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The Tasty

  • Vegetarian Vegetarian
    ( 8 reviews )
Contact 267-457-5670

1401 S 12th St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, 19147

A dinerette and coffee shop in the Passyunk Avenue neighborhood. Food is vegan. Dairy milk and creamer available for coffee. Open Mon-Sun 7:00am-4:00pm.

Category: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, American, Bakery

Reviews (8)

First Review by BostonVegan

A diner featuring an all-vegan menu? Yes, please! - Edit

I love this spot. It's got a real old-school vibe that suits the neighborhood. You order your food at the counter then pick it up yourself when it's ready. (You also bus yourself. Keeps costs down!) The seating can be uncomfortable (especially when the table is lap-height and you're towering over your food) but the menu is worth it. Their tater tots are amazing! And they offer a cheesesteak AND a chicken cheesesteak, which is rare for a veg*n joint. Their pastries are also quite tasty. Definitely worth a visit when you're craving deliciously greasy food.

Pros: Atmosphere

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The Tasty is On the Right Path - Edit

The Tasty is not an all plant diner (due to their supply of cow’s teat milk for coffee drinks) so not vegan but more instead like 99% vegetarian. All plant diners are a great idea. When ecoRDN ate dairy and eggs, diners were an option all the time. After we went full plant, the egg was gone and so were the omelettes and just about everything dinery, etceteras. During our visit we had the Buffalo Chik’n Sammy (did not enjoy the huge white bun but the buffalo chick’n was delicious) and the Western Omelet (not super hammy and way too heavy for an omelet, more like a dense savory pancake). They were served with waffle fries and home fries respectively. Tasty has some really good ideas that hopefully will continue to evolve forward over time. There were a few hits and a few misses but overall The Tasty is worth the visit (if you don’t mind sharing your space with cow’s teat milk). Oh and don’t forget to bring a sweater in the summer, chilly!


Updated from previous review on 2016-10-30

Pros: Plant-Based Diner, Great Ideas, Friendly Staff

Cons: Cow Teat Milk For Coffee, 99% Vegan, But Not 100%, Chilly

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Delicious Vegan Comfort Food - Edit

I love the feel of this joint. It's set up like a diner. However, you order at the counter, and pick-up your food from the kitchen. Food was amazing! My family ordered the Chick & Waffles, breakfast burrito, and the Buffalo Chick Philly Cheesesteak. My picky kids were happy sharing the waffles, and we loved our meals.

Pros: All of the food is vegan. However, they offer a da

Cons: Some of the seating was uncomfortable. They'r

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Awesome breakfast - Edit

This is my go-to spot for breakfast/brunch. The staff is really friendly and the environment is cute and comfortable. Try the chicken and waffles or any of the breakfast sandwiches. They usually have a different special every weekend. Don't forget to bus your own table!!

Pros: great food, great atmosphere, free street parking

Cons: a little pricey

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Buffalo Chikn is Fantastic! - Edit

My non-vegan friend loved the vegan cheesesteak and I was crazy for the buffalo chik'n. Ben, one of the owners, served us and he was very nice. Looking forward to trying some breakfast food next time.

Pros: Yummy, Free Street parking, Nice vibe/staff

Cons: Would be vegan if only they didn't serve dairy cre

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Good vegan food and friendly atmosphere - Edit

Great place for vegan food, especially breakfast or brunch. Friendly neighbourhood diner atmosphere. I had a burrito stuffed with tofu scramble and my choice of veggies. Delicious! My wife had the barbecue steak sandwich which was also very good. We found free parking nearby but avoid the narrow alleys; you will scrape your tires navigating between the curb and parked cars!

Pros: Excellent food, Friendly atmosphere

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It's called The Tasty for a reason - Edit

The Tasty has been open for a couple week so today I decided to try it out. You walk in and it's like a little dinner. Good food selection, okay prices, nice people. It was busy which surprised me being it is new, but it's that good. I ordered the avocado sandwich. It was small but good. I was still hungry so I ordered the chick'n cheese steak and that was bomb! I'll definitely be going back. Their breakfast food looks really good.

Pros: Good Food, Nice People, Good Selection

Cons: Price is a little high

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Breakfast food all day! Yum! - Edit

These folks just opened but they said they were busy their whole first week. Glad to hear it. Very delightful staff and great comfort food. There are fancier vegan joints in Philly but they don't open until 11a so this is the place if you need breakfast.

Pros: Staff, Breakfast comfort food!, Open early

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