It took us a while to pull up this list but we finally did it. Being a diabetic doesn't mean you should be scared to give into your cravings or never eat out. There are a lot more places that offer diabetic-friendly food than you might think.
Calorie Counter is just good for everyone. Unlike some places that incoherently slaps the "healthy" label, CC does it right. Their proteins, especially, is a customer favourite. For a diabetic, we recommend the White Fish (Rs. 1250) with 227 calories. It has a generous portion of a pan fried Barramundi fish with ratatouille, homemade basil and tomato coulis.
Subway is one of our favourite submarine spots. The fact that you get to choose your own sub just gives you full authority to make it according to your taste palate. If you're a diabetic go with the Roasted Chicken (Rs. 450) sub with a Wheat Bread and your choice of veggies. Avoid sauces like Sweet Chili, BBQ, Honey Mustard and Mayo.
Eat Right's cater diabetic free meal plans personalized just for you. Their juicy Grilled Chicken (Rs. 650) with a glazed mushroom sauce and a side of garden salad is a great diabetic option. We suggest you try it out.
Braised Chicken Breast with Veloute (Rs. 695) is a great diabetic-friendly dish here at Barnesbury. The chicken breast is braised in stock and topped with veloute and served with garlic rice and salad. It's a good combo of protein and carbs to fill you right up.
The Commons extensive menu has always been impressive. What's more, they actually have everything available, not just on paper. We recommend you try the Fish bon Fomme (Rs. 700) which is a poached fish fillet topped with mushroom and served with steamed rice and boiled vegetables. It sounds delicious and knowing Commons, it probably tastes just as good.
One of the healthiest places you'd find in Colombo. Therefore, of course, diabetic-friendly. Their Pan-Fried Salmon (Rs. 1500) with kankun, confit garlic and potato gratin is a great diabetic-friendly dish. Also, they don't use granulated sugar in any of their savory dishes so you can pretty much go for any of their dishes.
Everyone loves pasta! I'm not gonna lie, pasta is normally not the best option for diabetics, but now there are healthy alternatives for almost all dishes. The Whole Wheat Pasta (Rs. 550) here is no different. They also do great Fish Cakes with Poached Egg, Hollandaise & Green Salad (Rs. 900).
The Salad Bar has got some great low-carb salads, especially the Smoked Salmon & Spinach Salad (Rs. 550) which comes with spinach, radish, cucumber, smoked salmon and a honey lime dressing. All their salads are fresh with a mix of sweetness and acidity.
When it comes to desserts, it's not always easy to find dishes that are diabetic-friendly. However, the Hot Brownie and Vanilla Ice Cream with Crunchy Nuts (Rs. 300) at Cafe Bagatelle is a great option as it is made with gluten-free kurakkan. Therefore, it is less sweet with a strong chocolate flavor.
So here are some of the diabetic-friendly places. Most of the places mentioned above have a friendly and cooperative staff who are more than willing to customize their dishes to your preference. Let us know any other places that are diabetic-friendly.
A cute little outdoor cafe in Kohuwala serving up some fantastic Thai cuisine.
A new catering service offering flavourful, homemade rice & curry.
The Kings is the lobby bar of The Kingsbury hotel.
Maha Gedara is a popular buth kadey in Mount Lavinia.