The Healthiest Organic Restaurants in Manchester, NH

Manchester is the largest metropolitan area in New Hampshire and has its fair share of healthy, organic restaurants. Our team has vetted the contenders and we’re delighted to announce our Top 5 picks:

Restoration Café

235 Hanover Street
Manchester, New Hampshire 03104

Their menu features a variety of power bowls and other items that start with a gluten-free base and are easily adapted to dairy free, vegan/vegetarian and low-carb lifestyles. Breakfast favorites include Avocado Toast (mashed avocado, fresh pico de gallo salsa, spicy harissa sauce) and lunch favorites include the Exotic Mushroom Bowl (roasted exotic mushrooms, crispy onions, sunflower seeds, edamame, carrot curls, arugula, miso vinaigrette); Banh Mi (pan-fried butternut squash quinoa cakes, pickled vegetables (cucumbers, onions, carrots, radish), mint sauce, spring lettuce, crusty French roll); and the Caesar (shaved asiago, capers, lemon confit, grilled ciabatta, lemon-garlic dressing, romaine hearts).

The Fresh Chef Press

775 Canal Street
Manchester, New Hampshire 03101

When you want a healthy, freshly cooked meal at your home, the Fresh Chef Press is your go-to source. Meals are pre-cooked making lunch or dinner quick and convenient AND healthy! Menu options reflect locally sourced produce. They’re available for holiday dinners, too! Check out selections such as Chicken Piccata (chicken, garlic, onion, capers, tomato, tossed in a lemon white wine sauce, served over chickpea spaghetti); Ground Turkey Nachos (ground turkey, onion, garlic, bell pepper, tomato, black bean, corn, over a bed of sweet potato tortilla chips, finished with Mexican blend cheese, cilantro, jalapeno, avocado, lime wedge); and Thai Pesto & Salmon Power Bowl (salmon, shredded carrot, red cabbage, cucumber, homemade dairy-free pesto, served over long grain wild rice, finished with crushed cashews, lime wedge).

The Local Moose Café

124 Queen City Avenue
Manchester, New Hampshire 03103

Check out the popular breakfast specials: Micro Ranger (free range egg, red pepper hummus, sunflower seeds, micro greens and Havarti on a house-made brioche bun) and Breakfast Banh Mi (free range egg, pickled carrots and daikon, cilantro, cucumbers, sriracha mayo and honey ginger mayo on a house-made baguette). For lunch, consider The Hungry Goat (local micro greens, pickled carrots, raw beets, cucumbers, and roasted red pepper hummus on a house-made baguette) or the Chickpea Salad (chickpea, celery, spinach, pickled red onion, vegan mayo on white wrap).

Fratello’s Italian Grill

155 Dow Street
Manchester, New Hampshire 3101

Fratello’s offer dinner favorites such as Roasted Vegetable Salmon (fresh salmon fillet grilled served over grilled harvest vegetables and chickpea salad with honey chipotle beurre blanc); Chicken Marsala (sauteed with fresh button mushrooms, garlic, marsala wine, finished with whole butter, served over linguine); and delicious sides like steamed or grilled asparagus, sauteed mushrooms and onions, or a variety of fire roasted vegetables.

Green Bike Smoothie Bar

775 Canal Street
Manchester, New Hampshire 03101

Enjoy both Smoothies and Smoothie Bowls made with all fresh ingredients. Try the Fortitude (green apple, green grapes, cucumber, pineapple, parsley, orange, lemon, spinach); Recover (mango, spinach, pineapple, banana, ginger); or Endurance (purple grapes, banana, cherries, walnuts, acai).

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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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