Govinda's Gourmet Vegetarian

Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant, Café, and Coffee Shop · Avenue of the Arts South
1408 South St (at S. Broad St.), Philadelphia, PA 19146, United States
Hours:
Open until 11:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu
    • 11:00 AM–11:00 PM
  • Fri–Sat
    • 11:00 AM–Midnight
  • Sun
    • 11:00 AM–10:00 PM
Price:
$$$$
Reservations:
No
Menus:
Lunch, Dinner
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Outdoor Seating:
Yes
7.9/10

Based on 97 votes

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    jason k.
    "the vegan chicken cheesesteak is great."(7 Tips)
    Amanda I.
    "Try the golden tofu wrap... Mmmmmm!"(2 Tips)
    Natalie Hope M.
    "Great "chicken" cheesesteak wraps!"(2 Tips)
    Leanne A.
    "Amazing chimichanga, yellow lentil soup, and chickn fingers!"(3 Tips)
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  • chicken cheesesteaks
  • vegan food
  • chimichangas
  • cheesecake
  • wraps
  • scallops
  • great value
  • good service
  • french fries
  • good for a quick meal
  • casual
  • fish
  • authentic
  • soup
  • zucchini
  • ham
  • shrimp
  • cheese
  • mayonnaise
  • peanut butter
  • vegansaurus

    Public service announcement!: This is not the veg cheesesteak spot on the corner! That's Govinda's To Go. If you go upstairs from Govinda's To Go, you will find this upscale, mostly vegan restaurant.

    vegansaurus · January 2, 2014
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  • Philly.com

    Vegetarian (and vegan) cheesesteaks and sandwiches that rival Gianna's in price, but are less greasy and arguably better. Vegan desserts are also available, including an amazing pumpkin cheesecake. Read more

    Philly.com · August 3, 2014
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  • jason k.

    the vegan chicken cheesesteak is great. if you're looking for what they use, this is VERY similar (if not exactly what they use) http://www.delightsoy.com/you can get it at whole foods

    jason kuhn · February 4, 2010
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  • Candace R.

    For an extra $2.50 you can get twice the soy meat on your chicken cheesesteak and split it with a friend! At almost 9 dollars a hoagie, who needs all that extra bread anyway?

    Candace Riotta · August 5, 2011
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  • Johnathan C.

    I love their vegan options. The "chicken" cheesesteak is the best. The food is pricy but it's worth it.

    Johnathan Cooper · January 2, 2015
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  • T Michelle ..

    Had the "chicken" burger with soy cheese... It wasn't bad at all. Very tasty. The "chicken" flatbread was amazing too. Cookies were... Meh.

    T Michelle . · July 27, 2013
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  • Russell E.

    Service is ALWAYS atrocious. You can expect to wait 20 minutes to place an order and another thirty for your food. They have a lot of good stuff, but..

    Russell Ebright · September 1, 2012
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  • Pat W.

    Don't bother eating here if John C. Reilly is cooking. Will take 45+ minutes for anything. Ridiculous, considering vegetarian food only needs to be heated up, not cooked to a set temperature.

    Pat Woodruff · October 12, 2012
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  • doreen

    Amazing!!! Chicken nuggets! Best fries!! Oh yeah and the chicken cheese steaks rock! Also... im a meat eater sooooo goood!!!

    doreen · May 17, 2011
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  • Tiffany J.

    I get the chicken cheesesteak wrap every time! The shrimp & scallops are insanely good too! And all the desserts!

    Tiffany Johnson · March 9, 2012
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  • Fernanda P.

    Best "ham" and cheese sandwich ever! And for dessert try the peanut butter cheesecake, out of this world.

    Fernanda Pierotti · February 16, 2013
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  • Robert S.

    Love my chicken cheesesteak with soy mayo, soy cheese, broccoli, tomatoes, sptingmix, with a little bbq sauce

    Robert Street · June 24, 2011
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  • PhillySteakOut.com

    Want vegan steak but still like getting cheesy? There are both dairy and vegan cheese options.

    PhillySteakOut.com · May 30, 2012
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  • nicole s.

    If you don't already know do yourself a favor and get the vegan chicken cheesesteak!!! Absolutely to die for.

    nicole smith · November 16, 2012
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  • Brad G.

    Vegan Chicken Cheesesteak. Vegan Chik’n, rainbow peppers, vegan mayo, and soy cheese.

    Brad Graham · February 27, 2014
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  • Paulie M.

    Best Vegan chicken cheese steak in philly, zucchini melt is really good also...

