Vegan Commissary

  • Vegan Vegan
    ( 7 reviews )

1429 Wolf St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, 19145

Vegan bakery cafe and market est. 2014 in South Philly and re-opened here in 2016. Offers daily boxed lunches to-go. Sells packaged wholesale products including sauces, condiments, pickles, dips, and spreads. Open Mon-Fri 11:00am-3:00pm, Sat 9:00am-3:00pm, Sun 10:00am-2:00pm.

Categories: Vegan, American, Organic, Fast food, Take-out, Bakery

7 Reviews

First Review by RachelLouise

Great grab and go lunch - Edit

I needed to take my own lunch on a last minute road trip and was close to Vegan Commissary, so I popped in. I went right at 11 and they we're still very accommodating and gave me the run down of the available take out. Got sesame noodles and a tempeh hash for $10 that fed me for 2 meals! Would def go back for a real meal. Not sure what the seating is like as I was only in the front room.

Pros: grab and go!

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such a cool spot - Edit

Wandered down here during a short stay in Philly. Love the concept of this place. Staff where super friendly and the smoked carrot chilly cheese dog I had was well worth the trek down there!

Pros: variety

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some great brunch options - Edit

Finally checked out Vegan Commissary over the weekend. It is a cozy brunch spot and I can't imagine a better brunch than a plate of their enormous fluffy pancakes and a side of tofu bacon. I have had plenty of tempeh bacon in my vegan life, but the tofu bacon was a great variation. Super flavorful, sliced thin and with a little toughness to it- wish I knew how to make tofu taste like that! The other stand-out item was the scrapple. It was pleasantly crispy on the outside with a soft, well salt-and-peppered mushroom creaminess in the middle. Some of the other things we tried were not as spectacular. The tofu scramble was bland and full of green peppers (not a fan)- came with a fried potato mash that my mom liked a lot but I didn't care for), and the French toast was a bit mushy on the inside. I would definitely go back to try out some more of their brunch options, but if you go for the first time, definitely get the pancakes and tofu bacon!
Updated from previous review on Wednesday May 06, 2015

Pros: huge pancakes!, cozy, tofu bacon

Cons: bland tofu scramble, parking can be difficult

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Low-key, but excellent food - Edit

Took a long while to journey all the way down here from the centre of town, but it turned out to be worth it. When first entering, the decor is rather low-key and unassuming, and might have you wondering if you're going to get a cut-price experience. Not at all. The service was excellent, with the chef himself coming out front to discuss the menu; and the food was just as good. I had an aubergine steak with risotto, and was thoroughly satisfied. All prices include tax, thus removing one of my main gripes about eating in North American restaurants (why do I need to know the pre-tax price?); and tipping was actively discouraged via a sign on the wall (presumably because the staff are actualle being paid a decent wage). All round recommended.

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Got to go! - Edit

Thanks to happy cow I learned about this gem and was finally able to make it there today for brunch with a friend. It was so worth driving in from the burbs! Our main meal, I had the brunch commissary burger and my friend the okonomiyaki pancake, was amazing and the same can be said for the desserts, carrot cheesecake and strawberry rhubarb pie. I will definitely go back to check out the dinner options!

Pros: great food, super friendly staff

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Fantastic Brunch - Edit

The hubby and I went here after a birthday brunch at a place that was not at all vegan friendly. By the time, we got to the Vegan Commissary, I was starving. The food and service were excellent. The hubby and I split the biscuits and gravy meal, the brunch burger, and PB cup Pie. I don't normally go for burgers, but the bunch burger was phenomenal. There were so many flavors going on and very well balanced. Loved the addition of the hollandaise sauce. Very flavorful and the kale salad that came with it was very fresh and delicious. The biscuits and gravy were great. My only complaint is that I prefer a biscuit that is a little less dense. Other than that, absolutely delicious. The PB cup pie was amazing! No words, that good! There are a lot of very creative side additions, including onion jam, nut cheese, mayo harrisa, etc. Street parking was pretty open when we went. Service was great. Highly recommended. Can't wait to have dinner there. FYI, this is a cash only place. Tax and tip are already included in prices, which is why they seem a little high. I would still say pricing is moderate. For iced tea plus those 3 meal items, our total check was $37. Not bad, especially for fresh, high quality foods and nice sized portions.

Pros: high quality food, casual, clean atmosphere, great service

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Amazing food at a great restaurant - Edit

I've been to Philly three times in the past month, and they were all for the purpose of going to Vegan Commissary. I've had brunch there once and dinner twice. The brunch was amazing. I had biscuits and gravy, which I wanted to keep eating forever. The first time at dinner I had the Chef's Burger, which changes every week. It was really good and definitely not something you see at other places. They are really creative with toppings. This time I had the Cemita, which had about half of a perfect avocado on top of it. It was a huge sandwich, and delicious. The strawberry-rhubarb pie was like heaven.

The service is great, too. One thing that is very cool is that tax and tip are included in the price, and they pay their employees a living wage with benefits. There is free parking on the streets in the neighborhood, which is an added bonus.

I think Vegan Commissary has some of the best food in Philly. The prices are good, too, especially when you consider that they include tax and tip. A typical entree is around $12.

Pros: Great food, friendly, changing menu

Cons: Cash only, the floor shakes

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