We know you don't want to spend the rest of your day with that torturous headache and extreme sensitivity to light. However, instead of digging into the greasiest dish you can find, we suggest trying these lighter options that are lighter on the calories, and can still help you overcome even the worst hangovers.
Spend a night at Philadelphia’s newest luxury hotel and have a delicious cure-all sent right to your room. Cozy up in their plush beds and soft robes while you devour their fava hummus and eggplant, made at the hotel's in-house restaurant, The Commons. Served with crispy pita chips, this light and healthy snack will have you feeling back to normal in no time. One Logan Sq., 215-963-1500
After a night of gallivanting around the city, opt for a healthy lunch at this posh space in the Sofitel Philadelphia. The salmon dish served here comes with asparagus and wild mushrooms, and is packed with omega-3 fats and vitamin B6 that can improve your mood and relieve headaches. Did we mention that the amino acids and vitamins in the asparagus will help protect your liver from toxins found in alcohol? 120 S. 17th St., 215-569-8300
Most people go straight for greasy foods after a night of debauchery, but we suggest trying something new the next time you're battling a severe hangover. Visit Paramour for their hearty lobster roll served on a warm brioche bun, and topped with lemon and asparagus. Served with a fresh salad on the side, we're sure this alternative will help you feel revitalized. 139 E. Lancaster Ave., Wayne, 610-977-0600
Brunch is necessary when you're not feeling like your best self, and Fork Restaurant's menu won't disappoint those who are truly in need. Here, we suggest sharing their smoked fish platter for a mouthwatering combination of cured char, smoked mussels, smoked bluefish salad, and cod. Accompanied by warm house-made bagels and a variety of cream cheese flavors, pair it all with a nice bottle of champagne to complement your meal, because nothing is a better cure than a little hair of the dog. 306 Market St., 215-625-9425
It suddenly won't feel impossible to power through the day after you tuck into this succulent grilled chicken sandwich from Lotus Farm to Table. But don't let its looks fool you: served on a hearty roll, the farm-raised chicken is topped with local mushrooms, toasted oats, sweet grapefruit, crispy garlic, and ranch spices. Presented with a side of kale salad, you'll feel grounded and ready to go. 112 W. State St., Media, 610-565-5554