Details: Vegan Philadelphia
Thursday, February 17, 2011; 11:53 AM
Philadelphia is about 135 miles from Washington. From Interstate 95 north, take Exit 17 in Philadelphia and make a left onto Lombard Street. Turn left onto South 15th Street and left onto South Street for the neighborhood where many of the vegan restaurants are located.
Le Meridien Philadelphia
1421 Arch St.
The year-old hotel was originally a YMCA. Rooms start at $169.
1234 Locust St.
A 24-room boutique hotel in the Midtown Village neighborhood. Rooms start at $149.
507 S. Sixth St.
Philadelphia's first all-vegan pizzeria. Slices $2.50-$3.75, whole pies $13-$19.
1515 S. Fourth St.
Meatless sandwiches, dairy-free bagel spreads, vegan chocolate and desserts, and plenty of creamer substitutes. Sandwiches $3 to $6.
1444 Linden St. Bethlehem, Pa.
The shop has a few seats, but most of its business is carry-out and East Coast restaurant delivery. Whoopie pies and brownies $2.75; pies $25; cakes $37 to $45.
Tierra Mia Organic Nail Spa
328 S. 17th St.
Nontoxic manicures $20-$30, pedicures $42-$60.