What’s Your Favorite Veggie Cheesesteak in Philly?

HipCityVeg's Philly Steak | Photo via Facebook

HipCityVeg’s Philly Steak | Photo via Facebook

Philly is the land of cheesesteaks, and not just meaty ones: A veggie cheesesteak of some sort can be found on pretty much every menu, whether it’s a Mexican restaurant (Hi, Cantina’s vegan cheesesteak burrito), a bar, or a true-blue cheesesteak shop (though, this is more rare).

But knowing which of these is actually a good veggie cheesesteak and which would be better left off the menu is a whole lot harder than finding one. So, since you guys had such strong opinions about Philly’s veggie burgers, we figured we’d get you to help us weed out the veggie cheesesteaks worth skipping and ask: What’s your favorite meat-free, veggie cheesesteak in Philly? Tell us in the comments section below!

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9 Weekly Podcasts for Every Type of Health Nut

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I’ll say it right off the bat: I’m a big fan of the podcast. It’s like a free on-demand radio show you can listen to while driving your kids around, on your morning commute, or, my personal favorite, while running. Listening is a great way to stay up-to-date on whatever interests you. And whatever your interest, there’s a podcast talking about it. For the fit foodies among you who haven’t tapped into the podcast scene, here: a podcast to satisfy every type of heath nut. They’re all free to subscribe and air a new episode every week. Enjoy!

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Packing Lunch Made Easy: 20 No-Cook Lunches Under 400 Calories

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Pb & J on whole wheat every day was cool in third grade, but I need a little more variety in my lunch these days. I could go out to HipCityVeg and Honeygrow every day, but that would put a strain on my wallet. And honestly, I don’t have the time or resolve to cook my own lunch every single day. But as I recently discovered, you don’t need an oven and a ton of elbow grease to prepare healthy, tasty, not boring lunches. That’s where these recipes come in.

These 20 recipes should take you through the next month of work lunches, and not a single one of them involves cooking. And because most meats need to be cooked, most of these recipes are vegetarian-friendly. Better yet? They’re all under 400 calories, nutritious, and satisfying, so you and your waistline can relax until dinnertime.

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Change of Plans: Philly VegFest Won’t Be at Clark Park This Year

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A few weeks ago, we told you guys VegFest, the free festival celebrating all things vegetarian, would be making its way back to Philly June 6th (Sadly, the same day as Be Well Philly Boot Camp, our day-long fitness fest — but no worries, you can go after you get your sweat on!). And when we announced that the festival would be back for a second year, the location of the 2015 festival was supposed to be Clark Park, but looks like there’s been a change of plans.
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Tiffin’s Vegetarian Tuesday Deals Kick Off

Saag Paneer | Photo via Facebook

Saag Paneer | Photo via Facebook

Tiffin is urging you to kick the Taco Tuesday habit and get on board with Tiffin Tuesdays. All eight Tiffin locations are offering their vegetarian entrees for just $8. And that counts for eat-in, takeout and delivery (Just use the code VeggieTues for you delivery discount).

The $8 entrees (normally $12) include the immensely popular saag paneer, as well as the tasty malai kofta, vegetable dumplings cooked in a creamy cashew nut sauce; and the Southern Indian vegetable korma.

Tiffins are located in and around the Philadelphia area including two new New Jersey locations.

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Taste Test: Our First Impression of the New Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Farmer’s Keep

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Rittenhouse’s newest restaurant addition, Farmer’s Keep, is kind of like the fast, casual restaurant version of a Whole Foods salad bar: The menu offerings are all over the place (On my plate, I had scoops of eggplant caponata, soy rice noodles, quinoa tabbouleh, Greek salad with tofu, and much more), they aim to use local and seasonal ingredients, and you are charged by the pound. And like Whole Foods, it’s easy to fork over way more money than you thought you would. To wit: I walked away with what was, I’ll admit, a pretty full plate, that weighed 1.8 pounds and cost me $20.  Read more »

Tiffin Just Announced New $8 Vegetarian Tuesdays Deal 

Saag Paneer | Photo via Facebook

Saag Paneer | Photo via Tiffin’s Facebook

I don’t know about you, but I love Tiffin — and our friends over at Foobooz do, too. And I (embarrassingly) order their Saag Paneer at least once a week. At least. So from now on, I’ll make sure to make Tuesdays my official Indian food day: The restaurant — which has eight locations throughout Philly, the suburbs and New Jersey — just announced that every Tuesday from here on out, all vegetarian entrees will cost a flat $8. Eeeeee!
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Mark Your Calendars, Folks: The Second Annual Philly VegFest Is June 6th

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Photo via Facebook

Remember last spring, when we announced that the first-ever Philly VegFest was coming to Headhouse Square, and you guys freaked out? Well, prepare to go nuts again, because the second annual Philly VegFest is headed our way soon — June 6th (sadly, the same day as Be Well Philly Boot Camp. But the good news is, VegFest goes ’til 4 p.m., so you can go afterward!), to be exact — and it looks like it’s going to be even bigger and better than the first one.

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