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  • Vegan Vegan
    ( 10 reviews )
Contact 215-226-6688

225 N 11th St (at Chinatown), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, 19107

Opened in Oct 2010, this vegan restaurant offers an extensive menu, including a children's menu. Also a tea bar menu and has bubble tea with soymilk. Open Mon-Thu 10:00am-11:00pm, Fri-Sat 11:00am-11:00pm, Sun 12:00pm-10:00pm.

Category: Vegan, Chinese, Delivery, Take-out, Asian, Taiwanese

Reviews (10)

First Review by liquidswirl

good little Chinese spot - Edit

Let me start by disclosing that I had a Chinese friend with me, and we visited on a slow night. That enabled me to ask all the questions I wanted. I found the wait person to be very knowledgeable about veganism and all the dishes on the menu. We had great service.
We were on an extensive self-guided walking tour and just wanted a small bite. So three of us with completely different palates (and nationalities) decided to split an order.
We received a dish of vegetables with a thinly sliced mock chicken. Brown rice. One of us previously thought she hated seitan, not so anymore!
The hot and cold dessert was a sesame ball and vanilla ice cream. The perfect ending to the meal. I'll definitely go back again.

Pros: friendly staff, large portions (easy to split)

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is it me? - Edit

Okay so normally I'm really flexible with peoples work flows, but I really do think there is something happening today that I don't know about. It's Friday the 22nd, perhaps it's a Buddhist holiday, and the usual people that work here are not working? It seemed to me like everyone was preparing meals for their first time. It took the staff 10 minutes and all three of them huddled around some watermelon powder and a lot of splashing and splooshing to make a bubble tea. It seemed like they didn't even know they made bubble tea? But regardless I ordered a noodle soup and some buns to share with my friend, and the bill was $15 for everything . I would go here again?...? The reason I gave 5 stars is because I thought everyone here was obviously trying and I think they were all volunteer fill ins. Also maybe this was a social experiment!??? Who knows?

Pros: all vegan???, staff??? was friendly!, had ac and free parking in front

Cons: had non vegan ice cream in the grab freezer beware

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well… no good - Edit

Food is poor in presentation and quality. Location is unsightly and the service is ok. Nothing special!! There are so many excellent veg choices in Philly and there is no reason to stop here.

Cons: ugly location, poor food quality , poor service

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Nice Lunch Spot! - Edit

Convenient location, friendly service and great lunch specials! It is a hole in the wall, but $6.50 for a nice big plate of vegan Chinese food is a great deal! My lunch included an entree, rice, seaweed salad, and a spring roll (soup is also an option). I would definitely stop in for lunch again!

Pros: Great Lunch Specials, Friendly Service

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Kind Vegan Meal - Edit

I was happy to stumble upon this place during my recent trip to Philadelphia. Miso soup was excellent, as were the lettuce wraps. Tea service was nice. Food: average. Good option near Convention Center, quiet, away from the crowds.

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No good - Edit

I've been to a good number of vegan Chinese restaurants, and this is the worst one I've ever been to. The Kung Pao tofu dish was very unsatisfying, with little tiny pieces of tofu (they call it "dried tofu" on their menu, which I have never heard that term for tofu that is prepared to be dense.) Anyway, they veggies in the dish weren't very good either - seemed to be not fresh. The pan fried dumplings were boring and tasteless. Also, I got there quite early because I had a train to catch, and wanted to get dinner before coming back to DC. So no other customers were in the restaurant. A woman who worked there was talking to another worker very loudly the entire time I was eating, and when the other worker walked to the register which was located behind me, the woman actually talked louder, and over my head to project across the room to her coworker. Zero consideration that a customer was in the restaurant. I guess she thought it didn't matter since she was speaking Chinese. It mattered because it was very disruptive to me while I was trying to eat. I left there with a headache from listening to her loud talking for an hour. I guess if I actually enjoyed their food, maybe I wouldn't have left feeling so annoyed. But it was horrible, boring, uninspired food with vegetables that mostly seems to come out of a can and tiny squares of tofu, and flavorless dumplings. I guess I should have sent the whole thing back to the kitchen and said no thank you and left. If I am ever in Philly again, I won't go there.

To Happy Cow: why is your lowest rating available 2 Cows? That's ridiculous. If a restaurant deserves 1 cow, diners should be able to rate it 1 cow! This one deserves only 1 cow!
Updated from previous review on Monday November 04, 2013

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Nice and authentic - Edit

This place was clean and neat, definitely a hole-in-the-wall, but a nice one. The area was a little unnerving, but bear in mind that I was a. In Philly for the first time and b. looking for it at 7PM in the dark. It is in chinatown, and when I was there the only other people in the restaurant were speaking Chinese rapidly back and forth between tables. It was fun to watch and listen to, and they were very polite and prompt. The Eggplant Tofu with Garlic was unbelievably good, and came out steaming hot (perfect for a rainy day). The green tea they served was fragrant and delicious. Overall, I'd say I'd go back, just probably in daylight. Their lunch specials looked amazing too.

Pros: Great Food, Fast Service, Inexpensive

Cons: sketchy part of town

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Nice - Edit

I was happy to come upon this restaurant that delivers in the center city! They have a good variety of choices and are pretty speedy on the delivery. I ordered two appetizers (veggie chicken nuggets and veggie balls) and had the curried cauliflower and potatoes as an entree. The nuggets were out of this world! I wish I knew where they ordered the mock meat for this. The veggie balls were good, but more bread than veggies. The entree was flavorful but I think the star of this meal was the nuggets, by far! I do wish that they included a menu, flatware, plates and some kind of sauce. But even minus those items-I would order from them again (they even gave me brown rice - without me having to ask). There are so many choices that I am curious as to whether all of their options are as good as the ones I had this evening.

Pros: good variety, speedy delivery, nuggets to die for

Cons: missing delivery accoutrement, pay tip prior to delivery

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Simple and Affordable - Edit

We went in for the lunch specials, and it was totally worth it. I had the Hot and Sour soup, which was simpler than other places, but very good and up on the hot part of its name. I had the Kung Pao 'Chicken' with peanuts and vegetables, an 'egg roll' (actually a spring roll), and brown rice. All told, it was decent. The egg roll was a little bland, but that's kind of typical these days. I would recommend it for a fast, simple, affordable lunch.

Pros: Fast, Affordable, Nice

Cons: Bland 'egg' rolls

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