- Neighborhood: East Passyunk
- 1732 West Passyunk Avenue, Philadelphia, PA
- Phone: 215-798-0053
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- Cuisine: Vegetarian
- Alcohol: BYOB
- Price: $$$
- Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
If I’ve seemed at all distracted for the past couple months, that’s because I have been — by mushroom bacon. Mushroom bacon bits, actually. On a Saturday night back in December, I sat down to dinner at the 12-person table at South Philly vegan eatery Miss Rachel’s Pantry, and she served up some vegan scallops — king oyster mushrooms cut about one-inch thick and cooked, magically, in a way that imitated the texture of scallops — topped with mushroom bacon bits. My friend — the kind of person who orders a side of sausage and mac and cheese at Honey’s at 10 in the morning on a Sunday, i.e. someone who wouldn’t rank vegan food as high on her priorities list — exclaimed, and I quote, “This actually tastes just like bacon. ACTUALLY.” I haven’t stopped thinking about that mushroom bacon since. Read more »
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Miss Rachel’s Pantry, a vegan meal delivery service and catering company with weekend brunch and dinner, is hosting a special dinner with guest chef and sometimes vegan, Scott Schroeder. This Saturday, November 3rd, Schroeder will be preparing a farmhouse table dinner that will put his vegan skills to work. Schroeder, chef at South Philly Tap Room and American Sardine Bar is serving up a four-course dinner complete with beer pairings. The menu includes an antipasto platter complete with caramelized brussel sprouts and pickled squash, tomato soup with garlic croutons, a vegan pasta with kale and celery root, and an oatmeal crusted maple pear tart for the sweet finale. The dinner will have two seatings, at 5 p.m., and 8 p.m., and is priced at $50 per person.
Miss Rachel’s Pantry [Official Site]