Di Bruno Bros., a prominent Philadelphia food company specializing in meats and cheeses, has partnered with vegan catering business and market Vegan Commissary to offer vegan options for the first time. The company says its efforts to provide plant-based selections are the direct result of pressure from their clientele. “Our customers have been asking us to expand our vegan offerings for several months,” says Hunter Fike, head cheesemonger for Di Bruno Bros. Its new animal-free menu items include latkes, paella, and ricotta gnocchi, all of which are available at Di Bruno Bros.’ storefront in the Rittenhouse Square neighborhood. In recent years, Philadelphia has garnered national attention as a vegan hotspot, with high-end, plant-based eatery Vedge named by Zagat as the city’s number one restaurant; an annual Philly cheesesteak contest with dozens of local participants putting a vegan spin on the classic sandwich; and a new vegan beer festival launched just last month.
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