Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Disney Cruise Line Introducing Even More Fun For All Ages With New Spaces and New Experiences Debuting On The Disney Magic In 2018

Exciting new spaces and new experiences designed for guests of all ages are coming to the Disney Magic in March 2018. From family dining in an enchanted kingdom, to a transformed teen club, to a sophisticated café exclusively for adults, the ship’s newest highlights include:

An Enchanting Dining Experience for Families


At Rapunzel’s Royal Table, families will delight in an all-new dining experience inspired by the beloved story of Disney’s “Tangled.” The first table service restaurant themed to “Tangled” that features characters and live entertainment will transport Disney Magic guests to the kingdom of Corona for an evening of music and interactive fun featuring Rapunzel and the mischievous Snuggly Duckling Thugs.
Guests will step inside a regal ballroom in the royal castle, lit by glowing wish lanterns and adorned with colorful drawings that reflect Rapunzel’s artistic talents. Here, the King and Queen of Corona invite everyone to take part in a festive celebration of Rapunzel’s birthday and the anniversary of her return to the kingdom.
Throughout dinner, guests of all ages will be treated to live entertainment, including spirited singing and dancing led by the maître d’, a merry band of musicians, the mischievous Snuggly Duckling Thugs and of course, Princess Rapunzel herself.
The family fun is complete with themed menus, special activities and a lively parade to cap off the evening in Corona. The charm and enchantment of “Tangled” in Rapunzel’s Royal Table is the perfect pairing to “Tangled: The Musical” – the spellbinding original production that delights guests during each Disney Magic sailing.
Redesigned Retreat Just for Teens
Vibe, the space on the ship reserved for teens ages 14-17, is being transformed into a trendy urban loft environment. At Vibe, teens can enjoy a new coffee and smoothie bar, play video and virtual reality games, and check out other cool activities like a DJ spin-off and movie making. Activities at Vibe are organized and hosted by trained Disney counselors who facilitate the fun and interaction among teen guests. 
Refined Escape Exclusively for Adults
Adults can relax at Cove Café, an adult-exclusive retreat that will be redesigned in a sophisticated tropical style. It’s the perfect place to sip a specialty coffee or tea throughout the day, or indulge in wine or a cocktail and light bites during the evening hours. 
In this serene setting by the Quiet Cove Pool, adult beverage tastings are also available at select times for an additional fee. Just steps away, the adjacent Signals Bar will also be transformed with a similar look.
Elsewhere around the Disney Magic, other enhancement highlights include the addition of Club Disney Junior in Disney’s Oceaneer Club for children and a redesigned Rainforest Room with steam and hydrotherapy in Senses Spa for adults.
The new enhancements debut on Disney Magic starting March 9, 2018, on sailings from Miami, Fla.The four- and five-night Disney Magic sailings from Miami visit Key West, Fla.Nassau, Bahamas and Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay. Beginning on May 14, 2018, the Disney Magic repositions to Europe for the summer season.
These additions are part of an overall commitment by Disney Cruise Line to invest in their ships, helping to deliver incredible family vacation experiences for years to come. While making these enhancements to the Disney Magic, crews perform regularly scheduled and wide-ranging maintenance to keep the fleet in tip-top shape, further demonstrating the unwavering commitment by Disney Cruise Line to continually elevate the guest experience.
To learn more about Disney Cruise Line or to book a vacation, guests can visit disneycruise.com, call Disney Cruise Line at 888-DCL-2500 or contact their travel agent.

