Vedge is a Vegetable Restaurant by James Beard-nominated Chefs Rich Landau and Kate Jacoby. In 2010, after almost a decade of working together at Horizons, the couple had a vision for their next restaurant. An elegant but approachable modern fine dining experience that would be the setting for their plant based cuisine inspired by local, seasonal vegetables and bold global flavors. At the time there were very few vegan restaurants in the world that offered an elevated dining experience with a full wine and beverage program. The couple saw this as an opportunity to open up a beautiful new restaurant, that looked like any other upscale restaurant in town, but just happened to serve only vegetables.
Vedge opened in 2011, housed in the historic Tiger Building in Center City Philadelphia. The elegant brownstone home has been the perfect, intimate setting for the couples vision. Vedge’s Bar Program, one of the early pioneers in the natural wine movement, also features craft beers and an ever changing seasonal cocktail list, all selected to compliment the the dinner and dessert menus.
Vedge has welcomed guests from all over the world alongside a hometown and regional core of regulars. And while there are standby classics on the menu, the menu continues to evolve to celebrate new ingredients, flavors and techniques.
Vedge was named one of GQ’s best new restaurants, it was on the Eaters first list of the 38 best restaurants in the country. After opening, Vedge was awarded 3 1/2 stars (out of 4) from Philadelphia Magazine and was ranked 4th in their 50 best restaurants list in 2015. In 2016 Vedge was awarded a “4 bell” review by Philadelphia Inquirer restaurant critic Craig Laban, the highest possible rating for a restaurant. Philadelphia Magazine also named Vedge as one of the most important restaurants of the last decade and In 2018 Vedge was named one of Food and Wines 40 most important restaurants of the last 40 years.
Awards & Press
- James Beard Award