Vegetarian Food Cart Kung Fu Hoagies to Close After Eight Years

The mobile food business serving meatless takes on Vietnamese dishes will call it quits at the end of December.

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Kung Fu Hoagies, a food cart offering vegetarian and vegan takes on traditional Vietnamese dishes, will close next month after eight years in business.

“Due to some life and business changes, Kung Fu Hoagies will be (un)officially closing at the end of this season,” owners Paul Davis and Steve Renzi wrote in a post on the business’s Facebook page yesterday. “Its been a really great experience sharing our food and passion for Kung Fu, and having such positive reception from amazing customers.”

Davis and Renzi, both vegetarians, study a Vietnamese style of the martial art with Master Phuoc Phan of Seven Mountains Kung Fu in Philadelphia. Phan even helped them design their menu as they were forming the business. The cart serves banh mi-style hoagies, noodle soups and bowls, and sides built around vegetarian proteins.

They plan to continue serving at their regular spots on the Penn Campus at 36th and Spruce during lunchtime on Wednesdays and Thursdays, in West Philly near 43rd Street and Chester Avenue during the Clark Park Farmers’ Market on Saturdays, and at Passyunk Square in South Philly on Sunday afternoons through the end of December — although they’re hoping to find a buyer for the equipment and business who will keep the cart going beyond the end of this year.