TASTE by Sand Castle Winery

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29 reviews
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TASTE - a Vegan Concept by Sand Castle Winery was re-conceptualized in May 2017 to offer an elegant and savory vegan menu. This new model has been labeled 'absolutely disruptive in the vegan landscape' by the press. We must agree as it is our mission.

Unlike most vegan offerings, TASTE has placed its focus on the proteins. Collaborating with the Herbivorous Butcher, one of the most revered contemporary names in food, its menu was curated by a renowned Philadelphia chef to satisfy both the die-hard and reluctant vegan. The plant-based 'meats' yields texture and taste nearly identical to the real thing. "This is so amazingly" is the most common descriptive heard from those who have eaten at the restaurant.

Augmenting the food offering, this chic space offers a full bar featuring spirits, craft beer, and of course, Sand Castle's 100% European Vinifera wine products. Not only can these wines be ordered by the glass, you can purchase bottles or cases to tak
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Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

Wine was bad had a vinegar taste, food was average at best

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Too much emphasis on faux meat vegan options - it would be nice to see more creative true veggie dishes in addition to the plant based meat substitutes. Otherwise food was good and service was friendly and prompt.

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DT
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious! I had the BBQ sliders and I was pleasantly surprised. They are small plates, so a little pricy for one dish. I'd recommend sharing with someone to try a few different things. Worth the money!!

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JG
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

We are beer drinkers, not so much wine. That is our biggest criticism-the beer list was very limited. We loved everything else so much though that we will go back!

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RN
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My friends and I met halfway between Delaware and Allentown at TASTE. Two of them were vegetarian/vegan and were extremely impressed and delighted by the variety of fun, delicious options available to them. I myself am not a vegetarian, but still enjoyed trying meat-substitute options. Everything was delicious, and loved the wine!

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

The restaurant is wonderful! The food is amazing. I will definitely be going back.

My only gripe is that it took about 20 minutes for anyone to come talk to us once we had been seated. It was really slow when we got there, too, so there really was no reason it took so long. Service could be improved, but other than that it was really, really great!

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Y
Philadelphia
151 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Food is great. Wine not so much. Even if you aren't Vegan, you will enjoy the food.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

Crab cakes were just mush. Salad and asparagus were SUPER oily

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OT
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

It was good a little disappointing compared to other visits. I wish the food or specifically the flat breads were more consistent. We’ve been there three times and ordered both the mushroom and the grand ma each time. Today’s grand am had so much on it it was very oily and messy. It was a real disappointment

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was GREAT

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Y
Philadelphia
151 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Who knew Vegan food could taste so good. Thea Flats were absolutely delicious as were our entrees. The Bar also served well. We will make frequent dining reservations here.

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KS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great date night at Taste. The service was quick and our server was friendly and knowledgeable. The vegan apps and entrees were delicious and the signature drinks were creative and tasty! I highly recommend to anyone looking for great vegan eats!

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CK
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had such a beautiful experience at Taste! I never knew the amazing creativity that could be applied to suit the vegan palet.

I am a big fan and grateful to have found a place with such friendly explanative staff.

Please try this amazing establishment:)

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UB
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The vegan options were interesting. The atmosphere is nice and relaxing.

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SR
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Best vegan food I have had so far. Food is fresh when it comes out. It is worth the price.

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LF
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my son there for his birthday. He is gluten free and we were astonished that they had a gf mushroom flatbread that was excellent! Then we had the vegan crab cakes topped with remoulade sauce and side salad. The cakes were a good size and delicious. As good as the meal was, even better was our server. She offered so much help and was very knowledgeable of the wines and oils that are available along the wall for purchase. We will go back often for sure. Hard to get vegan food of this quality at regular restaurants.

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D
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great to find a totally vegan restaurant. The server, Becky, was friendly and helpful. I had the crab cake and my husband had the mushroom flatbread. Both excellent. The chocolate mousse was outstanding, as was the assortment of dark chocolates. We had a carafe of red wine which complemented the food very nicely. Will go again!

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l
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Over the top great food!
Impossible burger, fried chicken and rib sliders... well done. The charcuterie plate wonderful. Lemonade kambucha awesome.

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OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Taste only keeps getting better! The food has always been good but now there are more options such as the Chicken BBW, which is unbelievable. Definitely try the crab cakes too! And the kombucha cocktails? So refreshing!

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MF
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing VEGAN dining! The house made cheeses were out of this world. Do not delay. Head over to Taste for an incredible plant based dining experience. (Even if you aren’t vegan!)

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

My son is vegan. They are all vegan and the food was delicious.

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TJ
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I had the Korean Barbacue which was delicious! We will go again.

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MF
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was phenomenal! Highly recommend! Can’t wait to go back:)

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OT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and drinks. We've gone here a few times and it's always a great experience. They have a full plant based menu, really great drinks and a variety of desserts.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took a special person on a Valentine's date here! It was a great experience! I would recommend this place to anyone looking for good food,good service,and a romantic setting! She enjoyed it very much as did I! We will be returning here again!

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CT
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had dinner before a show @ Steel City. We were blown away. Amazing gluten free options. The entire time we were planning our next visit to Taste. Better than Vedge (Philly). Highly recommend.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2017
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

While the food was amazing unfortunately this was loaded with msg and my wife developed a migraine after. I would suggest including a warning in the menu for those that are sensitive or allergic. It's a shame cuz the food was yummy otherwise.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2017
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

I got 2 entrees. The Ribeye steak, which was SO amazing I ordered another to-go. There was plenty of "steak", delicious seasoned asparagus & a crispy hash brown w/ a (vegan) butter spread, topped with fried onions & savory BBQ sauce. I would absolutely go back again for this & recomend anyone who loves BBQ to try.

My other entree was chicken & sausage & I was dissatisfied. I was told it's a favorite but I gambled and lost. I was expecting chicken & sausage; it's a few pieces in a Tortilla seasoned soup, bean pattie & garlic sautéed kale. I thought the kale in this dish was out of place because was mixing Italian with Mexican.

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OW
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fathers Day delightful

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