Green Soul

4.6
127 reviews
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$30 and under
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Vegetarian
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.
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Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined 12 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our food was beyond delicious everything from the first appetizer to our main course was outstanding the brussel sprouts are the best I've ever eaten and I would venture to say the best in the city the tacos were fresh and delicious the vegan menu is one of the most diverse I've seen in a very long time a fantastic experience from beginning to end

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OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time since the move from Chestnut Hill. Love the new space. Will be back soon.

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OT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food and ambiance!

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HH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good Place, Great Food, and Nice Atlasphere. I would most definitely go back again!

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MR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food. Everyone enjoyed their dinner. Brussel Sprouts rule! My daughter (not big on veggies) even liked them. My son (college student) was raving about the pulled chicken. The chocolate avocado dessert will leave you wondering how they did that. Great place!

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BW
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yes, good food and nice atmosphere. Service was attentive and not too expensive.

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s
Philadelphia
58 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great lunch spot: Limited menu but everything is tasty.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere at Green Soul was the best part! Beautiful decor, and there was a live singer. The drinks were great. It was an overall relaxed environment, and I felt like I could actually enjoy dinner with a friend instead of being rushed out like many busy restaurants in the city. The food was also good. Overall, I had an amazing time and would highly recommend!

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T
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as always. I visit often. I always order the Brussel Sprouts, my fav, salmon but this time I had the rainbow trout.. Delish! I always have the chocolate avocado Mousse YUM!

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TE
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place. Loved the food the service and the atmosphere.

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FF
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As a strict vegan, Green Soul is my new favorite place to dine. Yummy, healthy, clean, and accessible gourmet-vegan dishes in a beautiful restaurant with knowledgeable staff! #HighQualityCusine #ByThePeopleAndForThePeople

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great pre concert at The Met dinner!
Very GF friendly!

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T
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always recommend Green Soul, have taken many friends there for their first visit. It is a calm comfortable environment with food, good music, friendly staff.

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g
Philadelphia
37 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Neighborhood gem, great food and great space, highly recommended

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good place for friends good food and vegetarian friendly

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JG
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first time at Green Soul and I will definitely come back. The for was tasty and had an interesting flare of dressed up soul food. The service was quick and our server was very accommodating. We were there to see an "Emotional Healing" poetry jam that I thoroughly enjoyed.

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AB
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent atmosphere. Live entertainment with an indoor outdoor dining room. Great drinks and good creative food for a reasonable price. Really close to the Met. Great place to wait if you drop off the kids for a concert. Total package!

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T
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Were gleaming bathrooms whole from a problem. Large suction noise and . Smells. Not good

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w
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

We had a large group so take this with a grain of salt. They had the restaurant next door have a leak into their bathroom and they do not have a door into the shared bathroom. Sitting next to the restrooms, it was intervals of very loud vacuuming the entire 1.5 hours we were there. The food took a while to arrive, which again, we were a large group. But the only waitress/bartender was obviously overextended and was given tables across the large floor plan. We were also never informed of side options other than side salads for our sandwiches. I would go back to give it another chance because the food was good.

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RF
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

Servers knowledgeable & enthusiastic, but not polished.( No spoon with soup, no spoon with coffee, etc). Noisy. Good music , but too loud. Need to stock regular cream for coffee/tea. Alcohol portions small

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N
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I am a vegetarian, so I appreciated that there were choices for me. However, I wish there had been more variety in the menu.
It is an adorable place. The service is friendly and efficient.

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j
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot. Interesting food and decor.

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AL
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is simply wonderful. The menu is very good and the staff is responsive and sincere. I appreciated the live music.

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WC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I really like this place and will return many more times to try all the things on their menu. It's nice to have a health-focused comfort food restaurant down town! Oh and love the atmosphere as well.

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CK
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal! Great service! Wonderful staff! Z was a fantastic waitress! Really a perfect evening... we'll be back SOON!

