The Mushroom Cheesesteak, All Grown Up

First and foremost, I want to be clear about something: The cheesesteak needs no updating. No new renditions; no twists. It’s perfect the way it […]

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A New Vegan Cafe and Juice Bar Is Opening in Ardmore This Weekend

As more and more Philadelphians try to eat plant-based in order to be more healthful — and mindful of the environment — a new fast-casual […]

Be Well Philly

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 […]


Look Inside the Fairview, Fergie Carey’s New Bar in Fairmount

On Thursday, Philly bar owner Fergie Carey (Grace Tavern and Fergie’s Pub) will open the Fairview, a neighborhood gastropub with an emphasis on plant-based food. The Fairview […]

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Be Well Philly

The 26 Best Vegan-Friendly Restaurants in Philadelphia

From all-vegan bistros to neighborhood restaurants, meat-and-dairy-free dining is a fad no more. Front Street Cafe Order: The Buffalo cauliflower Front Street does perfectly modern […]

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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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Be Well Philly

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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A Vegetarian Bride and a Gluten-Free Groom Had a Vegan Wedding at Vedge

As we near 2020, one thing’s for sure: Weddings — and receptions — can be whatever you want them to be. It’s your Big Day, after all. […]

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Jennifer Zavala’s Tamales Find Permanent Home at Underground Arts

No, South Philly chef Jennifer Zavala won’t be entering her controversial vegan meatballs into Taproom on 19th’s 6th Annual Meatball Challenge this weekend. Instead, she’ll […]

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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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Be Well Philly

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 […]