The Top 5 (Healthy and Organic) Restaurants in Indianapolis

If you’re looking for healthy and organic restaurants, you'll find plenty in Indianapolis! From local favorite smoothie and coffee cafes to high-end healthy dining, there’s something for everyone here.

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 Indianapolis offers many choices. Here are our Top 5 healthy restaurant picks for Indianapolis, Indiana:

Vida

601 East New York Street
Indianapolis, Indiana 46202
317-420-2323

One of a select few Indianapolis restaurants to earn AAA’s coveted Four Diamond award! Vida’s menu features two dining styles, an a la carte seasonal menu and a rotating Tastings Menu. Locally sourced produce is paramount, and a beautiful feature of their restaurant is an in-house hydroponic wall of greens!

Favorite entrees include Duck Breast (with hedgehog mushroom, parsnip, pickled apricot, brussels sprouts, sherry jus); Scallop (with butternut squash, rutabaga, maple-seaweed pork belly, pickled pearl onion, thyme jus); Prime Black Angus Ribeye (with Brussels leaves, fingerling potato, black truffle gnocchi, demi, roasted mushroom); and Grilled Ramp Tortelloni (with Yukon potato, preserved lemon, English pea, cultured cream, pecorino Toscano).

Desserts include Chocolate and Hazelnut Bombe (dark chocolate mousse, hazelnut praline, coffee gelato, Luxardo cherry, cocoa nib crumble) and Shoyu Panna Cotta (BrÛlée blood orange, citrus marmalade, crystalized fennel, honey and ginger tuile, shiso, basil, toki-beet syrup).

Do check with them before going as they have limited hours. As of this posting, they are open Tuesday - Saturday: 5PM - 10PM.

The Garden Table (2 locations)

342 Massachusetts Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204
317-638-0321

908 E. Westfield Blvd.
Indianapolis, Indiana 46220
317-737-2531

Tasty Bowls such as Chorizo Hash (chorizo, potatoes, yellow squash, spinach, corn, charred tomato salsa, sunny egg); Fajita Bowl (marinated beef, bell peppers, jalapeno, charred onion, redskin potatoes, scrambled eggs, avocado, tomatillo salsa, corn tortilla chips); and the aptly named Power Bowl (couscous, asparagus, mushroom, spinach, onion with chicken or smoked salmon) are favorites here.

Also on the menu are Salads, Sandwiches like Bomb Burger, Cauliflower Grilled Cheese, and The Queen; Plates such as Quiche of the Day, Garden Benedict, Avocado Tempura. They also offer a kid’s menu with fun selections like the Biscuit Monster (scrambled eggs, black pepper bacon, cheddar, almond butter, berries) and Mini Cakes (two blueberry hotcakes).

Call before you go. As of this posting, they are open Wednesday – Sunday 9AM – 3PM.

Union 50

620 North East Street
Indianapolis, Indiana 46202
317-610-0234

Located in downtown Indianapolis, Union 50 is a favorite for not only their menu, but live music multiple times per week!

We warn you, it might be tough deciding what to order! With Charcuterie and Cheese Boards, Wood-Fired Wild Mushrooms, Steamed Mussels, and Kimchi Meatloaf on their Bistro Menu along with other tempting selections, their Grand Menu also lives up to its name. Choose from Roasted Half Chicken (with Yukon Gold puree, fennel, Brussels sprouts, pork belly); King Salmon (served with rock shrimp, Andouille sausage, roasted tomato risotto, asparagus, red chili beurre blanc); Lamb Shank (served with roasted corn fundito, salami picante, roasted tomato, cilantro, tomatillo salsa); and other equally delicious options.

Public Greens

900 East 64th Street
Indianapolis, Indiana 46220
317-964-0865

Enjoy menu items like the Falafel Burger (Falafel patty, lettuce, avocado, dill aioli), Brisket Bahn (smoked brisket, jicama, carrot, cilantro, mushroom pate, spicy carrot aioli, jalapeno -- vegetarian version available), or any of their Signature Bowls. Their Weekend Brunch menu features Smoked Brisket Hash, PG Cured Salmon, and Corn Pancakes.

House-made sodas, Circle City Kombucha, Tuttle’s Hot Apple Cider, and a variety of Expressos, Cappuccino, and Lattes are available, as are Mimosas for Two (bottle of Patachou Prosecco with orange juice).

Three Carrots

920 Virginia Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204
463-221-3669

If you’re looking for 100% vegan menu, you’ve found it! Salads and hand-helds like the Seitan Melt (garlic-herb seitan, sauteed red peppers and onions, cashew mozzarella, and aioli, served on a baguette); Rich Girl (cornmeal tofu, chipotle slaw, avocado, and chipotle-lime dressing, served on a baguette); Banh Mi (soy-ginger seitan, cucumber, pickled carrots and daikon, pickled jalapenos, avocado dressing, and cilantro, served on a baguette) are some of the available choices.

Entrees include Beans N' Greens (your choice of protein, beans, braised kale, roasted veggies, and rice); Korean BBQ Bowl (your choice of protein, rice, sautéed veggies, pickled veggies, kimchi, and Korean BBQ sauce); and more.

As of this posting, Three Carrot’s lunch/dinner menu is offered Wednesday through Saturday. Sundays are brunch only.

About The Templeton List

Created by James Templeton, a 30+ year Stage 4 Melanoma cancer survivor, the Templeton List, an online interactive 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, 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!

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 https://templetonwellness.com/. 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.

There are plenty of healthy restaurant options if you know where to look!