Aurora, Colorado’s Top 4 Healthy, Organic Restaurants

Looking for a healthy place to eat in Aurora? Our team has vetted these restaurants and many more in this beautiful Colorado location. Here are our top 4 healthy picks!


2501 Dallas Street
Aurora, Colorado 80010

This “scratch-to-table” restaurant was founded by Caroline Glover in 2016 (Caroline won the 2022 James Beard Foundation for Best Chef: Mountain; and received semi-finalists nominations in 2018 and 2019 in the “Best New Restaurant” category.

Menu items include Grouper Bouillabaisse (tomato, orange, olive, fennel and grilled bread); Sunchoke Gratin (raclette, lemon and thyme); Roasted Half Chicken (escarole and px sherry vinegar); Chicken Liver Pate (cherry mostarda and grilled bread); House Spaghetti (Calabrian chili, preserved lemon butter, anchovies and thyme breadcrumbs); and much more.

The French Press

15290 East Iliff Avenue
Aurora, Colorado 80014

This café and bakery is open for both breakfast and lunch with menu items such as their Brisket Bennie (toasted English muffin with, poached eggs topped with smoked brisket, collard greens, and a chipotle bearnaise, served with a side of potatoes); Veggie Hash (hash made of butternut and spaghetti squash, regular and sweet potatoes, collard greens, quinoa and onions, topped with crispy sweet potato strings, two eggs cooked any style with toast); Mushroom Pita (sauteed mushrooms, spinach, artichoke hearts, and provolone cheese topped with basil pesto and diced tomato in a toasted pita); and Veggie Reuben (toasted rye with house-made veggie hash, sauerkraut, gruyere cheese).

Athenian Restaurant

15350 East Iliff Avenue
Aurora, Colorado 80013

This authentic Greek everything-made-from-scratch restaurant is family owned and operated. Check out their “It’s Greek to Me” menu with delicious items such as their Gluten-Free Plate (chicken kabob, oven roasted potatoes dolmades and veggies); Athenian Combo (moussaka, pastitsio, spanakopita, tiropitas and dolmades); Mediterranean Pasta (chicken, veggies, Greek tomato sauce and feta); Baked Lemon Chicken, and much more.

Wine Experience Café

6240 South Main Street
Aurora, Colorado 80016

Delicious menu items include the Wine Experience Salad (organic mixed greens, Marcona almonds, bourbon braised craisins, goat cheese, cherry heirloom tomatoes, with red wine vinaigrette); handmade gluten-free pizzas (made with cauliflower crust); Cheese Plates; and main dishes like their Italian Style Gourmet Meatloaf (wild boar, beef and brown gravy, mashed potatoes and asparagus); Duck Breast (chimichurri sauce and duck-roasted potatoes with Grand Mariner orange sauce available upon request); Crab Cakes (two lump crab cakes served on a bed of mixed greens and a lemon caper aioli); and much more.

Aurora, Colorado’s Top 4 Healthy, Organic Restaurants

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