SOURCE Disney Cruise Line

Thursday, November 9, 2017

WOW air To Begin Flights Out Of JFK With $99 Tickets

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 WOW air, Iceland's ultra-affordable transatlantic airline, will begin service to John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) this spring, with the inaugural flight from the United States' busiest international airport scheduled for April 26, 2018.
East Coasters will be able to travel from JFK to Reykjavik and WOW air's additional 22 cities abroad, daily throughout the summer. Additionally, the airline is extending service out of Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) with 13 flights per week starting May 2018.
$99 one-way tickets from JFK will go on sale today for passengers looking to travel to Paris, Amsterdam, London Stansted, Frankfurt, Dublin, Copenhagen and Berlin.
To celebrate the new route, special prices will also be available out of the following US cities to select locations:
  • From Newark (EWR), Cleveland (CLE) and Cincinnati (CVG) to Paris (CDG), Amsterdam (AMS), London (STN), Frankfurt (FRA), Dublin (DUB), Copenhagen (CPH) and Berlin (SXF) via Iceland.
  • Miami (MIA) to Paris (CDG), Amsterdam (AMS), Dublin (DUB) and Copenhagen (CPH) via Iceland.
  • Boston (BOS) and Pittsburgh (PIT) to Paris (CDG), Amsterdam (AMS), London (STN), Brussels (BRU), Dublin (DUB), Copenhagen (CPH) and Edinburgh (EDI) and Stockholm (ARN) via Iceland.
"New York is an amazing city filled with culture, one-of-a-kind art, diverse cuisines and travelers from all over the world," said Skúli Mogensen, founder and CEO of WOW air. "We are excited to offer more East Coast passengers access to high-value and low fares through our new partnership with John F. Kennedy International Airport. WOW air's young fleet continues to service U.S. consumers at a reasonable price to make travel available to even more people."  
Launched in November 2011, WOW air now connects 38 destinations across North America, Europe and the Middle East with the Icelandic capital. In 2016, WOW air flew with 1,668,773 passengers in total, which is an increase of 130% from 2015.
For more information on these new flights and more please visit www.wow.us.
About WOW air
WOW air offers the lowest fares, a modern fleet with the lowest emissions and the biggest smile; this is the WOW air promise to its valuable customers. As of spring 2018, the airline will service 38 destinations across Europe and North America including Dublin, London, Paris, Berlin, Copenhagen and Tel Aviv.
Established in November 2011 by Icelandic entrepreneur Skúli Mogensen, the purple airline flies with Airbus A320, Airbus A321 and Airbus A330 models. WOW air boasts one of the world's youngest fleet, with an average aircraft age of just 2 years.
WOW air was ranked as the 7th best low-cost airline in Europe at the 2013, 2014 and 2015 Skytrax World Airline Awards and was the youngest airline in the top ten.
For additional information and bookings please visit https://wowair.us/.

U.S. Tightens Travel Rules To Cuba, Blacklists Many Businesses


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WASHINGTON — Americans seeking to visit Cuba must navigate a complicated maze of travel, commerce and financial restrictions unveiled Wednesday by the Trump administration, part 
of a new policy to further isolate the island’s communist government.

Now off-limits to U.S. citizens are dozens of Cuban hotels, shops, tour companies and other businesses included on a lengthy American blacklist of entities that have links to Cuba’s military, intelligence or security services. And most Americans will once again be required to travel as part of heavily regulated, organized tour groups run by U.S. companies, rather than voyaging to Cuba on their own.The stricter rules mark a return to the tougher U.S. stance toward Cuba that existed before former President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro restored diplomatic relations in 2015. They come as President Donald Trump tries to show he’s taking action to prevent U.S. dollars from helping prop up the Cuban government.Still, the policy is only a partial rollback of Obama’s changes.

 Cruise ship visits and direct commercial flights between the countries will still be permitted. Embassies in Washington and Havana stay open.The rules are designed to steer U.S. economic activity away from Cuba’s military, intelligence and security services, which dominate much of the economy through state-controlled corporations. 

The goal is to encourage financial support for Cuba’s growing private sector, said senior Trump administration officials, who briefed reporters on a conference call on condition they not be quoted by name.To that end, the Treasury Department said it is expanding and simplifying a license that allows some U.S. exports to Cuba despite the embargo. They include tools and equipment to build or renovate privately owned buildings.“We have strengthened our Cuba policies to channel economic activity away from the Cuban military and to encourage the government to move toward greater political and economic freedom for the Cuban people,” Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said.Trump announced his new policy in June during a speech in Miami’s Little Havana neighborhood, the cradle of Cuban-American resistance to Castro’s government. The administration took several months to finalize the details of the new rules, which will take effect Thursday.

