Saturday, February 13, 2016

Vedge's Landau is now HipCityVeg's chef

Landau designed HipCityVeg's current, opening menu.

Vedge's Landau is now HipCityVeg's chef

HipCityVeg on 18th St.
HipCityVeg on 18th St. MICHAEL KLEIN /

Something interesting is going on with HipCityVeg, the vegan quick-serve that is going gangbusters just off Rittenhouse Square.

Owner Nicole Marquis says she's signed Vedge chef/co-owner Rich Landau as corporate chef.

Landau designed HipCityVeg's current, opening menu.

The intrigue lies in Marquis' plans. Her name is attached to a liquor application at a newly purchased building at 131 S. 13th St. - less than two blocks from the posh Vedge.

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Marquis would not discuss the new property,

All she'd say was that Landau - her old boss at Horizons - would be refining HipCityVeg's menu and overseeing quality.

Post updated, to clarify: Landau is not leaving Vedge, which he owns with wife Kate Jacoby.

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