Santa Fe's Top 4 Healthy and Organic Restaurants

A mecca for healers, it’s no surprise that you can find exceptional healthy restaurants in this southwestern city. Many of the restaurant owners and chefs championed their own health conditions or those of their loved ones only to discover the intrinsic value of nutritious, organic food and they are passing on the goodness to you.

The Templeton List was developed to help you find the healthiest restaurants all across the U.S. according to our strict standards of ingredient, preparation and environmental guidelines, and we’re happy to say that New Orleans offers many choices. So when looking for healthy, organic, farm fresh and fabulous food restaurants in NOLA, you will be delighted with the many options this vibrant city has to offer!

Here are our Top 4 healthy restaurant picks in the city of Santa Fe, New Mexico:

Terre Verde Café

851 West San Mateo Road
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505

When their mother fell ill, faced radiation therapy, and was unable to swallow without great difficulty, the restaurant’s founders discovered that fresh pressed juices made with organic ingredients and protein-rich superfoods (like ground pumpkin seeds, flax, and chia) was an ideal method of providing the balance of nutrients her body needed to heal itself.

In addition to offering a variety of those exceptional healthy, raw pressed juices, smoothies, smoothie bowls, soups and salads, you’ll also find specials like the Pesto Avocado Melt (made with your choice of whole wheat, sourdough, rye, or gluten-free), Avocado Mash (avocado, lemon, olive oil, Himalayan salt, basil pesto, Provolone) and Tuscan Panini (whole wheat, sourdough, rye, or gluten-free), shredded chicken, basil pesto, roasted red peppers, fresh mozzarella).

Sweetwater Harvest Kitchen

1512 Pacheco Street, Bldg B
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505

Sweetwater Harvest Kitchen has been included among the best of Santa Fe’s restaurants for years now… and with good reason. With deliciously varied dishes, the focus is on consciously sourced ingredients including organic chicken, eggs, farmers market produce and other products local to New Mexico

Featuring vegetarian, vegan, paleo, and 100% gluten-free dishes, brunch and lunch favorites include Paleo Pumpkin Pancakes served with real maple syrup; Japchae Korean Glass Noodle Stir Fry with NM Bison (yam noodles stir-fried with local ground bison, carrot, celery, onion and wilted spinach in coconut amino and sesame sauce); and Salmon Donburi (Japanese style Atlantic salmon in a tamari, sake and butter pan sauce over brown rice with peas, scrambled egg, pickled watermelon radish, and scallion).

Fire & Hops Gastro Pub

222 North Guadalupe Street
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501

An upscale pub serving high quality food and superb beverages, Chef Joel Coleman and Owner/Manager Josh Johns serve up their interpretation of classic brewpub dishes with a focus on solid sustainable practices and committed support of local farmers and ranchers.

Snacks include House Made Pickled Veggies (cukes, fennel, carrot, onion, celery, Fresno chilis), Fried Brussels Sprouts (with pickled shallots), Organic Popcorn, and more. Plates include their Sesame Udon Noodle Bowl (organic chicken, local veggies, Fresno peppers), Cubano Sandwich (served with salt and vinegar potatoes), and Miso Ramen (roasted pork, shitakes, menma, nori, egg).

Their drink menu includes such favorites as Bow & Arrow ‘Hola Hazy’ Hazy IPA, La Cumbre ‘Father Nelson’ Double IPA, Austin Eastciders Original Dry Hard Cider, and Sierra Nevada ‘Strange Beast’ Hard Kombucha.

Renewal Life Bar

810 Calle Mejia
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501

Chef Noreen is a Detox Specialist and Health and Wellness coach who has made it her life mission to create delicious food that is organic, raw, and full of flavor! Open for lunch, selections include fresh, made-to-order raw pressed juice, super food smoothies and smoothie bowls, salads, and sandwiches.

Honorable Mention

A restaurant that deserves mention is The Love Yourself Café (199 Paseo de Peralta, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501, 505-983-5683). It is temporarily closed, but we’re hoping that it will reopen soon!

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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