HOME > Chowhound > Philadelphia >
Are you making a specialty food?

Candida-Friendly Restaurants

miberzins Feb 16, 2014 11:48 AM

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

  1. g
    givemecarbs Feb 16, 2014 07:17 PM

    You could try Arnold's Way in Lansdale. His place is raw vegan but you would have to avoid the fruit dishes. http://www.arnoldsway.com/

    4 Replies
    1. re: givemecarbs
      dndicicco Feb 17, 2014 07:07 PM

      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
        givemecarbs Feb 17, 2014 07:21 PM

        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
          dndicicco Feb 18, 2014 09:25 AM

          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..

      2. re: givemecarbs
        miberzins Feb 26, 2014 02:43 PM

        Great, thank you so much!

      3. b
        barryg Feb 16, 2014 11:56 AM

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

        3 Replies
        1. re: barryg
          miberzins Feb 16, 2014 12:07 PM

          A restaurant that serves dishes that meet the requirement!

          1. re: miberzins
            barryg Feb 16, 2014 12:39 PM

            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
              miberzins Feb 16, 2014 05:15 PM

              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.

        Show Hidden Posts