I visited Philadelphia over the summer, but I never got around to posting about it. Both of my sisters attended Temple University, so they were able to fill my in on the vegan scene. I love the place. It's way more bike-friendly than my nearby cities and the vegan options are plantiful.
Here are some of the highlights:
Amazing vegan chicken cheese steak take out.
I had breakfast here before going to the art museum. I had the Vegan Reuben, which was pretty good. There were Vegan Treats desserts in the case, but I was short on time!
This was the site for a post-museum lunch. They knew what's what and were able to point me to some vegan options:
My sister told me that if I wanted the best tofu club around, then this was the place to go. She was right. I ate every last bite despite feeling too full for words. Once dessert (more Vegan Treats) was packed up, it was a race to get to Sweet Freedom before it closed.
Sweet Freedom Bakery
The owners of RyBread actually suggested this place as another woman-owned, vegan-friendly business to check out. Not only is it vegan-friendly, it's all vegan and gluten-free! The desserts, along with the Royal Tavern haul, were the perfect way to celebrate the premiere of the new season of Futurama,
Unfortunately, a storm knocked out the hotel's cable, but Hulu provided some It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (so appropriate) and the cable came back just in time!
Sabrina's was the site for the next day's breakfast. They make a mean tofu scramble - definitely one of the best restaurant renditions I've ever tasted.
And here are some shots of things I saw that I liked. I'm still getting used to remembering to take pictures of things and then when I do, they don't all come out, but I'm doing better!
Wales on a building!
This mural is on a building near a massive set of stairs/ramps that lead down to Schyukill River Trail (where I had my first total wipeout on my bike - very sad).
This is outside of the Philadelphia Museum of Art and is very cool.
I saw a lot at the Natural History museum. This is the only picture that isn't awful though.
So what did I miss that I need to do next time?