The Top 3 Healthy, Organic Restaurants in Dayton, Ohio

Dayton’s claim to fame is The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force and the honor of being the birthplace of Orville Wright, giving rise to their nickname, the Birthplace of Aviation.

But our focus is on finding the best options when dining out in Dayton. After all, the last thing you want to do when traveling for business or pleasure is to sacrifice the hard work you’ve done to regain and maintain your good health. That’s why we scout out and vet the healthiest restaurants all across America for you, according to our strict 5-star rating system.

We’re happy to share our Top 3 restaurant picks for healthy, organic restaurants in Dayton, Ohio:

Lily’s Bistro

329 East 5th Street
Dayton, Ohio 45402

If you’re looking for a very warm and welcoming restaurant atmosphere along with delicious, healthy food, Lily’s is your place.

Discover brunch favorites like the Lox OR Vegetarian Bagel: (Lox bagel: whipped herb cream cheese with smoked salmon, pickled red onion, caper and cucumber on a toasted bagel), Veggie "mock lox" bagel: smoked carrot ribbons, bagel, whipped herb cream cheese, caper berries, pickled red onion, and fresh cucumber) or the gluten-free Poke Bowl (marinated sushi-grade ahi tuna with edamame, radish, pickled red onion, avocado, cucumber, napa and red cabbage, carrot, fresh herbs, and dressed rice; garnished with gochujang sauce).

Dinner favorites include Shrimp & Grits (blackened, sustainable West Coast shrimp, creamy Ed Hill stoneground Ohio grits, creole tomato sauce), General Tso's Cauliflower Bowl (steamed jasmine rice and breaded, fried cauliflower tossed in soy ginger sauce with vegetables), Poke Bowl (marinated sushi-grade ahi tuna with edamame, radish, pickled red onion, avocado, cucumber, napa and red cabbage, carrot, fresh herbs, and dressed rice; garnished with gochujang sauce), and Surfin' Turfin' Steak (grilled marinated hanger steak, green bean poriyal, and lobster rangoon with raspberry ginger jam).

Table 33

130 West Second Street
Dayton, Ohio 45402

Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Table 33 is open everyday except Mondays.

Breakfast favorites include the gluten-free Early Riser (cast iron frittata; local cage free eggs, goat cheese, roasted mushroom, lemon-dressed arugula, toasted almond) and the vegetarian Bad Hunter (toast; toasted ciabatta, smashed avocado, pickled onion, beet hummus, lemon-dressed arugula, fresh radish, chopped cashews).

Lunch and dinner specials include sandwiches like the G.O.A.T. (grilled cheese; toasted ciabatta, cheddar, goat cheese, fresh herb chimichurri, pickled onion) and Club 33 (toasted ciabatta, roasted Ed Hills chicken, avocado, cheddar, applewood smoked bacon, arugula, house), and entrees such as the vegan, gluten-free Veggie Bowl (Carolina gold, radish, chargrilled carrot, crispy shishito, roasted mushroom, house pickles, cauliflower, cashew, crispy parsnip, dijon sauce) and regular or Vegan Tacos (3 tacos, housemade pickles, beet hummus, housemade cashew cheese, sprouts, arugula pesto).

Christopher’s Restaurant

2318 East Dorothy Lane
Kettering, Ohio 45420

Located at the intersection of Dorothy Lane and Woodman, Christopher’s has been serving the community for over 30 years. They offer local and naturally raised meats, fresh salmon from the Faroe Islands, fresh local cage-free eggs, locally baked breads, fair trade organic coffee and teas, and many vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options.

Currently open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, favorites include Local Sausage and Pierogies (Keener Farms sausage, with grilled pears, onions and cabbage. Served with toasted pierogies and herbed sour cream), Cauliflower Rice Your Way (riced cauliflower sautéed with onions, carrots, scallions, broccoli and peas tossed with house made ginger sauce with option of adding Tofu, Chicken, Beef or Shrimp), Cedar Plank Roasted Salmon (served with sautéed carrots and kale, strawberry pecan salad and lemon dill cream sauce) and Crab Stuffed Salmon (housemade crab meat stuffing between two salmon filets and baked, set over wild rice pilaf and asparagus and topped with herb cream sauce).

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

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