Aurora, Colorado’s Healthiest Restaurants

Aurora, Colorado, is the state's third-largest city and the largest suburb of Denver. Our team has carefully curated a list of Aurora's healthiest restaurants. Here’s a selection of top spots that promise delicious, nutritious fare.

Athenian Restaurant

15350 East Iliff Avenue
Aurora, Colorado 80013

This family-owned restaurant prides itself on the dishes they make from scratch. You'll find authentic Greek dishes along with favorites that reflect your style of dining, such as the Vegan Plate for lunch (potatoes, sauteed veggies, falafel, olives, dolamas and hummus. To try? Moussaka, Athenian Pasta, Baked Lemon Chicken Grecian Delight, Chicken Kabob Plate, or Spanakopita.


2501 Dallas Street
Aurora, Colorado 80010

Open for dinner Tuesday through Sunday, Annette’s features a dining room, covered patio, and even a Yurt. Sample menu items include Spring Panzanella (braising greens, croutons, peas, mint, charred allium, chamomile vinaigrette); House Mafaldine (morels, ramps, parmesan); The Annette Burger (Wagyu beef, house English muffin, chow chow sauce, cheddar, sour pickle, housemade roasted garlic aioli); Roasted Half Chicken (bitter greens, sherry vinegar); and a great kid's menu.

The French Press – ILIFF & Chambers

15290 East Iliff Avenue
Aurora, Colorado 80014

This café and bakery features breakfast menu items like “Build Your Own Omelette,” and lunch items such as Fig and Beet Salad (Manchego, sliced beets, julienned dried fig, toasted pecans, on a bed of mixed greens tossed in cranberry fig vinaigrette, topped with fried pita chips with cranberry fig puree and a pomegranate drizzle); Turkey Pear and Brie Croissant (Toasted butter croissant filled with sliced turkey, melted brie, red wine pears and a cranberry fig spread); and much more.

Café Paprika

13160 East Mississippi Avenue
Aurora, Colorado 80012

Menu items include Salad Maison (a Café Paprika specialty: a sumptuous selection of Moroccan salads including roasted eggplant, cucumber and tomato salad, marinated carrots, and sliced red beet salad); Artichoke Heart and Olive Salad (Artichoke hearts and a variety of olives served on a bed of mixed greens tossed with a Moroccan vinaigrette dressing, with option to add slices of gyros, chicken, or lamb); Apricot Chicken (Tender chicken breast prepared with fresh ginger, onions, vegetables, apricots and honey, served on a bed of couscous); and Lamb Shank (a Café Paprika specialty: Tender lamb shank, slow cooked with onions, vegetables, and raisins in a saffron sauce, served with your choice of basmati saffron rice or couscous).

The Madras Café

5422 South Parker Road
Aurora, Colorado 80015

This Indian restaurant offers specials such as Mulligatwany Soup (spiced with curry and made from creamy red lentils, carrots, apples, and coconut milk); Hariyali Paneer Tikka (Indian cottage cheese (paneer) cubes marinated with yogurt, cream, spices, herbs, coriander, mint and cooked in traditional style Clay Oven); and Vegetable Jalfrezi (Indian stir fried veggie dish sautéed on high fire with spices like red chili powder and garam masala, mix of Chinese and South Asian cooking techniques used in its preparation).

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