AS DINING HALLS go vegan-friendlier to meet millennial tastes, Villanova University stands out as one of the pioneers, led by dining services director Tim Dietzler: He took student feedback seriously enough to try eating vegan and wound up going vegan himself.
This has indeed been the Year of Vegan in Philly - "Vegandelphia," as Craig LaBan termed it in January - and there's still more excitement on the way before year's end, with animal-free offerings expanding here and elsewhere in growing recognition of the appeal of "vegan" to a new generation.
Our third annual Best Vegan Cheesesteak in Philly contest launched Tuesday, the same day Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.), a vegan, came to town to promote his new book, United. Coincidence? Probably. But if you've read the book, you get his point that everything, and everyone, is connected;
The Italian Market just marked a century in business, and it didn't get there by catering to dietary fads. The vendors' hallmark in this area around 9th Street between Washington Avenue and Christian Street is patient, high-quality craftsmanship, developed over time.