An Illustrated Guide to Philly’s 8 Essential Vegan Dishes

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Great vegan food is easy to come by in Philly — but some dishes stand above the rest. For exciting ingredients and convincing meat alternatives that are as affordable as they are delicious, here are the 7 essential vegan dishes to try in Philly, in illustrated form.

Gudeg and Oseng Tempeh Platter

Hardena, 1754 S. Hicks Street

Most vegan jackfruit dishes these days are prepared to mimic pulled pork, but Hardena’s weekend-only Indonesian gudeg stewed jackfruit is the perfect sweet and savory stew that doesn’t try to be faux meat. You can add it to any combination platter, but

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Vanilla Latte Coffee Granita Recipe (Dairy-Free, Soy-Free, Vegan)

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Perk up with this vanilla latte coffee granita. It’s a simple recipe that was submitted by J J Parchman as a Sweet entry in our Snackable Recipe Contest several years ago. J J said, “This granita is so very light and fresh! It is delightful in summer but, once you taste it you will make it all year round. It’s the perfect end to a heavy meal or light snack. The coconut milk adds a depth of flavor and texture that makes this dessert so satisfying.”

Vanilla Latte Coffee Granita Recipe - Vegan, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Fee, Allergy-Friendly, and so refreshing!

This Coffee Granita is a Like a Frozen Vegan Vanilla Latte

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Costa Coffee Enlists Gordon Ramsay Look-Alike to Promote New Vegan Bacon Sandwich

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Costa Coffee—the largest coffee chain in the United Kingdom—has hired a Gordon Ramsay look-alike to promote its new Vegan Bac’n Bap, a breakfast sandwich that just launched in Costa Coffee shops nationwide. The coffee chain decided to enlist look-alike Martin Jordan to be the face of its new campaign after the real Gordon Ramsay shared a scathing review of Costa Coffee’s animal-based breakfast Bacon Bap in a viral TikTok drive-thru roasting. 

In the TikTok video, Ramsay is seen ordering the original Bacon Bap at a drive-thru and talking to the Costa Coffee employees about how it is prepared. After commenting

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40 Raw Vegan Recipes That Are Easy And Require No Cooking

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Imagine a meal prep that wasn’t followed by any cooking. That’s what a raw vegan diet looks like. A raw vegan meal is void of much more than just animal products. It also gives up the heating process. To eat like a raw vegan, one must eat foods uncooked or exclusively heated below 118°F.

Sound kind of archaic? Maybe. But there’s reasoning behind consuming foods in their purest form. “Eating things in the raw state helps to protect the nutrient contents,” says Debbie Petitpain, MS, RDN, a media spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. When some foods are

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Masala Mama Serving Up Fantastic Vegetarian & Vegan Indian Dishes At A Popup In Gowanus

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You may have come across Nidhi Jalan’s culinary creations before. About five years ago she started selling spice blends under the name Masala Mama (a handle Jalan “earned” in the womb), then she launched a line of jarred simmer sauces like Coconut Curry and Vindaloo, and then she did a stint one summer slinging Masala Tacos at Smorgsaburg. Now, and for a limited time only, Jalan is cooking a full slate of vegetarian and vegan Indian dishes for us all to enjoy, at a Masala Mama popup within the Michael and Ping’s space in Gowanus.

“I really wanted to

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16 Delicious Vegan Comfort Food Recipes

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Thinking about starting Meatless Mondays (or going entirely plant-based)? Vegan diets full of plant-based nutrients can boost your mood, lower your blood sugar, and may even prevent certain cancers. They are also getting way more delicious as veganism goes mainstream, with creative recipes that rival any omnivore delight. Whether you’re eating vegan a couple days a week or fully committing to the lifestyle, these savory and sweet recipes will inspire you to get creative in the kitchen while satisfying your comfort food cravings. Enjoy!


Vegan Baked Ziti

Easy Baked Vegan Ziti

This simple, streamlined baked ziti (or rigatoni, or whichever pasta you use)

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