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Announcement: VEGGIE DINING

WELCOME to the VEGETARIAN SOCIETY of South Jersey’s “VEGGIE DINING” blog.

The Dining Guide is organized by State (NJ or PA), County (NJ only), and City.  You can also select restaurants that are solely vegetarian or vegan (by selecting “Veg Level”)

We feature restaurants offering a discount for members of VSSJ.  

To find all of these options click on  “Dining Guide” near the top right of this page.

Other blog categories include discount coupon links, recipes, and VSSJ events.

We welcome additions and corrections.  If you are able to help maintain the guide, please contact us at TheVssj@gmail.com.

We’re looking forward to your contributions and comments as well!  To learn more about the group, please visit VSSJ

Intro

Luv Deli Grand Opening

Luhv Deli has now opened up in the Reading Terminal Market bigger and better than ever. Serving the classic sandwiches, salads and soups that the family has been selling as Luhv Bistro in Hatboro PA, the ‘Luhv’ has finally made its way to the city of Philadelphia. After making a name for themselves within the suburban community, offering healthy, vegan meals, they expanded to a small pop-up deli on 11th and Race. Home prep meals being their specialty, their tubs of mock tuna and a variety of soups, Luhv Deli was the first to present an exclusively vegan menu to Reading Terminal. I met one of the friendly co-owners of the family owned business, Facundo Lucci, while roaming the busy aisles of the food court. He extended a warm invitation with free samples and told me about how the business started back in his hometown.

Facundo told me that the struggles his family went through is the where all their ‘Luhv’ came from. His parents emigrated to the United States from Argentina. This is the second business they have attempted to create on their own since arriving to America. Their motivation stems from a vision of a healthier and more well-rounded sense of family and ultimately, a community that supports one another. His parents and 3 siblings wanted to do something good for the world, themselves, and their people. There they saw that veganism was the only option. They all share their business, like their veganism. Supporting each other in the local farmers markets, their family built business, and now with their expansion into the city of Philadelphia, they all step up whenever and wherever help is needed.

I asked Facundo about when he decided to commit to the lifestyle his business supports and he expressed great influence from seeing how well it had been working for his father and his mother. After quitting cold turkey, he quickly learned the benefits of eating well. In fact, he spoke about how addicting the feeling of doing good for not only himself, but also his community is and how there is no going back for him. He has received heaps of support from the amazing people he meets in the Reading Terminal and quickly was given the space to create a real plant based bistro after only spending 7 months as a convenience deli. What he thought would be a cut throat environment (to my surprise as well) turned out to be a real close knit piece of the public. He pursues his business alongside many other hard working tradesmen and tradeswomen that offer a variety of vegan, vegetarian, and other simmering arts.

Facundo disclosed to me that there will be a secret menu with a collection of yummy meals at the new Luhv Bistro location in The Reading Terminal Market. Future dreams of ways Luhv will prioritize a healthy environment, like electric cars for transporting their locally attained produce and solar panels for their manufacturing plants were also brought to light, on top of their sustainable outlook on the business world. As if it wasn’t enough collecting all scraps for a special vegetable stock sold only at the Luhv Bistro and assuring all their trash is compostable so that nothing is ever wasted, to the best of their ability.

All in all, my experience with Luhv has been so lovely. Their mock tuna salad is one of my favorite dishes. As an artist and college student, I drop by often just to catch up with my pleasant friend Facundo. Everyone get ready for September 7th! The new bistro will be having its GRAND OPENING! Follow @LuhvFood on Instagram for more information, future updates and topnotch ‘Luhv’ puns. Also be sure to visit the Vegetarian Society of South Jersey’s website to find out more about becoming a member to receive 15% off of every purchase at Luhv Bistro and a variety of other local vegetarian vendors for an annual fee as low as $15.

Review by Maria Curb

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For a complete list of restaurants that offer a discount with your VSSJ membership card click here

 

 

Restaurant reviews

Farmers Keep – Phila

Offers 15% discount to VSSJ members.                                                    

For membership information, click here.

102 S. 20th St.  Phila, PA 19103  (215) 309-2928

Visit their website

Farmer’s Keep is a fast casual restaurant with a focus on serving craft drinks and a healthy, creative cuisine catering to all diets, all of the food you dig into here is Gluten-Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Nut Free, and Shellfish-Free, touching on the six largest food allergies in the world.

Receive discount with VSSJ membership, Restaurants

Hummus Republic – Philadelphia

VSSJ members receive a 10% discount 

For membership information, click here.

