veggie cheesesteaks

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as featured in carolyn wyman’s “the great philadelphia cheesesteak book

please keep in mind that i haven’t tried all of these, some of the bread probably isn’t vegan.
if you can clarify any details on the listing below please let me know! i’m hoping to update with more details. thanks

since 11.01.07, updated 5.31.14 (added palm tree gourmet)

the abbaye*
637 n. third st., 215-627-6711
delicious vegan cheesesteak, bigger chunks of seitan, they offer daiya vegan cheese and veganaise. definitely a must try if you’re in the neighborhood.

basic four vegetarian snack* CLOSED
reading terminal market, 11th and arch
vegadelphia meat but with soy cheese and mayo it makes a great sandwich. they’ve got a fantastic vegan reuben too.

blackbird pizzeria*
507 s 6th st – in gianna’s old location(for you old school vegans)
thin sliced seitan, daiya vegan cheese on a great roll. i’ve never had seitan sliced like this, so good. fantastic vegan pizza and other sandwiches.
winner of the best vegan cheesesteak in philadelphia 2014

bourbon and branch*
705 n. 2nd st
“seitan cheesesteak with vegan cheese”, i think they’re opening 2/21

breezy’s cafe*
2011 reed st,  moving to 1200 point breeze ave, 267.858.4186
seitan, vegan cheese, veganaise, peppers, onions on an awesome roll. plenty of other solid veggie&vegan options at this point breeze gem.

campos
citizens bank park
vegadelphia meat. peppers, onions, mushrooms, pretty classic sandwich.

cantina dos segundos*
931 n. 2nd
vegan cheesesteak burrito. seitan carne asada, daiya cheese, fried yuca

carmen’s
reading terminal market

citimarket place
1318 walnut
vegadelphia meat w/optional non-vegan soy cheese, vegenaise, lettuce, tomato, onion, ketchup, salt and pepper. the staff is great and they’ve got a lot of other veggie items. 

copabanana
40th and spruce st.
veggie burger in cheesesteak form

fergie’s pub
1214 sansom street
seitan. they no longer have vegan cheese or vegan mac and cheese. it’s pretty good… but it used to be great. now it’s salty. sigh. their wings are still good though.

govindas gourmet to go*
1408 south street, 215-985-9303
god damn amazing. i recommend a chicken cheese steak with pepper steak sauce followed by a scoop of their vegan ice cream with a half dozen vegan donuts to go.

hibiscus juice bar
4907 catherine st(at baltimore)

hipcityveg*
127 s. 18th / 214 s. 40th
awesome cheesesteak – with mushrooms, lettuce, tomato and a vegan cheese sauce. everything else is just as great there. go now.

houston hall
upenn dining hall between 34th and 35th
the grill has a veggie cheesesteak and the crepe place has beef and chicken crepes – both vegadelphia meat

isabella pizza
1824 east passyunk
classic philly veggie cheesesteak made with chunks of seitan.

johnny brenda’s
1201 n. frankford ave
sometimes they have a seitan cheesesteak on special. but it’s on a non-vegan “butter roll”. so it’s essentially worthless and i shouldn’t even have mentioned it. sigh.

koch’s deli
4309 locust st
veggie steak made from soy, with choice of beef or chicken

magic carpet
carts at 36th and spruce and 34th and walnut
on a wrap

mi lah vegetarian
218 s. 16th st
great roll, delicious sauce, peppers and mushrooms.

milkboy philly
corner of 11th and chestnut
it looks like they replaced their veggie steak with a cheese heavy “roasted mushroom and seitan” sandwich.

monks cafe
263 s. 16th
seitan cheesesteak with onions and mushrooms.

morning glory diner
735 s. 10th at fitzwater

the nile cafe
6008 germantown ave

palm tree market
717 n. 2nd st.
115 levering st.(manyunk)
1940 pine st.
901 s. 2nd(at christian)

pdubbs(pizza. wings. steaks.)
3233 powelton ave
vegan wings and steak. they participated in vegan pizza day, but i’m not sure what their cheese deal is.

the pope(pub on passyunk east)*
1501 e. passyunk ave
this is a great veggie steak. a little greasy, optional vegan cheese(homemade with nutritional yeast).

ricks steaks @liberty place*
16th and chestnut
vegadelphia meat but with some classic philly love put into it.

the royal tavern*
937 e. passyunk ave.
it was only on special, but it was fantastic. seitan, daiya cheese and vegan chipotle mayo. if they don’t have it you can always get their amazing tempeh club(the best vegan sandwich in philly?)

sabrina’s cafe
910 christian st.
seitan. served with long hots and mushrooms. this may have been the first veggie steak i had in philly about 10 years ago. as classic as the royal’s tempeh club.

saffron indian cuisine
1214 walnut st.
an indian veggie chicken cheesesteak.

spruce rana gourmet market
corner of 11th and spruce
vegadelphia meat.

steve’s steaks
corner 7th and south street
vegadelphia meat.

sugar’s(formerly sugar moms) CLOSED
225 church st, between 2nd and 3rd just north of market

taproom on 19th
2400 S. 19th, at ritner
roasted maitake, vegan whiz, cacia’s hoagie roll

tattooed moms
530 south st
veggie steak and veggie chicken steak.

teri’s*
1126 s. 9th st, in the italian market just south of washington
vegan steaks with daiya cheese. the closest i’ve found to a sloppy philly cheesesteak since gianna’s.

vegan commissary
1703 s. 11th st(by morris st.)
go there now.

vegan tree
742 south st.

veggie lovers
225 n. 11th
vegetarian chinese spot in chinatown that has a veggie cheesesteak

village kitchen and pizzeria CLOSED
825 s. 4th st, at the corner of queen and 4th
vegan chicken or regular steaks with vegadelphia meat. they also have vegadelphia vegan crab cakes, btw.

* indicates that you can have some vegan cheese with that steak

 

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