Take-aways and restaurant foods
When eating out, it can be difficult to find safe and healthy options. Post-transplant, there are certain restaurant foods recipients must be wary of, and this section is designed to help navigate your choices.
Hot foods are safest, while uncooked seafood (sashimi, oysters) and cold cut meats (ham, salami) are risky for transplant recipients.
Sauces and salad dressings containing raw egg products which recipients need to avoid include (but are not limited to) aioli, Caesar salad dressing and hollandaise sauce. Salad dressings can be substituted with lemon juice, balsamic vinegar or pepper; these options also have less calories.
Desserts with uncooked products like raw eggs are risky for recipients and should be avoided. Examples include meringue and tiramisu which contain raw egg whites. Transplant recipients can have cakes, ice cream and fruit-based desserts from the menu instead.
For individualised dietary advice, please speak to your doctor or dietitian.