 

 

 

115 S 18th St. Philadelphia, PA 19103                                                                                         (267) 639-3345

Visit their website. Their mission is to bring flavorful, convenient, and primarily plant based meals to the masses; to create accessibility to healthy, real food for more people, and to raise the standard of fast food

Receive discount with VSSJ membership, Vegetarian Restaurants, Philadelphia, Restaurants, Pennsylvania

Leaf Vegan Eatery – Haddonfield

VSSJ members receive a 10% discount 

For membership information, click here.

6 Kings Ct Haddonfield, NJ 08033

(856) 528 5715

Visit their website. Family owned vegan restaurant run by 3 sisters. Here to promote healthy food that tastes great!

Receive discount with VSSJ membership, Intro, New Jersey, Restaurants, Haddonfield

Green Cart Catering (vegan)

VSSJ members receive a 10% discount 

For membership information, click here.

 

 

 

Green Cart Catering offers the finest in Vegan Catering for events in New Jersey. We can provide for whatever type of catering you need, including Weddings, Corporate, and Social events.  From small breakfasts and lunches to full service event catering – formal or casual, small budget or extravagant – the quality and success of your event is our priority. We take great pride in making your event special.  Visit their website for details.

 

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Cheyenne’s Road Market & Farm – Mt Laurel

Support our local farmer and

receive a free bunch of herbs with purchase 

 

 

 

 

 

4816 Church Rd, Mt Laurel NJ 08054                        856-983-6361                                                                    visit their facebook page

Cheyenne’s usually has 20 different herbs throughout the season (weather permitting), freshly picked when ordered.  Cheyenne’s is a pesticide-free farm.

Businesses, Receive discount with VSSJ membership

Elevate Nutrition – Maple Shade

Offers 10% discount to VSSJ members.
For membership information, click here.

 

Kingsway Shopping Plaza
300 S Lenola Rd #5
Maple Shade Township, NJ,  856.234.2900

 

Visit their website

Elevate Nutrition is truly a mom/pop owned, neighborhood nutrition store providing    high quality supplements that aid in improving your life, specializing in multivitamins, pre-workout shakes, fish oil, kids vitamins, and much, much more!

Businesses, Receive discount with VSSJ membership, Maple Shade

LUHV Vegan Deli – Phila.

Offers 15% discount to VSSJ members.                                                                   For membership information, click here.

 

51 N 12th St, Reading Terminal Market
Philadelphia, PA 19107

 

Visit their website

Vegan deli cart Energy soups, burger dough, tuna salad

For a review on Luhv click here

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The Square Meal – Oaklyn

*Offers a free side from seasonal menu with the purchase of a sandwich or meal.  For membership information, click here.


211 W Clinton St
Oaklyn, NJ 08107
856-942-4325

 

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Vegetarian, Vegan and gluten-free options 

Local, sustainable, organic

Receive discount with VSSJ membership, Restaurants

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Sweet Freedom Vegan Bakery – Phila & Bryn Mawr

Offers 10% discount to VSSJ members.
For membership information,
click here.

 

TWO LOCATIONS:

Bryn Mawr, PA 1039 West Lancaster Ave,
610-527-7323

Philadelphia, Pa 1424 South St,   215-545-1899

Visit their website: Sweet Freedom

100% vegan cakes, cupcakes, cookies, loaves, muffins, donuts, and more; gluten-free, peanut-free, corn-free, wheat-free, soy-free, no refined sugars; Kosher

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B.Good – Marlton & Mt. Laurel

Offers 10% discount to VSSJ members.
For membership information, click here.

Bgood_logoTWO LOCATIONS:

MARLTON: The Promenade at Sagemore 500 Rte 73 S, Suite E-2, Marlton, NJ 08053
856-988-0275

MOUNT LAUREL: Centerton Square
26 Centerton Rd
856-242-3717

Visit their website  

Many options for vegetarians and vegans including veggie burger, kale & quinoa bowls, salads, smoothies.

They make fast-food “real” by making it the way it should be… by people not factories. Locally sourced.

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Harvest Seasonal Grill – Moorestown

Offers 10% discount * to VSSJ members.
For membership information, click here.

 

 

Moorestown Mall, 400 Rt 38
Moorestown, NJ 08057
856-581-0044

Visit their website: Harvest

Many options for vegetarians & vegans

  • Meatless Monday menu features new vegan menu

* prior to alcohol, tax, and gratuity

Receive discount with VSSJ membership, Moorestown, New Jersey, Restaurants, Burlington County, Veg-friendly Restaurants, DINING GUIDE

Healthy Garden Natural Food Cafe – Moorestown & Voorhees

Offers 10% discount to VSSJ members.
(Note: member card must be presented before ordering)
For membership information, click here.

