Vegan Chow at Philippe Chow

Philippe by Phillippe Chow at the south end of Ocean Drive, reminds me of Lewis Carroll's Alice and Wonderland. There are white chairs with the funky, violin-like curves and elbow-patch like black padding, reminiscent of something the Mad Hatter would have happily rested his rump on. The bright reds and stark whites of the room make me feel like I'm part of a surreal living chess match. White orchids line the front window, and even the servers match the decor in their light-grabbing starched white jackets.

The restaurant's new location, which opened in December, offered me the chance to try their vegan options, and I was happy to oblige. Our server Josh started us out with a sampling of the restaurant's vegan appetizers.

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Camille Lamb Guzman is a journalist who writes on wellness, travel, and culture. She is also finishing a book of creative nonfiction.