Best of Philly

Best Vegetarian Dish

2016 BEST Vegetables in a Non-Vegetable Restaurant


It’s all about vegetables now, and Aldine is one of those restaurants fully invested in the center-plating of flora over fauna. Chef George Sabatino expertly plays with flavors and textures, and the best way to experience this is to order any preparation of beet on his menu. Swear to God, you’ll never look at a tuber the same way again.

1901 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA | 215-454-6529 | Website

2013 BEST Vegetarian Entree in a Non-Vegetarian Restaurant

Sweet-potato tortellini at the Mildred

824 South 8th Street, Philadelphia, PA

Cast iron drives Michael Santoros cooking at this spacious and relaxing new restaurant, but he does more with those black skillets than sear hunks of meat. The one loaded with sweet-potato tortellini, sunchoke knobs, pickled dates and tender fronds of flowering kale is a standout dish in any company, vegetarian or not. Read more »

2010 BEST Vegetarian Dish

Du Jour

379 Lancaster Avenue, Haverford, PA

With steakhouses and burger shops crowding the city’s noontime dining scene, we appreciate that Du Jour has put heart and flair into this zingy veggie option, a lusty mix of brown rice, chickpeas, lentils, feta and Moroccan harissa sauce. Take note, burger kings. Read more »

2009 BEST Vegetarian Dish

Latest Dish

613 South Fourth Street, Philadelphia, PA

Vegetarian diners sometimes forget that they don’t need a whole menu dedicated to meatless fare to find something satisfying. The Latest Dish’s seitan meatloaf is made just like Mom’s, only with savory seitan standing in for the beef. And of course it’s served over a huge pile of creamy mashed potatoes and slathered with plenty… Read more »