Appleton, Wisconsin’s Healthiest Restaurants

Our team has carefully vetted various restaurants in Appleton, Wisconsin, and selected those that meet our rigorous 5-Star rating system, focusing on strict adherence to quality ingredients, organic offerings, and careful preparation methods. Discover the top spots that promise not only delightful meals, but prioritize health and exceptional culinary standards.

Author’s Kitchen

125 East College Avenue
Appleton, Wisconsin 54911
920-358-7207

Open Monday-Friday from 8AM-2PM, their brunch menu includes omelettes, a variety of “Bennys” such as their Florentine Benny (English muffin + poached eggs + spinach + avocado + mornay + breakfast potatoes); Huevos Rancheros (sunny eggs + black bean + cheese stuffed tortilla + avocado + house salsa + sour cream); and a variety of soups, salads, sandwiches, and bowls. Main dishes include Gnocchi (tomato basil sauce + fresh mozzarella (VG) -OR- Truffle cream + wild mushrooms (VG).

Urban Modern Kitchen

800 East Wisconsin Avenue
Appleton, Wisconsin 54911
920-364-0113

Open Monday-Saturday, their menu offers a variety of bowls including Louisiana Bowl (Lobster and shrimp, roasted corn, queso fresco, black beans, avocado, pico de gallo, creole sauce); Greek Bowl (chicken, lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber, hummus tzatzikii sauce, feta, kalamata olives); sandwiches and paninis, pizzas and pastas, tacos, soups, and salads. Try the Smoked Salmon and Berry Salad (greens, tomato, onion, roasted red pepper, bacon, strawberries, bluleberries, mango-chardonnay vinaigrette) or the Grilled Firecracker Shrimp (bam bam sauce, sesame-ginger slaw, scallions).

Ellinor Restaurant

1016 East Pacific Street
Appleton, Wisconsin 54911
920-903-7771

This restaurant takes pride in their wood-fired oven, where each of their courses start, and also the fact the they use local ingredients, having forged working relationships with nearby farmers and producers. Starters include Wood Wings (garam masala, coriander, cumin, 24-hour brine, tahini ranch); Peas and Burrata (English peas, snap peas, burrata, Fox Cities Farm arugula, mint, lemon, olive oil); and Roasted Cauliflower (marcona almonds, dates, Nueskes bacon, chili, mint, leeks, lemon olive oil). Main dishes include Alaskan Halibut (local asparagus, pea shoot salad, snap peas, pickled ramp bulb, ramp broth, mint); Wood Burger (caramelized onion jam, gruyere, Fox Cities Farm arugula, Breadsmith bun, Zuppas’ chips); and Fjord Trout (crispy rice, lemon bluerre blanc, chives, trout roe, breakfast radish). You’ll also find a selection of wood-fired pizzas on their menu.

Bona Fide Juicery

111 East College Avenue
Appleton, Wisconsin 44911
920-757-3454

Open 7 days a week for dine-in, take-out, or delivery. You’ll find a variety of Smoothies including Vitality (spinach, kale, pineapple, banana, orange juice); Mighty Matcha (Matcha, spinach, banana, vegan vanilla protein, almond milk, chlorophyll); and Green Gains (spinach, kale, mango, banana, grass-fed vanilla whey, almond butter, apple juice). Acai Bowls and Smoothie Bowls are also on the menu, along with Avocado Toast, Soups Salads, Oatmeal, and cold-pressed juices featuring seasonal ingredients like rhubarb, strawberries, aloe vera, edible flowers, jalapenos, and dragon fruit.

Rye Restaurant

308 West College Avenue
Appleton, Wisconsin 54911
920-380-4745

Located in the heart of Downtown Appleton next to the CopperLeaf Boutique Hotel, RYE serves lunch and dinner; Monday-Saturday. Menu items include WAGYU BURGER (Sundried Tomato, Caramelized Onions, Gouda, Arugula, Garlic Aioli & RYE’s Fries); BRAISED BEEF WILD MUSHROOM RAGŪ (Mafaldine Pasta, Garlic, Shallot, Cream & Shaved Parmesan); CHICKEN PICATTA (Roasted Potatoes, French Green Beans, Crispy Capers & Lemon Beurre Blanc Sauce); CASHEW BUTTER AND COCONUT CRUSTED SALMON (Sweet Pepper and Tomato Risotto, Asparagus, Charred Lemon & Gremolata); and much more.

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