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New Fast-Casual Spot Vegan-ish Offers Healthy Alternatives in West Philly

At Vegan-ish, just north of Girard Avenue on 52nd Street, you can order delicious veggie options like a chickpea burger samosa, fried brussels sprouts, and […]

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12 People Who Are Helping Shape Philly’s Awesome Vegan Scene

Get to know the vanguard that helped establish our thriving vegan scene — and the folks who are making it next-level. The Influencer: Caroline Ginolfi […]

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A Brief History of Philly’s Vegan Takeover

Memo to all the haters: Philly’s greenwashing was a long time coming. (No joke: Benjamin Franklin was writing about tofu all the way back in […]

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How to Find Vegan Options Practically Anywhere in Philly

Everywhere we look, plant-based alternatives are becoming the norm. Here’s how to eat vegan whether you’re at Wawa or the Wells Fargo Center. At sports […]

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5 Ways Non-Vegans Can Enjoy Philly’s Fall Vegan Restaurant Week

Who says Vegan Restaurant Week, held from October 13th to 19th this fall, is just for vegans? In fact, the sheer amount of delicious meat-free […]

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Vegan Cheese Has Come to Mainstream Pizza, and We’re Not Mad About It

We knew that vegan — or plant-based, as the cool kids say — foods had gone mainstream on a national scale when Burger King started […]

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This Vegan Egg Substitute Has Invaded Philly Restaurants

Despite what many people in my circle, from my boyfriend to my beloved former food editor, have said, I think eggs are one of the […]

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Be Well Philly

We Went on a Vegan Eating Spree in Philly, and These Were Our Favorite Dishes

There was a time in Philly, not too long ago, that going out to eat as a vegan was boring at best and frustrating at […]

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You Need to Try the Vegan Desserts at This New Point Breeze Bakery

More than a year ago, we shared with Be Well readers that Philly would be getting its very own vegan Starbucks. It wouldn’t really be […]

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Philly’s New Plant-Based Protein Bar Is Chocolatey and Delicious

The phrase “plant-based protein bars” may not exactly get your mouth watering, but Best of Philly Fitness Instructor winner, Leroy Mapp, and his business partner, Rian […]

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Philadelphia Brewing Company Is Throwing a Vegan Beer Fest

If you’re a beer-loving vegan, you might think that your beloved brews align with your lifestyle. Major surprise: not all beer is vegan-friendly. Some breweries […]

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5 Restaurants We’re Definitely Visiting During Philly Vegan Restaurant Week

My favorite week of the year isn’t the one between Christmas and New Year’s. It’s not my birthday week or the first week of baseball […]

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The Owner of Blackbird Pizzeria Just Opened a Vegan Pizza Joint in Rittenhouse

In 2010, when Mark Mebus opened Blackbird Pizzeria, Philadelphia’s vegan scene looked radically different. You could count the city’s vegetarian mainstays on two hands. Strictly […]

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Check out Philly’s First All-Vegan Convenience Store

We keep saying Philly is having a vegan moment. But, at this point, it’s actually more of a movement. Just look at the facts. Vegan […]

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The Grain Bowls at This New Vegan Chain Should Not Be This Delicious

True confessions, or rather, just a fact: I am not a vegan. I very much respect folks who are and completely understand the health, environmental, […]