Last updated on January 27th, 2018 at 08:55 pm

Vegetarian in Philly Cheesesteak land: Vedge

This restaurant has received rave reviews and even though I’m nowhere near a vegetarian I just had to try it out. I was not disappointed. It was a snowy night in Philly and I didn’t get into town until quite late but the space is warm and inviting and the service, impeccable.

I was intrigued by several of the menu items and started with a Mambo Sun….a pisco based cocktail of maraschino, lemongrass and grapefruit…as I mulled over the choices for dinner.

From the vedge bar I started with the stuffed avocado……outstanding….avocado topped with pickled cauliflower and fried (puffed) rice and a dash of black salt. It’s the kind of thing meant to be shared but you won’t want to do that! Followed with a selection from the grill….ssamjang (spiced it up a bit) glazed tofu. It had the appearance of grilled salmon and was excellent as well….best tofu I’ve had. A side of brussel sprouts with smoked mustard finished the main course. The wine was a light and tart anjou rouge from the Loire.

Of course I had to have dessert and this also did not disappoint: although I’m not a big lemon fan the Meyer lemon cheesecake sounded interesting. It was accompanied with a side of tangerine ice cream with a dusting of chocolate bergamot “powder”. Had a nice light and not too sweet albana passito to finish the night.

This has to be one of the best vegetarian restaurants in the US.