Where Would Your Post-Detox Meal Be?

I’ve just completed a ten-day detox that saw my normal intake of burgers, pork sandwiches, fried chicken, pizza, pretzels and alcohol plummet to zero. After ten-days of vegan eating and three days that saw nothing more than lettuce, apples, pears and cruciferous vegetables cross my lips, I’ve happily shed more than a few pounds and hopefully going forward will have a healthier perspective on what to eat. But that doesn’t mean I’m not ready for my return to a fuller palate of food. After ten-days without meat, sugars, bread and alcohol, what would you eat first?

Be respectful of our online community and contribute to an engaging conversation. We reserve the right to ban impersonators and remove comments that contain personal attacks, threats, or profanity, or are flat-out offensive. By posting here, you are permitting Philadelphia magazine and Metro Corp. to edit and republish your comment in all media.

  • palvar

    Carmen’s Country Kitchen!

  • Chimpo

    Pulled pork, broccoli rabe, prov from Dinic’s

  • Nicole

    I’d be careful! Every time I’ve detoxed the meal of freedom typically brings me some agony. Ease back into it. Maybe something super flavorful yet nutritious?

  • Scrapple Queen

    A meaty bowl of pho sounds like a good way to ease back in.
    And then a salted caramel budino at Barbuzzo!

  • http://www.livingonthevedge.net Kelly

    Oh, rock on, good for you.

    Definitely ease back into it. You should go to Talula’s Garden and get the amazing salad to start, and then have whatever you want, knowing that there will at least be real, unprocessed food involved.

    Even after 10 days, your palate will have adjusted slightly and you may be more sensitive to salt, sugar, fat. Which will surely help going forward in making healthier choices.

    Sorry to kill the fun. Can I send you my green juice cocktail recipe?

  • Suz

    Why go immediately back to the foods that made you unhealthy and gain weight in the first place? Everything in moderation…veggies and meat included.

  • Rich

    Perfect answer, Scrapple Queen!

  • http://www.veganroyale.blogspot.com Emily Kovach

    sushi! the protein buzz is gonna kill it.

  • Michael G

    My arm…i would go to Fogo De Chao and gorge until i needed a new belt.

  • Jackie

    Another vote for Pho!

  • Tex

    South Street Challenge

  • http://philadelphia.foobooz.com Foobooz

    Since several have asked, the program is the Metabolic detoxification by Metagenics.

    @Kelly, sure you can send me your green juice cocktail recipe. I’m game. art@foobooz.com

  • Norma Stitz

    Khyber for debris fries and a Delerium Tremens

  • http://www.phillywinefinder.com phillywinefinder

    To ease back into alcohol, start with low alcohol Rieslings and work back up to full bodied reds. I believe one or two glasses of wine with food (as the Euros do it) can actually help with consuming alcohol in moderation. (Or it could lead to a full blown obsession LOL!)

  • Christian

    @Chimpo – Second on the DiNic’s. That was my first thought.

    Second thought: One pound of moist brisket and burnt ends and macaroni and cheese at Percy Street.

  • montgomery

    royal burger, medium rare and the etienne dupont cider. heavy and light.

  • Julie

    I’d eat 7 servings of the octopus appetizer at Estia and drink a bottle or two of a hearty red wine. Then I’d spend the next few hours writhing in pain as my newly detoxed body hosted a cephalopod vs cabernet showdown. It would like THE scene in Alien. But so worth it.

  • http://www.federaldonuts.com Felicia D’Ambrosio

    Apparently my body is immune to post-detox indulgence, as I broke my Master Cleanse with an entire loaf of Faragalli’s bread smothered in butter, and suffered no ill effects. Where did you end up eating, Art?

    • http://philadelphia.foobooz.com Foobooz

      Started the day with a soft pretzel with mustard. For lunch I debated DiNic’s but heeded the advice of the commenters and “eased” back into the tox world with a falafel sandwich from everyone’s favorite crazed vendor at 20th and Market (he warned me of the dangers of eating “metal paper). The original dinner plan idea was fish tacos but I got sidetracked to the Sidecar where nachos (Yay cheese) and a single carnita made up dinner. Also had a delicious Allagash/New Holland Vrienden and Brasserie Dupont Bier de Miel (Tasted oddly like toothpaste). Easing back into it went awry when Drew Lazor presented me a shot of Jameson. Thanks Drew.

  • Snake

    What’s the story with those Cleanse things? It this just good marketing of fiber laxative pills? I’ve always been under the impression that my body did a decent enough job detoxing me, that’s my liver and my large intestines’ job. If a certain diet makes you lose wieght and feel healthy for a few days…why not just use that diet most if not all of the time? Your profession may prevent this, but eat clean for 5 days of the week and indulge for 2. That’s the ticket!

  • Jim Brennan

    Felicia, Let’s try the Juggernaut detox, it involves me draining some large jugs.

  • Natalie C.

    I would eat a burger from Derek’s in Manayunk covered in oven dried tomatoes, crunchy onions, and truffle mayo with a huge portion of truffled parmesan potato wedges on the side… ugh is it dinner time yet?

  • http://www.federaldonuts.com Felicia D’Ambrosio

    Nice one, Jim Brennan. You look super cool right now.