Govinda’s Gourmet Vegetarian


Govinda’s Gourmet Vegetarian is the upscale counter part to Govinda’s to Go Vegetarian.

These photos didn’t turn out too well but it was a special night, Lauren’s birthday.   The majority of the food is vegan, but there are a few entrees that contain dairy that are clearly marked. We had been a few times before but only to the to-go portion, not the fine dinning.  Like many restaurants in Philadelphia it is BYOB, so we stopped and picked up two nice bottles of beer to try. The first was Rejewvenator made by He’brew, a half dopplebock, half belgian style dubbel. It was excellent!


The second was Estate made by Sierra Nevada, which is one of the world’s only estate-made beers with natural ingredients all grown on-site at the brewery. We were a fan of both, but I will buy some more Rejewvenator soon.


We enjoy beer and food… maybe too much. The birthday girl!


Lauren had already looked at the menu and had decided we needed to try the Pappadum with a trio of chutneys. It was delish…


Next was our salad course then entrees. The salads are excellent and come with a “Caesar” type of dressing. Lauren picked the vegetable fried rice (her go to meal) and I had no idea. I had my eye on a few thing but asked our waiter what he would recommend, (I tend to do this most of the time when I’m overwhelmed.) I ended up with a Pan-Roasted Duck with Sweet Potato Puree and Peanut Ginger Sauce. I have no idea what duck taste like but the entire meal was excellent and way too large to finish.


1408 South Street
Philadelphia, PA 19146-1631
(215) 985-9303

Their Website


One response to “Govinda’s Gourmet Vegetarian

  1. Hi Guys,

    Nice blog. I will definitely give you a shout out when I head to training in Wilmington. Perhaps we can all get together for a vegan dinner before I hit the simulators.


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