The Top 5 Healthy and Organic Restaurants in Richmond, VA

The capital of Virginia, Richmond is among the oldest of American cities. Whether you’re visiting for business or pleasure, be sure to visit some of their outstanding healthy restaurants.

The Templeton List makes it easy for you to discover the healthiest restaurants all across the United States. Our staff has vetted these restaurants for you, according to our strict standards of ingredient, preparation and environmental guidelines.

Here are our Top 5 healthy restaurant picks for Richmond, Virginia:

B. Good

6996 Forest Avenue
Richmond, Virginia 23230
804-729-3766

Their farm-to-fork menu changes seasonally. Try The Forager Harvest Bowl (vegetarian, gluten-free dish with marinated kale, roasted mushrooms, egg, charred broccolini, grape tomatoes, red onions, roasted carrots, quinoa, crispy shallots, umami vinaigrette); gluten-free Chicken Waldorf (greens, chicken, apple, pecans, dried cranberries, parmesan, horseradish Dijon); or Chicken Apple Dijon sandwich (chicken, apples, Brussels slaw, Swiss cheese, horseradish dijon on toasted ciabatta).

Sen Organic

2901 West Cary Street
Richmond, Virginia 23221
804-355-0736

Featuring natural, non-GMO, grass-fed, house-made dishes, this locally-owned, Vietnamese-inspired restaurant offers such menu favorites as Vegan Smile Sen Slice Sandwich (organic sweet onion sauteed on top of a grilled King oyster mushroom, organic sun dried tomato with French bread, topped with organic arugula, organic red peppers and organic roasted sesame seeds); Lemongrass Salmon - Grandma Style (wild caught fillet salmon marinated with special grandma-style content: organic turmeric powder and organic lemongrass, served with organic mixed brown and black rice and topped with organic micro green rainbow mix, signature sauteed veggie noodles and a side of house fish sauce; and The Master Stone Pot Phở (house special organic all spices, Phở beef short ribs broth, slowly cooked for 6 hours with beef brisket short ribs and beef oxtail. The master Phở is the most sought after combination of ingredients found on the streets of Vietnam. It comes with juicy beef brisket short ribs and organic egg, homemade grass-fed beef tendon meat ball. The flavor is rounded out with earthy sweet cumin undertones which comes from Rice Paddy Herbs).

Citizen

1203 East Main Street
Richmond, Virginia 23219
804-780-9038

Located in downtown Richmond, this burger bar has distinguished itself by providing uncommonly fresh locally food-farmed ingredients. Not only do they feature 100% grass-fed local beef, their off-the-menu burgers are made with freshly made buns from the Albemarle Baking Company, Virginia cheeses, Heritage Farm bacon that contains NO hormones, NO steroids, NO animal byproducts, and nothing artificial, along with fresh produce sourced from local markets.

In addition to burgers, you’ll find other menu items such as their Chicken Sandwich (Tillamook cheddar, Heritage bacon, bbq sauce, iceberg, mayo, tomato, CB brioche, onion ring), Little Bleu (griddle-smashed grassfed mini Angus, buttermilk bleu, onion straws, Duke’s mayo, BBQ, potato bun), and salads like the Roasted Beet (baby spinach, beets, candied walnuts, apples, chevre, blueberries, balsamic vinaigrette) and their paleo Dar’s Salad (Romaine hearts, cherry tomatoes, hard boiled egg, avocado, blueberries, local beef patty, oil and vinegar).

Stella’s

1012 Lafayette Street
Richmond, Virginia 23221
804-358-2011

Featuring rustic and modern Greek cuisine, Stella’s is open for both lunch and dinner. Favorites include both traditional Moussaka and Artichoke Moussaka (layers of artichoke hearts, potato, fennel, caramelized onion and sauteed zucchini, baked with Bechamel, with grated cheese); Braised Lamb Shank (served over brown butter No. 5 noodles with house shank sauce); and Stella’s Filet Mignon (grilled, jump lump crab, sherry Dijon cream, served with house orzo).

Ellwood Thompsons

4 North Thompson Street
Richmond, Virginia 23221
804-359-7525

This natural grocery store features a juice bar and healthy, hot food to enjoy in-house or to-go. Everything is made fresh daily, and they offer a variety of vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free food, along with meat options.

Try the Strength Elixir (Raw Pumpkin Seed Milk, Banana, Hemp Seed, Glutamin, ACV, Protein Powder, Vitamineral Greens, Coconut Oil); the Brain Buzz (Coffee, Milk, Date, Cocoa, Cacao, Banana, Almond); or the Green Supreme (Lemon, Ginger, Kale, Celery, Cucumber, Spinach, Green Apple).

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

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