Quick, Casual & Cruelty-Free:
- Blackbird Pizzeria, an entirely vegan and certified kosher pizza shop right off of South Street, serves up can’t-resist favorites such as nacho pizza with caramelized onions, jalapeños, avocado, and dairy-free cheese, along with sandwiches such as the smoked tofu Cubano with seitan pepperoni and pickles. 507 S. 6th Street.
- Vegans crave peanut butter banana bacon donuts too. Dottie’s Donuts sweetens up their day with its luscious goodies (blueberry coconut, chocolate-coffee-cardamom). 4525 Springfield Avenue
- Vegans and the otherwise dairy-free eaters seeking a boost are welcome at Grindcore House in South Philly. The only local cafe with a nearly comprehensive range of milk (soy, almond, coconut, hemp), Grindcore also whips up tasty sandwiches and baked goods with nary a hint of animal byproduct. 1515 S. 4th Street.
- HipCityVeg, a popular 100% plant-based fast-food cafe with locations in Rittenhouse Square and University City, has a legion of fans for specialties like its crispy jerk “chicken” Caesar salad and its Philly “steak.” Focusing primarily on take-out, the restaurant also offers a delivery option. 127 S. 18th Street, and 214 S. 40th Street.
- A vegetarian haven since 1984, Magic Carpet caters to students and locals in the University City neighborhood with oodles of meat-free options at two street-side vending locations. Fresh offerings include budget-priced platters of tofu meatballs, rice, veggies, and cheese and the exquisitely light spinach pies with fresh Greek salad on the side. 36th & Spruce Streets; 34th & Walnut Streets.
- Fast and fresh rules the day at South Street’s Vegan Tree. The bounty includes wraps, “steak” sandwiches, pasta and noodle dishes, juices, smoothies, and bubble teas. 742 South Street.
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