When you are from the land of the cheesesteak, where exactly does vegan fit in?
Not surprisingly, more and more people are reaching for vegan alternatives to meat, and these Delaware County cafes know how to make veggies otherworldly.
Grace Dickinson of the Philadelphia Inquirer has sussed out the best meat-free spots to get your veg on.
The Boardwalk Vegan (located at 28 N. Manoa Road in Havertown, 484-453-8798) offers a plant-based vegan menu, but you’d never know it because you feel like you’re walking the boards during the summer with this menu.
Pizza, grilled cheese, pasta, brunch sandwiches, boardwalk tenders, wings, and fries all feel decedent, like a day at the beach!
Their entrees are good, but the real winner is dessert—organic, Non-GMO, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, and soy-free Coconut Bliss Ice Cream offers up a variety of flavors.
The Cheezy Vegan (located at 604 Fairview Road in Woodlyn, 610-543-2300) has a menu that is chock-full of cheesy delicious sandwiches, and that’s not all.
Raw Can Roll Cafe (located at 767 W. Lancaster Avenue in Wayne, 484-580-8454) is the hero the world has been waiting for.
Juices and smoothies (with fruits, vegetables, and a variety of milks), plus specialties like the BBQ Bowl, Seaweed Stack, Thai spring rolls, and the Avocado Orange Burrito are what people come back for.
HipCityVeg (located at 232 N. Radnor Chester Road in Radnor, 610-601-8484).
Get your fast-food fix with clean chicken nuggets, fries, shakes, and burgers, like the Beyond Meat burger smothered with BBQ sauce, crispy onions,, and smoked Gouda ‘cheese.’
Order online here. Also visit their location in Ardmore.
Kings and Queens Liberian Cuisine (located at 107 Fairfield Avenue in Upper Darby, 484-466-3359) offers a variety of vegetarian items on their menu, like Jollof with mixed vegetables, Attieke with sauteed vegetables and sweet plantains, or Cassava Leaf, and more.
Read more on the best vegan takeout and delivery at the Philadelphia Inquirer here.