Philadelphia Restaurants with Figure-Friendly, Veggie-Friendly and Allergy-Friendly Fare

Eating out used to mean throwing dietary caution to the wind for a night. Fortunately, many Philadelphia restaurants now offer diners at least a few options that are on the healthier side. These options are especially important for patrons suffering from an allergy, or condition such as a gluten intolerance. Whether you're simply looking to watch your calorie intake, monitor your sodium or sugar, are looking for vegan dishes or gluten-free entrees, options abound in the City of Brotherly Love. Top-quality eateries pride themselves in catering to all kinds of diners, and aim to offer at least a few choices that err on the healthy side while still delicious. Are you or your dining companion a vegetarian? Try Vedge, where the stars of dinner are most certainly the plants! If you're opting for gluten-free, head to Giorgio On Pine for a great selection of foods to keep you and your gut happy. Many other hot-spots serve up plates that are beach-body-friendly, yet tasty at the same time. Don't think you're limited to club sandwiches and salads, either. Healthy food choices are available in many kitchen in a wide variety of cuisine choices. Let 10Best help you find the one that best suits your palate!



This wonderful Israeli hummusiya in Center City will have you rethinking what you thought chickpeas were capable of. Situated next to Abe Fisher, this cozy eatery has seating inside as well as some tables outside in warmer weather. Lunchtime...  Read More



Stop into Smiley's Cafe for great Mediterranean food that's kind to budget-conscious diners. Many call it the best kept secret in Manayunk, and for good reason. Menu selections such as beef gyros, smoothies, falafel, pita bread and Greek salads...  Read More



Front Street Cafe brings heathy, fun, interesting food to the Fishtown neighborhood, and they do it quite well. Stop into this warm and friendly, farm-to-table eatery for delicious new American food combinations put together from locally-sourced...  Read More

South Street


This quaint Philadelphia restaurant is really just part of a larger enterprise including a cafe and a market. The restaurant utilizes fresh local ingredients (resulting in a menu that changes daily) and manages to retain an elegant rusticity...  Read More

University City


Located in the University City area as well as in Wayne, PA, this eclectic caf� serves wonderfully prepared New American cuisine and dishes up with a bit of social activism on the side. (It works diligently to benefit poor and...  Read More

Washington Square


When craving Italian pasta done right, Giorgio's On Pine does not disappoint. Get your Italian on with a variety of dishes designed to please the palate. From rigatoni to linguine to ravioli and gnocchi, plenty of pastas are available on both...  Read More

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Vegetarian fans rejoice: Philadelphia has great options for those who do veg only, and this eatery is high on the list of delicious venues. Swing in for lunch and sample an old favorite, or be daring and try something new and tasty. HipCityVeg...  Read More



Before James Beard chef Michael Solomonov opened the only upscale Israeli restaurant in Philadelphia, he took his entire staff to Israel to give them a taste of the land, the spirit and the food. The result is a very modern experience that...  Read More



New American cuisine as well as vegetarian options are served up here. Pull up a seat and feel good about what you're throwing down. Fuel has plates that are as attractive as they are healthy, with options for lunch as well as dinner. Choose...  Read More



Anyone who thinks vegan food can't be flavorful hasn't eaten at Vedge. Not only is this friendly and inviting Center City restaurant the best vegan/vegetarian joint in Philly and the entire United States (by leaps and bounds, it might very well...  Read More