7 Main Line Restaurants with Great Vegan Cuisine
These local spots will have you clamoring for more meatless options.
Gangster Vegan Organics
Vinny DePaul of Gangster Vegan Organics imagines a world where “gangster” is synonymous with health, positivity and kindness. Gangster Vegan Organics works to bring organic, unprocessed food to every community. The menu is vegan, organic, gluten- and soy-free, and eschews refined sugar. Smoothies, salads, bowls and “burgers” are menu highlights. Plus, items have fun names like the “Soul 4 Real” smoothie and the “Kalefornia Love” salad.
2454 W. Main St., Norristown; 6 Gay St., Phoenixville.
Mi Lah Vegetarian
Flavorful and filling, Mi Lah Vegetarian is full of vegan and vegetarian options. Try the mango, avocado and mixed green salad or the pan seared raviolis for appetizers. The Brazilian seitan feijoada makes an excellent dinner. A number of vegan options are available for breakfast, including a breakfast burrito.
40 W. Skippack Pike, Ambler.
Not to be confused with the William Burroughs novel of the same name, Naked Lunch is a salad and juice bar found within MOM’s Organic Market in Bryn Mawr. Many of the menu items are easily substitutable, so you can customize your meal to fit your dietary needs. Make sure to try the organic raw juice, the pink lady or the green tea glory. If you want to personalize your drink order, try the “make your own juice” option and choose a base of carrot, apple or orange, and add blend-ins.
1149 E. Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr.
Raw Can Roll Café
Raw Can Roll Café focuses on fresh and organic fare. Its varied menu includes made-to-order juices and smoothies, prepared items, salads and sandwiches. The colorful café space matches the shades of raw fruits and vegetables that make up these vegan plates. Specialty cooked dishes like the macrobiotic bowl and barbecue bowl are crowd favorites. The café also offers juice cleanses.
767 W. Lancaster Ave., Wayne.
Superfoods Café at Sunset Moon Wellness Center
Both a café and a movement arts center, Sunset Moon Wellness Center aims to nourish the mind, body and soul. Superfoods Café, located within the center, offers organic, vegan, and gluten- and sugar-free fare. An expansive breakfast menu includes a sunset scramble made with tofu. The lavender sunset sandwich is as idyllic sounding as it is delicious. For entrées, try the pesto quinoa risotto or Thai curry noodles.
1007 West Lancaster Avenue, Bryn Mawr
Taste by Sand Castle Winery
Taste by Sand Castle bases its menu on proteins and plant-based “meats.” Upon opening in May 2017, the team at Taste worked with the Herbivorous Butcher, a renowned vegan butcher shop, to create a delicious and fulfilling menu. Located in Phoenixville, Taste offers a fun atmosphere. Be sure to try one of the many excellent European Vinifera.
236 Bridge St., Phoenixville.
True Food Kitchen
Dr. Andrew Weil founded True Food Kitchen with the aim of serving food that makes you feel good. The menu is built on an “anti-inflammatory pyramid” with fresh, seasonal produce. The vegan “t.l.t.” offers a creative twist on the carnivorous b.l.t., replacing bacon with smoked tempeh and avocado. For breakfast, try the asparagus toast, made with roasted cipollini onion, green garbanzo, tahini and hemp seed.
239 Mall Blvd., King of Prussia.