Years ago, the idea of a vegan soul food restaurant might’ve been as unthinkable as clear roads on I-95. But since Nile Cafe opened and started serving stew fish made with wheat and soy proteins, it’s clear today is a new day. This spot is Philly’s oldest vegan restaurant and makes perfectly-spiced vegan jerk chicken with a meaty texture that’s dripping with a sweet and spicy sauce.
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