Baltimore’s Top 3 Healthy, Organic Restaurants

Baltimore has a rich history as an important seaport on the East Coast as well as being the birthplace of our national athem. Whether you’re traveling there for business or pleasure, you’ll find plenty of healthy restaurant options in this, the most populous city in the State of Maryland..

We’ve done the work for you in scouting out the healthiest options all across America, according to our 5-star rating system here. And we’re happy to share our Top 5 restaurant picks for healthy, organic restaurants in Baltimore, Maryland:

Double Zero

414 Light Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21202
443-682-8297

If you’re looking for a healthy version of (arguably) the world’s most popular food – PIZZA – then check out Double Zero. Their custom-build woodburning oven delivers fantastic pizzas! And when paired with one of the organic sustainable wines on their menu, you have a winner.

Try the Truffle Pizza (cashew cream, wild mushrooms, Tuscan kale, lemon vinaigrette), Bianca (macadamia ricotta, cashew mozzarella, Parmesan cheese, rice mozzarella, pepperoncini, rapini, plant yolk), or Eggplant Calzone (fried eggplant, marinara, cashew mozzarella, rice mozzarella, Macadamia ricotta, almond Parmesan). Bet you won't find these selections on your run-of-the-mill pizza place.

If pizza isn't your thing, not to worry. Non-pizza entrees are also available. Check out Cacio E Pepe (Parmesan, black pepper cashew cream), Pasta Bolognese (walnut mushroom ragout), Pizzaiola (cauliflower, oregano, roasted garbanzo, chili), and Eggplant Parmesan (marinara, cashew mozzarella, rice mozzarella, macadamia ricotta).

The Black Olive

814 South Bond Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21231
410-276-7141

This authentic Greek fish tavern is located in Baltimore’s waterfront area -- noteably, the cobblestone section of Bond Street in old Fells Point.

Their house organic sourdough bread is baked fresh daily. We wouldn’t blame you if you didn’t get through sampling some of their appetizers like the Wellfleet Oysters (from the clean waters of Maine served with an apple mignonette), Manouri Cheese in Grape Leaves (mild Greek sheep’s cheese wrapped in grape leaves, baked with a touch of olive oil), and Saganaki Plate (pan seared, paper-thin zucchini, surrounded by tzatziki, Kefalograviera, a traditional Greek cheese and Haloumi from Cyprus).

But if you do manage to ask for more, you won’t regret it. Try the Moroccan Style Braised Lamb Shank (slowly braised with vegetables, currents and red wine culminating in a delicious stew served over couscous), Greek Village Pie (a rustic Spanakopita, spinach, red Swiss chard, leeks, sheep’s milk cheese in a homemade hand-rolled phyllo), or any of their seafood specialties like the Whole Mediterranean Sea Bass (a Mediterranean favorite known as Lavraki, Bronzini, or Loup de Mare feeds that is low in oil content, slightly flaky, but firm, in texture).

Gangster Vegan

1065 S. Charles Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21230
410-617-8903

This seriously fun restaurant features products that are 100% organic, 100% gluten free and 100% soy free. They are dedicated to make it "gangster" to eat healthy, to spread love, to be kind to one another and the earth. According to their vision, and because so many in their city live in "food deserts" and are surrounded by fast food and convenience stores, they have to "gangster" their way through all of the poison, just to find access to real food.

Featuring Smoothies, Wellness Shots, Salads, Bowls, Burgers, and Desserts, favorites include the ODB Broccoli Burger (Protein Packed Dehydrated Broccoli Burger on Dehydrated Onion Bread, topped with Marinated Kale, Red Onion, Tomato, Carrots, Pickled Cabbage, Sunflower Seed Cheeze), AY PAPI Burrito Bowl (Brown Rice, Romaine, Black Beans, Walnut Taco Meat, Pico De Gallo, Pickled Jalapeño, Avocado, Cashew Nacho Cheeze, Cilantro Date Dressing), and the Kalefornia Love Salad (Marinated Kale, Pickled Cabbage, Carrots, Cucumbers, Red Bell Pepper, Red Onion, Cashew Cheeze, Sunflower Seed Cheeze).

Sobo Cafe

6 W. Cross Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21230
410-752-1518

Specializing in comfort food with vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options, Sobo also offers gluten-free and paleo menu options. Their Dry Rub Steak, Seared Salmon, and Sobo Burger are available as well as entrees such as Peruvian Chicken (marinated, roasted half chicken, wild rice with corn and beans, crispy tostones, yellow aji amarillo and green cilantro sauces), Roasted Cod (burnt eggplant puree, roasted fingerling potatoes, lemon-caper-green Castelvetrano olive mash), and Salmon Nicoise (string beans, heirloom tomatoes, mixed greens, cucumbers, fingerling potatoes, olives, beet pickled eggs, crispy capers, herbs de Provence vinaigrette).

Naked Lunch

711 W. 40th Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21211
667-219-2500

Have it your way with this make-your-own-meal concept! Choose your favorite base along with five toppings and a dressing. You might like the Moler Bowl (pilaf, black beans, sweet potato, kale, mushrooms, mixed peppers, and feta, tossed with herb vinaigrette and topped with avocado) or the Sushi Bowl (brown rice topped with miso-roasted tofu, avocado, carrots, cucumbers, seaweed, sesame seeds, and a dash of soy sauce with ginger sesame dressing).

Other favorites include the Black Bean Burger (Turtle black beans, brown rice, sweet potato, green onions, and cabbage on a spelt bun with melted cheddar and guacamole, with a side of pretzels or greens), Classic Tacos (seasoned cauliflower and chickpea filling, kale slaw, hot salsa verde, and vegan crema on a sprouted grain tortilla), and Jammed Yam (sweet potato stuffed with quinoa, black beans, mixed peppers, and pineapple, topped with avocado, cilantro and jalapeños, with lime jalapeño dressing).

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Created by James Templeton, a 30+ year Stage 4 Melanoma cancer survivor, the Templeton List is part of his lifelong dream to give back and lend a helping hand to cancer survivors and to anyone desiring to increase or maintain their good health. James experienced first-hand the challenge of finding quality restaurants and food sources when traveling.

The successful CEO of Uni-Key Health Systems and founder of the Templeton Wellness Foundation, The Templeton List was developed to help anyone easily find trust-worthy, vetted healthy restaurants all across America. Read more about our 5 Star Rating System here!

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