Meet Caroline, Our Philadelphia City Leader

I’m beyond excited to announce our Philadelphia City Leader is the lovely, light-filled, planet-loving Caroline of Plant Based Blonde. This goddess makes conscious living simple by spreading positivity, awareness, and empowerment through her passion for plant-based food and the planet. You can check out all of her incredibly vibrant recipes, wellness insight, and ways to save the planet on her website and instagram @plantbasedblonde. We met over the interwebs through our shared love for dogs and vegan food, and while we’ve never met IRL, I consider her a dear friend because she embodies the qualities I value most: authenticity, compassion, and gratitude.

How long have you been plant-based?
Coming up on 5 years vegan

What made you commit to a plant-based lifestyle?
I went vegan for the animals. I am plant based for my health and the health of our planet.

What was the most difficult part on your journey to becoming plant-based?
The hardest part for me was existing in a world with people who couldn't care less when you couldn't care more.

What are you most looking forward to in the plant-based market?
The ever expanding cheese market!

Which innovations in the plant-based industry interest you most?
Vegan seafood!

Who is the most inspirational plant-based person in your life?
I was the first person within my family and circle of friends to go vegan. I drew most of my inspiration from my community on social media. @erinireland is someone I have admired for years.

Which plant-based product(s) can you not live without?
Vegan Mayo.

What are your favorite plant-based recipe sites or accounts?

What is your best advice for someone who wants to commit to a plant-based lifestyle?
You don't have to do it overnight.

Your dream day of plant-based food from anywhere in the World


VTE from L'Artisan Creative Bakery
Miami Beach, FL

Hashbrown, vegan sausage, vegan egg patty, shiitake bacon, and our special aji amarillo sauce 😍


Sushi from Shizen
San Francisco, CA


Rutabaga Fondue, Fancy Radishes and the Maitake Mushroom from Vedge
Philadelphia, PA

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Grilled Maitake - smoked remoulade, celery: root, stalk and leaf.

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Vanilla Soft Serve with Rainbow Sprinkles from Vegan Burg
San Francisco, CA

Your Top 10 Plant-Based Eats in Philadelphia


A Vegetable Restaurant by James Beard nominated Chefs Rich Landau and Kate Jacoby, Vedge offers an exciting dining experience inspired by seasonal vegetables since 2011.

V Street

A Street Food Bar by James Beard nominated Chefs Rich Landau and Kate Jacoby, V Street offers a fun and exciting approach to vegetable cooking inspired by street food culture from all over the world.

Bar Bombon

Snug spot serving vegan arepas, tacos & empanadas, plus a take-out window for java, juices & more.

Miss Rachel's Pantry

Sunny storefront serving a prix fixe vegan menu on Saturdays, plus light market-style bites.

Blackbird Pizzeria

Artisanal pizzas and calzones, the best vegan cheesesteak in Philadelphia, wings, and bougie salads.

20th Street Pizza

Sister restaurant to Blackbird Pizza so you know it’s good. Serving up artisanal vegan pizzas.

PS & Co.

Philly's only 100% organic, plant-based, gluten-free restaurant with healing foods, cold-pressed juices and guiltless desserts.

Front Street Cafe

Farm-to-table restaurant with plant-based small plates, salads & sandwiches, and divine entrees.

Hip City Veg

Cheerful, chill space offering all-American classics - vegan burgers, shakes, salads, and smoothies.


100% plant-based Falafel, Fries and Tehina Shakes

Crust Vegan Bakery

Woman owned and operated, all natural, and all vegan bakery offering wholesale sweets, catering & custom cakes.

Thank you for sharing your light and making the World a better place, Caroline!

&& special thanks for making the best buffalo cauliflower in the game 🤤

Be sure to follow Caroline @plantbasedblonde for all things plant-based health, wellness, fashion, and education. Stay tuned for the launch of our app where you can find all of Caroline’s favorite plant-based eats throughout the World!

At Kompas, we’re on a mission to make the World a better place for all living beings. We believe in equality and lead with compassion as we build our app that helps people find the best plant-based food options nearby.

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