Nicole Marquis’ HipCityVeg has recently rolled out catering. Now you can get everyone’s favorite quick-serve vegan fare at your location. HipCityVeg is offering miniature versions of its menu for groups from 8 to 10, as well as for large groups of more than 25.
Check out more of the catering details over at Be Well Philly.
HipCityVeg Now Offers Catering [Be Well Philly]
Just in time for holiday-party season: HipCityVeg announced today that it is now offering catering services for office parties, family get-togethers and more. The menu includes mini versions of the regular HipCity offerings, with trays serving groups small (eight to 10) and large (25 or more). Pitchers of juice and a spread of desserts (right now, it’s seasonal cookies) are also available.
The service is available though both of the cafe’s locations, in Center City and West Philly. Staffers need at least 48 hours notice to get the goods ready.
More details are here.
I think this pretty much cement’s Philly’s status as a vegan powerhouse: We’re getting a new vegan bar. Our friends at Foobooz are reporting that HipCityVeg owner Nicole Marquis is teaming up with real estate developer Allan Domb to open a bar called Charlie Was a Sinner (Friends: What do we think of the name?) at 131 South 13th Street in Midtown Village.
It’ll serve cocktails made with juices and feature a menu full of plant-based food. They’re pegging March as the rough opening date, with construction beginning tomorrow.
More on the vegan-bar news here.
A table spread at Marie Turney and Valerie Safran’s enchanting Little Nonna’s, which gets our prize for Best New Gayborhood Restaurant. Photo courtesy of Jason Varney.
GAYBORHOOD RESTAURANT: Amis
You don’t have to spend the mortgage at Marc Vetri’s eponymous townhouse to get that delicious Vetri Italian cooking. This exposed-brick, slightly industrial-feeling space has food that will simply knock your socks off, including our fave, the addictive tonnarelli. Sit at the counter, sip some very good wine, and watch the masters do their thing. 412 S. 13th St., 215-732-2647, amisphilly.com.
NEW GAYBORHOOD RESTAURANT: Little Nonna’s
Marcie Turney and Valerie Safran’s latest is a step back in time to the cozy kitchen of some little Italian granny—one who wants to put some meat on those bones. Loosen your belt and dive head first into the homemade meatballs sopped in “Sunday gravy” and a plate of the fluffiest gnocchi this side of Trastevere. 1234 Locust St., 215-546-2100, littlenonnas.com.
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HipCityVeg is now open for business in West Philadelphia. Adam Shriver tweet-bragged that he was the first customer at the new outpost of Nicole Marquis vegan quick-serve spot.
HipCityVeg – University City [foobooz]
Twitter user Adam Shriver brags that he’s the first ‘evah’ HipCityVeg customer in West Philly.
Here is a meal option for those not waiting in line at the new University City Shake Shack. HipCityVeg, Nicole Marquis’s vegan spot has opened in University City. The new storefront is at 214 South 40th Street and has seating for 30, significantly larger than the original Rittenhouse location.
The best part of going back to school is seeing your friends again and hearing about what they did this summer. And if you consider University City a friend, you’ll be excited to hear what happened over the summer to the neighborhood as new restaurants have opened and even more will swing open their doors this fall.
What, you didn’t know one University City campus is getting a Shake Shack put in right by the school cafeteria? And did you see that Irish bar take over space in the Left Bank? Did you hear about the anniversary discount happy hour at one of University City’s finest Mexican restaurants? No?
Catch up with look at what’s new, what’s opening soon and what events are coming up in the land of Penn and Drexel.
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Nicole Marquis’ HipCityVeg has been packing in throngs of hungry vegans and other diners looking for a healthy meal. But what no one knew until now, was just how many calories were in a groothie or arugula taco salad. Now the most popular (non-fried) items on HipCityVeg’s menu have calorie counts.
Head on over to Be Well Philly for the full list, and start punching those calories into your MyFitnessPal.
HipCityVeg Now Offers Calorie Counts [Be Well Philly]
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Nicole Marquis tells Michael Klein that a branch of her uber-popular HipCityVeg is coming to 214 South 40th Street this fall. The 1,775 square foot space will offer significantly more space than Marquis’ original HipCityVeg on 18th Street in Center City. The vegan quick-serve spot will join a strip of businesses that includes Smokey Joe’s, Ben & Jerry’s, Greek Lady and Qdoba.
HipCityVeg is coming to University City [The Insider]
HipCityVeg [Official Site]