Vedge's Landau is now HipCityVeg's chef

HipCityVeg on 18th St.

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.

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.