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Details: Vegan Philadelphia

By Melanie D.G. Kaplan
Special to The Washington Post
Thursday, February 17, 2011; 11:53 AM

GETTING THERE

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.

STAYING THERE
Le Meridien Philadelphia

1421 Arch St.

215-422-8200

www.starwoodhotels.com

The year-old hotel was originally a YMCA. Rooms start at $169.

The Independent

1234 Locust St.

215-772-1440

www.theindependenthotel.com

A 24-room boutique hotel in the Midtown Village neighborhood. Rooms start at $149.

EATING THERE
Blackbird Pizzeria

507 S. Sixth St.

215-625-6660

www.blackbirdpizzeria.com

Philadelphia's first all-vegan pizzeria. Slices $2.50-$3.75, whole pies $13-$19.

Grindcore House

1515 S. Fourth St.

215-839-3333

www.grindcorehouse.com

Meatless sandwiches, dairy-free bagel spreads, vegan chocolate and desserts, and plenty of creamer substitutes. Sandwiches $3 to $6.

Vegan Treats

1444 Linden St. Bethlehem, Pa.

610-861-7660

www.vegantreats.com

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.

VEGGING THERE

Tierra Mia Organic Nail Spa

328 S. 17th St.

215-735-7980

www.tierramiaorganicnailspa.com

Nontoxic manicures $20-$30, pedicures $42-$60.

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