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Jun 4, 2008 01:30 PM

Help for the dietarily restricted please!

My family is planning on taking me out to dinner in the city for my birthday in a couple of weeks. I am definitely excited but the only problem is that I am currently on a sugar-detox diet for health reasons. This means no sugar, no carbs, no fruit, etc. I would greatly appreciate any restaurant suggestions where I could possibly find something tasty to eat and not break my diet. Anywhere in Manhattan is fine. Moderate prices would be preferred as well as somewhere fun with a good atmosphere for the special occasion. Thanks in advance!!!

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    1. Hi Check out the menu at Caravan of Dreams it is on E 6th St.

      As a devoted carnivore and tofu hater, I can tell you the the vegan food at this place is nothing short of miraculous. The only problem with this place is after you eat here, you will find it hard to eat vegetarian anywhere else. You will certainly be able to stick to your diet with some of the cleanest, freshest veg food in Manhattan. Plus they have something for everyone, except meat of course. Great tea menu, they do serve alcohol, great raw and non raw desserts and smoothies. Check it out. Good Luck!

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      1. re: Elizabeth Rothman

        I adore Caravan, just wasn't sure if the atmosphere was nice enough - but it is cozy and eclectic. I adore their house salad, pesto noodles, and Santa Maria Stirfry (I ALWAYS get this). They also have good sangria, for the rest of your party.

        1. re: Jel212

          True, it is definitely chill, but if you only had one night of vegan food in New know where you would be going! ;)

          I would take it any day over Angelica's Kitchen. Candle 79 is very nice though and definitely more upscale, also it is uptown, possibly more convenient.

        2. re: Elizabeth Rothman

          Veggies=carbs. Looks like it's steak, pork or chix for dinner.

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          1. True, but often their are a lot f hidden sugars in more traditional restaurants, in things like sauces and marinades and places you wouldn't expect. If you go to a place like Pure food and Wine, which is GREAT, you know they don't add any refined sugars to anything they cook

            1. re: misnatalie

              The problem with OP's request is that she's on a sugar restriction diet. Even though Pure Food and Wine may not add refined sugars, she's not allowed to have unrefined sugars as well.

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            1. Hi Folks--please keep your suggestions focused on particular Manhattan restaurants rather than dispensing general dietary advice. Thanks!