Eating Healthy in Raleigh

Raleigh has many eating establishments but knowing that your food was prepared with the healthiest ingredients give you peace of mind. Check out these Raleigh restaurants that made our list of healthy options!

Plates Neighborhood Kitchen

301 Glenwood Avenue
Raleigh, North Carolina 27603

Open for weekday brunch/lunch, Weekend brunch, and Dinner (see their website for hours). Menu items include Sweet Potato Hash Bowl (roasted bell peppers, fennel, red onion, chimichurri); Local Mushroom Omelet (Fox Farm mushrooms, local Swiss chard, red onions, fontina, side salad); Pan Roasted Trout (NC trout, saffron couscous, eggplant, red onion, Swiss chard, tomato vinaigrette); Roasted Half Chicken (1/2 Joyce Farm chicken, mashed potatoes, green beans, sage jus); Fresh Basil Fettuccine (handmade pasta, leeks, grape tomatoes, spinach, goat cheese, alfredo sauce, Parmesan, brown butter breadcrumbs, pesto); and much more.


320 1/2 Glenwood Avenue
Raleigh, North Carolina 27603

They offer both a Brunch and a Dinner menu with items like Heirloom Tomato Salad (heirloom tomatoes, spinach, goat cheese, sunflower seeds, rosemary oil, red wine reduction, shallots, mint, sweet basil); Blackened Salmon (sage brown butter, sauteed kale, cheddar grits); Cast Iron Steak (two 4 oz filets, A2 sauce, truffle Parmesan arugula salad, roasted carrots); Cast Iron Seared Scallops (tomato risotto, blistered grape tomatoes, fried chickpeas, spinach); and much more.

Marquex’s Restaurant

8111 Creedmoor Road
Raleigh, North Carolina 27613

Their menu changes daily, but look or sample items such as Mixed Greens o Local Leaf with julienne vegetables, Dijon vinaigrette, gorgonzola crumbles and house-made pickled cucumbers; Soup of the Moment (today’s was Chilled Potato & Leek Vichyssoise with a Smoked Salmon-Fried Caper Crostini); Adobo Seasoned Airline Chicken Breast with Broccoli, Guacamole and Farmers Market Queso Fundido; Sid’s Cheese Straw Crusted Tomato Pie with Shaved Summer Squash and Truffle balsamic drizzle, and much more.


4100 Main at North Hills Street
Raleigh, North Carolina 27609

Appetizers include Neighborhood Fromage (NC cheese, smoking goose elk salami, grilled Asiago, honey comb, house mustard) and Crispy Cauliflower (brown butter walnuts, Parmesan, avocado buttermilk). Main course options include Sweet Potato Gnocchi (heirloom tomato, field peas, sweet corn, sage pesto); 12 oz. Cowboy Porkchop (sweet potato hash, potlikker collards, charred apple relish, peanut); and more.

Discover more outstanding restaurants in the Raleigh area or wherever you may be! Check out The Templeton List.

Eating Healthy in Raleigh

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!

You can read about James’ personal journey as a cancer survivor in his best-selling book, I Used To Have Cancer. For more information about The Templeton Wellness Foundation, visit You’ll find inspiring stories of other cancer survivors along with video interviews with top experts from around the world in the integrative and functional medicine arena as they bring the latest leading-edge health and healing information to the holistic treatment and prevention of cancer.