Best of Philly

2013 Chef

Richard Landau, Vedge

Almost everyone says the same thing after a first meal here: That was vegan food? Yes, it is- just not the sort that scares you away from Sunday-night potlucks in West Philly. Whether it’s the fresh treasures from Landau’s Dirt List or his knack for deploying tofu skin like pork cracklin’s and actually pulling it off, this animal-free cooking is revelatory, hedonistic and even-dare we say it about a menu free of offal?- gutsy.

1221 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107; 215-320-7500;