The Best Restaurants with Vegan Options in Philadelphia

The OpenTable Team

In recent years, a huge shift has changed Philly's food scene. Vegetarian and vegan restaurants are springing up all over, and even the most meat and seafood-centered places incorporate vegan-friendly dishes the menu. But where are the smartest, savviest diners eating out? Welcome to the Tastemaker Lists. We’ve pulled data from thousands of restaurants to find the top spots among OpenTable's most expert, seasoned diners. Offering some of the best plant-based Japanese, Italian, Indian, and American cuisine, their restaurants will satisfy even the most discerning vegan foodie. Read on for our top picks in Philadelphia.

Restaurants:IndeBlue - Philadelphia, FARMiCiA, Talula’s Garden
Price Range:$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Indian, Contemporary American, American
Neighborhoods:Center City, Old City, Washington Square

IndeBlue - Philadelphia

$$$$·Indian·
Center City
1,809 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Creative Cuisine
Founded by Bombay native Rakesh Ramola, Indeblue wows with its high-end, albeit unorthodox, Indian fare. You won't find dated decor in this establishment; instead, Indeblue offers Read more
98% recommended
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FARMiCiA

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Old City
3,524 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Brunch
Perfectly positioned in the heart of the historic Old CIty, FARMiCiA provides a cozy spot for a casual lunch or relaxed dinner. The eatery's team members pride themselves on using Read more
93% recommended
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Talula’s Garden

$$$$·American·
Washington Square
8,973 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
Describing itself as “a farm-to-table celebration of all things seasonal,” Talula’s Garden has the homecooked and healthy vibe down — so much so that they even have their own foragRead more
95% recommended
Most Booked in Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs
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Positano Coast by Aldo Lamberti

$$$$·Italian·
Old City
2,699 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
Positano’s decor and cuisine certainly evoke the spirit of the Amalfi Coast. Expect jars of lemons, blue tiling, and plenty of photographs of one of the most beautiful cities in thRead more
97% recommended

White Dog Cafe - University City

$$$$·Contemporary American·
University City
4,036 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Brunch
  • Good for a Date
Opening its doors way back in 1983, the White Dog Cafe has become a firm favorite for healthy fare made from locally sourced ingredients. They also focus on running an eco-friendlyRead more
92% recommended
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Pod

$$$$·Asian·
University City
3,158 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Groups
Pod certainly stands out from Philadelphia's culinary crowd with its futuristic interior and Pan-Asian fusion cuisine. It has a bar, intimate private booths, and bright orange acryRead more
92% recommended
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Effie's Restaurant

$$$$·Greek·
Center City
603 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Authentic
If you're on the hunt for earthy, home-cooked authentic Greek cuisine, then Effies is the spot. This wonderful yet underrated vegan-friendly restaurant offers a delectable array ofRead more
87% recommended
Outdoor Dining in Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs

Amada PHL

$$$$·Spanish·
Old City
7,660 reviews
  • Tapas
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
Chef Jose Garces offers his take on traditional Spanish tapas by incorporating some of his American and Ecuadorian roots into the mix. This trendy restaurant has a rather electric Read more
95% recommended
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Marathon - 19th & Spruce

$$$$·American·
Rittenhouse Square
394 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
  • Great for Brunch
With a tagline of “serving the neighborhood” and ties to urban farming and the Eat Local movement, Marathon strives to support sustainable food practices and that community feel. TRead more
100% recommended
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Buddakan - Philadelphia

$$$$·Asian·
Old City
9,362 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
Once a simple post office, the space is now a glittering uber-stylish vegan restaurant complete with water features, onyx, and a giant golden Buddha. The food is every bit as impreRead more
94% recommended
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Pumpkin BYOB

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Rittenhouse Square
1,793 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Pumpkin, sometimes called Pumpkin BYOB or Pumpkin Philly, is a well-known food hot spot located in South Street. Opened way back in 2004, this eatery is rather unusual in that it iRead more
97% recommended
Contemporary American in Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs
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Bud & Marilyn's

$$$$·American·
Center City
3,704 reviews
  • Comfort Food
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
With its chintzy walls, retro decor, and rather garish floral seats, Bud and Marilyn’s has become somewhat of a hipster hangout. This eatery has an unusual menu — think old-fashionRead more
95% recommended
Great for Brunch in Philadelphia

The Love

$$$$·American·
Rittenhouse Square
2,664 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
Aimee Olexy and Stephen Starr are the dynamic duo behind The Love’s delectable offerings. As Philadelphia natives, they’ve created a 100-seat sanctuary that teeters between fine-diRead more
98% recommended
Most Booked in Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs

Zama

$$$$·Japanese·
Rittenhouse Square
1,662 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
Located in the pretty streets of Rittenhouse Row, Zama offers traditional Japanese cuisine with a huge selection of vegetable dishes. The small and cozy interior, complete with wooRead more
97% recommended
Japanese in Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs

Talula's Daily - Secret Supper Club

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Washington Square
675 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Creative Cuisine
Tallulah's Daily is an unusual blend of an all-day cafe, local deli, and what they call an “intimate dining spot.” Don't let the super casual interior fool you, as this best vegan Read more
100% recommended
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Little Nonna's

$$$$·Italian·
Center City
2,868 reviews
  • Cozy
  • Authentic
  • Casual
Nonna is the Italian word for grandmother, and this restaurant certainly attempts to incorporate that home-cooked meal feel into its food. The best vegan dishes here are the salad Read more
100% recommended
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Fond

$$$$·Contemporary American·
South Philly
1,480 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
Fond offers simple and unpretentious American contemporary cuisine. This spot recently introduced a brunch menu, which features mouthwateringly good Bloody Marys topped with all soRead more
97% recommended
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Vernick Food & Drink

$$$$·American·
Rittenhouse Square
1,659 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
Gregory Vernick’s eponymous eatery, Vernick Food and Drink, serves up some honest, compelling food cooked with soul. The seasonal vegan-friendly plates include fire-roasted eight-hRead more
97% recommended
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