By Melanie D.G. Kaplan
Special to The Washington Post
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.STAYING THERE
1421 Arch St.
The year-old hotel was originally a YMCA. Rooms start at $169.The Independent
1234 Locust St.
A 24-room boutique hotel in the Midtown Village neighborhood. Rooms start at $149.EATING THERE
507 S. Sixth St.
Philadelphia's first all-vegan pizzeria. Slices $2.50-$3.75, whole pies $13-$19.Grindcore House
1515 S. Fourth St.
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.
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 THERETierra Mia Organic Nail Spa
328 S. 17th St.
Nontoxic manicures $20-$30, pedicures $42-$60.