The new policy maintains several categories of travel to Cuba that are permitted despite the embargo, which carries on decades after the Cold War’s end. Americans can still travel on educational and “people to people” trips as well as visits designed to support the Cuban people by patronizing privately owned small businesses that have popped up across the island in recent years.But those traveling to support Cuba’s people must have a daylong schedule of activities designed to expose them to Cubans and steer dollars toward citizens, such as renting rooms in private homes. Those on organized, “people to people” or educational visits must be accompanied by a representative of the U.S.-based group organizing the trip.

There was no immediate reaction from Cuba’s government. But the rules were quickly denounced by travel groups and proponents of closer U.S. ties to the island.“Cuba is still open for business,” said Charel van Dam of the Cuba Travel Network. “It is still possible for people to travel, but I think these announcements will serve mainly as something to scare off people who want to visit.”Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., a vocal advocate of improved U.S.-Cuban relations, noted the announcement came as Trump was in China pushing more U.S. business engagement with another communist-run country. “The hypocrisy of the White House ideologues is glaring,” Leahy said.

The rules come amid deep strains in the U.S.-Cuba relationship stemming from invisible, unexplained attacks that have harmed more than two dozen U.S. government personnel in Havana since 2016. The attacks led the Trump administration to order most of its diplomats to leave Cuba in September and issue a sweeping travel warning urging Americans to stay away.Officials insisted that the new, tougher rules had no connection to the attacks. The U.S. first complained to Cuba’s government about the attacks in February, four months before Trump announced his broader policy intentions.Some exceptions will accommodate Americans who already plan to visit Cuba. 

Those who booked “people to people” trips before Trump’s June announcement will be exempt, along with Americans who organized education trips before the rules start on Thursday. Business deals already reached with entities on the prohibited list will be allowed to proceed.It’s unclear how aggressively the U.S. will police the new rules. Officials said they would use information obtained from several U.S. agencies to catch violators, who could be subject to penalties and criminal prosecution.

The blacklist bars business with the large military-run corporations that dominate the Cuban economy. These include GAESA and CIMEX, holding companies that control most retail business on the island; Gaviota, the largest tourism company; and Habaguanex, which runs Old Havana.It also targets a new cargo port and special trade zone outside the city of Mariel that has been the focus of Cuba’s efforts to draw foreign investment in manufacturing and distribution.Blacklisted hotels include the Manzana Kempinski, which opened with great fanfare this year as Cuba’s first to meet the international five-star standard.The overall impact on American business with Cuba will likely be limited. Trade is sparse. Many American travelers already stay at hotels not on the no-go list, and the company that imports most American food products to Cuba is similarly unaffected.Bringing home limited quantities of rum and Cuban cigars is still allowed, officials said.

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Museum Of The American Revolution And National Constitution In Philadelphia Now Offering Discounted Joint Ticket




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PHILADELPHIA — Two premier institutions inspired by world-changing documents, now accessible by one convenient ticket! Philadelphia’s Museum of the American Revolution and National Constitution Center have teamed up to offer visitors a joint ticket that includes admission to both institutions for a discounted price.

Located just blocks apart in Philadelphia’s most historic neighborhood – home to Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, and more – the two museums tell the story of the American founding, as the early stirrings of rebellion and the Declaration of Independence led to the creation of the United States Constitution, which established a system of government for the new nation.

“As the newest kid on the block, we’re thrilled to team up with a venerable institution like the National Constitution Center to give visitors a full Revolutionary Philadelphia experience,” said Michael Quinn, President and CEO of the Museum of the American Revolution. “These great museums provide visitors with a richer, deeper understanding of the people and places that brought our nation into being as well as the ongoing relevance of this continuing experiment in self-government.”

