Livingston, Montana’s Top 5 Healthy Organic Restaurants

You might not expect to find this number of exceptional restaurants in Livingston, Montana, but there were five that met our strict standards in this beautiful city on the banks of the Yellowstone River.

Our team vets the healthiest restaurants all across the country, and we’re delighted to announce our Top 5 picks in Livingston:

Stella’s Gourmet Kitchen

215 West Park Street
Livingston, Montana 59047
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Order in advance for pickup and enjoy everything from delicious appetizers, soups and pasta sauces to duck confit, Iberico pork loin, and osso bucco. Their fully cooked options are packaged in cryo-vac bags, freeze well, thaw quickly, and reheat in minutes.

Try the Bison Chili (local bison, onion, garlic, Hatch, New Mexico 'Big Jim Chili', tomatoes, kidney, pinto beans and spices); Caponata (a classic Sicilian snack of sweet and sour roasted eggplant with celery, onions, olives, capers and olive oil); Coq au Vin for Two; Mediterranean Orzo Salad (a refreshing salad of orzo, kalamata olives, feta cheese, tomatoes, parsley and lemon in a red wine vinaigrette); or Roasted Acorn Squash Soup (Leeks, garlic, acorn squash, herbs, chicken stock and a hint of cream).

2nd Street Bistro

123 North 2nd Street
Livingston, Montana 59047

Entrees include Black Cod (miso glazed black cod with sauteed sesame spinach, shiitake mushrooms, and steamed Jasmine rice); Bison Tenderloin (pan seared South Dakota bison tenderloin with a sauce vierge of heirloom tomato concasse, fine herbs, garlic, and Frantoia extra virgin olive oil, barrel aged balsamic, and fingerling potatoes); Pheasant Cacciatore (South Dakota pheasant in marsala with tomatoes, onions, bell peppers, braised local greens over Parmesan polenta); and much more.

Tru North Café

104 North Main Street
Livingston, Montana 59047

For something truly unique, check out Tru North. When the owner first arrived in Livingston, he spent two weeks walking the streets talking to the locals in order to find out what they wanted and needed in a local café. The result? A favorite hotspot in Livingston where quality, homecooked food is respected. No Sysco frozen fare here!

Open for breakfast and lunch, try their Avocado Toast (locally baked 12 grain or sourdough arugula and tomato -- add Bourbon bacon and egg for taste explosion); Smoke-A-Bowl Rice Bowl (smoked and charred organic veggies surround smoked northern Indian Basmati rice, black beans and smothered in house-made lemon tahini or coconut curry sauce – can add chicken or roasted tri-tip); Indian Butter Chicken (Northern India smoked basmati rice topped with tandoori chicken breast and smothered in velvety traditional sauce); or any of their weekly specials.

Elemental Kitchen

114 South Main Street
Livingston, Montana 59047

Open for lunch and dinner, Elemental Kitchen offers menu items such as their Elemental Crudo appetizer (black bean hummus with pickled onion, bell pepper, English cucumber, purple carrots, heirloom tomato, broccoli, Kalamata olives, and a trio of crackers); Field and Fire Power Bowl (grilled chicken with sauteed onion, red peppers, black beans, and corn with green cabbage, mango salsa, queso fresco, and scallions); Coulotte Steak (7oz 35 day dry aged steak, with loaded smashed potato topped with garlic herb butter, patty pan squash, and house smoked BBQ Sauce); and much more.

Gils Goods

207 West Park Street
Livingston, Montana 59047

Gils’ features wood-fired pizzas, burgers, and sandwiches. Try the Artichoke Pizza (house white pasta sauce, roasted tomatoes, artichoke hearts, mozzarella) or the Lentil Soup (beluga lentils, arugula, roasted tomatoes, bleu cheese, and red wine vinaigrette).

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, carefully vetted healthy restaurants all across America. Read more about our 5 Star Rating System here!

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