HealthyGarden_logoTWO LOCATIONS:                         

MOORESTOWN, NJ:                                                    73 East Main Street
856-234-2522

VOORHEES NJ:                                                     200 Haddonfield Berlin Rd
856-616-9300,
Visit their web site

Many vegetarian and vegan options, some organic. Fresh vegetable & fruit juices that you can add a shot of wheat grass juice, ginseng or other nutrient enhancing options to.

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Pulp Cafe – Frenchtown

Offers 10% discount to VSSJ members.
For membership information, click here.

 

 

2 Race St, Frenchtown, NJ 08825
908-996-5253

 

 

Visit their web site

Vegetarian with vegan options.  Local, organic and gluten-free.

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Green Street Market

Organic, Natural & Gourmet Supermarket, Juice Bar & Community Cafe

Cuisine: salads, sandwiches & wraps, soups, and sides

Features: Smokefree; casual; credit cards: major

3156 Rt 9 S
Rio Grande, NJ 08242
609-463-0606

http://greenstreetmarket.com/

Cafe hours:
M-Sa 9am-5pm; Su 10am-4pm

New Jersey, Veg-friendly Restaurants, Rio Grande, DINING GUIDE, Cape May County

Veganized

Cuisine: Vegan organic

Features: Smokefree; casual; credit cards: major

9 Spring St
New Brunswick NJ 08901
732-342-7412

http://veganizedfoods.com/

Open 11am-9:30pm 7 days a week

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Kwong Fa Restaurant

Provides delicious Asian cuisine at an affordable price

613 Hope Rd
Eatontown, NJ 07724
(732)389-5369

http://kwongfa.com/

Mon-Thu: 11am-10:30pm
Fri: 11am-11pm
Sat-Sun: 11am-10:30pm

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Soonja’s Cuisine

Pan-Asian restaurant with a diverse menu of sushi, Korean specialties & more, plus a BYOB policy

244 Alexander St
Princeton, NJ 08540
(609)924-9260

www.soonjascuisine.com/

Tuesday 11:30AM–2:30PM, 5–10PM
Wednesday 11:30AM–2:30PM, 5–10PM
Thursday 11:30AM–2:30PM, 5–10PM
Friday 11:30AM–2:30PM, 5–10:30PM
Saturday 11:30AM–2:30PM, 5–10:30PM
Sunday Closed
Monday 11:30AM–2:30PM, 5–10PM

Intro

Szechuan Tokyo

Offers a variety of Asian dishes, including a sushi bar and Japanese Hibachi

Sea Girt Mall Shopping Center
2204 NJ-35
Sea Girt, NJ 08750
(732)223-8860

www.szechuantokyonj.com/

Tuesday:11AM–10:30PM
Wednesday:11AM–10:30PM
Thursday:11AM–10:30PM
Friday:11AM–11PM
Saturday:11AM–11PM
Sunday:12–10PM
Monday:11AM–10:30PM

Monmouth County, New Jersey, Restaurants with some veg options, DINING GUIDE, Sea Girt

Jerusalem Pizza

Offers a variety of Mediterranean, Italian, and Japanese dishes, including sushi, wraps, and pizza

231 Raritan Ave
Highland Park, NJ 08904
(732)249-0070

http://www.allmenus.com/nj/highland-park/19021-jerusalem-pizza/menu/

Tuesday:11AM–9PM
Wednesday:11AM–9PM
Thursday:11AM–9PM
Friday:11AM–3PM
Saturday:Closed
Sunday:11AM–9PM
Monday:11AM–9PM

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Whole Food Market

Eco-minded chain with natural & organic grocery items, housewares & other products

1558 Kings Hwy N
Cherry Hill, NJ 08034
(856)651-5271

http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/cherryhill

Mon-Sun: 7AM-10PM

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Vital Dining

Offers a variety of vegan and vegetarian Jamaican dishes

387 Bloomfield Ave
Montclair, NJ 07042
(973)655-9500

http://vitaldining.com/

Wednesday 11AM–10PM
Thursday 11AM–10PM
Friday 11AM–10PM
Saturday 11AM–10PM
Sunday 11AM–3PM
Monday Closed
Tuesday 11AM–10PM

New Jersey, Montclair, Veg-friendly Restaurants, Veg Level, Restaurants with some veg options, DINING GUIDE, Essex County

Root of Lancaster

A completely vegan restaurant that offers a menu that changes every 4-6 weeks

223 W Walnut St
Lancaster, PA 17603
(717)826-9130

http://www.rootoflancaster.com/#modern-vegan

Wednesday 4–11PM
Thursday 4–11PM
Friday 4–11PM
Saturday 9AM–1PM, 4–11PM
Sunday 9AM–1PM, 4–11PM
Monday 4–11PM
Tuesday 4–11PM

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