For Immediate Release: Mon., Feb. 6
Contact: Joe Reed | Senior Director of Communications
412-622-6915, ext. 3801 | jreed@phipps.conservatory.org 

Phipps Conservatory Presents We ❤ Veg Week
Enjoy a Plant-based Pop-up in Café Phipps to Celebrate Valentine’s Week

Pittsburgh, PA – From Feb. 10 – 16, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is thrilled to hold a plant-based pop-up called We ❤ Veg Week. Café Phipps will be preparing a variety of dishes that emphasize a plant-based diet. Guests will have a chance to enjoy delicious plant-forward offerings while learning about the benefits of eating greener.

Among their many benefits, plant-based diets:

  • Are linked to increased potential for a longer, healthier life
  • Support agriculture which minimizes the greenhouse gas emissions that cause climate change
  • Make the most efficient use of the earth's resources, which we all must share to grow together

See the full menu below.

VG Vegetarian     V Vegan     GF Gluten Free     DF Dairy Free


Roasted Brussels Sprout Salad V – Roasted brussels sprouts, golden raisins, pepitas, Phipps salad greens and a Dijon vinaigrette

Udon Noodle Salad VUdon noodles, cabbage and carrots tossed in a soy vinaigrette and topped with cashews

Harvest Salad V – Phipps salad greens, roasted butternut squash, roasted beets, cucumbers and roasted carrots with a roasted shallot vinaigrette

Add-On: Tofu GF DFGrilled tofu can be added to a salad


All sandwiches are served with fresh fruit and coleslaw

Roasted Eggplant Panini V – Eggplant, roasted red pepper and baby spinach on a wheat kaiser roll

Sloppy Chickpea V Slow cooked chickpeas in our house-made sauce, served on a kaiser roll

Pulled Portabella – Roasted portabellas shredded and served in our house barbeque sauce on a kaiser roll

Phipps Feature

Cuban Style Chickpea Stew V – Chickpeas, butternut squash, sweet potatoes and Cuban spices served over rice with a side salad

Roasted Vegetable Bruschetta V – Seasonal squashes, eggplant, roasted peppers, garlic, and shallots on Tuscan bread, served with a cup of soup

Hummus SamplerV  – Roasted beet hummus, carrot hummus and garlic hummus served with crudite and focaccia crisp

Focaccia Pizza Bread V – Topped with vegetable bolognese and vegan cheese 

Kids’ Menu

Meals served with carrot sticks, green salad and milk

Almond Butter and Berry Sandwich V – Organic berries and almond butter on whole wheat bread

Gluten Free Pasta GF VServed with a vegetable Bolognese  
½ Focaccia Pizza Bread V


Mediterranean Grape Leaves V

Chia Seed Pudding V

Café Phipps is open from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturday – Thursday and 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. on Friday. To learn more about the benefits of a plant-based diet and resources to begin your veg journey, visit phipps.conservatory.org/VegWeek.


About Phipps: Founded in 1893, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens in Pittsburgh, PA is a globally recognized green leader with a mission to inspire and educate all with the beauty and importance of plants; to advance sustainability and promote human and environmental well-being through action and research; and to celebrate its historic glasshouse. Encompassing 15 acres including a historic 14-room glasshouse, 23 distinct indoor and outdoor gardens and industry-leading sustainable architecture and operations, Phipps attracts more than half a million visitors annually from around the world. Learn more at phipps.conservatory.org.
Watch TEDx: What We Can Learn From an Old Glasshouse: A look at the evolving way we connect people to nature at Phipps, demonstrate how human and environmental health are inextricably connected, and show that to age gracefully, we must continually reinvent ourselves to evolve with the rest of the world.