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Best Vegan Dish

2021 Best Vegan Cheese

Conscious Cultures

We know. We know. Vegan cheese? But when Conscious Cultures’ brie-like Maverick appeared on restaurant cheese boards, it was so good that it had us second-guessing our own taste buds. And when the Barn Cat arrived, with its bloomy vegetable-ash rind and veggie-ash inlay, we second-guessed it being labeled vegan at all. Read More »


2019 Best Vegan Lunch

The Reuben at Luhv Vegan Bistro/Deli

You can now get this sandwich — stacked with corned seitan and vegan gouda — at Luhv’s deli outpost in Reading Terminal Market, where it’s giving Hershel’s a run for its money. Read More »

101 North York Road, Hatboro, PA | 903-600-5848 | Website

2019 Best Vegan Late-Night Eats

The Vegan Cheesesteak at Good Dog Bar

Yup, chef Carolynn Angle makes the best vegan cheese-steak in Philly. And given how many attempts at vegan cheesesteaks exist, you know that’s a big deal. Read More »

224 South 15th Street, Philadelphia, PA | 215-985-9600 | Website

2019 Best Vegan Happy Hour Snacks

Bar Snacks at V Street

There are three snacks on the happy-hour menu: spicy cold chiu chow noodles, tacos with cured tofu and Peruvian chilies, and chocolate beignets. Order all three, then order them again. Read More »

124-126 South 19th Street, Philadelphia, PA | 215-278-7943 | Website

2019 Best Vegan Dinner

A Veggie Smorgasbord at Martha

From the Pickle Boat to Szechuan roasted broccoli to the hoagie made with fermented and terrined veggies, Martha’s commitment to plant-based runs deep. Read More »

2113 East York Street, Philadelphia, PA | 215-867-8881 | Website

2019 Best Vegan Dessert

Rose Lemonade Popsicles at Lil’ Pop Shop

Summer on a stick (sans the dairy stomach pains). Additional location in University City. Read More »

229 South 20th Street, Philadelphia, PA | 215-309-5822 | Website

2019 Best Vegan Breakfast

The Greek Tofu Scramble at the Tasty

Spinach, tomatoes, tofu feta for some salt — it comes with home fries, but spend the extra buck for the tots upgrade. Read More »

1401 South 12th Street, Philadelphia, PA | 267-457-5670 | Website

2019 Best Vegan After-Dinner Drink

Smoking Darts at Bar Bombón

Sure, most cocktails are vegan. But this one is a really good vegan cocktail — made with mezcal, rum, creme de violette and rose water — at a really good vegan bar. Read More »

133 South 18th Street, Philadelphia, PA | 267-606-6612 | Website

2014 Best Vegan Snack


The menu's "pick three" option lets you nosh while discussing what to order for dinner. May we suggest the curry pickled cauliflower, the smoked kimchee pickles and lupini beans? Read More »

1221 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA | 215-320-7500 | Website