Dining out is often a challenge for my patients when they are trying to be true to their diet programs. Naturally, raw food is an option and there are many restaurants offering dishes such as the carpaccio, ceviche, and various forms of steak tartare . A few particular options include
1) The Old Fitz: This is the restaurant at my favourite theatre venue, the Old Fitzroy Hotel in Woolloomooloo. The chef provides all the comfort classics, but unlike many pub chefs he makes his own sauces from fresh ingredients and is extremely accommodating in relation to food requirements such as gluten free/paleo. When my husband had just begun his gluten free adventure the chef here made him feel comfortable about his food choices, and this was an added bonus.
2) Health Nuts: This is a health food shop in Kings Cross (right underneath ‘The Sign’ and located in the mall). They have opened a cafe next door which has all the Vegetarian and Vegan food you would expect and each dish is marvelous. We have had a delicious bite before seeing a play in the area.
3) Yellow: Potts Point; This is a Vegetarian/Vegan restaurant which proudly sources locally grown organic produce. It is a stylish place to dine as an added bonus!
4) The Old Bank Hotel, Dubbo: This is a great choice for my regional patients. The food here is excellent, with a large variety of healthy options. Everything is made from scratch and the produce is all locally sourced. The Central West has such wonderful locally grown vegetables, meat, and poultry, and this restaurant has some sophisticated options as well as classic staples.