Best of Philly

2015 Chef

Rich Landau

Because he’s always here — either walking the floor at Vedge or tinkering in the kitchen at V Street — we tend to forget just how important Landau is in this very vegetarian moment we’re living through. In the national conversation, Landau’s Vedge has already redefined the way that a lot of young chefs look at vegetables and meatless flavors. And now, with V Street, he’s proven that his vision for a kinder, greener cuisine can be fun, too — which is one of the many things (interesting, innovative, delicious) that vegan food never was before he came along.