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Posted by Vegan at Penn on 08/20/2012
This food has converted hundreds if not thousands to veganism. It is absolutely revolutionary. You cannot miss the opportunity to go to Blackbird. Make sure to try the hot sandwiches along with the amazing vegan pizza!
Posted by Dwill on 07/16/2012
My wife and I went to dinner at Blackbird Pizza expecting a good experience based on the chef’s history with Horizons and NYC, and a recent article in the Philadelphia Inquirer on the offshoots of Horizon employees. However, it was, at best an average meal. We both enjoy vegan and vegetarian foods and make it a point when we travel to look up vegan, vegetarian and raw food restaurants to try. Our order consisted of a slice of South Jersey Pizza and a Seitan cheesesteak for me, and a slice of veggie supreme and a Caesar salad for my wife. We also decided to take out a smoked tofu cubano sandwich for me and a chickpea ‘tuna’ wrap for my wife. Both pizzas were very tasty and crispy after being heated on a somewhat toaster oven/plate. The seitan sausage was a good substitute for regular Italian sausage. The daiya cheese was better on the pizza than any soy alternative. However, the remaining items were mixed. The seitan cheesesteak was one dimensional. There was no texture or taste from the seitan; the overriding onion ingredient was a taste of fried burnt onions…. No taste of peppers, mushrooms or seitan. I admit the roll was good but all mostly roll without a decent amount of the advertised ingredients, not worth the time or the price. The Caesar salad was average. The grilled artichokes which were small in number, made the dish, but the flavor of rosemary was not evident in the croutons, which did not add anything to the salad. The croutons could have been smaller, if there at all. The take out sandwiches were mixed as well. The cubano was as much a disappointment as the seitan cheesesteak. Very little ingredients compared to the roll/ definitely skimped on the filling. For what I could taste, the smoked tofu etc…tasted good but nowhere near enough. When I looked at the sliced sandwich, it looked like there was nothing between the slices of bread and in fact there wasn’t. I expected more. On the bright side, the chickpea ‘tuna’ wrap was full of filling and flavorful. A recommended item to order. It was a nice vegan substitute. Overall, it was a somewhat disappointing first experience at Blackbird Pizza especially making it a point to drive to South Street to go there. If you are going for the first time, stick with the pizza and if you enjoy, work your way up from there on the menu. Keep your expectations low. And make your tastes and reviews known after your meal. That is the only way restaurants get better.
Posted by accald69 on 07/01/2012
My daughter, brother and I decided to try Blackbird today since my daughter has now become vegan. My daughter had a slice of pizza and my brother and I both had the cheesesteak. Everything was delicious! This is our new spot !
Posted by Naz on 03/06/2012
The mushroom salad was great, as was the mushroom pizza. The place was a bit loud for my taste, grunge music has limits.
Posted by Anonymous on 01/09/2012
Try the "Cubano"!
Posted by eric on 06/12/2011
This place has not only the best vegan pizza I have ever had, but it rivals some of the best pizza PERIOD I have ever tasted. I also had one of their vegan cheesteaks which is better than ANY I have had in the city. Keep up the good work!
Posted by Jlachett on 02/24/2011
It's not bad. We happened to order on a day they could deliver to our part of town (S Philly). Delivery was fast, which was a plus. We ordered the Seitan Cheese steak, Fries and the Potato Pizza (don't remember what it's actually called). The cheese steak was tasty but there wasn't much of it. More of a "sandwich" than a cheese steak. The fries would have been super in person. Fries never travel well, that being said, they were still pretty good after their trip down to the hood. The Pizza. The crust is pretty much what it should be. Crispy, tasty, etc. The exception being that the edges have way, way too much dough. It's still light and crispy, but way, way too much of it. It dwarfs the pie. You feel like you're eating a loaf of bread and not a pizza pie. The Potato/rosemary and something topping was okay if a little bland/dry. Wouldn't get it again..but I would try another type. Price wise, reasonable.