“The National Constitution Center is excited to collaborate with the Museum of the American Revolution to advance our mission of educating all Americans about the U.S. Constitution,” said Jeffrey Rosen, President and CEO of the National Constitution Center. “The ideals that sparked the American Revolution were codified in the Constitution and Bill of Rights, and I’m thrilled that visitors to Philadelphia will have an unmatched opportunity to learn about the story of the American founding in our two great centers of learning.”

The joint tickets are now available at www.amrevmuseum.org www.constitutioncenter.org, or in person at both museums. The adult joint ticket is $29 (savings of $4.50), youth joint ticket is $19 (savings of $4), and a family pack (2 adults and 2 kids) is $90 (savings of $22).

To help visitors plan their Revolutionary itinerary, the Museum of the American Revolution also recently launched a website, www.AmRevHQ.org, that highlights the numerous historic sites and heritage attractions throughout the Greater Philadelphia region, including battlefields, burial grounds, historic houses, and more. Also included is a list of upcoming special events, activities, or exhibits related to the American Revolution at regional sites.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Philadelphia Has Become One Of The Designations In The World For Vegan Food Including Fine Dining, Baked Goods, Everyday Casual, And Even Award Winning Pizza.


Philadelphia Offers An Array Of Vegan Fine Dining, Bar Eats, Fast Food & Café Fare
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Vedge had vegans rejoicing when it opened in 2011. Husband and wife team Richard Landau and Kate Jacoby (above) deliver big, providing plentiful options free of meat, eggs and dairy—and that even includes desserts.
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It’s a curious thing that Philadelphia, a city so renowned for its cheesesteaks and roast pork sandwiches, could also foster one of the nation’s most robust vegan food scenes, with new additions popping up every year. Upscale diners can find delight in the shared plates at Vedge and the coursed and home-style elegance of Miss Rachel’s Pantry, while those seeking a quick bite can swing by Goldie for falafel or Blackbird Pizza for fare that is more traditionally Philadelphian. Factor in some coffee shops, bars and even a diner, and vegan eaters will see—and taste—that the city’s offerings have something for every palate, day or night.
Here’s a look at some of Philadelphia’s vegan treasures:
Fine Dining:
  • Vedge – The granddaddy of all local vegan establishments elevates meatless cuisine to unparalleled elegance. Chef Rich Landau fashions carpaccio from portobello mushrooms and fondue from rutabagas while his wife, pastry chef Kate Jacoby, coaxes fig cheesecake, halva panna cotta and zucchini bread pudding from only plant-based ingredients. 1221 Locust Street, (215) 320-7500, vedgerestaurant.com
  • Miss Rachel’s Pantry – Chef Rachel Klein followed up her stint working with Landau and Jacoby, with this daytime luncheonette, caterer and restaurant offering a limited-seating weekend dinner around a farmhouse table. The six-course menu changes seasonally but may include seitan piccata, roasted red pepper grits and black garlic-cashew ricotta dumplings. 1938 S. Chadwick Street, (215) 798-0053, missrachelspantry.com
  • Blue Sage Vegetarian Grille – This forerunner to today’s hip vegan joints cooks up plant-forward fare in Bucks County. While many dishes have some dairy, vegans enjoy selections like the ginger scallion miso ramen bowl, tacos verduras (vegetables) with pumpkin seed-crusted tofu and “chicken” and waffles with mushrooms and fennel butter. 727 2nd Street Pike, Southampton, (215) 942-8888, bluesagevegetariangrille.com
  • Mi Lah Vegetarian – Weekend brunch draws vegans to the suburban and city locations of 
    Mi Lah, home to a completely vegetarian menu with favorites such as tofu Benedict and oversized pumpkin pancakes with blueberry soy butter. The eclectic dinner menu features tofu, seitan and inventive veg dishes. 615 S. 3rd Street, (215) 309-5135; 40 W. Skippack Pike, Ambler, (215) 646-1808, milahvegetarian.com
  • Sprig & Vine – Chef Ross Olchvary of New Hope also learned his trade with Rich Landau. Focused on local and seasonal ingredients, his bring-your-own-bottle (BYOB) demonstrates the versatility of veggies, with green onion pancake rolls, miso-maple-mustard-glazed tempeh and za’atar grilled oyster mushrooms all vying for diners’ attention. 450 Union Square Drive, New Hope, (215) 693-1427, sprigandvine.com

