Healthy Organic Restaurants in Boone, NC

Located in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, Boone is named for Daniel Boone, who first explored and hunted in the region in the 1760s. Boone has consistently been named one of the best small towns in America, with a reputation for excellence in health care, education, shopping and the arts.

Boone also boasts many good restaurants. Our team vets the healthiest restaurants all across the country, and we’re excited to announce our Top 5 picks in Boone, North Carolina:

Wild Craft Eatery

506 West King Street
Boone, North Carolina 28607

Located in downtown Boone, Wild Craft is open for lunch and dinner and features a diverse menu of global foods. Try the Nori Amore (rice, quinoa, toasted nori, grilled tempeh, slaw, carrots, avocado, radish, pineapple, jalapeno chutney, cilantro, wasabi aioli); Garam Masala Yellow Curry (yellow curry sauce simmered broccoli, red peppers, peas, carrots, yams, served with jasmine rice, purple cabbage, pineapple, peanut); Baja Mahi Tacos (grilled mahi mahi, baja sauce, lettuce, slaw, cotija cheese, radish, onion, tomato, salsa served with black beans, rice and plantains); Cuban Beans and Rice (rice, black beans, plantains, lettuce, tomato, pineapple salsa, tortillas); or their Mushroom Gouda Burger (local burger, bacon, grilled criminis, caramelized onion, gouda, lettuce, tomato, honey mustard, sriracha mayo, gluten-free bun available upon request).

Coyote Kitchen

200 Southgate Drive
Boone, North Carolina 28607

Open for lunch and dinner six days a week (closed Tuesdays), Coyote Kitchen features a southwest Caribbean Soulfood menu with many vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, and allergy friendly options. Try the Sedona Bowl (blackened tempeh, coconut rice, black beans, sautéed spinach, fried sweet potatoes, corn, caramelized onions, red peppers, and sweet red vegan aioli); the Phoenix (blackened chicken, coconut rice, black beans, sautéed spinach, red peppers, roasted sweet corn, grilled zucchini and squash, and sour cream); the Cactus (Rosemary chicken, Chorizo sausage, coconut rice, black beans, red peppers, caramelized onions, jack cheese, and sour cream); or the Coronado (blackened salmon, coconut rice, black beans, fried sweet potatoes, red peppers, roasted sweet corn, jack cheese, and sour cream).

F.A.R.M. Café

617 West King Street
Boone, North Carolina 28607

F.A.R.M. (Feed All Regardless of Means) is open Monday through Friday (11am – 2pm local time). Kids under 12 eat free! The menu changes daily. Sample menu items include Butternut Bisque, Broccoli Cheddar Soup, Local Shredded Beef or Mushroom Quesadillas, White Lasagna with Local Eggplant and Leek Garlic Bechamel, Roasted Local Veggies, and much more.

Clean Eatz

273 Boone Heights Drive
Boone, North Carolina 28607

Offering a variety of healthy meals for pickup, menu items change weekly and include dishes such as Bruschetta Chicken (seasoned chicken breast chunks covered with diced garlic tomatoes, topped with fresh basil and accompanied by cornbread stuffing and grilled zucchini, nix the cornbread stuffing and opt for green beans instead if you’re counting carbs); Korean Beef (a bed of brown rice layered with Asian slaw and Korean BBQ beef crumbles, finished with chopped green onions, try it with cauliflower rice for a low carb version); and BBQ Chicken with Red Potatoes (BBQ diced chicken topped with a red onion and green pepper blend and served with a side of seasoned red potatoes, switch out the potatoes for grilled Brussel sprouts for a low-carb version).


246 Wilson Drive
Boone, North Carolina 28607

Open for lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch, Basil’s offers dinner menu options such as Shrimp Carbonara (herb cream sauce, prosciutto, shrimp, peas, parmesan, pappardelle); Pesto Chicken Linguine (basil pesto, light cream, chicken breast); Basil’s Special (cranberry pecan bread, avocado, mayo, turkey, bacon, provolone, lettuce, tomato); Vermonster (sourdough, white cheddar, turkey, apple, mixed greens, maple aioli); and much more.

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