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Vegan University City Dining Days

It’s summer, prime time for not wanting to eat in.  With outside eating areas galore and all of the many delicious eateries in Philadelphia dishing up vegan options, everyone is going out to eat.  Tomorrow,  July 17th, the island of University City begins its yearly Dining Days promotion.  For those not familiar with the concept, participating restaurants produce a set menu with a set price ($15-$25 depending on the resturant), similar to Philadelphia Restaurant Week.  This year University City boosts awesome options for us vegans, with the except of dessert…  Enjoy as many nights as you can without hurting your pockets.

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$15 Option $25 Option $35 Option
Copabanana
4000 Spruce Street
Vegan Options:
Copa Cantina Salad
Spanish Fries
Black Bean Burger
– No cheese or mayo
Han Dynasty
3711 Market Street
Vegan Options:
Ginger String Beans
Cold Sesame Noodles
Dan Dan Noodles
Spicy Crispy Cucumbers
Garlic Sauce Style
Cumin Style
Water Ice
Pod
3636 Samson Street
Vegan Options:
Vegetable Roll
Miso Soup
Cauliflower
Okinawa Vegetable Stir Fry
Dahlak Restarant (Etiopian)
4708 Baltimore Avenue
Vegan Options:
Hot/Mild Lentils
Gomen Watt
greens, kale, potato
Beets Stew/ Okra Stew
Tikil Gomen
yellow cabbage, potato,
carrot, peas
Shuro
seasoned chickpea paste
Mushroom stew
Spinach
World Café Live
3025 Walnut Street
Vegan Options:
WCL Salad
Korean Tofu
Distrito
3945 Chestnut Street
Vegan Options:
Salsa Mexicana
Chilango Chop Salad
Jicama Salad
Arroz con Frijoles Negros
Desi Village
4527 Baltimore Avenue
Vegan Options:
Veg Pakora
Veg Samosa
Aloo Cholley
Baigan Bharta
Dock Street Brewery
701 S. 50th Street
Vegan Options:
Fresh Spring Mix Salad
Vegan Pizza
New Delhi
4004 Chestnut Street
Vegan Options:
Vegetable Samosa
Bhojia
Patata-wada
Vegetables Malai Kofta
Channa Masala
Pattaya Restaurant
4006 Chestnut Street
Vegan Options:
Veg Lemon Grass Soup
Vegetable Pad Thai
Saigon Cuisine
4000 Chestnut Street
Vegan Options:
House Salad
Pan Fried Veg Dumplings
Vegetable Pad Thai
Vietnam Café
816 S. 47th Street
Vegan Options:
Crispy Veg Spring Rolls
– no sauce
Tofu Rolls
Veggie Noodle Soup
Crispy Spring Rolls Vermicelli
Tofu Curry
Vientiane Café
4728 Baltimore Avenue
Vegan Options:
Fresh Vegetarian Spring Roll
Crispy Spring Roll
– Vegetarian
Tofu Satay
Steamed Dumplings
– Vegetarian
Green Papaya Salad
Vegetarian Naam Salad
Vegetarian (Tofu) Pad Thai
Pad-Kee-Mao
Curry
Mango Sticky

*Please make sure you confirm again at each restaurant that no ingredients are making these dishes non-vegan*

 

Map of the Philadelphian Vegan World

With the launch of Pinterest place pins today, we have compiled a map of all the vegan restaurants, markets, and cafes, etc. in the Philadelphia area that we personally tasted and favor.  This map is not complete.  It will continue to grow as restaurants open their menus to vegan friendly items. In the coming weeks, we will be spot lighting some of our these spots but in the meantime, take a look at the big picture.  

It might not make the top 10 but Philadelphia is quite the vegan friendly city.

What Came First: the Soybean or the Tofu?

Welcome.. to Philly Vegans!  A blog dedicated to delicious vegan food that even your carnivore friends love.
Before all the stomach grumbling posts begin, a quick introduction is necessary.

I’m Erin, an on, off, on, off again, on for life vegan girl living in the Northern Libertyish area of Philadelphia with my boyfriend and co-contributor to Philly VegansVinny and my dog child french bulldog, Oliver. Before my vegan lifestyle began, I was a pescatarian for 5 years.  I indulged in tons of cheese, little fishy friends and eggs galore.  In this state, I was confident that I was living in a dietarily healthy way, then a mandatory yearly physical was instated by my employer and my healthy lifestyle bubble was burst.  I, Erin Jaskiewicz, the self proclaimed healthy pescatarian, had a cholesterol of over 220 (anything over 200 is a red flag).  Long story short, I went vegan, lowered my cholesterol numbers, then had a few months of, “I can just be vegetarian, handle my cholesterol, and feel great.” NO, did not happen.  Push came to shove and now, viola, me and my dedicated cyclist boyfriend took the plunge into a fully vegan life, for life.

Me, Oliver & Vinny

So enough about us,  lets talk blog.  All the future vegan food blog fun will take place mainly in Philadelphia with the occasional excursion to international and domestic locals (and even some from New Jersey).  Posts will include lovely (and sadly unlovely) restaurant endeavors,  tasty recipes and some occasional vegan fitness talk, along with much more fun vegan related stuff! So now, with a mention in my favorite blog Be Well Philly ‘s 10 Best Fitness Instagrammers You Should Be Following and some motivation from my friend Stephen at Pyknic, here it is… The Philly Vegan blog…