Casual Dining:
  • Bar Bombón – The owner of HipCityVeg and Charlie was a sinner brought this snug bar and vegan Latin food specialist to the Rittenhouse neighborhood. On the menu: Cubanos, burritos, plátanos, tacos and margaritas—and tres leches cake for dessert. 133 S. 18th Street, (267) 606-6612, barbombon.com
  • Blackbird Pizzeria – Pizza, sandwiches, steaks—the good stuff—comes from chef Mark Mebus’ spots in Society Hill and Northern Liberties. His creativity shines in the Balboa pie (seitan sausage, pumpkin seed pesto, tofu ricotta), the Cubano sandwich (seitan pepperoni, coconut bacon, smoked tofu) and the root-beer BBQ wings. 507 S. 6th Street, (215) 625-6660; 614 N. 2nd Street, (267) 324-5224, blackbirdpizzeria.com
  • Frankie’s on Fairview – Brunch at this Woodlyn eatery means no compromises. Even options like chicken and waffles and cheesesteak egg rolls remain entirely within the scope of the vegan diet. 604 Fairview Road, Woodlyn, (610) 543-2300, frankiesonfairview.com
  • The Green Fork and Local Roots Market – A BYOB with a market in back welcomes all diners. Most dishes, including the mozzarella salad, fettucine Alfredo and French toast can be served without animal byproducts. 115 S. Main Street, North Wales, (267) 217-7997, thegreenforkandlocalrootsmarket.com
  • P.S. & Company – Named for its “pure sweets” (that are also available to-go), this rustic-chic Rittenhouse cafe offers full menu of cafe items—all of which are vegan, gluten-free and organic. Coconut yogurt, Caesar salad with house-made dressing and pad Thai entice even meat eaters. 1706 Locust Street, (215) 985-1706, puresweets.com
  • Su Xing House – In the heart of Center City, this Chinese restaurant offers up an expansive menu of meatless delicacies. Classics like fried rice and General Tso’s tofu share menu space with signature dishes such as bean curd deluxe (tofu skin stuffed with mushroom caps and veggie ham) and lotus root with peanut soup. 1508 Sansom Street, (215) 564-1419, suxinghouse.com
  • The Nile Cafe – Vegan and vegetarian soul food have come from this Germantown destination for over 20 years. Menu staples such as pepper steak and chicken and gravy accompany a variety of salads, daily soup specials and plenty of desserts.6008 Germantown Avenue, (215) 843-6453
  • The Tasty – Across from an East Passyunk park, this corner spot dishes out diner-inspired fare. Patrons occupy seats at the counter for morning coffee and pastries, or settle into booths for quick-serve dishes such as waffles or biscuits and gravy. 1401 S. 12th Street, (267) 457-5670, thetastyphilly.com
  • V Street ­– Everything’s fair game at local veg heroes Rich Landau and Kate Jacoby’s casual, international street food-inspired walkup. V Street’s bar delivers dishes such as harissa-grilled tofu, miso butter noodles and Korean-fried tempeh tacos, and the drinks alone are worth a visit. 126 S. 19th Street, (215) 278-7943, vstreetfood.com
Fast Dining:
  • Essene – Queen Village’s natural market opened in 1969, stocks products from local makers and operates a kitchen and bakery that turn out all manner of takeaway goods—including at least 50 desserts on any given day. 719 S. 4th Street, (215) 922-1146, essenemarket.com
  • Goldie – This 100% vegan fast-food spot comes from celebrated chef Michael Solomonov. The small menu keeps its focus on Israeli flavors: made-to-order falafel, fries and tahini milkshakes. 1526 Sansom Street, (267) 239-0777, goldiefalafel.com
  • Hummusology – A passion for Israeli-style chickpea paste powers the strictly vegetarian menu, where many of the dishes, such as mushroom hummus, hamshuka and veggie “rave” are also vegan. 1112 Locust Street, (215) 592-6505, hummusology.net
