Gangster Vegan Organics Now Open in Norristown

GANGSTER VEGAN POSTIf you’ve got a hankering for some raw, organic, gluten-free, soy-free, dairy-free food and drink (phew!), this is right up your alley. Vegan and raw-food enthusiast Vince DePaul (you might know him as VinnyVegan on Instagram) has opened up a brick-and-mortar spot for his juice and raw food business.

I first began hearing about Vince through pop-ups and collabos he was doing around town with local yoga studios, including Yoga Home in Consohocken. As of last week, Vince now has a permanent home at 2454 West Main Street in Norristown.

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These Are the Best Veggie Burgers in Philly, As Chosen By You

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Last week, we asked you guys this very important question: Who has the best veggie burger in Philly? And boy, did you answer. You named everywhere from Strangelove’s to Devil’s Alley to Monk’s to Village Whiskey to Memphis Taproom—their veggie burger is topped off with coconut bacon, people!—to The Cedars House, and more (check out all the comments here). But there were some clear leaders in the pack, and we’ve listed them off for you below. My suggestion: Read up, grab your raincoat and get to one of these five spots, stat.

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Where Is the Best Veggie Burger in Philly?

Village Whiskey's Veggie Burger | Photo via Facebook

Village Whiskey’s Veggie Burger | Photo via Facebook

Ordering a veggie burger is risky business: You can end up with a pile of mush just barely being held together by two buns, or a bean patty that’s been doused in every single spice under the sun, or a completely flavorless concoction drowned in a brick of melted cheese—we’ve all had one of those, right? And these disappointing experiences are exactly why I go back to my trusty favorite—Village Whiskey’s guacamole-topped creation—again and again and again. But hey, a girl’s got to switch it up every now and then, and that’s where you come in. We want to know, Be Wellers: What is your favorite veggie burger in Philly? Ready, set, comment!

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16 Delicious Thanksgiving Side Dishes for Every Diet

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Newsflash: Thanksgiving is right around the corner, people! That means it’s time to begin the dreaded chore of coming up with a Thanksgiving menu. Putting together a lineup that pleases every single person at the dinner table can be a seriously tough task, especially when you’ve got everyone from Paleo devotees to vegans to gluten-free folks on the guest list. But not to worry, friends—we’ve got you covered.

We’ve rounded up 16 recipes for some of the most popular diets out there: On this list, you’ll find everything from gluten-free stuffing to vegan creamed spinach to Paleo mashed “potatoes” to low-carb mac and cheese. Now, read up, pick a few recipes and prepare to wow even the pickiest of eaters.

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What to Eat This Week: Vegan Comfort Food Edition

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A few weeks ago, we got a bunch of Philly vegans to dish on their favorite vegan comfort foods in Philly, and you guys went bananas. It was our most popular post of the week, which confirmed my suspicion that we are all in need of a little inspiration when it comes to vegan comfort food. So this week, I bring you just that: I’ve rounded up five drool-worthy vegan comfort food recipes, from burgers to fajitas to ramen (my personal favorite) and more. Now, let your week of home-cooked vegan deliciousness commence!

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HipCityVeg Owner Nicole Marquis to Open New Bar on 18th Street

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Photo by Art Etchells

If you find yourself at HipCityVeg just about every day (feel no shame—I am probably waiting in line behind you Every. Single. Day), then this news should make you jump with joy: Our friends over at Foobooz say it looks like owner Nicole Marquis (who also owns Charlie was a sinner.) is set to open another spot just a few steps away from HipCityVeg, where Crumbs bakeshop used to be—and this spot will have a liquor license.

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New Bar from Nicole Marquis

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Nicole Marquis
, founder of HipCityVeg and Charlie was a sinner. appears to be opening another spot with a liquor license. A license application in the window of the former Crumbs bakeshop at 133 S 18th Street has the name”Marquis Latin Philly LLC” and can be traced back to the address of HipCityVeg at 127 S 18th Street. A neighboring business told us they heard the business would be serve tacos.

The building is owned by Allan Domb, who is also Marquis’s landlord at the original HipCityVeg and Charlie was a sinner. We’ve reached out to Marquis for comment and will update this story when we have more information.

UPDATE: Marquis thanked us for reaching out but offered us no comment.

Though the location makes sense, it is interesting that Marquis is once again positioning her vegan spots near those of her former bosses, Rich Landau and Kate Jacoby. Charlie was a sinner. is just a bit more than a block from Vedge and this location will just be a block from the just opened V Street.

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