5 Main Line Area Restaurants with Dairy Free Options

These establishments offer lactose-free eats.



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A&M Factory

Catering to its food-sensitive patrons, A&M Factory offers items free of gluten, grains, peanuts, cashews, soy and dairy, with the exception of goat cheese. This nutritious spot offers gourmet sandwiches, trendy juices and protein shakes made with coconut milk, like the “chocolate covered pretzel.”

360 Lancaster Ave., Malvern, (484) 318-7537.

The Couch Tomato Café

The Couch Tomato Café is never short of dairy free options, like daily soups. The restaurant uses Kite Hill vegan cheese, a plant-based dairy alternative, meaning you can enjoy customized sandwiches or pizzas, minus the lactose.  

102 Rector St., Manayunk, (215) 483-2233; 31 W. Gay St., West Chester, (484) 887-0241.

The Juice Merchant

Among the Juice Merchant’s offerings are smoothies made with coconut or almond milk, and salads topped with vegan cheeses.

920 Montgomery Ave., Narberth, (610) 668-0100.

Shoo Mama’s Farm Fresh Café

This cozy restaurant offers salads, paninis and deli sandwiches, classic breakfasts, and more, many made with dairy-free options.

1211 Wilmington Pike, West Chester, (484) 315-8431.

Snap Kitchen

The only dairy items Snap Kitchen carries are Greek yogurt and cheese, but most menu items don’t contain lactose, which leaves allergic or intolerant visitors with a number of options. Enjoy Snap Kitchen’s offerings like salads, wraps and chicken bowls.

5 S. Morehall Road, Malvern, (484) 320-3447; 775 E. Lancaster Ave., Villanova, (610) 520-1122; 536 W. Lancaster Ave., Wayne, (610) 225-3030.

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