We’ve rounded up 14 of the best healthy brunch spots in Philly, all conveniently within walking distance of City Fitness outposts, so you can spend your Sunday seamlessly squeezing in a killer workout AND a bomb brunch. Enjoy!
Best Healthy Brunch Spots In Fishtown
1253 North Front Street
Always trying to find a spot that will have something for all of your friends sticking to different diets, from plant-based to Paleo? Well, meet your new favorite brunch spot: This café (which has a beautiful outdoor patio, by the way) boasts a menu that’s nearly split between options for vegans and meat-eaters. Think: meaty and non-meaty benedict options, breakfast sammies ranging from applewood bacon to vegan scrapple, and more.
1528 Frankford Avenue
Two words, people: Gravlax Man’oushe. That’s basically a Lebanese-style lox pizza, AKA the most heavenly brunch dish a human could ask for. Thank me later.
Best Healthy Brunch Spots In Center City West
227 South 18th Street
Sure, you’ll want to shower after your workout if you’re heading to this swanky Rittenhouse Square spot—but the warm shrimp salad with avocado and beurre blanc is totally worth the extra effort.
1701 Locust Street
If you haven’t had the pleasure of biting into this Aussie import’s avocado toast, let me just say: You have been robbed. A note: It’s best paired with one of their stellar matcha lattes.
119 South 21st Street
If you steer clear of gluten, the brunch struggle is a REAL one. But this Rittenhouse cafe will make you as giddily happy as Drake when he professed his love to Rihanna at the 2016 VMAs (#neverforget): they make their own gluten-free bread in house every day—and, unlike some of the gluten-free bread options out there, you’ll actually want to eat it. Breakfast sandwiches, here you come!
Best Healthy Brunch Spots In Graduate Hospital
2101 South Street
Okay, sure, this spot offers all the pancakes and fried foods your heart could ever desire, but they also offer some pretty healthy options, too: They serve all free-range eggs from Lancaster County, and you can opt for a three-egg omelet loaded with veggies and avocado, or eggs however you like ‘em with toast.
2212 South Street
The menu here is packed with egg and tofu scrambles, lox platters, and more to satisfy your post-sweat-session hunger pangs.
1620 South Street
This spot serves its breakfast menu, featuring post-workout favorites like avocado toast and omelettes, well until the afternoon, but also serves a lunch menu full of hits like the avocado BLT, a falafel burger, and more.
Best Healthy Brunch Spots In Northern Liberties
800 North 4th Street
This outpost slings the same menu as the Grad Ho location, but it’s worth noting: If you’re going for a solo breakfast excursion after your morning sweat session, they offer a pretty sweet $5 breakfast of eggs, potatoes, toast, and coffee before 9 a.m.
816 North 4th Street
If you’re looking to load up on fiber (which is linked to weight loss, FYI), consider this your go-to spot. The menu is loaded with plant-packed dishes like the green shakshuka, featuring spinach, kale, green fava beans, sweet potatoes, cauliflower and more, served with over-easy eggs and baguette. Mmmmm.
263 North 3rd Street
So, this cute juice shop is actually more Old City than Northern Liberties, but it’s still a quick walk or drive from the Northern Liberties City Fitness outpost. You can opt for a good ol’ fashioned smoothie (they’ve got a bulletproof coffee take that can’t be beat) or go all-out with an acai bowl topped with crunchy granola, house-made nut butters, fresh fruit and more.
Best Healthy Brunch Spots In South Philly
1651 East Passyunk Avenue
This corner Mexican spot with a delightfully roomy patio has some truly delicious salads (the Cesar is a fan favorite) that can be topped with your choice of added protein, including vegan options like smoked tofu or seitan, along with heftier options like eggs with rice and beans, frozen margarita optional.
1710 East Passyunk Avenue
Between the raw beet salad, the avocado toast, and the lengthy list of breakfast sandwiches, there’s a little something to please everyone in your crew at this all-day-breakfast spot.
1819 East Passyunk Avenue
This cute coffee shop just might have the best brunch deal in town: The build-your-own-breakfast sandwich starts at—wait for it—$2.75. Need I say more?
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