The Top 4 (Healthy and Organic) Restaurants in Springfield, MO

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We are happy to announce our Top 4 restaurant picks for healthy, organic menu options in Springfield, Missouri:

First Watch

2946 South National Avenue
Springfield, Missouri 65804

Open daily 7AM until 2:3 PM, First Watch will WOW you with their award-winning Breakfast, Brunch and Lunch favorites! Not only was it voted the Best Place to Work by the Business Intelligence Group and the Top Family Dining Restaurant by Consumer Reports, First Watch Café continues to exceed expectations!

Breakfast favorites include their popular Steel Cut Oatmeal (made-to-order topped with house-marinated berries, fresh sliced banana and pecans and served with low-fat milk, brown sugar, and a fresh baked muffin of the day); Loaded Smoked Salmon Bagel, a toasted NY everything bagel (made in da' Bronx) topped with scallion cream cheese, sliced cucumber, tomato, Wild Alaska Smoked Sockeye Salmon, house-pickled red onions and lemon dressed arugula, served with a side of fresh fruit; and an amazing Power Wrap (egg whites, turkey, spinach, house-roasted Crimini mushrooms and Mozzarella in a sun-dried tomato-basil tortilla and served with fresh fruit and a side of housemade pico de gallo). Check out their menu here!

Mama Jean’s Natural Market (3 locations)

1727 South Campbell Avenue
Springfield, Missouri 65807

3560 Sunshine Street
Springfield, Missouri 65809

110 East Republic Road
Springfield, Missouri 65807

Very selective in the products they offer, Mama Jean’s Natural Market has made a name for themselves. You can count on them to be dedicated to providing high quality local, fresh and organic products while adapting to national regulations.

Salads, sandwiches, paninis and wraps are popular lunch menu items. Not shy, they freely offer recipes for their most popular requests! Check this RECIPES link!

Farmers Gastropub

2620 South Glenstone Avenue
Springfield, Missouri 65804

True to their word, the Farmers Gastropub is a friendly, unpretentious neighborhood pub that serves really good food.

They worked hard to forge a relationship with area farmers to bring you the freshest and finest food in town. And they have kept their word.

Enjoy lunch favorites like Dukkah Salmon Salad (organic greens, cucumber, marinated red onion, feta, kalamata olives, lemon vinaiaigrette) or Honey Sciracha Fried Chicken (bacon, miso, rotini and cheese, blue cheese, cheesy smoky panko, chives); and dinner favorites like Shrimp and Crab Etouffee. Mushroom, Kale and Chickpea Butter Curry, or Steak Frites.


820 East Walnut Street
Springfield, Missouri 65806

Exceptional dining in the Midwest featuring authentic Italian cuisine and the highest-quality local ingredients.

Their menu changes weekly, but typical main dishes include Pasta de Giorno (Amaretto de-glazed, smoked almond, gouda, and garden kale, fettuccini Alfredo); Cioppino (a white wine seafood marinara tossed with stewed shrimp, scallops, crab, calamari, Pollock and clams, served on a bed of linguini and topped with four U-10 prawns); and Pesce del Giorno (smoked sea salt and honey marinated wild Sockeye Salmon on a bed of tomato and Parmesan Risotto with sauteed vegetables).

Desserts include Tiramisu and Dolce del Giorno (mixed fruit swirled ooey gooey bars, inspired by Missouri’s own “The Hill in St. Louis.”

About The Templeton Restaurant Guide

Created by James Templeton, a 30+ year Stage 4 Melanoma cancer survivor, the Templeton List and restaurant guide 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 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 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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