Owners of acclaimed Vedge restaurant will be debuting the Wiz Kid sandwich shop as the latest addition to the City of Brotherly Love’s vegan food scene.
Rich Landau and Kate Jacoby€”the husband/wife duo behind award-winning fine-dining restaurant Vedge, among others€”announced plans for a new vegan eatery, Wiz Kid. The cafÃ© is slated to open this fall next door to street food-focused V Street, the couples second restaurant. Wiz Kid will offer limited seating and counter service with a small menu comprised of creative sandwiches such as the namesake Wiz Kid€”made with plant-based €œsteak,€ mushrooms, long hot peppers, and rutabaga-based €œwiz€ sauce. €œVedge is becoming so serious,” Landau says, pointing to the juxtaposition of this new casual cafÃ©. “We just want to be chefs having fun.€ Earlier this year, media outlet philly.com prophesied that 2016 is €œThe Year of the Vegan€ in Philadelphia given the growing number of plant-based restaurants.