  • Govinda’s – Serving up tasty vegetarian, vegan, Kosher, halal and Vedic food since 1985, Govinda’s is known for its salads and sandwiches—especially the vegan chicken cheesesteaks. 1408 South Street, (215) 985-9303govindasvegetarian.com
  • Herban Eats – At this University City locavore venue, both carnivore and vegan options focus on lean proteins and unrefined carbs. Regulars swear by the sweet potato mash, hibiscus ginger tea and Herban hot sauce. 3601 Market Street, (215) 386-5000, herbanqualityeats.com
  • HipCityVeg – This local quick-serve chain serves up great salads, sandwiches—like the Ziggy burger with smoked tempeh and the Crispy HipCity Ranch, a take on fried chicken—plus green juices, banana whips, baked goods and, on Broad Street, breakfast. 127 S. 18th Street, 
    (215) 278-7605; 214 S. 40th Street, (267) 244-4342; 121 S. Broad Street, (267) 296-9001, hipcityveg.com
  • Honeygrow – This Philly-born startup honors most dietary restrictions with its build-your-own salads, stir-fries and vegan smoothies, each made with fresh ingredients. 15 S. 11th Street, (215) 845-5592; 110 S. 16th Street, (215) 279-7724; 3731 Walnut Street, (215) 222-0400; 
    1601 N. Broad Street, (215) 279-7823; 168 E. City Avenue, Bala Cynwyd, (610) 667-2573; 230 N. Radnor Chester Road, Radnor, (610) 688-8393; 100 Main Street, King of Prussia, (484) 322-2918, honeygrow.com
  • Kung Fu Hoagies – In city with brilliant banh mi, this food cart ensures that no one feels left out. Kung Fu’s tofu meatball and “vegetarian pork” hoagies and pho and ramen dishes can be made completely vegan. Location varies, (267) 344-6259, kungfuhoagies.com
  • Magic Carpet – These all-vegetarian University City food trucks have been a healthy haven for weekday lunches since 1984. Almost all of the budget-priced platters—tofu meatballs, seitan peppersteak—can be made vegan. 36th & Spruce Streets; 34th & Walnut Streets, magiccarpetfoods.com
  • Pure Fare – This stylish quick-serve appeals to the generally health-conscious and always keeps vegan options in the mix. Items typically on offer include the wild rice bowl, kale salad, Burmese papaya salad or almost any of the baked goods. 119 S. 21st Street, (267) 318-7441; purefare.com
  • Vegan Commissary – Homey takeaway foods—salads, couscous and noodle dishes, pastas and more—line the cases atthis prepared food market. 1429 Wolf Street, (215) 964-3232, vegancommissary.com
  • Vegan Tree – All of the food at is cruelty free. Whether it’s sushi, a cheesesteak sandwich or coconut cake, there’s no need to second-guess the ingredients. 742 South Street, (215) 454-2898, 742vegantree.com
  • Vgë Café – Bryn Mawr’s fast casual operation has a simple premise: People want to eat great food that is healthy. All of the menu items, from falafel to buffalo tofu, can be ordered as a wrap, salad or over brown rice; everything is less than 550 calories and entirely vegan, with no added oils or sugar. 845B W. Lancaster Avenue, Bryn Mawr, (610) 527-3091, vgecafe.com
  • Wiz Kid – Vedge owners Rich Landau and Kate Jacoby began with a stand inside the Whole Foods in the Parkway Museum District, then expanded their delicious junk food-inspired operation to Rittenhouse. On the menu: meatless cheesesteaks, salads and fries with fun toppings. 2101 Hamilton Street, (215) 557-0015; 124 S. 19thStreet, (215) 372-7289, wizkidfood.com
      Specialty Vegan:
  • All the Way Live Café – Alkalizing foods (select fruits, vegetables and whole grains) are the point of this Germantown cafe, where the menu includes seaweed salads, chickpea burgers and coconut cream pie on an almond and date crust. 6108 Germantown Avenue, (215) 821-7298, alllivefood.com
