Hip City Veg, Philadelphia
There might be no other fast casual food joint that I have ever loved more. And, because of that, I have to ration my visits as it could actually cause me to go broke ;-)
I've tried nearly everything on the menu and I feel that there are some star standouts. My go-to is the Ziggy Burger. I usually get it with avocado because,... avocado. The Ziggy Burger is definitely a filling lunch—this is not a wimpy burger! Lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles, tempeh bacon, and the savory burger all coated in their signature special sauce. Don't forget the fries—the sriracha aoli is crazy good. Drool!
The Crispy HipCity Ranch is another of my fav's. More than one of my omni friends have eaten this sandwich and have raved about how good it is. The chick'n patty is all crispily battered and topped with lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles, and a creamy peppercorn ranch sauce. So satisfying!
And, as if lunch wasn't enough, they now serve breakfast! Every time I remember that I hear choirs singing and feel all tingly. Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day :-)
In this category it's a tie. I CAN'T DECIDE! I have two favs. On the days that I find myself extra hungry and in need of some greasy goodness (in a good way!) I gravitate to the AM Philly. The AM Philly is served on a long roll filled with a tofu scramble with tempeh, sautéed mushrooms, peppers, onions, and vegan mayo. Ugh, so good!
When I'm only a regular amount of hungry, I go for the HipCity Breakfast Sandwich. It's savory and just the right amount of filling with tofu egg, tempeh, sautéed spinach and vegan mayo all on a bagel. So, not only is this a delicious sandwich, because its on a bagel you can totally eat it on the go if you don't have time to stop to eat it properly.
There are so many wonderful choices i couldn't possible talk about them all here. You'll have to go and try them out for yourself!