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“Little vegetarian gem not far from Rittenhouse” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of HipCityVeg

HipCityVeg
Ranked #80 of 4,318 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Fast food
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Facebook - Hipcityveg Phone - 1 (215) 278-7605
Saint Louis, Missouri
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150 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Little vegetarian gem not far from Rittenhouse”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2013

I love that in Philly you can find a successful, slightly (but not overly) trendy vegetarian sandwich shop in one of the most popular parts of city center (near Rittenhouse Square). This place is small (not quite a hole-in-the-wall) but is staffed by friendly workers and serves tasty vegetarian wraps and sandwiches (first visit I had the curry tofu wrap and second time the bella sandwich). Prices are reasonable and service is fast. What else do you want when you're looking for a quick veggie fix.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Best fake chicken noodles I had”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2013

One evening it poured down while I got to my hotel from office and I called and ordered some noodles and fake chicken(forgot the name of the dizh) . Got room delivery and surprised the way the tofu tasted in the noodle, impressive. Loved it. Would highly recommend it.

Visited July 2013
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Odenton, MD
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112 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Wait-- This is vegetarian?! Amazing.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2013

I am not a vegetarian, but I eat vegetables. I like to like to explore different cuisines. While in Philadelphia recently, I sought out Hip City Veg. And, wow! The food just knocked my socks off! I started off with a Groothie (Green+Smoothie) which was filling and tasty. You can't even taste the greens; the fruit and banana mask it and you feel so virtuous, sucking down this bright, green healthy drink. Be warned: it's approximately 12 oz and filling! I had the Philly Steak and a side of sweet potato fries. The sweet potato fries were great. Crisp, well seasoned, yum. The Philly Steak --grilled onions & mushrooms, lettuce & tomato, long roll & ketchup-- was Ah-Mazing! Halfway through my substantial sandwich, I said, wait-- there really is no steak in this? No cheese? The sandwich is meaty, without any actual steak. It's so flavorful, you don't even notice that there isn't any cheese. And, of course I had dessert. I sampled the brownie and saved the cupcake for later. The brownie was by far one of the best brownies I have ever enjoyed. Chocolatey, without being cloyingly sweet. The portion size- satisfyingly on the larger side. The texture was just how I like my brownies: fudgy in the middle, with just the finest flaky crust on the top. No crisp or burnt edges. Just out of this world! Seriously -- you would never know it was vegan! The cupcake was equally as delightful. (I'd still go for the brownie, though; never had one as good.) The cake had the perfect airy cake texture, the frosting dense and sweet without being all sugary in your mouth. Again, you'd never know.

Next time you're looking for a quick and tasty lunch, hit up Hip City Veg. You can go to Chipotle or Panera anytime. For a truly flavorful and unique experience, Hip City Veg won't disappoint.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“VEGAN”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2013

Great vegan sandwiches and Service But Little Less oil TOO GREASY need more seating no public restroom for guest

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Concord, New Hampshire
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110 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“Excellent overall. A must for vegans/vegetarians.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2013

Really cool little place. I always love visiting the city so that there is plentiful veg options. The Hip city mock chicken ranch burger is outstanding. I could eat one everyday. So good!! The place is a little small, so might not get a table at the very busiest times, but the food is worth going for, table or not. Staff are great and service excellent. Can't wait to go back and try something different. Although i might just have the mock chicken ranch again!! Yum!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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