Discover Healthy, Organic Restaurants in Philadelphia

A treasure trove of U.S. history, Philadelphia is also home to a host of restaurants. How can you find one that will not compromise your need for healthy, organic food -- especially when you're fighting an uphill battle with cancer?

Not to worry! We’ve done the work for you in scouting out the healthiest restaurants all across America, according to our 5-star rating system. We’re delighted to share our Top 5 restaurant picks for healthy, organic restaurants in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:

P.S. & Co.

1706 Locust Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103

Philadelphia’s only 100% organic, plant-based, gluten-free café is open 7 days a week. Look for menu items such as Organic Protein-Packed Amaranth Porridge with Fresh Fruit, Maple Pecans and Fresh Jam (organic amaranth seeds steeped in warming spices and our hand-pressed organic brazil nut milk to make a protein-packed porridge, warm on the stove top and top with caramelized maple pecans and fresh fruit); Organic Breakfast Tacos (3 whole grain organic corn tortillas--blue and yellow corn, lime juice, water, seat salt--filled with tofu scramble, black beans, rawcho cheese, turmeric, cayenne pepper, lemon juice, organic red bell pepper, sea salt), chimichurri, avocado, tomato, cilantro); Organic Forbidden Bowl (forbidden rice, chimichurri, rawcho cheese, roasted mushrooms, bell pepper, sautéed lacinato kale); raw, cold-pressed juices, delicious varieties of coffee and tea; and much, much more.

Urban Farmer

1850 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103

Urban Farmer works with a network of farmers, ranchers, and other local artisans to bring the highest-quality flavors – and values – to your table. Try their Charcuterie Board (house-made and artisanal selections, pickled vegetables, tarragon Dijon); Jail Island Salmon (cauliflower tahini, leeks, shiitake); Freebird Half Chicken (butternut squash and apple hash, swiss chard, pomegranate); or Halibut (vegetable fregola sarda, ginger beurre blanc, cubeb pepper crust).

Buna Café

5121 Baltimore Avenue
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19143

Buna Café features delicious Ethiopian foods such as Beg Kikil (lite lamb stew in kibay berbere sauce and mild spice blend); Dinich Beh Sigah (spiced beef stew with herbs, potatoes, and kibay berbere); Bozena Shiro (ground split pea stew with beef cubes and kibay berbere); Doro Wot (organic chicken and hard-boiled eggs braised for hours with herbs and spices, kibay, and berbere sauce); and much more.

Atiya Ola's Spirit First Foods

310 South 48th Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19143

Open daily from noon until 9pm local time, you’ll find an abundance of fresh foods on their menu. Look for items such as Grilled Salmon Wrap (Grilled Salmon with Spring Mix, Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Onions on a Tortilla Wrap and choice of dressing); Black Bean Burger (with Spring Mix, Tomatoes, Onions on your choice of Rye or Wheat bread or Wheat Bun, and optional avocado); 3 or 4 Item Wrap (Spring Mix, Tomatoes, Cucumbers and Onions on a Tortilla Wrap with your choice of 4 Raw Selections and choice of dressing – raw selections include Broccoli Sun-dried Tomatoes, Curry Cauliflower, Jerk Mushrooms, Seaweed Salad Sprouted Lentils, Kale, King Tuna, Couscous, Avocado, Marinated Mushrooms, Sea Slaw, Red Slaw, Party Slaw, Ginger Beets.

Talula’s Garden

210 West Washington Square
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106

Award-winning restaurateur Aimee Olexy partners to produce a true farm-to-table experience. Brunch selections include Wintry Carrot Ginger Soup (leeks, coriander, birdseed cracker crumble and drizzled turmeric-jalapeño honey); Kennett Square Mushroom Omelette (French brie, local mushrooms, caramelized onions, crispy potatoes, greens); and Eggs Royale (smoked salmon benedict, poached eggs, lemon-dill hollandaise, English muffin, crispy potatoes, greens). Dinner menu items include appetizers like The Master Class (Six Artisa​n Cheeses, candied nuts, honey, house-made jam and a little lesson plan); and entrees such as Seared Salmon (winter farro, pistachios, honey glazed beets, turnips, golden raisins, kale crisps & pomegranate vinaigrette); and Go Vegan (whole roasted red curry acorn squash, autumn grains, cauliflower, shitake, saffron, herbs, spices & cashew).

Hip City Veg

127 South 18th Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103

A healthy “fast food” solution, look for menu items such as the Ziggy Burger (grilled burger, organic tempeh bac’n, provolone cheese & special sauce, lettuce, tomato, onion & pickle); Curry Tofu Wrap (organic & local tofu, sprouts, spinach, tomato, cucumber & cumin raita); Grilled Disco Chicken (organic smoked tempeh, lettuce, pickle & roasted garlic aioli); Smoky Sweet Crispy Chick’n Wrap (carrot, cabbage, daikon, organic romaine & HipCity sauce).

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Discover Healthy, Organic Restaurants in Philadelphia

About The Templeton List

Created by James Templeton, a 30+ year Stage 4 Melanoma cancer survivor, the Templeton List is part of his lifelong dream to give back and lend a helping hand to cancer survivors and to anyone desiring to increase or maintain their good health. James experienced first-hand the challenge of finding quality restaurants and food sources when traveling.

The successful CEO of Uni-Key Health Systems and founder of the Templeton Wellness Foundation, The Templeton List was developed to help anyone easily find trust-worthy, vetted healthy restaurants all across America. Read more about our 5 Star Rating System here!

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