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 Midnight (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 94 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)
    Nina
    "Chimichangas are the bomb"(2 Tips)
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  • chicken cheesesteaks
  • vegan food
  • cheesecake
  • chimichangas
  • wraps
  • scallops
  • great value
  • good service
  • split pea soup
  • french fries
  • good for a quick meal
  • casual
  • fish
  • authentic
  • zucchini
  • ham
  • shrimp
  • cheese
  • mayonnaise
  • peanut butter
  • Jennifer

    Get the chicken cheesesteak

    Jennifer · March 7, 2015
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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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  • Dave W.

    Vegan chicken cheesesteak

    Dave Walk · September 6, 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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  • Dionna B.

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

    Dionna Bittle · April 5, 2014
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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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  • Phil V.

    Decent food, very slow service.

    Phil V · February 20, 2014
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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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  • 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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  • T Michelle J.

    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 Johnson · July 27, 2013
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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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  • 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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  • Sherrie G.

    Chicken Cheesesteak heaven! Also the Butter Pecan is lovely!

    Sherrie Gonzalez · June 24, 2013
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  • Robert A.

    When I went, I didn't like it.

    Robert Arthur · April 10, 2013
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  • Brian M.

    The staff is FUNKY

    Brian Muldowney · March 7, 2013
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  • Jennifer

    The chicken cheese steaks are so delicious

    Jennifer · February 22, 2013
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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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  • 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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  • Alana

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

    Alana · January 28, 2013
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Sandra L.

    Get the fish as a wrap.

    Sandra Lawson · June 19, 2012
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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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  • Jamie D.

    The chicken cheesesteak is amazing!

    Jamie DeAngelis · May 26, 2012
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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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  • Natalie Hope M.

    Great "chicken" cheesesteak wraps!

    Natalie Hope McDonald · March 28, 2012
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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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  • Kyle M.

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

    Kyle McGill · March 6, 2012
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  • Adrienne S.

    fish wrap!! sooo yummy

    Adrienne Stevenson · December 17, 2011
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  • Rihki K.

    Major Go! Winning....!

    Rihki Kennebrew · October 31, 2011
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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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  • Nashay P.

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

    Nashay Pnd · September 6, 2011
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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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  • 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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  • abby

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

    abby · July 18, 2011
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  • Ray B.

    The Chicken cheese steak is yummy!

    Ray B · July 14, 2011
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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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  • 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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  • Erica L.

    super good food

    Erica Liebmann · June 15, 2011
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  • Cydney H.

    Shrimp fried rice is clutch!

    Cydney Hedgpeth · May 22, 2011
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  • devon r.

    Good but slow. Don't come hungry.

    devon rose · May 22, 2011
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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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  • 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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  • Katrina C.

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

    Katrina Clark · January 3, 2011
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  • Kevin R.

    Get your condiments early! They are behind the counter.

    Kevin Regan · January 2, 2011
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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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  • 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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  • James G.

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

    James G. · October 17, 2010
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