Vegetarians are often at somewhat of a loss when it comes to finding great food. Not so in the "City of Brotherly Love."
Philadelphia is home to the wildly successful and popular eatery Vedge. Now, it's also home to Vedge's sister restaurant V Street, which features a spicier vegetarian menu, rounded off by a bar that allows for an enjoyable nightlife scene.
Cozy up at one of the tables at V Street, and be prepared to be wowed by their delicious vegetarian food options — Photo courtesy of V Street
The husband and wife duo that brought this city Vedge is Rich Landau and Kate Jacoby. They're now proud to deliver V Street, aimed at more adventurous eaters in the area. They claim that no food is safe from their interpretive improvements, and they aim to serve up more than just the same old humdrum veggie options.
Patron here can perk up their dining experience with selections such as mangos, piri pier tofu, korean fried tempeh, mushroom dan dan noodles or Singapore noodles – all with a kick or special seasonings that make them stand out and impress.
Sweets include selections such as a waffle with banana, miso caramel and srirachi peanuts, or a soft-serve ice cream. Each is sure to delight.
Options here are something out of the ordinary and truly delicious — Photo courtesy of Paul Keller
One of the advantages of V Street is that no reservations are required. Patrons interested in sampling the cuisine here can simply wander up to the door and inquire about seating.
If there's a wait, sample the drinks at the bar and people watch, or shop on nearby Rittenhouse Square. The area offers plenty of activities to pass the time or to indulge in before or after your meal.
Once seated, you can select the dishes that intrigue you and your dining companions, and then eat to your heart's content. Veggie-lovers will delight in the fact that the entrees, appetizers and desserts are a step above options offered at many other area dining spots as far as taste and interest. And those new to the cuisine may just develop a taste for the vegetarian way of life.
After all, if you're going to make this cuisine a daily habit, wouldn't you like it to be as delicious and innovative as possible? The owners here think so as well, and they happily opened their doors with just this goal in mind. No cuisine should be boring, and vegetarian delicacies are no exception.
V Street really does bring vegetables and vegetarian food selections up a notch. You may think differently of classic dishes when you leave here. But then again, that's part of the fun of eating at V Street, right?