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February 20, 2013

Vedge Restaurant Named One Of The 12 Most Outstanding Restaurants Of 2013 By GQ Magazine

Philadelphia's own Vedge restaurant was named one of the 12 best restaurants of 2013 by GQ Magazine. (Photo by Jason Varney)

More major accolades for Center City’s critically acclaimed vegan restaurant Vedge.

In the March 2013 issue of GQ, restaurant scribe Alan Richman called out the 12 Most Outstanding Restaurants of 2013 in the country. Vedge came in at #3.

Impressive, yes — but as you know, accolades are nothing new for Vedge, the vegan restaurant that opened in Washington Square West a little more than a year ago. Among its impressive haul of praise in its first year: a three-bell review from Craig LaBan in the Philadelphia Inquirer; being ranked #3 on Philly Mag’s list of the Top 50 restaurants in the city; and being named “Restaurant of the Year” by VegNews Magazine a few months back.

Richman added to the praise for Vedge.

“The food and service traveled to a dimension in the culinary world where veganism has never been and where vegetables in general rarely go.”

This appears to be an ongoing theme with Vedge: Vedge has taken what many restaurant and food enthusiasts would perceive to be a potential weakness for a serious restaurant — serving only vegan cuisine — and turned people’s perceptions on their head.

Not exactly an easy accomplishment.

And people are starting to take have taken notice. It’s probably time you should too. (Hint, hint.)

The Perfect Night Out: The 12 Most Outstanding Restaurants of 2013 [GQ Magazine]

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What a great honor. I wonder if now they’re so busy that they’re cranking up their prices.