    Paulie Minton · February 17, 2013
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  • Leanne A.

    Amazing chimichanga, yellow lentil soup, and chickn fingers! Service is slow

    Leanne Alyssa · February 26
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  • Amanda I.

    Great service. Great food! Try the golden tofu wrap... Mmmmmm!

    Amanda Inderbitzen · September 8, 2011
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  • abby

    the "chicken" cheesesteak tastes and looks like chicken. it can't be vegan!

    abby · July 18, 2011
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  • Dayna M.

    best vegan chicken cheesesteaks, chicken quesdillas & chimichangas ever!!

    Dayna Martell · October 10, 2010
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  • John

    Amazing! Great food. Service was on point!

    John · July 14, 2013
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  • Brett W.

    The vegan chicken cheesesteak is creepily convincing. In a good way.

    Brett Wallace · July 11, 2013
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  • Sherrie G.

    Chicken Cheesesteak heaven! Also the Butter Pecan is lovely!

    Sherrie Gonzalez · June 24, 2013
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  • Nashay P.

    Get the "chicken" cheese steak on a wrap - its delish & less carbs.

    Nashay Pnd · September 6, 2011
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  • Laura C.

    The sandwiches are awesome, but you have to try the vegan cheesecake

    Laura CM · October 7, 2010
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  • Dan A.

    No longer a BYOB with dine in menu. =( But they still have their sandwiches.

    Dan Allis · July 6, 2013
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  • Thom V.

    The pepper steak is the best ever! Service has gotten faster.

    Thom Venier · August 21, 2010
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  • Dionna B.

    The scallops are sooo good! Tastes like the real deal!

    Dionna Bittle · April 5, 2014
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  • Automopedia E.

    The service has gotten a lot better! Food is still fantastic!

    Automopedia Eric · November 3, 2009
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  • Sheshelaghost L.

    The Chicken Cheese steak on a spinach wrap w/ real cheese is the BOMB!! Love it!!!!

    Sheshelaghost LaGhost · August 10, 2011
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  • American Dreaming Magazine

    Get the Chicken Cheese Steak...wont taste the difference! Trust me!!!

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  • Kay G.

    Get the chicken quesadilla! Seriously can't taste the difference!

    Kay G. · March 29, 2012
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  • Alana

    Their fake meat tastes too much like real meat for my liking

    Alana · January 28, 2013
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  • Kyle M.

    Chicken cheese steak is soooo good, as is the split pea soup

    Kyle McGill · March 6, 2012
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  • Kevin R.

    Get your condiments early! They are behind the counter.

    Kevin Regan · January 2, 2011
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  • Nick N.

    Don't park out front or you'll walk away with a $400 ticket!

    Nick Nasty · October 21, 2010
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  • Gab B.

    Vegetarian OR Vegan chicken cheesesteak is deee-lish Read more

    Gab Bonghi · July 8, 2011
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  • Charles I.

    The chicken cheese steak is a masterpiece.

    Charles III · July 11, 2010
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  • Jennifer

    The chicken cheese steaks are so delicious

    Jennifer · February 22, 2013
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  • Black Diamond T.

    I was hungry so I just stop by and wow the food is so good

    Black Diamond Transportation · February 3, 2014
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  • devon r.

    intro to govindas: chicken cheesesteak. it's so convincing i was grossed out the first time!

    devon rose · April 9, 2011
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  • Natalie Hope M.

    Great "chicken" cheesesteak wraps!

    Natalie Hope McDonald · March 28, 2012
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  • Enoch E.

    Everytime I come to Philly from DC I get the "Golden Tufu Wrap"mmmmmmm good

    Enoch EL-Shamesh · October 9, 2010
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  • Sara M.

    The golden tofu wrap is delicious! Go get one now!

    Sara McDougall · November 4, 2010
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  • Jamie D.

    The chicken cheesesteak is amazing!

    Jamie DeAngelis · May 26, 2012
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  • Katrina C.

    Try the chicken quesadilla. It's what dreams are made of.

    Katrina Clark · January 3, 2011
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  • Ray B.

    The Chicken cheese steak is yummy!

    Ray B · July 14, 2011
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  • James G.

    Get the "new" fish sandwich. It's awesome!

    James G. · October 17, 2010
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  • Lord R.

    Used to be very slow but service has gotten much better.

    Lord Ryder · March 10, 2010
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  • devon r.

    Good but slow. Don't come hungry.

    devon rose · May 22, 2011
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