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“Great little stand-up vegan restaurant smack in middle of bustling Philadelphia”
Review of HipCityVeg

HipCityVeg
Ranked #56 of 4,443 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence
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Dining options: Delivery
Description: Facebook - Hipcityveg Phone - 1 (215) 278-7605
Reviewed 16 March 2014

We were visiting from out-of-state and this was a neat, little stand-up (there is limited seating) vegan restaurant in the bustling center of Philadelphia. We ordered the Philly Steak (as a vegetarian, this was an unusual opportunity to try the famous local cuisine), the Ziggy Burger, a Groothie, and sweet potato fries.

I thought the Philly Steak was very good, though my companion was not impressed by the Ziggy Burger or the Groothie. We both agreed that the sweet potato fries were excellent. We also ordered a brownie and a cupcake. It is difficult for vegans to find delicious baked goods, so these desserts were a real treat.

The staff was friendly and patient in answering questions about the different choices (and about ensuring that the baked goods were truly without dairy products). The price was reasonable. The location is excellent for tourists buzzing around all the tourist sites in central Philadelphia.

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Reviewed 4 March 2014

If you are a vegetarian, a vegan, or just someone who doesn't need a piece of dead animal on your plate at every meal, this place is your fast-food (well pretty fast fast-food) standby. The food is delicious, sized approrpriately, and reasonably priced. Only a few crowded tables in their space, but you can walk a block over the Rittenhouse Square and eat hip food in a hip place. I haven't yet ordered something there that was not super tasty.

Thank Norman S
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Reviewed 2 February 2014

the food wasn't anything special, but it was good and it was veggie, which is so nice to find in the middle of a city. we had the quinoa chili, filling and tasty; the veggie burger; and a couple of the green smoothie's that they have pre-made chugging around a clear-topped dispenser. as other people here have written, there are only 6-8 places to sit -- it really is like a veggie fast food restaurant. we would return.

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Thank evieao
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Reviewed 22 January 2014

Visited Philadelphia with husband, son and DIL. Son and DIL kept going on and one about Philly Cheese Steak Sandwiches, but then (with big grins) steered me into Hip City Veg. Very popular place with very limited seating, but by being quick we managed to score a tiny table.
Sandwiches, soup, salads, etc. and most people were taking it out. Husband and I get two more salads for supper in hotel room while son and DIL grazed through the music scene in the evening.

Thank Lulu22902
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Reviewed 7 January 2014

I say inexpensive because we also are blessed to have Vedge which is more expensive vegan option where the owner worked previously. Have had the mock chicken ranch burger which I have had several time. Everything looks delicious. Only complaint other than the tiny area for sitting is that there is way too much salt used. Try the banana whip with chocolate chips for a decadent end to your meal, but make sure to share. After a ranch burger, I can eat almost half. It's enormous.

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Thank litphyl03
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