HipCityVeg Coming to D.C. This Spring!
HipCityVeg, the popular healthy fast food restaurant that has two (soon to be three) locations in Philadelphia, is set to open up its third location in Washington, D.C. this spring!
The casual eatery is known for promoting fresh plant-based food–fast. It also coined the term ‘Groothie’, their signature green smoothie with leafy greens, apples, bananas and seasonal fruit. The menu will remain the same, and includes vegan items that are “fast-food inspired”, such as smoked tempeh burgers, curry tofu wraps, sweet potato fries, milkshakes and desserts.
The eatery is known for its eco-friendly vision, and keeps all packaging compostable, sources its ingredients locally, composts kitchen scraps, and makes all deliveries on bicycles. Opened in 2012 in Rittenhouse Square, HipCityVeg was founded by Nicole Marquis, former manager at Horizons, with the menu being created under the guidance of chef Rich Landau. The second location opened in 2013 in University City, and there is another Philadelphia-based location set to open this year as well.
On the first location planned outside of Philadelphia, Marquis stated:
“We’re so thankful to our customers for their loyalty and support that have enabled us to keep expanding, and we look forward to what the new restaurants will bring.”
The D.C. location is set to open in the historic Chinatown neighborhood, on 712 7th Street NW, in a 1,250-square-foot space.
With every new vegan restaurant opening and every expansion, it seems that the survey conducted by Mintel Insights that noted a shift in customer preferences towards plant-based foods is really reflecting reality!
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