Queen Village Vegan Spot Places Focus on Food Truck Service After Shutting Down Brick-and-Mortar


2 Crispy Fried Seitan, Grilled Scallion Slaw and House Bread & Butter Pickles on a Sweet Potato Bun from Algorithm Vegan Grill
Image via Facebook, Algorithm Vegan Grill
Algorithm Vegan Grill got its start as a food truck before opening a storefront in late 2022. Challenges have led to its storefront getting shuttered and reverting back to its food truck.

Algorithm Vegan Grill has scaled back its operations to food truck services after closing its Queen Village brick-and-mortar location, writes Ali Mohsen for Billy Penn at WHYY.

Matt Rafferty, owner of Algorithm Vegan Grill, noted that the lease on the storefront was no longer affordable.

Rafferty opened the storefront in November 2022, a little over two years after launching the business from a converted medical equipment truck in University City.

It quickly gained popularity, strong reviews, and several accolades, including being named among the city’s best vegan spots and best overall food truck.

The business endeavor is a direct extension of Rafferty’s advocacy for ethical veganism.

“We just want to be a small spoke in the global wheel of how to offer better practices and better ways to do things,” he said.

Outside of bookings for private engagements, Algorithm Vegan Grill will rove throughout various parts of the city as part of an effort “to bring our plant-based menu to as many areas in Philadelphia as we can.”

While the focus is on getting the truck out there as much as possible, Rafferty is confident another storefront is in Algorithm’s future.

Read more about Matt Rafferty and Algorithm’s renewed focus in Billy Penn at WHYY.


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