  • Arnold’s Way – As an early proponent of raw eating, this Montgomery County operation makes it very easy to dabble in vegan with its market and café via green smoothies, soups, salads and banana whip sundaes. 319 W. Main Street, Lansdale, (215) 361-0116, arnoldsway.com
  • Doc Bakers Farmulations – A former pharmacy on Doylestown’s main strip takes on a health-advising role in the community. All the juices and smoothies can be boosted with natural supplements, and guests can enjoy a full menu of raw, vegan fare on-site or from the grab-and-go cases. 22 N. Main Street, Doylestown, (215) 230-3444, docbakers.com
  • Gangster Vegan Organics – Norristown and Phoenixville go a little bit California with hip-hop named juices (Rappers Delight, Soul 4 Real), raw pizzas, lasagna and wraps bring variety and interest to the proceedings. 2454 W. Main Street, Norristown, (610) 630-1600; 6 Gay Street, Phoenixville, (610) 616-0000, gangstervegan.com
  • Raw Can Roll Café – Everything here qualifies as “clean eating.” While some items are cooked, the vast menu of smoothies, cleansing juices and zucchini pastas—not to mention four different kale salads—makes it easy to stay on a raw-eating plan. 767 W. Lancaster Avenue, Wayne, (484) 580-8454, rawcanrollcafe.com
      Juice Bars:
  • Animo – Part juice bar, part burrito bar, Animo puts fruits and veggies in the forefront. Whether it’s the Animo Glo (orange, carrot, cantaloupe) or an açai bowl, the nutritious fare here is fresh and delicious. 1701 Arch Street, (267) 519-0949, animojuice.com
  • Robeks – The local outpost of a national chain specializes in juices and smoothies. Refreshing drinks including the Age Buster (soy milk, probiotics, kale, spinach, peach) and the Big Wednesday (strawberry, peach, banana, papaya) go down easy. Eateries: 1035 Chestnut Street, (215) 925-5500; 32 Parking Plaza, Ardmore, (484) 413-2998; food truck: 2551 Orthodox Street, robeks.com
  • Sip-N-Glo – Two juiceries with a creative touch sates vegan hunger with mix-ins such as almond milk, hemp and chia seeds. Even the protein shakes contain only Plant Fusion protein powder. 257 S. 20th Street; 932 South Street; 1700 Sansom Street, (215) 351-9300, sipnglo.com
  • Yellow Juice – Loads of vitamin-packed produce goes into the fruit, veggie—even sweet potato—juices and smoothies here. 2046 Sansom Street, (267) 519-8296, yellowjuicebar.com
Vegan-friendly Bars:
  • American Sardine Bar – Known for service of late dinner and weekend brunch, this Point Breeze taproom offers meat-free interpretations of BBQ pork and French dip sandwiches. 1800 Federal Street, (215) 334-2337, americansardinebar.com
  • Charlie was a sinner – Midtown Village’s all-vegan bar/eatery specializes in small plates such as faux crab cakes, roasted cauliflower, chocolate pot de crème and classic cocktails—sans egg whites. 131 S. 13th Street, (267) 758-5372, charliewasasinner.com
  • Cantina Los Caballitos and Cantina Dos Segundos – These sibling establishments aim to please herbivores with Mexican-inspired menus. Both locations offer tofu fajitas and nachos with vegan cheese—and great margaritas. 1651 E. Passyunk Avenue, (215) 775-3550; 
    931 N. 2nd Street, (215) 629-0500, cantinaloscaballitos.com
  • Cedar Point Bar & Kitchen – Fishtown has its own retro-American vegetarian and vegan spot, serving dishes at lunch, dinner and weekend brunch. Regulars come for the craft beer and specialties such as the kale burger, cauliflower fritters, fried green tomato po’ boys and veggie wings. 2370 E. Norris Street, (215) 423-5400, cedarpointbarandkitchen.com
