featuring adventurous eats 

Below are articles we found covering our annual Adventurous Eats event.  If you come across articles on the web or social media that you would like to share, feel free to send us an email at info@vientiane-cafe.com and we will be gladly to post them here.


Eating Crickets, River Snails and Fertilized Eggs in West Philly

Back in 2002, before it strutted the Vientiane name, the Phanthavong family’s Laotian operation out of West Philly functioned more like an outdoor speakeasy than a cafe. It was known as the “Blue Tent” among locals — a tarp-covered wooden structure which served as an unofficial meeting place for the neighborhood’s blooming Southeast Asian community...