Thanksgiving Holiday Menu

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and we are excited to offer some of your favorite vegan dishes in our cafe, with new additions by Janice the Beauty Chef!  Join us for lunch and/or dinner during Thanksgiving week for a selection that includes:

Tofurkey with gravy, Harvard Beets, Local Roasted Squash, Mashed Potatoes, Cranberry Seitan, Creamed Cauliflower, Cranberry Tofu, Homemade Brown Rice Gravy, Candied Yams, Spiced Apples and more. 

New additions by Janice the Beauty Chef include Toasted Buckwheat Stuffing, Toasted Buckwheat Layer Pie, Chop Beauty Salad, Beautiful Slaw, Holiday Slaw, Hearty Kale Salad, and Raw Pumpkin Pie Mousse (sweetened with dates).

All of our cafe items are available as take-out meals. 

(*please note: our holiday menu items are available on a rotating basis and some items may not be available at all times)




Essene, in partnership with American Express, is delighted to be participating in SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY. On Saturday, November 29th, American Express Card Members who shop at Essene will receive a $10 statement credit for up to three qualifying transactions of $10 or more.

Taking advantage of this offer is super easy:

1. Between now and November 29th, go to to register your card.
2. Shop at Essene using your registered American Express card for purchases of $10 or more.
3. Receive a $10 statement credit for each qualifying transaction within 90 days after November 29th. 

That's it! So on Nov. 29th#SHOPSMALL at Essene and support local business.

Essene listed as one of the best places for vegan brunch in Philly!:


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Holiday Hours:

Mon. 11/24-Wed. 11/26

Thanksgiving Day: