YESSS: HipCityVeg Is Adding Breakfast to Its Menu — Plus More Details on the New Midtown Village Location

Rendering of the HipCityVeg location on Broad Street | Image courtesy HipCityVeg

Rendering of the HipCityVeg location on Broad Street | Image courtesy HipCityVeg

Breaking news, people: We just got word that HipCityVeg’s new Midtown Village location, slated to open at 121 South Broad Street in December (so soon! Eeeee!), will have — wait for it — breakfast on the menu. We’re talking vegan breakfast sandwiches, wraps, bagels, coffee and more. Insert all the praise-hands emojis here.

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10 Healthier Holiday Dessert Recipes to Try This Season

The holidays are right around the corner, which means sugar-topped, filled, and covered confections will be popping up around kitchen tables all over the country right about now. But just because you’re staying healthy this holiday season (or at least trying to), it doesn’t mean you can’t have some apple gingerbread cake, too. Enter these 10 healthier takes on holiday dessert favorites, from dairy-free pumpkin pie ice cream to bite-sized candied apples, to prove you can have your (vegan spelt) molasses cookies and eat ’em too.

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Amazing: Martha Is Hosting the Most Seasonal Vegan Dinner Ever

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This Sunday, November 20th, Martha in Kensington is throwing an apple-themed dinner to highlight the many varietals of apples you’ll find in the Philadelphia region. There will be 14 apple varietals featured in the $35 per person, vegan dinner.

Martha’s Jon Medlinsky will be joined by Ben Wenk of Three Springs Fruit Farms and Vincent Finazzo of Riverwards Produce. Wenk and Finazzo will share their knowledge about apples for the assembled.

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Sunday: Apple Dinner at Martha

wenk apples martha 940This Sunday, November 20th, Martha in Kensington is throwing an apple-themed dinner to highlight the many varietals of apples you’ll find in the Philadelphia region. There will be 14 apple varietals featured in the $35 per person, vegan dinner.

Martha’s Jon Medlinsky will be joined by Ben Wenk of Three Springs Fruit Farms and Vincent Finazzo of Riverwards Produce. Wenk and Finazzo will share their knowledge about apples for the assembled.

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What’s the Absolute Best Store-Bought Veggie Burger? 

For a long time, I was a Morning Star Garden Veggie Burger gal when it came to store-bought veggie burgers. You could find me piling two patties layered with avocado slices (yep, I go H.A.M. when it comes to veggie burgers) onto a potato bun at any summer BBQ you found me at. But then I stopped eating soy and I had a momentary veggie-burger crisis. Would I EVER find a good veggie burger again?!?!?!

The answer was yes. First I found the Field Roast FieldBurger, which I thought was the very best veggie burger I’d ever had. (It’s juicy, guys — a juicy veggie burger!) But then, this past weekend, I sampled the Beyond Meat Beyond Burger — which is designed to mimic a true beef burger in texture and color (it’s colored with beet juice) —  at Pennsylvania Avenue’s shiny new Whole Foods, and I think it won me over.

But before I decide that I’ve found a new favorite store-bought veggie burger, I figured I’d pose the all-important question to you guys: What’s the absolute best store-bought veggie burger you’ve tried? Because we already know where the best restaurant veggie burgers in Philly are, but sometimes you want to chow down on a veggie burger from the comfort of your own couch.

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10 Nutritional Yeast Recipes to Try Now (Plus Why You Should Be Eating It)

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It’s yellow, savory, and works great as a pasta topping — and nope, it’s not cheese. Still stumped? Well, believe it or not, we’re talking about yeast. Yes, yeast. But not just any yeast. We’re talkin’ about the flavorful and B vitamin-packed, protein-packed ingredient known as nutritional yeast, AKA the guilt-free cheese alternative loved by vegans all over.

Unlike regular yeast, nutritional yeast, also known as nooch, (terrible nickname, we know) is inactive, so it won’t make bread rise but it still does a phenomenal job of rising to the occasion (see what we did there?) when you’re looking to add some flavor to a healthy dish. And if you’re not sure where to start, we’ve got some ideas for you: From artichoke dip to avocado spread to Caesar salads, take your pick!

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Vedge Celebrates Five Years with Anniversary Tasting Menu

Vedge | Photo by Michael Persico

Vedge | Photo by Michael Persico

Rich Landau’s lauded vegan restaurant, Vedge has turned five years old and is celebrating with a special tasting menu. Available now through mid-December, the five-course dinner is $55 per person and offered on weekdays. Among the highlights, Landau’s bewilderingly good take on ramen and a maitake mushroom “shepherds pie.”
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The Checkup: The Protein-Packed Pumpkin Pie Bars You Need to Make

• ‘Tis the season for pumpkin pie — but it doesn’t have to a super sugar-filled guilty pleasure. These vegan, gluten-free pumpkin pie bars (hellooo, portion control) are sweetened with dates instead of sugar and get a protein boost from pumpkin spice protein powder (who knew that was a thing?). We say make ’em this weekend and enjoy — guilt-free! [POPSUGAR Fitness]

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