Green Soul

4.6
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182 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Vegetarian

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Good Vegetarian Options
Green Soul offers a healthy alternative to traditional Soul Food with vegetarian and vegan options. With several restaurants serving authentic Southern favorites, we wanted to stay close to our roots while offering our guests food that is good for them, and food they would feel good about eating.

We know there is a way to use traditional ingredients familiar to Soul Food enthusiasts, but presented as a healthier version of everyone’s favorites. We've developed recipes that incorporate the best aspects of traditional dishes allowing the natural flavors to shine through.

Wherever possible, we are using local, organic and sustainably produced ingredients. We support independently owned, local businesses wherever we can. We are committed to limiting the carbon footprint created by our business and have made a number of choices to meet that goal.

We feature live music on weekends with local artists covering a range of musical genres from Soul to R&B, Folk and Singer-Songrwiters.
What 182 People Are Saying
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K
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite new spot. I wish it was closer to my office, I would have lunch there every day. Healthy, delicious food. Very kind and pleasant staff. Next time I will be sure to come when there is live music. That would be the perfect trifecta!

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M
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was good. Felt rushed. We received our apps and salad before our bottle of wine! We were still eating our salads and our meals came! When server brought meals, I advised we felt like we were being rushed, and he said I apologize, and drop the plates and left. Not my idea of a nice relaxing dinner. Even though the food was good I probably will not go back because of this.

OT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great first experience overall, food was fresh, different and well prepared. The staff was pleasent and attentive. Would definitely come back again!

KK
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Mogan was amazing!! I cant wait to go back!

JB
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptionally well prepared food that is unique, healthy and delicious. Service is relaxed and comfortable and the atmosphere is a perfect compliment. This is a great spot, we visit it regularly and have never been anything but delighted.

M
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

such a lovely place, with lovely people and delicious food that isn’t too heavy. what a happy way to spend an evening with friends!

OT
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Food was good enough, but service was extraordinarily slow. Never mind that we were one of 5 tables at the restaurant - it easily took 25 minutes for 2 salads to arrive, and my friend’s drink was completely forgotten. Would return but likely only for takeout.

OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great. My drink was a little off, but I would go again

G
Washington DC
45 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Great and interesting food.

GR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place for great food, service, and music

J
Atlantic City
6 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience1

The music was too loud, our food took forever to come out and it was average at best when it did. The chili was good. Everything else was like warm. I had to go toward the kitchen to receive our food. Our waiter was very nice, but that is about all I can positively say. We even have someone come up to us asking for money at our table. Really Awful experience. At the end of the meal, the manager came over with 4 coupons for a free drink for our NEXT time back. That will never happen.

RD
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent vibe and food/drink choices. Love the small plates options - perfect for sharing! And the emphasis on healthy, local, sustainable ingredients, accented with a soul-food twist is refreshing and innovative. Highly recommend!

S
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Upon arrival host was plea, table was right near stage which was great since we came to hear him. Pleasantly surprised at the quality of the food & beer selection. Will be back!

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Cajun Salmon BLT on the brioche bun is phenomenal!!!!! My first time here and we’re already planning on going back

d
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Out of Spinach wrap for the Portabella Mushroom wrap 😩

AK
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious. Great atmosphere and really nice staff.

DS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

One of my friends had the turkey chili. It was too salty.

JH
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

I love Green Soul---love the ambience, the people, and the food. The music, however, was a little too loud for us (my friend and I both have hearing problems.) The food was delicious--- this time I had one main dish, and last time I had several small dishes and I think I prefer the smaller dishes---many different delicious tastes!

OT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance. Attentive and helpful staff. Great food. Soulful music.

f
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Absolutely had a wonderful experience at Green Soul and will be back. We had a party of 6 and were able to be seated upstairs as we wanted a little quieter seating as we were meeting one of the couples for the first time. The service was fabulous - all staff were pleasant, cheerful, attentive and knowledgeable. We enjoyed the dishes and the vibe of the restaurant.

