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Feb 16, 2014 11:48 AM

Candida-Friendly Restaurants

Does anyone know of any Candida-friendly restaurants in the area? (i.e. all organic, no dairy, no fruit, select vegetable dishes)

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  1. Are you looking for a restaurant that serves dishes that meet the requirement, or ONLY serve food that meets the requirement?

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    1. re: barryg

      A restaurant that serves dishes that meet the requirement!

      1. re: miberzins

        In that case what is the problem you are having finding places to eat? I think that most restaurants can satisfy a no-dairy no-fruit requirement very easily. All organic is hard to find. Is that crucial? I always thought that gluten was a no-no for Candida but you didnt list that as a requirement.

        If youre looking for nicer places that have a variety of menu options, check out Vedge and Citron & Rose. Vedge is vegan and C&R is meat-kosher so there is no dairy at all on either menu.

        1. re: barryg

          There are many (specific) restrictions for Candida, including no gluten, and I just listed a couple of requirements. All organic and non-processed foods are also included. The problem with eating out is that most dishes are fried, sauteed, cooked with ingredients I'm not allowed to eat, etc.

          Thank you for your help and the recommendations you named! I'll be sure to check it out.

    2. You could try Arnold's Way in Lansdale. His place is raw vegan but you would have to avoid the fruit dishes.

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      1. re: givemecarbs

        Really interesting restaurant, I had not heard of it but have a soft spot for green smoothies and health nuts. That said, Arnold looks pretty terrible and doesn't exactly inspire confidence.

        1. re: dndicicco

          Heh. That was my exact reaction years ago. But he is the real deal. Watch some of his healthy eating u tubes if you dare. I have a rebounder and a vitamixer and the smoothies I drink and the bouncing have helped me get through this difficult winter. The cafe does close early, like around six so call first. Often he is open later because he is teaching a class there.

          1. re: givemecarbs

            Great stuff. I'm another Vitamix proponent. The only reason I don't go full-on vegan is a) I love sushi, and b) I love my hair..