The Top 4 Healthy, Organic Restaurants in Irvine, CA

Located in Orange County, California, Irvine is a master-planned city and boasts some of the best restaurants this area has to offer. We’ve taken a close look at the healthy dining options in Irvine because when you’re fighting cancer, the LAST thing you want to jeopardize is your health – and that involves finding the healthiest restaurants when dining out… wherever you are.

The Templeton Team continues to vet the healthiest restaurants all across America, according to our 5-star rating system. We’re happy to share our Top 4 restaurant picks for healthy, organic restaurants in Irvine, California.

Mother’s Market and Kitchen

2963 Michelson Drive
Irvine, California 92612

Mother’s offers groceries in addition to their café delivery and pickup. Here you can find anything from a Brain Power Smoothie (pomegranate and pineapple juice blended with banana, mixed fruit, lecithin, flax oil, and choline cocktail), The Classic Acai Rio Bowl (Sambazon acai pack includes acai puree, evaporated cane juice, soy lecithin, guarana, citric acid, strawberries, banana, hemp granola, and your choice of milk), to Living Hummus Wraps (organic raw wrap, tomato, avocado, sprouted garlic hummus, sprouts), grass-fed burgers and their Wild and Free Bowl (organic rice, sustainable salmon, kale, miso, and avocado.

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Veggie Grill (2 locations)

732 Spectrum Center
Irvine, California 92618

13786 Jamboree Road
Irvine, California 92602

Founders T.K., Kevin and Ray found that they not only felt better physically on a plant-based diet, but were inspired by their ability to help heal the planet simply through the food they served. They launched Veggie Grill, which is one of the largest, most influential vegan and vegetarian companies in America today.

Their menu includes gluten-free options such as Southwestern Nachos, Loaded Red Yams, Masala Curry Bowl, and Immunity Bowl, and a House Veggie Burger (choice of Beyond Burger or grilled tempeh burger, basil aioli, baby tomatoes, pickled onion, and arugula with choice of lettuce style or gluten and grain free bun).

Other menu items include the Diablo Quesadilla Burger for spicy food lovers (cheese quesadilla wrapped around a Beyond Burger patty, Romaine lettuce, jalapenos, pico de gallo, and housemade spicy diablo sauce) and more!


4143 Campus Drive
Irvine, California 92612

Their take-out menu includes appetizers such as Grilled Eggplant and Tahini Dip, Ahi Poke Stack, Chargrilled Cauliflower, and Firecracker Riblets. You’ll also find a wide variety of burgers on their menu such as the Bison Burger (spicy Fresno chili, bacon-infused jalapeno jam, smoked mozzarella, whiskey caramelized onions), 28 Day Dry-Aged Bone Marrow Burger (28 day dry-aged and carrot-fed Angus, bone marrow shiitake butter, charbroiled onion, horseradish mustard aioli, roasted Roma tomato), and the Fresno Fig Burger (carrot-fed Angus, fig marmalade, melted goat cheese, bacon, tomato, onion, arugula, spicy porter mustard).

Mendocino Farms

4187 Campus Drive
Irvine, California 92612

Their seasonal menu includes favorites like Summer Street Corn with Chicken (Al pastor chicken over creamy street corn, with poblano and onion rajas, pickled red onions, tomatoes, shredded Romaine, cilantro, and jalapeno salsa verde on a toasted sesame roll), Bistro Steak sandwich (carved steak with dijonnaise, basil pesto, caramelized onion jam, roasted tomatoes, arugula, lemon squeeze on toasted sesame roll), Mrs. Goldfarb’s Unreal Reuben (plant-based corned beef from Unreal Deli, Havarti cheese, apple and celery root slaw, housemade bread & butter pickles, smoky thousand island on panini-pressed rye).

Also check out the The Impossible Taco Salad (plant-based Impossible chorizo, housemade superfood krunchies, chopped romaine, curly kale, succotash with roasted corn, black beans and jicama, red onions, cilantro, grape tomatoes, avocado with house vegan chipotle ranch) or the “Saved Drake Farms” Salad, the salad that saved Drake Family Farms (shaved, roasted chicken breast, honey and herb marinated goat cheese, pink lady beets, green apples, dried cranberries, crushed honey roasted almonds, red onions, mixed greens, chopped romaine with citrus vinaigrette).

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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