Raleigh’s Top 5 Healthy, Organic Restaurants

Raleigh makes the list for one of the best places to live in North Carolina and was recently ranked as the #1 best city for quality of life in the United States by Numbeo, and the 2nd best city for quality of life in the world! Whether you’re contemplating living there or just passing through, you’ll be pleasantly surprised at the selection of healthy, organic restaurants this city offers.

Our team has been hard at work vetting the healthiest restaurants all across America according to our strict standards of ingredient, preparation and environmental guidelines. We are happy to announce our Top 5 restaurant picks for healthy, organic menu options in Raleigh, North Carolina:

Gusto Farm to Street

3088 Wake Forest Road
Raleigh, North Carolina 27609

Specializing in salads and pizzas, the Gusto serves up locally sourced ingredients with new menu items available each season. Seasonal salads include The Goat (arugula, dried cranberries, goat cheese, local Asian pear, roasted butternut squash, pine nuts, pomegranate seeds, pomegranate vinaigrette), The Local Farmers (spring mix, strawberries, roasted corn, spiced pecans, avocado, and feta cheese, served with lemon basil dressing), and The Thai Crunch (power greens, arugula, sunflower sprouts, mint, carrots, radish, cucumber, roasted edamame, and crispy rice noodles, served with cilantro lime dressing and a peanut sauce drizzle).

Pizza favorites include The Bee Sting (house pizza sauce, crushed red pepper, capicola, fresh mozzarella, parmesan, topped with crispy kale, goat cheese, local honey drizzle), The Farmer’s Wife (house pizza sauce, mozzarella, fontina, fresh mozzarella, cherry tomato, and basil leaves, topped with baby arugula and a basil pesto drizzle), and The 4 Little Pigs (house pizza sauce, mozzarella, fontina, capicola ham, Italian sausage, salami and pepperoni).

Irregardless Café

901 W Morgan Street
Raleigh, North Carolina 27603

Since 1975, Irregardless has been serving local, fresh-from-the-farm, healthy and innovative meals, hosting live jazz and bluegrass nightly. Entrees include Spanakopita (a Greek inspired dish of spinach, feta, and sauteed onions wrapped in phyllo dough, baked and served with a lemon cream sauce and vegetables), Morgan Street Chicken (chicken marinated with lemon tahini and compound butter, whole grain mustard sauce, and served over a potato hash with spinach and onion), and Mango Salmon (pan seared salmon served with mango glazed carrots, spinach and topped with mango salsa).

Fresh Levant Bistro

8450 Honeycutt Rd Suite 106
Raleigh, North Carolina 27615

For owner Anita Khalek, the Fresh Levant was born out of necessity. After a devastating diagnosis, her food were reduced down to a list of about fifteen ingredients, flipping her world upside down. She had to reinvent everything and re-evaluate everything she knew. As a result, her health has improved drastically, and she shares her healthy menu with all of her loyal customers.

Everything at Fresh Levant Bistro is cooked from scratch, organic, non-GMO, Soy-Free, and Gluten-Free. Stemming from Mediterranean/Lebanese inspired cuisine, their menu items are not published on their website, but change seasonally. It’s well worth the visit!

B. Good

555 Fayetteville Street (Downtown)
Raleigh, North Carolina 27601

B. Good’s features wholesome, flavorful, good-for-you food! Here you will find a variety of Burgers, Sandwiches, Salads, Bowls, Shakes and Smoothies. And yes, they have a Kid’s Menu!

Sides include Avocado Toast, Chicken Tenders, Eggplant Meatballs & Hummus, and delicious Buffalo Cauliflower Bites.

The Fiction Kitchen

428 S. Dawson St.
Raleigh, North Carolina 27601

Serving 100% vegetarian dishes, popular entrees include N.C. Peanut Noodle Bowl (house made hoisin sauce, local mushrooms, seasonal vegetables and rice stick noodles stir-fried in coconut and sesame oils, garnished with sriracha peanuts, cilantro, fresh limes and local herbs), Crispy Fried “Chicken” and Waffles (marinated, herb seasoned, dredged and fried mock chicken served on a Belgian style waffle, garnished with dressed arugula and maple syrup), and Curry Bowl (house made yellow curry, coconut milk and seasoned vegetables, served with basmati rice).

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, James’ interactive Restaurant Guide, The Templeton List, has been developed 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 https://templetonwellness.com/. 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.

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