  • Khyber Pass Pub – This historic Old City tavern’s menu of southern-fried bar fare leaves plenty of room for its vegan customers. Even the buttered popcorn, pulled pork and fried chicken sandwiches qualify. 56 S. 2nd Street, (215) 238-5888, khyberpasspub.com
  • Memphis Taproom – With a firm commitment to meatless eaters, this chill Fishtown pub accommodates its hipster fan base. Selections might include a smoked coconut club or the lentil meatball parm sandwich, and, in warmer months, smoked jackfruit po’boys, fried portobello sandwiches and beefless burger in their beer garden. 2331 E. Cumberland Street, (215) 425-4460, memphistaproom.com
  • Royal Tavern – Vegans need not thirst. The vegan banh mi, tempeh club sandwich and vegan Sloppy Joe a soak up the craft beer at t this Bella Vista watering hole. 937 E. Passyunk Avenue, (215) 389-6694, royaltavern.com
  • Triangle Tavern – South Philly favorites like spaghetti and meatballs, roast beef sandwiches, and personal pizzas (red or white) come in vegan versions at this longtime neighborhood hangout. 1338 S. 10th Street, (215) 800-1992, triangletavernphilly.com
Coffee & Treats:
  • Dottie’s Donuts – Really, why should vegans forgo peanut butter banana bacon donuts? They don’t, thanks tothe West Philly and Queen Village locations of this vegan bakery, offering rotating assortments of goodies such as blueberry muffin or chocolate chip cookie dough. 509 S. 6th Street, 4529 Springfield Avenue, facebook.com/dottiesdonutsphl/
  • Grindcore House – Coffee flows copiously this Pennsport cafe, as does a strong selection of teas. All manner of milk alternatives, hearty sandwiches, salads and a selection of treats from local vegan bakeries are available. 1515 S. 4th Street, (215) 839-3333, grindcorehouse.com
  • Little Baby’s Ice Cream – Local, artisanal ice cream, comes in dairy, but also vegan flavors such as chocolate salt malt, balsamic banana, smoked cinnamon and the definitively quirky cucumber dill at these definitively quirky operations. 2311 Frankford Avenue, (267) 687-8567; 4903 Catharine Street, (215) 921-2100, littlebabysicecream.com
  • Soy Café – A light and luscious sensibility reigns at this Northern Liberties hang. Patrons can order a bowl of edamame, a sesame tofu salad, a barbecue wrap with vegan pork or a smoothie with any type of milk alternative. 630 N. 2nd Street, (215) 922-1103, mysoycafe.com
  • Sweet Freedom Bakery – Dessert lovers break from animal products and refined sugars at two regional locations this bakery, which also steers clear of wheat, nuts, corn and other allergens. On offer: salted caramel cupcakes, fruit crumbles and pumpkin donuts—all produced with wholesome ingredients. 1424 South Street, (215) 545-1899; 1039 W. Lancaster Avenue, Bryn Mawr, (610) 527-7323, sweetfreedombakery.com
  • Vegan Treats – Just outside Philadelphia, this compassionate confectionary turns out coconut caramel cheesecake, cherry Danish and a legendary peanut butter bomb. Sweets lovers can find its goods locally at Grindcore House, Govinda’s and Vgë Café. vegantreats.com

On Greater Philadelphia’s official visitor website and blog, visitphilly.com and uwishunu.com, visitors can explore things to do, upcoming events, themed itineraries and hotel packages. Compelling photography and videos, interactive maps and detailed visitor information make the sites effective trip-planning tools. Along with Visit Philly social media channels, the online platforms communicate directly with consumers. Travelers can also call and stop into the Independence Visitor Center for additional information and tickets.