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1408 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19146-1631
+1 215-985-9303
11:00 - 23:00
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44 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place was on our must visit again list from a few years ago. It seems that veggie options are getting better everywhere you go. Gone are the days of a choice between a frozen Boca burger or a cheese pizza. However the one thing that still seems to be lacking is iconic, local favorites that have been veggitzed. Govindas... More 

Thank Mike S
Marlton, New Jersey
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534 reviews
268 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Govindas has been my go to for yummy vegan food for years! Everything here is meatless, 99% vegan, they offer real cheese if you choose. They always make the best vegan food- I love the "chickenless cheese steak" which always is wonderful- grilled up seasoned soy chicken with soy cheese and vegan mayo- even meat eaters I have brought here... More 

Thank Hgtravl
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Love this place! My husband and I use this as our go to when we are in the city and need late night food. Plus they have Vegan Treats desserts!

Thank Margo W
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016

As a vegan, it's so nice to be able to go to a restaurant and order anything on the menu! The Philly 'chicken cheese steak' was wonderful! Will definitely visit here again if ever in Philly....worth the stop!

Thank JordanJa72
Baltimore, Maryland
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 October 2016

Govinda's has a counter area, a section with tables, and a few tables outside. I chose to order and then just grab a seat at the counter. The staff are very obliging and upbeat, which is always a plus. I ordered from the chalkboard menu on the wall, and decided on a chimichanga with Daiya cheese and a vegan brownie.... More 

Thank BaltimoreMDWriter
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Delicious vegan and vegetarian "fast food" spot. My meat-loving partner loves it too. A bit pricey, but unfortunately that's the norm for vegetarian/vegan spots. Well worth it though!

Thank Shannon M
Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
97 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

As a vegetarian, I'm used to only having to pick among 2-3 choices at most restaurants. At Govinda's, I was completely overwhelmed at how many (delicious sounding) choices I had. Luckily, the cashier was extremely friendly and knowledgable about the menu and could recommend various dishes for me. I had a "cheese steak" with fake meat, mozzarella cheese, green peppers,... More 

Thank Sheridan S
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76 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

I am not a vegetarian but I was traveling with two so we came here. As a carnivoer, I do not appreciate this type of food but I tried it. I got a sloppy joe. I was not fond of it. I tried some "chicken" as well, still wasn't impressed. Finally I tried the cheese steak and that was delicious.... More 

Thank Brian N
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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110 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2016

They have an excellent vegan and veg food for vegetarian and also non veg people will also like this place. The owner Howard is good man and took care of us

Thank Veeresh M
Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania
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81 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2016

I moved from Philly to NYC, so I haven't eaten here in YEARS. Let's talk vegan food. I'm a vegetarian, not a vegan, and as either would tell you, it's different. I am not into vegan food. I admire the lifestyle, but generally I think the food sucks. Vegan mayo, vegan cheese, vegan desserts...keep them. That is SO not true... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1408 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19146-1631
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: +1 215-985-9303

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?