Vegan Restaurants in Philadelphia

Vegan restaurants specialize in food that does not use or contain animal products of any kind. Most establishments will not devote their entire menu to vegan cuisine, preferring to offer a separate side menu instead. The city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is home to more than a dozen vegan-friendly restaurants.

Cuba Libre

Cuba Libre is an upscale restaurant that opened in 2000 and specializes in Cuban cuisine. The Guacamole Cubano, made with avocados and fresh pineapples, is a popular choice, as is the traditional black bean soup. Although many entrees include meat, nearly every dish includes a vegan alternative, which led "Urban Spoon" to rank Cuba Libre as the No. 2 vegan-friendly restaurant in the city. Cuba Libre 10 S. 2nd St. Philadelphia, PA 19106 (215) 627-0666 cubalibrerestaurant.com

Morning Glory Diner

The Morning Glory Diner offers a wide variety of vegan dishes, including a tofu scramble for brunch and veggie burgers and hummus plates for lunch. Granola, fresh bagels, berry biscuits and morning muffins round out the vegan fare for breakfast. Morning Glory Diner does not have a dinner menu. Morning Glory Diner 735 S.10th St. Philadelphia, PA 19105 (215) 413-3999 themorningglorydiner.com

The Black Olive

The Black Olive is family-owned and operated and serves Southern-style food that caters to vegans. This establishment features a natural vegan menu containing no fried or processed foods, unnatural ingredients or harmful additives. Black Olive is an upscale restaurant that focuses on minute details. Every item on the menu is also available for takeout. The Black Olive 24 E. Mount Airy Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19119 (215) 247-8400 blackoliverestaurant.com

Honey's Sit 'n Eat

This rustic restaurant offers a combination of Jewish and Southern comfort cuisine that includes reubens, matzo ball soup, vegetable latkes and potato pancakes. The menu features some truly unusual items, such as vegan chili fries and a homemade green bean casserole. According to "Urban Spoon," this is the No.1 vegan-friendly restaurant in Philadelphia. Honey's Sit 'n Eat 800 N. 4th St. Philadelphia, PA 19123 (215) 925-1150

Govinda's Café

Although Govinda's bills itself as a vegetarian restaurant, it offers a large vegan menu that features Asian and American regional cuisine. Featured vegan foods include chimichangas, cheese steaks, vegan ice cream, baked goods and cakes. Govinda's Cafe 1505 South St. Philadelphia, PA 19146 (215) 985-9303 govindasvegetarian.com

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