For the reader who is going to be in Philly and looking for good eats:
In Center City proper, I heartily recommend Cherry Street Chinese
Vegetarian - on Cherry Street between 10th and 11th - seconds from the
They're a kosher vegetarian (Chinese) restaurant with a "Pritikin heart
healthy" menu available, food prepared without oil. (Of course they
have lots of non-vlf foods as well.) Good food and they're nice people.
There are several other veggie restaurants in Chinatown (Harmony (on 9th
Street) is one with terrific food, but I don't know about the vlf
options. There's another very new, untried by me, veggie dim sum place,
that I'll find the name of, if you're interested, and e-mail me.
And, to my shame, I've yet to try Samosa on 12th and Walnut, an Indian
vegetarian restaurant - so I have no idea as to vlf-ness.
There's a new Whole Foods/Fresh Fields in the Fairmount/Art Museum Area
(forget the exact address, sorry - near 21st and Pennsylvania) for
supplies, as well as a smaller hfs and cafe called Essene on 4th Street a
block or two south of South Street (can't vouch for the vlf-ness of the
Enjoy your trip! Feel free to e-mail me with questions.