Five of Our Top-Rated Healthy Restaurants

Explore the cream of the crop in healthy dining as we feature a sample of the restaurants that excel in our rigorous 5-Star rating system. Our staff meticulously evaluates each restaurant on their commitment to using locally sourced, organic, and chemical-free ingredients, healthy cooking oils, filtered water, real butter, and their avoidance of GMOs and MSG. These criteria ensure not only the purity and nutritional value of the food but also support environmentally responsible practices. The establishments that achieve all stars are truly exceptional, providing meals that are as wholesome as they are delicious, setting a gold standard in healthy dining. Join us as we highlight the best of the best that meet and exceed these stringent guidelines.

Miss Kim

415 North 5th Avenue
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48810

This Korean restaurant is open six days a week (closed on Tuesdays), was named “Food & Wine Best New Chefs 2021” and was a James Beard Semifinalist in 2024. Sample menu items include Royale Style Tteokbokki (Rice cake batons with savory soy sauce, sautéed with shiitake mushrooms, seasonal local vegetables); Beet & Avocado Salad (Roasted local beets, avocado, pickled red onions, toasted cashews, garlic dressing); Buddhist Lotus Roots (Toasted cashews in doenjang & green pepper sauce, served over lotus roots); Crispy Duck Breast (Duck breast roasted with bulgogi sauce, topped with peashoot salad, served with rice and kimchi); and much more.

Haggo’s Organic Taco

1302 North Coast Highway
Encinitas, California 92024

A local favorite, Haggo’s serves sustainably sourced with fresh produce and meat daily. Try any of their signature dishes including the popular Chicken Veggie Bowl (Organic chicken, quinoa, seasonal veggies, caramelized onion, Caesar dressing, vegan parmesan, avocado, pistachio, cilantro); Cousteau Fish Taco (Wild Catch of the Day, Cabbage Slaw, Crema, Salsa Cruda, Mango, Cilantro-- Wild Caught Fish is usually Halibut or Seabass); Grass-Fed Beef Taco (Corn Tortilla, Marinated Grass-Fed Beef, Caramelized Onion, Crema, Cabbage Slaw, Fresh Cilantro); Veggie Vessel Bowl (Whole Red Beans, Seasonal Vegetables, Tri-Colored Quinoa, Salsa Cruda, Fresh Mango, Avocado, Fresh Cilantro); and much more.

Eleven Madison Park

11 Madison Avenue
New York, New York 10010

Located in the heart of New York City, this restaurant overlooks Madison Square Park, one of the most beautiful parks in Manhattan, and sits at the base of a historic Art Deco building on the corner of East 24th Street and Madison Avenue. It has earned several accolades, including 4 stars from the New York Times and 3 stars from the Michelin guide. Their tasting menu consists of entirely plant-based courses. Their hours are Monday to Wednesday: 5:30 pm to 10 pm; Thursday to Friday: 5 pm to 11 pm; Saturday: 12 pm to 2 pm, 5 pm to 11 pm; and Sunday: 5 pm to 11 pm. They offer three menus, all of which are 100% plant-based. Learn more about those unique menus HERE. Reservations are highly recommended.

Organically Twisted

1340 Livingston Road
Naples, Florida 34105

A local favorite known for its vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options. Some of the local favorites include Tacos Gone Nutz (Meatless Tacos), Curry in A Hurry (with Chicken), Mung Bean Taco Salad (for those looking for a crunch), and the Avo-Loco (a delicious salad with tons of the best avocados you’ll ever feast upon). They also regularly change up their Specials, and offer new flavors of Kombucha on tap. And from time to time, they offer have new desserts.

Hoq Restaurant

303 East 5th Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50309

Their menu changes almost daily and exists to showcase the finest of Iowa ingredients while supporting local farmers. According to their own estimation, approximately 90% of the ingredients they use come from local farms. They feature grass-fed beef and lamb, and pasture-raised chicken and duck. All are raised without the use of hormones, antibiotics, steroids or cages. Their butter and cream come from grass-fed cows and they use local organic or chemical-free produce. Their seafood is sustainably sourced from responsible fishing communities. The majority of their menu is gluten-free and they offer many unique vegetarian items. Their coffee is fair trade and locally roasted and our house liquors come from right there in Iowa. They are open for dine-in, curbside or carry-out. Check them out at Hoq Restaurant.

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