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1408 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19146-1631
+1 215-985-9303
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11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Delaware
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 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!

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Thank Margo W
Palmyra
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 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!

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Thank JordanJa72
Baltimore, Maryland
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Thank BaltimoreMDWriter
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 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!

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Thank Shannon M
Chicago, Illinois
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97 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 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 

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Thank Sheridan S
Antioch
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73 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Thank Brian N
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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104 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 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

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Thank Veeresh M
Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania
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75 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 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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Thank JessicaDiamonds7
Marlton, New Jersey
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464 reviews
231 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2016 via mobile

I hardly get to come into Philly for lunch (being across the bridge in NJ), came here for a lunch today and loved it as always. I have not been to Govindas for over a year- and it was just as nice as last I have been. The workers where very friendly during a cold Jan afternoon. We both got... More 

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Thank Hgtravl
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53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2015 via mobile

This place is recommended for anyone who is visiting Philly and wants some good food even vegetarians, I had a vegetarian Philly steak and it was so good never forget about it .

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Thank Yassine A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?