These Six Healthy San Diego Restaurants Make It Easy To Eat Out And Eat Healthy
Is your resolution to eat healthier and take care of yourself? Do you also love eating out? Is it possible to do both?! The answer is yes, and we have you covered.
Check out our 6 top spots that pack in delicious, nutritious food, that will make you feel like the picture of health. From upscale vegan eats, the perfect quick lunch spot, or a perfect spot for farm to table eats alongside some great organic cocktails, this is your go-to guide for all things healthy eating in San Diego.
With everything made from scratch using fresh ingredients, this place is a health foodie’s dream. Whether you’re eating paleo, vegan, keto, Whole30, or just plain hungry, Flower Child has something for everyone. The food always comes out fast, so it makes for a great quick lunch. Big bonus: it’s kid friendly!
What to try: Skinny cob salad with chicken, Mother Earth bowl, or make your own plate with a trio of veggie sides.
A vegan restaurant with upscale ambience and quite the array of options. Cafe Gratitude supports local farmers, sustainable agriculture and environmentally friendly products, in addition to making some mind-blowing vegan eats. Pro tip: save room for dessert, the house-made pies, cookies, and cakes are spectacular.
What to order: Kale Caesar Salad, Macrobiotic bowl, or the Mole Enchiladas.
Do you friends still want to hit up bottomless mimosas while you’re working on eating well? Come to Cafe21. They have something for everyone with an amazing cocktail selection, an all organic menu with ample gluten-free and vegan options, and farm-to-table roots you can really taste in their food. Not only is their brunch legendary, it’s a great date night spot, with live music 7 days a week.
What to order: Winter salad, pulse slaw, or the kabob platter.
You’ll find tasty, creative vegan cuisine, superfood smoothies, cold-pressed juices, local kombucha and a relaxed community gathering space. This is ain’t your mama’s vegan food – it’s hearty, flavorful, and you won’t be missing meat.
What to order: Jackfruit tacos, Legendary Hero bowl, or the Sage Wisdom salad
Yoga, meditation, and some bomb food? Sign us up. Trilogy Sanctuary is a vibrant wellness center in La Jolla serving community – indoor & outdoor yoga studio, rooftop vegan & organic cafe with catering, boutique & event venue. Their food is all vegan, dairy free, soy free, gluten free, and with no refined sugar – and most importantly, tastes amazing.
What to order: Cauliflower crust pizza, savory breakfast crepe, falafel tacos, and the superfood acai bowl.
Think you can’t have tacos while eating healthy? Think again. Fish District, with locations in Solana Beach, San Marcos, and Poway, provides seafood of the finest quality prepared right in front of you in a casual and low-key atmosphere – a much-needed departure from today’s fast-food eateries. It’s a perfect lunch spot with something for everyone. Pro tip: happy hour is from 2-5pm every day, get $1 off all classics, tacos, beer and wine.
What to order: Coastal salmon tacos, kale salad with seared ahi, or the salmon and kale wrap.
There you go! Six healthy San Diego restaurants that will nourish your body as much as they do your tastebuds!
See you there!
Belinda Kraemer is the creator of @beachsidekitchen, a spunky, lighthearted, healthy food Instagram focused onshowing that living a healthy lifestyle can be easy, fun, and accessible to all. She’s a San Diego, native living the dream just steps from the beach in Cardiff. When she’s not cooking up a storm, Belinda can be found doing yoga, hitting the beach, and exploring new places to eat, drink, and sweat in San Diego.