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Vedge

Philadelphia
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Mon5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tues5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wed5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thu5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Fri5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Sat5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Vedge

1221 Locust St

Philadelphia, PA 19107

A laser focus is put on seasonal vegetables at Vedge, and the refined, entirely meat-free menu is creative enough to attract even the most ardent of meat-eaters, if the wait for a table is any indicator. When chefs Richard Landau and Kate Jacoby opened their restaurant in this historic building on Locust St in 2011, the city hadn't seen anything like it: a changing vegetarian menu served in a fine dining setting with a hyper-contemporary sensibility. Anywhere from three to five of the sharing plates can make a meal, from salt-baked beets with cured tofu that's topped with whipped cucumber to seared maitake mushroom with celery root fritters. Desserts like a Meyer Lemon Cheesecake with blood orange gel and bergamot dust are impossibly light while cocktails mixed with housemade syrups make use of healthful juices like grapefruit and lemongrass. In short: skip the veggie burger and make a reservation at Vedge.