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JB
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this place. Food is always interesting and well prepared. Service is prompt, genuine and unpretentious. Overall a great place unless you are looking for intimate/quiet (it is not). The live music was excellent. Will definitely be back many times

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A
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was absolutely pleased with my entire experience this pass Saturday at Green Soul. I had lunch there, went to SOUTH for a few glasses of wine and then returned back to GS for dinner. I just wanted to enjoy my Saturday and get out for fresh air and GS helped me do just that. Thank you Mike (bartender) for your food recommendations and pleasant service. Thank you Doc and staff for your professional hospitality. Great music great vibes. You’ve just got yourself a loyal new customer. Oh and yes I’ve already started spreading the word about this gem!

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MG
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

First off let me say how much I love the Bynum Brothers. They are so dope. I’ve loved them since Zanzibar Blue. I’ve been to SOUTH several times and decided to go to Green Soul with my date who is very particular about service. Welp! He loved it! Our waitress was amazing. She was bubbly, on point with drinks, gave great suggestions and wasn’t a nag. She came by to be sure we were ok just in time. It was pretty loud which was to be expected since it was a Friday night. It looked like someone booked the upstairs for a private affair so I wasn’t bothered by the noise at all. Now the food! AAAAHHHHMAZEBALLS! If you don’t know that means it was very good, lol My salmon was cooked perfectly. I had never had a brussels hash but it was so tasty! I am a Brussels sprouts fanatic. Every resturant I go to I MUST order some. I’ve even turned my date into a Brussels sprouts lover lol. We really enjoyed them. And then came dessert. Well baaaybee! Talk about delicious 😋. We had the sweet potato donuts and the chocolate mousse. The donuts came out nice and hot and we decided to pair it with the mousse and it was sooooo good. I want to thank Green Soul for a wonderful experience! We will definitely be back and I’m telling all of my friends about it.

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OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ended up sitting at the bar because my date was late. Mike took care of us and was wonderful. Drinks and apps were amazing!

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SA
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was an exquisite eating experience.
The freshness,color,clean and texture of the food was beyond words. Beyond delicious. Cheers to the chef.🍾

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A
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Green Soul is awesome. If I could rate it 5 stars twice I would. From the great customer service to the delicious menu. I would recommmend and it’s my new fav joint ! Haha!

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BJ
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant has a nice atmosphere and delicious food

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NY
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I don’t have enough words to highly praise this restaurant. Unique, socially responsible, absolutely delicious food...wonderful, caring wait staff. This was a by-chance treasure for my wife and I stumble upon during our recent visit to Philly. It will become our Philly go-to whenever we visit. It’s that good!

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b
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I had been here for dinner and found the food, the vibe, and the service quite good. So, decided to try it for Mother’s Day brunch. I have to say that I was disappointed the second time around.

This time the service was rather slow and the waiter seemed distracted. The food was uninteresting in its taste. I had a special Jambalaya, which was bland in flavor and came out cold. The chicken in it was chewy, over cooked and dry. I had to have it reheated and asked for some hot spices on the side. Appetizers like crab avocado toast lacked any flavor, was skimpy, and sloppily placed on dry cracker like bread, two tiny pieces on an oversized dish. The chili cauliflower was like eating general tsao’s flavored syrup on the vegetable and the presentation again was sloppy, just scooped onto a plate. My son had a waffle with fried chicken which he liked, however.

It wasn’t terrible, but the place lacked any finesse as did the food. It’s a shame because it has far better potential than its performance today.

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PG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My family and I had an amazing experience with the Mother’s Day Brunch!

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MG
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

I love this place, I was a little disappointed that they no longer had the Brussels sprouts. I also order my all time favorite soup add salmon and didn’t get the salmon.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mother’s Day Eve

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TH
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always enjoy my food and service here! The menu is full of different healthy option meals that leave you full and satisfied. I can’t wait to go back during the times when they have live music!!!

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j
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food here is just excellent and they handle all dietary requests beautifully! I follow an Auto-Immune Protocol Diet and they mix and match with ease. I also can not handle the hot pepper spices and they prepare mine without. We eat "clean" (minimally processed/organic/etc) and this is my go-to restaurant. Brought the grandmothers here last weekend, ages 87 and 88, and they loved it, too! From decor to food to service, all excellent. And did I mention how kind, caring and efficient the service is?! Really, the best place in town!

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OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent place very energetic and their menu covers all Basis. Green Soul is the perfect name.

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