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Where to Celebrate World Vegan Day

November 1, 2021 – Celebrate World Vegan Day (November 1) by visiting our go-to veg-friendly Philadelphia restaurants offering ridiculously delicious plant-based fare.

Sor YnezSilk City Diner, Bar & Lounge, and Triangle Tavern on East Passyunk Avenue boast extensive vegan offerings while locales such as Sabrina’s Café and Square 1682 provide guests with an unexpected, flavorful dish fit to impress veg-focused foodies. Check it out below!

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PHILADELPHIA’S PREMIER DESTINATIONS FOR VEGAN CUISINE

Silk City Diner Bar & Lounge, the eclectic Northern Liberties diner and lounge, serves up a satiating vegan fare with starters including Silky Hummus ($9) and Seitan Wings ($12), as well as crowd-pleasing handheld sandwiches including Crispy Maitake Mushroom ($14) crafted with vegan buttermilk marinade, shredded lettuce, tomato, pickles, and vegan poblano aioli, served on a vegan sweet potato bun, and the Impossible Burger ($10) prepared with a 4 oz patty, shredded lettuce, tomato, onions, pickles, and vegan thousand island, served on a vegan sweet potato bun.

For the brunch-goer, Silk City Diner boasts an extensive line-up of savory and sweet creations including Vanilla Vegan Pancakes ($12) composed of vanilla pancakes, seasonal berry compote, and powdered sugar.

Hours of operation are Wednesday from 5 — 10pm, Thursday from 5 — 11pm, Friday from 5 — 12am, Saturday from 11am — 12am and Sunday from 11am — 9pm.

435 Spring Garden St. | 215.592.8838 | www.silkcityphilly.com/

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Sor Ynez, the Mexico City-inspired restaurant in South Kensington, offers an abundance of plant-based dishes with an authentic Mexican flare, including the meat-less and dairy-free Vegan Mixiote ($18) crafted with eggplant, chayote squash, nopales, carrot, celery root, kale, chipotle sauce, and steamed in banana leaves, served with fried red onions and rice, Sikil Pak ($12) prepared with Mayan pumpkin seed hummus, pomegranate, crudite, and house chips, and Alt Pastor Tacos ($12) composed of spit-roasted cauliflower, red chile, pineapple, salsa verde, onions, and cilantro.

For those with a sweet tooth, Sor Ynez offers Vegan Churros ($7) rolled in cinnamon sugar and served with oat milk champurrado – ideal for capping off one filling and rewarding culinary experience.

Hours of operation are Tuesday through Friday from 4 — 9pm, Saturday from 12 — 9pm, and Sunday from 12 — 5pm.

1800 N American St. | 215.309.2582 | www.sorynez.com/

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Triangle Tavern on East Passyunk Avenue, home to more than 160 independently owned businesses in South Philadelphia, offers a plethora of creative, unique vegan friendly fare sure to impress the elite of food enthusiasts with all-vegan dishes including Spaghetti & Meatballs ($15), Seitan Wings ($13), Roast Beef ($12), Cheesesteak ($12), Crab Cake ($11), Red or White Pizza ($12), and much more.

Hours of operation Monday through Friday 12pm — 2am and Saturday through Sunday 11am — 2am. 1338 S 10 th  St. | 215.800.1992 | www.triangletavernphilly.com/

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UNEXPECTED AND ELEVATED VEG-FRIENDLY DISHES FROM PHILADELPHIA RESTAURANTS

Sabrina’s Café, the locally grown group of popular breakfast, lunch and (in one case) dinner restaurants, puts a twist on the classic Philly cheesesteak with the meat-less and dairy-free, fan-favorite dishes Veggie Philly Cheesesteak crafted with marinated seitan as the base, topped with sautéed onions and long hots served with a vegan cheese on a Sarcone’s roll, and Tofu Scramble prepared with spiced tofu, sauteed onions, bell peppers, spinach, mushrooms, garlic, and shallots.

Fairmount | 1804 Callowhill St | 215.636.9061 |  www.sabrinascafe.com/

Collingswood | 714 Haddon Ave | 856.214.0723 |  www.sabrinascafe.com/

Wynnewood | 50 E Wynnewood Rd | 484.412.8790 |  www.sabrinascafe.com/

University City | 227 N 34 th  St | 215.222.1022 |  www.sabrinascafe.com/

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Square 1682, the modern American kitchen located at the intersection of 17 and Sansom streets in Rittenhouse neighborhood, boasts a rich and spice-forward, vegan entrée with the signature Cauliflower Curry ($26) composed of madras curry, coconut milk, crispy chickpeas, and spinach.

Hours of operation Tuesday through Friday 5pm – 10pm, Saturday 9am – 2pm & 5pm – 10pm, Sunday 9am – 2pm.

121 South 17 th Street | 215.563.5008 | www.square1682.com/

 

-Samantha Kilpatrick