After initially vending at events we acquired a building, and on 6/4/21 our famous restaurant opened it's doors for the first time. In 2 years we've managed to serve people from Richmond to as far away as Japan! We are open Tues- Thurs 11:30-8pm, Fri 1130-9pm, and Sat 12-9pm.
We are a family-owned and operated business based out of Richmond Virginia that offers freshly prepared plant-based cuisine. With over twenty five years of philly cheesesteak cooking experience between the 3 of them, the owners of Philly Vegan decided to bring that same authentic philly cheesesteak taste with a plant-based twist to the public. "Our mission is to spread Love through our food, and create unforgettable experiences that bring joy to others."
As a way to help individuals, and families in need, while also giving back to the community, in March of 2020 the owners of Philly Vegan decided to start their pay-what-you-can-program. What is pay-what-you-can, you ask? At least once a month, on a random day customers are able to come to Philly Vegan and pay whatever they'd like to. Can't pay anything? That's fine....no questions asked. Want to pay it forward to help us help others? Well, that's an option too. As Philly Vegan expands we plan to include our pay-what-you-can at every location that we open.
The word is out; Philly Vegan has some of the best dairy-free milkshakes in the world! And guess what...The vanilla based ice cream that we make in-house is dairy-free AND nut-free as well :) Our current milkshake flavors are Vanilla Oreo Delight, Chocolate Oreo Delight, Mama C's Peanut butter Blondie, Dreamsicle (taste like an orange pushup) Strawberry, and Banana Pudding, but keep your eyes open for special shake flavors that pop up from time to time.
In August of 2021 we were interviewed by Candace Burns of CBS 6. Our story aired on 9/29/21 during the OUR RVA segment, giving people a chance to learn more about our mission to spread Love.
One of our customers decided to make an incredible tiktok video of her Philly Vegan experience and it went viral!
Here's a montage of customers experiencing some awesome Philly Vegan eats :)