All volumes in the Vegan City Guides provide both the business and pleasure traveler with a comprehensive vegan guidebook, divided by sections of the city. Comprising over 100 venues, including more than two dozen vegan restaurants and many more vegan-friendly establishments, Eating Vegan in Philly points eaters to favorite vegan items, gives a price category and information as to location and hours.
What makes Vegan City Guides essential for all vegan travelers is the wealth of information contained in the books in addition to the guidebook. The guidebook listings are complemented by a history of Philadelphia's role in vegetarian and vegan advocacy, starting in Colonial times as the location of the first U.S. vegetarian group, and including the city's most prominent pro-animal activist campaigns during the rise of vegan consciousness.
There's a history of vegan dining in Philadelphia, with the main spotlight falling on Rich Landau and Kate Jacoby, whose Horizons restaurant in 2006 kick-started the current citywide vegan wave while also paving the way for Vedge, V Street, Wiz Kid and more. Also included are a look at big citywide vegan events like the Best Vegan Cheesesteak in Philly contest and a roundup of offbeat sites and sights that vegans will find worth checking out.