Philadelphia-Based Vegan Restaurant HipCityVeg Is Coming to DC

HipCityVeg serves vegan eats like this green smoothie and "chicken" club. Photograph courtesy of HipCityVeg

You know what they say: when the door of one fast-casual vegan restaurant closes, another one opens. Native Foods Cafe just left the DC market, and the Philadelphia-based HipCityVeg is ready to move in. The plant-based, quick-service eatery will open in Chinatown at 712 Seventh Street, Northwest this spring. This will be their first location outside Pennsylvania in what they hope will become a national expansion.

The menu in DC will be the same as in Philly, centering around meatless preparations of popular fast-food items like burgers and fries, wraps, sandwiches, and fried “chicken” nuggets. The restaurant advertises that it’s also sustainably-minded in its packaging, and will employ bicycle-only delivery services.

HipCityVeg. 712 Seventh St., NW

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Anna Spiegel covers the dining and drinking scene in her native DC. Prior to joining Washingtonian in 2010, she attended the French Culinary Institute and Columbia University’s MFA program in New York, and held various cooking and writing positions in NYC and in St. John, US Virgin Islands.