Butte, Montana’s Top 4 Healthy Organic Restaurants

From its beginnings as a gold and silver mining camp in the late 1800’s, Butte was once the largest city west of the Mississippi. Today, while its population has dwindled from 100,000 in its heyday to about 40,000, it retains its small town feel and welcomes over 2,500 students each year into Montana Tech.

Our team has vetted the healthiest restaurants in Butte, Montana, and we’re delighted to announce our Top 4 picks.

Hummingbird Café

605 West Park Street
Butte, Montana 59701
406-723-2044

Vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options are available at the Hummingbird. Specialties include the Birdie Bowl (basmati rice, black beans, red onion, black olives, cilantro, salsa, cheddar, almond curry sauce); My Heart’s In The Highlands (toasted dark rye bread, black forest ham, Swiss, vegan mayo stoneground mustard); Slanted and Enchanted (toasted white bread, baked tofu, avocado, cucumber, pepperocinis, house goddess); and Larry Bird (wheat bread, roasted turkey, pepper jack, red onion, roasted red peppers, lettuce, horseradish, vegan mayo).

La Casa Toscana

53 East Park
Butte, Montana 59701
406-299-2890

Their appetizer board consists of Castello Vetrano Green Olives, Fresh Basil Pesto (no nuts); Goat Cheese with Fresh Jalapeno Jam, Imported Italian meats and Fres Rosemary Garlic Focaccia Bread. You’ll find entrees like Spezzatino (diced tenderloin steak seared in non-salted butter with garlic pepper and ocean salts, with a white pecorino sauce, buttery garlic mashed potatoes and lemon asparagus); Lobster Ravioli (served with pecorino cream sauce with grilled garlic pepper shrimp and fresh parsley); and Lasagna della Nona (recipe passed down from the Bolognese family of generations – layered with Bolognese sauce, bechamel cream sauce, and shredded mozzarella).

The Ore Cart

101 Airport RD
Butte, Montana 59701
406-491-4455

The Ore Cart features smoothies, breakfast sandwiches, eggs, bagels, oatmeal and more on their breakfast menu. For lunch, you’ll find a variety of sandwiches such as Grilled Chicken Avocado and Bacon, California Club, and the Philly. Other lunch selections include Chili with Cornbread, Soup and Half Sandwich, Soup De Jour in Bread Bowl, and Street Tacos (mix and match of chicken, beef, or pork).

Lydia’s Supper Club

4915 Harrison Avenue
Butte, Montana 59701
406-494-2000

Appetizers include creamy Fondue (Gruyere and White Wine Sauce served with bread, seasonal fruit, and veggies for dipping); Shrimp Compote (Jumbo Tiger Shrimp perfectly steamed and served with homemade cocktail sauce and a lemon wedge). Crab Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms, Goat Cheese Crostini, and more.

Entrees include Dinner Steak (their best seller and house specialty, a 7 oz tender filet crusted with our signature seasoning and cooked to perfection); Grilled Lamb Chops (two 6 oz. extra thick lamb chops seasoned and grilled to perfection and served with mint jelly); Chicken Cacciatore (signature dish consisting of a half chicken pan-fried in butter, Lydia’s Cacciatore Seasoning, finished with a sherry wine reduction); and many more appetizing dishes.

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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