The Vegan Roadie pays a visit to the City of Brotherly Vegan Love. Rich Landau and James Beard Award Nominee Kate Jacoby serve up an abundance of delicious vegan goodness between their two restaurants, V Street and Vedge. Street food, inventive cocktails
Pure Sweets & Co. not only has a full organic, gluten-free, vegan, kosher parve cafe menu, but also provides cold-pressed juices, serves 5-course prix fixe Friday feasts, offers workshops and creates meal plans for the busy health-conscious eater.
You can’t visit Philadelphia without eating a Philly Cheesesteak, and for a vegan version, Dustin headed to Blackbird Pizzeria. Made with house made seitan, garlic and rosemary sauce, topped with onion, peppers and a house made “cheese” sauce.
Next stop on the Vegan Roadie tour: Indianapolis, IN. Follow Dustin to Indianapolis City Market to meet Ian Phillips and taste Three Carrots’ housemade seitan gyros. If you are local and you NEED IT NOW, you can order ahead and reserve your vegan gyro, bahn mi or chili for pick up in 15 minutes. Then, get your hockey-watching and local craft brew-drinking on at The Sinking Ship, which offers both vegan and carnivore-appropriate fare.
Finish out your day by treating your sweet tooth to something vegan and gluten-free at The Flying Cupcake‘s North Illinois Street location. Although you can also purchase gluten-filled and dairy-infused cupcakes at any of their locations, the Illinois Street site is home to the dairy-free and gluten-free kitchen. Both varieties are kept in separate cases to avoid as much cross-contamination as possible. If you’re looking for something on the chilly side, customize your own frozen treat at Sub Zero using one of their six bases (including vegan and non-vegan options) and construct your flavor of choice using one of their 38 flavors (or all of them!) and various mix-ins. Your dessert creation then gets a quick liquid nitrogen bath for a little dash of science.
All in all, it sounds like a pretty good day of vegan-friendly eating!