The Best Restaurants with Vegan Options in Philadelphia

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.

The OpenTable Team
Restaurants:Talula’s Garden, Positano Coast by Aldo Lamberti, White Dog Cafe - University City
Price Range:$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:American, Italian, Contemporary American
Neighborhoods:Washington Square, Old City, University City
Party Size
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Time
7:00 PM

Talula’s Garden

$$$$·American·
Washington Square
10,188 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion

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 forager! Dripping in gold...

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American in Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs

Positano Coast by Aldo Lamberti

$$$$·Italian·
Old City
3,165 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date

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 the Mediterranean. Cho...

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White Dog Cafe - University City

$$$$·Contemporary American·
University City
4,378 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Outdoor Dining

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-friendly operation and have ...

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Most Booked in Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs

Pod

$$$$·Asian·
University City
3,023 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Hot Spot

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 acrylic accents, making ...

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Amada PHL

$$$$·Spanish·
Old City
7,760 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Tapas

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 atmosphere, and the ...

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Marathon - 19th & Spruce

$$$$·American·
Rittenhouse Square
499 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Lunch
  • Casual

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. The 19th and Spruce l...

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Kid Friendly in Philadelphia

Buddakan - Philadelphia

$$$$·Asian·
Old City
9,706 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies

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 impressive as the decor, ...

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Most Booked in Philadelphia

Pumpkin BYOB

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Rittenhouse Square
2,054 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Creative Cuisine

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 is cash-only and has ...

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Contemporary American in Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs

Bud & Marilyn's

$$$$·American·
Center City
4,182 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Casual

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-fashioned American favorite...

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American in Philadelphia
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The Love

$$$$·American·
Rittenhouse Square
4,020 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • 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-dining and elegant-chi...

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Most Booked in Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs

Zama

$$$$·Japanese·
Rittenhouse Square
1,844 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Authentic

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 wood tables and minimal...

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Japanese in Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs

Talula's Daily - Secret Supper Club

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Washington Square
677 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem

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 restaurant packs a m...

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Fond

$$$$·Contemporary American·
South Philly
1,535 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies

Fond offers simple and unpretentious American contemporary cuisine. This spot recently introduced a brunch menu, which features mouthwateringly good Bloody Marys topped with all sorts of veggie deligh...

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Contemporary American in Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs