Brattleboro, Vermont’s Top 4 Healthy Organic Restaurants

Brattleboro is one of those cities that you may never have heard of, but which has a rich history, nonetheless. Home to a wealth of agricultural farms, Brattleboro also boasts a variety of healthy, organic restaurants. We’re glad to list them among the hundreds of restaurants across the country that our team has vetted, the ones that meet our strict standards of ingredient, preparation, and environmental guidelines.

Our purpose is to direct you to the healthiest restaurant choices. When you have cancer, every choice you make matters, especially when it comes to food.

Here are our recommended healthy restaurants in Brattleboro, Vermont:

The Works Café

118 Main Street
Brattleboro, Vermont 05301

Open daily from 6am – 8pm local time, you can order Breakfast all day, every day! In addition to NY style bagels made with unbleached and un-bromated flour, boiled & baked in small batches, you’ll find other local favorites such as the Salmon Sandwich (sliced, cold-smoked Kosher salmon with tomato, red onion, capers, veggie cream cheese on a bagel); Egg Sandwiches (on a bagel, artisan bread or GMO-free local wrap from local cage-free eggs, scrambled local cage-free eggs, naturally-cured no nitrate/nitrite bacon, ham or sausage, cheese); and GMO-free Breakfast Burritos like the Veggie Burrito (local cage-free eggs, baby spinach, roasted artichoke, feta, red onion, tomatoes, pesto).

Lunch and dinner options include Vermont Cobb Salad (humanely raised antibiotic free chicken, caramelized naturally-cured no nitrate/nitrite bacon, avocado, hardboiled local cafe-free egg, VT goat cheese, tomatoes, mesclun, avocado ranch dressing); artisan sandwiches like the Dagwood (humanely raised antibiotic free turkey, naturally-cured no nitrate/nitrite ham and bacon, provolone, roasted onions, tomatoes, mesclun, mayo on sourdough); power bowls, soups, smoothies, and more!

The Porch Café

648 Putney Road
Brattleboro, Vermont 05301

Open for breakfast or lunch and The Porch Cafe also offers catering for local events. The breakfast menu includes Garden Party 2 Egg Omelet (avocado, sautéed spinach, garlic, cherry tomatoes, goat cheese and basil, served with home fries).

Their lunch menu features menu items such as Vietnamese Chicken Salad (Romaine, red cabbage, carrots, roasted red peppers, pickled ginger, mint, scallions, wontons, peanuts and chicken with Vietnamese dressing); Audrey's Lifted Sandwich (turkey, Cabot cheddar, bacon, romaine, tomatoes, onions, house pickles, chips and chipotle mayo on toasted sourdough); Vegan ofu Bahn MI Grinder (pickled carrots, marinated tofu, jalapeño, pickled cucumbers, sriracha veganize, cilantro and arugula on toasted ciabatta bread); and more.

Three Stones Mexican Mayan Cocina

105 Canal Street
Brattleboro, Vermont 05301

You might not expect to see a Mexican Mayan restaurant in Vermont, but you’ll be pleasantly surprised. Three Stones strives to serve authentic Mayan dishes like those that were originally cooked by the ancient society on three stones and a fire.

Using recipes passed down through the centuries, Three Stones offers a taste of Mayan culture through their cooking. Menu items include Empanadas (two empanadas are served with rice, beans and a small salad); Pumpkin Seed Specialty – Onzicil (the Mayans never waste anything and even the seeds of pumpkins are toasted, ground and made into delicious delicacies); Tamales (wrapped in banana leaves and filled with a mild but savory achiote sauce and chicken, topped with a mild tomato salsa and cheese and served with rice, beans, and salad).

Desserts include Boca Negra, a chocolate delicacy with a hint of chili pepper.

Superfresh! Organic Cafe

30 Main Street
Brattleboro, Vermont 05301

Awarded “Best Vegetarian Cuisine” by Yankee Magazine (2017), this organic plant-based restaurant located in downtown Brattleboro, provides seasonal, organic made-from-scratch menu items. You’ll find a variety of elixirs, coffee, juice, smoothies, snacks, raw and baked desserts, raw foods on the menu. They are open for brunch, lunch, and dinner.

You can rest easy knowing that menu ingredients are 100% non-GMO, gluten-free, soy-free, dairy-free, peanut-free, egg-free, vegetarian, and locally sourced whenever possible.

Try Kitchari (a healing Ayurvedic stew made with brown rice, mung beans, simple veggies, coconut mylk, turmeric, black pepper, mustard seeds, coriander, cumin, ginger -- easy to digest, filling, and nourishing -- the healing spices lend themselves to support the body in releasing inflammation and benefit the immune system); Macro Bowl (grain of the day, Kimchi, seasonal roasted veggies, massaged local kale, with sesame seeds and your choice of lemon garlic tahini, sesame ginger, chipotle aiolli, creamy herbal, or maple beet balsamic dressing).

You’ll also find some out of the ordinary and amazing desserts on the menu like Raw Chocolate Dipped Peppermint Chip Macaroons (raw almonds, coconut shreds, Vermont maple syrup, coconut oil, food grade peppermint essential oil, raw cacao nibs, raw cacao powder, Himalayan salt, and lucuma).

About The Templeton List

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, carefully vetted healthy restaurants all across America. Read more about our 5 Star Rating System here!

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