2023

Top notch funky vegan joint

All vegan, spooky vibes, curated drinks, and amazing food. 5/5 every time.

Pros: Vibes, Cocktails, Everything on the menu


Points +1319

28 Jun 2023

Love me a good theme restaurant

I really enjoyed this restaurant experience. Everything was so well executed and the theme was present in everything from the decorations, to the menu, to the deadpan staff (but still nice staff). I felt like the portions were pretty monster as well, they were big and I had breakfast for the day after. It is these kind of vegan places that get me really excited. However, it is not cheap, but I would say a visit is worth the money.

Pros: Great theme restaurant, Cocktail names are hilarious, Scary good atmosphere

Cons: Expensive


Points +462

25 Jun 2023

prob wouldn't go back

i love the concept but sadly i wouldn't say this is one of my fav vegan spots in philly. i've been twice and both times have been underwhelming. i got the penne vodka and linguine and clams and found the dishes to be very salty, kinda small portions, and nothing standout really. the pasta dishes are $20 each which feels a bit steep for what you're really getting. i also don't love that the only added protein options you can do is impossible meat type stuff, nothing more organic or raw which is typically what i lean towards more. but it is a cute place and i'm glad i tried it!


Points +51

17 Jun 2023

Duo of Dine and Death

As soon as you walk through the door you feel the spooky vibes! Service and staff were so attentive and had a devilish charm. Food was delicious! I highly recommend this spot! They hold movie showings in the back as well, check out their instagram for up to date events.

Pros: Halloween Themed , Indoor and outdoor seating , Indoor movie theater


Points +116

23 May 2023

Great happy hour

Grabbed a mocktail, fried mac n cheese bites, and spaghetti with meatballs off the happy hour menu. Place has a sweet vibe to it and awesome food.


Points +34

18 May 2023

Amazing Atmosphere and Great Food

Service was amazing and so many good vegan options!

Pros: Great Choices for Dinner, Delicious cocktails, Amazing Horror Atmosphere

Cons: A bit pricy!

Carla Aislin

Points +298

15 May 2023

for those who dare :P

What a place!
I thought the decoration was the best, and the staff was super friendly!
The "Cthulhu Burguer" was delicious! I don't even like mushrooms, I fell in love with the crispy ones that came in the hamburger. I also had Apple pie for with vanilla icecream, which was very tasty. I recommend!

Pros: Decoration, Delicious food, All vegan!

Cons: For me, the price...


Points +311

09 May 2023

General Tso's Wings With Twilight Zone in the Background

I was excited to try this restaurant because of the monster theme, but when I looked at the menu I was nervous about all the Impossible products. I ended up being extremely pleased with everything I ordered.

They had a great selection of cocktails and mocktails. I enjoyed my Phantasm on VHS. For dinner, we split the General Tso's Wings, parmesan fries, and the Fulci sandwich. Everything was delicious!

I loved the decor and the staff were extremely friendly.

Pros: Fun decor, Friendly staff


Points +181

04 May 2023

A must try!

Super fun spot, with great food. Make sure to make a reservation as they are BUSY! Wish we could have gone more than once as we wanted to try multiple items on the food and drink menu!

Pros: Many amazing-sounding dishes, Great drinks (alcohol and non), Fun decor and waitstaff

Cons: Need a reservation


Points +621

30 Apr 2023

Fun Ambience, Great Food!

We had the pesto pasta, spicy bolognese, Caesar salad, sticky wings, and bruschetta. Everything was delicious and we had great service on a Saturday night.


Points +102

15 Apr 2023

Great Old Horror themed restaurant

Fun restaurant with vegan versions of American comfort food

Pros: Lots of vegan comfort food , Great cocktails , Also a good mocktail menu


Points +82

10 Apr 2023

Beware of 20% gratuity for takeout!

Good flavor foods, but few healthy choices.
Sadly, they ripped us off by charging a 20% gratuity for take out!

Pros: Lots of vegan options

Cons: Heavy use of processed foods


Points +92

08 Apr 2023

Looove it!

This is the second time we have enjoyed Monster Vegan around going to a show at the Miller Theatre or Academy of Music. Today we tried two mocktails and had the Parmesan Truffle fries with the General Tso’s Hoagie. Then the beignet sundae… plenty for two people!!

Pros: All vegan!!

Cons: None


Points +787

25 Mar 2023


We had a great server who was happy to explain the menu to us! The clams linguine was phenomenal! Caesar dressing was some of the best I have ever had. Will absolutely be back. Worth every penny.

Pros: Great service


Points +742

19 Mar 2023

Excellent Food & Vibes

Monster Vegan has a great lounge type atmosphere that doesn’t really fit the aesthetic of horror film, but it’s a really comfortable setting for brunch with friends. The food is the real star of the show, with everything I tried being a stellar example of simple vegan eats with a flavor punch.

The Argento in particular was slamming, with The Bava not far behind. Two very diff sandwiches but super tasty and includes many home made sauces and prep that makes it worth buying here instead of creating at home. The fries and General Tso’s wings were also a hit we didn’t leave behind. All around great eats, vibes, and friendly service. I’d totally eat here again.


Points +677

05 Mar 2023

Fun monster theme!

Not many gluten free options, but that's ok because they offer gf pasta and the pasta pesto was so delicious! Fun cocktails, too!

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