Philadelphia’s Top 5 Healthy, Organic Restaurants

The City of Brotherly Love has plenty of restaurants, but where do you go to find the healthiest options? A meal that won’t tear down all the good progress you’ve made after adopting a healthy diet? We know you work hard to stay healthy... and that's why The Templeton List was developed.

Our team vets the healthiest restaurants all across America according to our strict standards of ingredient, preparation and environmental guidelines so that you can be certain that the restaurant you choose will not defeat your healthy diet intentions. Read more about our 5 Star Rating System here.

We are happy to announce our Top 5 restaurant picks for healthy, organic restaurant options in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:

Urban Farmer

1850 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103
215-963-2788

Located in historic Logan Square, the Urban Farmer is known not only for its exceptionally healthy food but its hospitality, too. Their chefs pride themselves on building personal relationships with local farms, ranches, and fisheries. The result? A fresh reflection of their dedication to reaffirming the connection between land and plate.

Menu selections include Jail Island Salmon (Nova scotia, mushroom and English pea ragout, Castle Valley grits), Diver Scallops (Fregola Sarda, spring vegetables, Meyer lemon), and Freebird Half Chicken (Fredericksburg Beer Brine, frisee salad, potato cake).

Front Street Café

1253 North Front Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19122
215-515-3073

Front Street Café is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner six days a week (closed on Tuesdays).

Breakfast platters include Quinoa Oat Porridge, Whole Grain Hotcakes, Front Street Benedict, and Huevos Rancheros.

Lunch features soups, salads, and sandwiches like the FSC Black Bean Burger, BBQ Jackfruit Sandwich, and Smoked Chicken Salad.

Dinner specials include Pesto Pasta (fusilli, grape tomatoes, mushrooms, spinach, sunflower seed pesto, plant butter, topped with parmesan cheese or sunflower parm), Shrimp Pappardelle (San Marzano tomato, lemon white wine shallots, garlic, white wine, basil), and Cast Iron Half Chicken (deboned half chicken, cheddar-scallion mashed potatoes, pencil asparagus, brown butter).

P.S. & Co.

1706 Locust Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103
215-985-1706

As Philly’s only 100% organic, plant-based, gluten-free café, this is one you won’t want to pass up. Open for take-out, delivery, and first-come, first-served picnic area, P.S. & Co. also offers pre-made meal plans.

Popular menu items include Forbidden Burrito (with Forbidden Rice, chimichurri, Rawcho Cheese, roasted mushrooms, edamame, bell pepper, avocado, sautéed lacinato kale, miso cashew cheese, and black sesame seeds in a brown rice tortilla), Organic French Bread Pizza (made with a new and improved sweet potato crust, fresh tomato sauce, miso cashew cheese and roasted mushrooms), and Organic Superfood Salad (organic rainbow salad filled with superfood ingredients like kale, pumpkin seeds, hemp seeds, and a rainbow of vegetables with carrot ginger dressing).

Sweetgreen

1821 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103
215-665-9710

Featuring bowls, salads, and plates, local favorites include Super Green Goddess (black lentils, chickpeas, roasted sweet potatoes, raw carrots, spicy broccoli, shredded cabbage, raw beets, roasted almonds, baby spinach, shredded kale, Green Goddess Ranch), Berry Burrata (blueberries, strawberries, burrata, tomatoes, cucumbers, basil, mint, roasted almonds, spring mix, shredded kale, balsamic vinaigrette), and vegan Shroomami (roasted sesame tofu, warm portobello mix, raw beets, cucumbers, basil, spicy sunflower seeds, warm wild rice, shredded kale, and miso sesame ginger dressing). Or customize your own bowl!

Greens and Grains

1700 Sansom Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103
215-985-1706

Plant-based food, with menu options like Smoothie Bowls, Grab and Go Salads, Cold-Press Juices and more. Favorites include the Spinach with Veggies and Quinoa Salad, Kale with Veggies, and Chickpea Salad.

Smoothie faves include So Fresh N’ So Green (banana, kale, pineapple, spirulina & coconut water), Viva La Vegan (banana, almond milk, dates, cacao or peanut butter), and Green Phene (banana, kale, spinach, avocado, almond milk and almond butter).

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. Check out our 5 Star Rating System here!

You can read about James’ personal journey as a cancer survivor in his best-selling book, I Used To Have Cancer. For more information about The Templeton Wellness Foundation, visit https://templetonwellness.com/. You’ll find inspiring stories of other cancer survivors along with video interviews with top experts from around the world in the integrative and functional medicine arena as they bring the latest leading-edge health and healing information to the holistic treatment and prevention of cancer.