The city typically boasts more dining options, and that's true for meat-free meals, too. Just because Philadelphia is known for cheesesteak doesn't mean chefs can't whip up a mean plant-based feast, too. Check out some of these vegetarian eateries, all within a reasonable drive of Meetinghouse, for some meatless munchies:
1) P.S. & Co.
Not only is P.S. & Co. completely vegan, it's also totally organic, kosher, and gluten-free. Even with all of these special considerations, the fare still appeals to both meat-eaters and vegetarians alike. Swing by for breakfast and dig into a yogurt parfait or a bowl of piping hot porridge. Come for lunch and grab a salad. Stop in for dinner and chow down on a wrap or a steaming bowl of soup. They're all available at P.S. & Co., an industrial-inspired eatery awash in natural light.
1706 Locust St. Philadelphia, Pa 19103; (215) 985-1706
Just because you like to eat locally doesn't mean you have to steer clear of international cuisine. The two well-known vegan chefs who run Vedge prove this much. They reap their ingredients from around the Philadelphia area, and then transform them into exotic vegan fare using their expertise and complex blends of spices. Wash down your meal with a glass of wine or a craft cocktail at Vedge.
1221 Locust St. Philadelphia, Pa. 19107; (215) 320-7500
If you're committed not only to eating plant-based, but also living in an eco-friendly way, then check out HipCityVeg. Located on 18th street, the vegetarian fast food joint recreates classics using plant ingredients only, and it also uses recycled food containers and even furnishings. Pick up a burger or sandwich, dig into a salad, or sip the signature Groothie—a green smoothie with apples, bananas, fruit, and leafy greens.
127 S. 18th St. Philadelphia, Pa. 19103; (215) 278-7605