LN
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Raven was absolutely wonderful. The food was very tasty. The crispy Brussels sprouts are a must. The Nola Jambalaya and Wild Caught Salmon were very delicious. The salmon was cooked perfectly, very mouth watering and well seasoned. The Sweet Potato Donuts 🍩 and Soy vanilla ice cream 🍦are the best combinations. 🍽🍹

TS
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant. Fantastic vibe. Delicious food and wine. Great music! Really enjoyed the crispy brussel sprouts, the North African chicken bowl, the BBQ pulled chicken sandwich and the pear crumble. We will be back!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Drinks took a long time

A
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Green Soul was amazing. We sat at the bar, there was live music. Our bartender was really nice, he was fun, had a great smile. I got the tempura shrimp tacos and the brussel sprouts. Gorgeous. Had a creamy matcha vodka that was light and refreshing. I already can't wait to go back.

KP
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal - starting w crispy brussel sprouts and carrot/parsnip fries. Northern African Cx was great as was shrimp tacos. Good service and reasonably priced wine/beer.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

One of my top favorite spot and I encourage you to go if you want a soothing, relax, mouth feel and great experience. Please go and support because you will not be disappointed.

J
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food is really great for the prices at which it's offered. Went on a Saturday at 7:30 and the live music started shortly after. The music was great, though just a bit loud as we were seated right next to the stage. We live just a few blocks away and have been here many times. It rarely, if ever, disappoints. The service is always so friendly and even though it was quite busy on this Saturday evening, the servers were attentive and the food didn't take too long. My only complaint with this most recent visit is that they were out of the Impossible Burger, which is what I usually get there. However there have a bevy of other delicious choices so I wasn't too disappointed. We will definitely be back.... probably next weekend.

GH
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second time coming to Green Soul and it was so nice. The food was delicious and the service was awesome. The music was sounding so good. I bought two of my friends with me and that was their first time and they enjoyed themselves too. This will not be our last time coming. I will definitely be referring others to Green Soul.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress Promise was delightful! Food was delicious and I stuck to my healthy eating plan! Nice music going! Wonderful! Speedy service!

KT
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fresh food, most stores that claim to be healthy still offer pork and red meat -- but not Green Soul. I had a vegetarian meal, the tempura poblano pepper is to die for. Their sauce with the plantains is fresh. The quotes around the walls and decor are beautiful. Live performances are wonderful. Will be going again soon.

J
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place with delicious food and friendly service. I’ll be back!

A
Philadelphia
34 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

This was our second visit and unfortunately, we experienced service issues once again. Our server was sweet but very inexperienced and would, for example, bring soup with no spoon and then we had to wait upwards of 10 minutes to get one. It’s a shame because the food is good and the atmosphere pleasant but I don’t think we will return.

JC
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Junior waitstaff but tried - food good, thir order of poblano app had far too much coating_ should have sent it back

AN
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

what a nice vibe in the restaurant, servers are pleasant, to match the food. healthy choices that taste good!

RD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our expectations were exceeded! Friendly knowledgeable staff educated on dietary restrictions and inclined to obtain information and act in it.
Highly recommend! Wish I lived closer.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice atmosphere

T
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Music was excellent. Menu selection not good. When you say SOUL you think of food for the SOUL. Taco were great, Salad not... need more menu options.. or a create your our meal selection.
Cleanliness, Service, Music were all great.

AF
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here and absolutely loved it. Had the cauliflower tacos and. They were incredible

RH
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We found Green Soul when doing a Google search of restaurants near The Met. We had never tried it before and the menu intrigued us.
We shared the Hummus and Roasted vegetable appetizer between the 3 of us. We quickly ran out of pita (served freshly toasted and warm) but our Server (very friendly, helpful and informative) had offered us more should we need it. It was delicious but the roasted vegetables were red and yellow beets and I know that there are many (alien to me) who do not care for them.
One of my dining party had the Impossible Burger and she highly, highly recommended it.
My husband and I split the Carrot and Parsnip "Fries" and the Shrimp Tempura Tacos and we were thrilled with both.
Green Soul has an impressive local craft beer selection on tap (we sampled 4 between us) and their cocktails are inventive (my husband had 1).
For 3 of us, including a 20% tip, the entire things cost $110.00 and that was more than fair for the meal, drinks and service we received.
We will be coming again. With friends!

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience5

They didnt have my reservation on file, smh