Chattanooga's Heathiest Restaurants

Chattanooga is a popular destination attracting 3 million tourists annually. We've examined the city's healthy dining options and in addition to our previous recommendations, we’ve found these jewels:

Common Table

3413 Broad Street
Chattanooga, Tennessee 37409

Open for lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch, you’ll find delicious menus items such as Whipped Feta (EVOO, honey, za’atar, grilled pita); Hummus (red pepper, green onion, roasted garlic, pita) as starters; Caesar, House, Kale & Quinoa, or Poke salads; a variety of pizzas, and main dishes such as Bruschetta Chicken (tomato, basil, mozzarella, balsamic glaze, mashed potatoes, medley); Wasabi Salmon (wasabi compound butter, teriyaki, soy mustard, basmati rice, medley); and Steak Gorgonzola (Benton’s bacon, caramelized onions, mushrooms, peas, gorgonzola cream sauce, cavatappi); and more.


102 Walnut Street
Chattanooga, Tennessee 37403

Open for breakfast, brunch, and dinner, you’ll find menu items such as Shaved Asparagus & Bibb Salad (buttermilk-asparagus dressing, pickled asparagus, sourdough croutons, orange, feta); Heirloom Cornbread Skillet (honey-pecan butter, hot pepper jam, chives; Pan-seared Scallops (corn, okra, bell pepper, tomato, lima beans, Benton’s bacon ragout, brown butter); Whitebird & Three Sisters (Joyce Farms buttermilk fried chicken, Benton’s bacon, three sisters succotash, pickled watermelon, Hoff chicken gravy); Butter Basted Freshwater Trout (North Carolina farm-raised trout, Benton’s bacon white beans, wilted dandelion, charred sweet red pepper salsa, basil); and more.

The Daily Ration

1220 Dartmouth Street
Chattanooga, Tennessee 37405

Open for breakfast and lunch, look for menu items such as Balsamic Avocado Toast (local seeded sourdough, smashed avocado, arugula, cherry tomatoes, feta, balsamic reduction, soft boiled egg); Quinoa Power Bowl (quinoa, edamame, kale, grilled peppers, arugula, crispy chickpeas, lemon tahini dressing with added options of falafel, chicken, smoked salmon or steak); and Veggin’ Out (sauteed kale, fried sweet potatoes, fire roasted corn & poblanos, black beans, smashed avocado, tortilla strips, vegan chipotle cream).


1444 Market Street
Chattanooga, Tennessee 37402

Located in the historic Chattanooga Choo Choo complex, STIR is open for lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch. While they are famous for their cocktails, we focused on their menu. STIR is open for brunch, lunch, and dinner. Check out menu items such as the Baja Omelette (peppers, onions, cheese blend, pico de gallo, avocado, Mexican crema, charred salsa, breakfast potatoes); Crab Bisque (crab, cream, sherry, basil oil, crostini, celery leaves); Roasted Vegetables & Farro (roasted vegetables with farro, orange kale emulsion, kale chips); Seared Halibut (roasted tomatoes, roasted vegetables, farro, buerre blanc, basil oil, micro greens); Chicken Piccata (white wine, butter, capers, farro, roasted vegetables); Filet & House Goat Cheese Ravioli (hand-cut filet, housemade ravioli, pecan citrus pesto, roasted root vegetables); and more.


149 River Street
Chattanooga, Tennessee 37405

Look for menu items such as Southwest Loaded Sweet Potato with soup or salad (black beans, corn, cashew cheese, sour cream, cilantro & green onion on a whole sweet potato); Buffalo Bowl (brown rice, pinto beans, baked spicy buffalo tofu, shredded carrot, sautéed garlicky kale, avocado & dill ranch); Beet Burger (house-made patty topped with lettuce, tomato, sprouts, house pickles & spicy aioli on a Niedlov’s wheat bun); and more.

Healthy Restaurants in Chattanooga, Tennessee
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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, vetted healthy restaurants all across America. Read more about our 5 Star Rating System here!

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