Where to Eat on a Diet Around Philadelphia

Where to Eat on a Diet Around Philadelphia

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PhillyBite Diet Eating GuidePhiladelphia, PA - Philly's vast number of health-conscious restaurants can surprise visitors. Center City is home to both one of the world’s most renowned diet friendly destinations such as (Fuel) and lauded chefs (Michael Solomonov, Zahav; Marc Vetri, Vetri) who gladly adapt menus to diners whose diets prohibit gluten, soy, nuts, dairy, meat and more

 

Casual Eats For All Diets:

  • Farmer’s Keep – This fast casual eatery emphasizes all things local, sustainable and fresh with sensitivity to allergies and eliminations. Patrons can build their lunch or dinner at a make-your-own-salad station. An array of hot and cold side dishes and a variety of rotating proteins give customers plenty of options to complete their meals. 10 S. 20th Street, (215) 309-2928, farmerskeep.com
  • Front Street Café – This all-day Fishtown spot accommodates any eater looking for nutritious but tasty sustenance. Morning açai bowls, midday quinoa and mushroom-bacon salads and evening soba noodles with tuna and miso butter, match various preferences and predilections. 1253 N. Front Street, (215) 515-3073, frontstreetcafe.net
  • Fuel – Owner Rocco Cima challenges the notion that fast food can’t be healthy with his menu of wraps, panini and salads, all made from organic ingredients and all under 500 calories. Fuel also offers a juice and coffee bar, as well as desserts. 1225 Walnut Street, (215) 922-FUEL; 3200 Chestnut Street, (215) 608-FUEL; 1917 E. Passyunk Avenue, (215) 468-FUEL; 5 W. Lancaster Avenue, Ardmore, (610) 896-FUEL, fuelrechargeyourself.com
  • Green Soul – Brothers Robert and Ben Bynum of South, Warmdaddy’s and Relish operate this healthy, soulful comfort foodery known for its signature green smoothies, shrimp and edamame salads, turkey chili and black bean burgers. 8229 Germantown Avenue, (215) 242-2300, greensoulliving.com
  • Honeygrow – This casual build-your-own stir-fry and salads spot earns favor for its stylish interior. Veg and non-veg, gluten-free and whole-food options abound, along with cold-pressed juices and a create-your-own-sweet-treat bar. 15 S. 11th Street, (215) 845-5592; 1601 N. Broad Street, (215) 279-7823; 110 S. 16th Street, (215) 279-7724; 3731 Walnut Street, (215) 222-0400; 169 E. City Avenue, Bala Cynwyd, (610) 667-2573; 230 N. Radnor Chester Road, Radnor, (610) 688-8393; 100 Main Street, King of Prussia, (484) 322-2918, honeygrow.com
  • Puyero Venezuelan Flavor – South America’s answer to gluten-free bread comes in the form of deliciously doughy arepas that cradle fried sweet plantains, roast pork shoulder, avocado and more savory combinations—all found at this petite Society Hill foodery. 524 S. 4th Street, (267) 928-4584, puyeroflavor.com
  • P’unk Burger – The gourmet burgers need not go without buns at this casual East Passyunk eatery, where the owners make sure to keep fresh, gluten-free options on hand. 1823 E. Passyunk Avenue, (215) 468-7865, punkburger.com
  • Pure Fare – This stylish Rittenhouse spot serves 100% gluten-free food, including veg dishes made with seasonal, organic ingredients. Try the kale salad with chickpeas and sunflower seeds and any of the delicious smoothies. For dinner, the build-your-own yoku bowls delight those looking for something Asian-inspired. 119 S. 21st Street, (267) 318-7441, purefare.com
  • SliCE – This popular mini chain of pizzerias doesn’t just offer deliciously crispy gluten-free crusts; it also bakes gluten-free pies separate from its standard brethren, as to avoid cross-contamination. 1180 S. 10th Street, (215) 463-0868; 1740 Sansom Street, (215) 557-9299; 431 E. Girard Avenue, (215) 425-1555, slicepa.com
  • Sweetgreen – Simple, seasonal, healthy food fills the menu at this lines-out-the-door salad sensation. Patrons can make a custom salad or choose from the curated menu of salads and hot bowls—some of which change by the season. 10th & Walnut Streets, (215) 454-6770; 1601 Market Street, (215) 447-7200; 1821 Chestnut Street, (215) 665-9710; 3925 Walnut Street, (215) 386-1365; 68 Coulter Avenue, Ardmore, (610) 642-9400; 350 Mall Boulevard, King of Prussia, (610) 312-0195, sweetgreen.com

Upscale Eats For All Diets:

  • Garces Group – Even a chef known for his roast suckling pig can be flexible. From his Old City Spanish standard-setting Amada to 30th Street Station neighbor all-American JG Domestic, Jose Garces has trained his kitchens to accommodate all kinds of diets and demands. Various locations, garcesgroup.com
  • Fork/High Street on Market/a.kitchen – Accepting culinary challenges has long been part of restaurateur Ellen Yin’s repertoire, and her Old City original American bistro Fork, along with casual next-door three-squares-a-day High Street on Market and a.kitchen on Rittenhouse Square gladly meets demands and needs. a.kitchen, 135 S. 18th Street, (215) 825-7030, akitchenandbar.com; Fork, 306 Market Street, (215) 625-9425; forkrestaurant.com; High Street, 308 Market Street, (215) 625-0988, highstreetonmarket.com
  • Lacroix – The Rittenhouse hotel’s elegant breakfast-through-dinner fine-dining destination accommodates all manner of dietary needs and will arrange for vegan breakfasts, gluten-free afternoon teas and more. The executive chef has an affinity for vegetable dishes, and the Sunday brunch here is legendary. 210 W. Rittenhouse Square, (215) 790-2533, lacroixrestaurant.com
  • Vetri/ Family – Chef Marc Vetri is outspoken about his willingness to accommodate all manner of eaters—Kosher, nut-allergic, Celiac suffering, vegan, pescatarian—at Vetri, his elegant Center City namesake, as well as his more casual Italian spots throughout town. Vetri, Various locations, (215) 732-3478, vetrifamily.com
  • Zahav – Owned by Chef Michael Solomonov, recipient of the 2017 James Beard Award for Outstanding Chef, and restaurateur Steven Cook, this Society Hill destination satisfies veg-lovers, carnivores and gluten-free diners alike with modern Israeli fare: hummus, vegetable salads, skewers and much, much more. 237 St. James Place, (215) 625-8800, zahavrestaurant.com

 


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