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Where to Eat Clean in Philadelphia

If you're looking to dine out on fresh, healthy fare, we've got your best bets to eat clean in Philly.
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The metropolitan Philadelphia area offers many options for eating clean, from the city’s downtown neighborhoods to its outer suburbs and bedroom communities. Some of the best dining options to eat clean in Philadelphia include the following:


Talula’s Table
Where: Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
Aimee Olexy’s hard-to-snag dining spot in Kennett Square mixes small-town shop with big-city cuisine and boutique food origins. Her focus is on terroir - the sensibility of a regional climate, soil and geography and its effect on food - and the edible riches she’s able to source from eastern Pennsylvanian producers and northeastern states, like cultivated local mushrooms and artisanal cheese. While it’s easy to snag a coffee or fine-food groceries, getting a seat at the restaurant’s one farm table must be reserved exactly one year in advance. talulastable.com

Half Moon Restaurant & Saloon
Where: Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
A reputation for a wide variety of wild game makes Half Moon a favorite Kennett Square destination. Lean cuts of bison, kangaroo, elk, emu and wild boar – as well as grass-fed beef for less adventurous diners – draw guests to a friendly dining room and rooftop dining deck. Half Moon sources from producers in Pennsylvania as well as from farms and ranches, including Broken Arrow Ranch in Texas (wild boar) and Dakota Farms (natural pastured beef) in North Dakota. halfmoonrestaurant.com

Vedge
Where: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Vedge is a vegetable-based restaurant focused on contemporary vegetarian and vegan dishes. “Small bite” starters include peel-and-eat lupini beans with fried garlic and piri piri sauce, and mixed green olives with fennel and preserved lemon. Bigger plates spotlight a collection of favorite vegetables and other staples, plus a “dirt list” of the day’s best vegetables. Think hearty: Dishes such as a braciole of smoked eggplant and cauliflower, an Italian-style salsa verde and cured olives will satisfy. So will salt-roasted golden beets with avocado, smoked tofu, rye and capers. vedgerestaurant.com

Fuel
Where: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Popular for its organic menu of dishes that ring in at 500 calories or less, Fuel is a quick-service casual dining spot with multiple Philadelphia-area locations. And, the restaurant doesn’t serve the bland health food of yesteryear either. Sample a blueberry, charred corn and organic quinoa salad with a honey lemon vinaigrette, or perhaps a smoked salmon panini with tomato, spinach, red onions and lemon cream cheese. Either way, guests can recharge and indulge the clean way while savoring every bite. fuelrechargeyourself.com