Thank you to Jackie & Denis’ friend Nick for recommending we visit Vedge, an upscale all-vegan restaurant in Philadelphia. It’s not often we get to go out and have a nice meal in which we can choose anything we want on the whole menu. Typically, I’m calling ahead to see what sort of accommodations can be made for a plant-based diet, so Vedge was an amazing treat.
I started with the Pimm’s Cup, which didn’t taste much like a Pimm’s Cup at all but was still light and refreshing.
We then chose the bite board which came with black and green olives, peel & eat lupini beans, a white bean puree and spicy pickled vegetables (the favorite).
Next up – asparagus & root vegetable salad and a sweet potato pate. The sweet potato pate had a savory, smoky flavor and was perfect paired with the jerk cashews and spicy mustard.
Then, the mains. The Spicy Tofu arrived, cooked just perfectly with a savory and slightly sweet glaze. Sadly, the edamame puree it was served on was rather flavorless and went largely uneaten.
And then a phenomenal beet and tofu layered salad. Oh, capers, how I love thee. This was the favorite of the night for both of us, by a long shot.
And the sides – Crispy cauliflower (my favorite) and a brussels sprout salad (Preston’s favorite)
All in all, everything was delicious, although Vedge is not the place to go if you have a big appetite. The plates are all very small, and ranging from $9 – $16 each, it can get quite costly to get yourself filled up. That being said, if you’re a vegan, or just a vegetable fan in general, Vedge must be added to your restaurant bucket list. The understated and elegant decor, excellent service and diverse menu is not to be missed!
1221 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107