Eating Healthy in Boston

Boston offers an abundance of healthy and organic restaurants that cater to a wide range of dietary needs and preferences, from vegan and gluten-free to paleo and farm-to-table. Check out these healthy selections that our Templeton Wellness Team has discovered:

B. Good (5 locations)

360 Longwood Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts 2215

50 Northern Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts 2210

84 Summer Street
Boston, Massachusetts 2110

137 Massachusetts Ave
Boston, Massachusetts 2115

359 Huntington Avenue (Northeastern)
Boston, Massachusetts 2115

This healthy restaurant chain offers nutritious meals made with fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Try the Kale Crush Salad (kale, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots, and lemon-maple vinaigrette); Southwest Quinoa Bowl (quinoa, black beans, avocado, roasted corn, salsa fresca, and chipotle puree); El Guapo Burger (grass-fed beef burger topped with queso fresco, guacamole, salsa verde, cilantro, and shredded lettuce); and their Power Play Smoothie (blend of spinach, almond milk, banana, almond butter, and honey).

Luna’s Italian & Latin Cuisine

945 Saratoga Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02128

This Italian restaurant features classic Italian dishes with a modern twist. Try their Insalata di Rucola (Arugula Salad made with fresh arugula, cherry tomatoes, shaved Parmesan cheese, toasted pine nuts, lemon vinaigrette); Salmone alla Griglia (grilled salmon fillet, sautéed spinach, roasted cherry tomatoes, lemon herb sauce); Zoodles Primavera (zucchini noodles, seasonal vegetables, garlic, olive oil, cherry tomatoes, basil, Parmesan cheese). Please note that the menu at Luna's may change, and it's advisable to check their website or contact the restaurant directly for the most up-to-date information on their menu items and ingredients.

Lulu Green

246 West Broadway
Boston, Massachusetts 2127

This vegan restaurant offers a variety of plant-based dishes made with locally sourced and organic ingredients. Try their Jackfruit Tacos (pulled jackfruit, corn tortillas, avocado crema, pickled onions, shredded cabbage, cilantro, lime); Quinoa Power Bowl (mixed quinoa, roasted vegetables, kale, chickpeas, avocado, tahini dressing); Beet and Lentil Burger (beet and lentil patty, whole wheat bun, lettuce, tomato, red onion, vegan mayo, pickles, served with a side of sweet potato fries). Please note that the actual menu at Lulu Green may vary, and it's best to visit their website or contact the restaurant directly for the most up-to-date information on their menu items and ingredients.

Vejigantes Restaurant

57 West Dedham Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02118

This Puerto Rican eatery is known for its authentic flavors and lively atmosphere. Menu items include Ensalada de Aguacate (Avocado Salad made with mixed greens, ripe avocado, cherry tomatoes, red onions, cilantro, lime vinaigrette); Pollo Asado con Vegetales (Grilled Chicken with Vegetables, olive oil, garlic, herbs, served with a side of brown rice); Mofongo Vegetariano (mashed plantains, mixed vegetables such as carrots, broccoli, and corn, garlic, olive oil, vegetable broth). Please note that the menu at Vejigantes Restaurant may change, so it's advisable to check their website or contact the restaurant directly for the most up-to-date information on their menu items and ingredients.

Orinoco: A Latin Kitchen (3 locations)

South End:
477 Shawmut Avenue
Boston, MA 02118

Brookline Village:
22 Harvard Street
Brookline, MA 02445

Harvard Square:|
56 JFK Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

Orinoco, a Boston restaurant with locations in Brookline Village, South End, and Harvard Square, is an authentic Venezuelan eatery that offers a fusion of traditional and modern flavors. Try the Ensalada de Remolacha (Beet Salad made with mixed greens, roasted beets, fresh orange segments, goat cheese, candied walnuts, citrus vinaigrette); Pabellón Light (shredded lean beef, black beans, steamed white rice, sweet plantains, avocado slices, served with a side of mixed greens); or Ceviche Mixto (fresh white fish, shrimp, calamari, lime juice, red onion, cilantro, bell peppers, served with plantain chips). Please note that the menu at Orinoco may be subject to change, and it's recommended to visit their website or contact the restaurant directly for the most up-to-date information on their menu items and ingredients.

To find more outstanding restaurants in the Boston area, check out The Templeton List.

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About The Templeton List

Created by James Templeton, a 30+ year Stage 4 Melanoma cancer survivor, the Templeton List and restaurant guide 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, James developed The Templeton List 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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