The Top 5 (Healthy and Organic) Restaurants in St. Louis

You might not think that this Midwest City, famous for its beer, baseball, and the Arch, would embrace a wide variety of healthy, organic restaurants, but you’d be wrong! While there are plenty of barbeque options, potato salad sides, and heavy desserts available on almost every street corner, you’ll be glad to know that there are also some spectacular restaurant options for healthy, organic fare!

Here are our Top 5 restaurant picks for healthy, organic menu options in St. Louis, Missouri:

Wild Flower Restaurant

4590 Laclede Avenue
St. Louis, Missouri 6310

With a 25-year well-deserved reputation, Wild Flower delivers some of the best food the city of St. Louis has to offer. You won’t find a freezer in their kitchen and you’ll enjoy the simple, fresh, locally sourced ingredients featured in their menu.

Choose from their Small Plates like the Wild Thing Pizza (organic spinach, Brie, mushrooms, and herb oil), or salads such as the Chevre (organic mixed greens, candied walnuts, julienne apples, dried cranberries, panko encrusted Chevre, strawberry poppyseed vinaigrette), and unforgettable main entrees like their signature Garlic Chicken (panko dusted chicken breast generously stuffed with roasted garlic, cream cheese and chives, served with angel hair alfredo and sauteed green beans).


1104 Locust Street
St. Louis, Missouri 63101

Open for breakfast, brunch, and lunch, Rooster is a unique European-style urban cafe specializing in sweet and savory crepes, sandwiches, and truly delicious farm-to-table, made-from-scratch selections. Breads are baked in-house, crepes are made from scratch using their own sigature batter, and eggs are cooked fresh to order.

Breakfast favorites include the Rooster Slinger (andouille sausage, eggs, breakfast potatoes, sausage gravy, served over thick cut toast), Vegan Slinger (vegan sausage, vegan eggs, breakfast potatoes, vegan gravy, house made focaccia), and light, tasty crepes like the GBLT (goat cheese, bacon, tomato, and romaine).

Lulu’s Local Eatery

3201 South Grand Street
St. Louis, Missouri 63318

Here you’ll find unique menu options like Sweet Potato Falafel (house-made crispy sweet potato fritters, cucumber, red onion, fresh greens, and tzatziki sauce in a warm pita), Impossible Nacho Crunch Wrap (Impossible ground “beef,” black beans, house-made cheese sauce, avocado, sour cream, and crushed tortilla chips wrapped inside a whole grain tortilla and grilled to perfection -- served with cilantro, green onion, salsa, and sour cream), and a delicious Crabless Cake (made with artichoke, mashed chickpeas, parsley, green and red onions, served with Lulu’s herb tartar sauce on a bed of spring greens).

Vitality Bowls

8029 Dale Avenue
Richmond Heights, Missouri 63117

The owners’ food journey began as a result of discovering their daughter's severe food allergies and wanting to find healthy, safe food alternatives. Fast forward, and you are the recipients of their uniquely designed restaurant with more than 100 franchised cafés open and in development. They’re clearly onto something good!

Order from their selection of Bowls like the Vitality Bowl (organic Acai base, strawberries, banana, organic flax seed), Superfood Bowl (organic Acai, Acerola, Graviola, strawberries, banana), and the Spring Bowl (Acerola, strawberries, mango, banana and toppings such as organic granola, strawberries, blueberries, and bee pollen).

Paninis, Salads, and Soups are standard menu options. The Sirloin (grass-fed sirloin, mozzarella, red onion, spinach, Dijon), Roasted Turkey (all-natural turkey breast, mozzarella, sun dried tomatoes), and The Gladiator (peanut butter on whole wheat, granola, banana and honey) are mentionable favorites.

The Wolf Café

15480 Clayton Road
Ballwin, Missouri 63011

Slightly west of Missouri, we thought this restaurant deserves a mention. 100% of their meat is purchased from sustainable, ethical farms. Here you can enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner, with boxed take-out also available.

Sandwich options include the Black Bear (house-made black bean burger, spinach, tomato, onion, avo, chipotle mayo on brioche bun), Portabella Rueben (grilled portabella mushrooms, sauerkraut, Swiss cheese, Russian dressing on rye), and the Kimchi Burger (spicy Korean kimchi, sprouts, wasabi mayo on brioche bun).

They also have a good selection of healthy bowls like their Tranquility Bowl (roasted lemon-Dijon tofu, cauliflower rice, wild mushroom blend, wilted organic spinach, grape tomatoes, tahini sauce), Tuna Poke (sashimi-grade raw tuna, avocado, edamame, sprouts, quinoa, pickled onion, wasabi mayo, scallions, sesame seeds), and Prosperity Bowl (cauliflower rice, sweet potatoes, black beans, chili-roasted chickpeas, and chimichurri sauce).

About The Templeton List

Created by James Templeton, a 30+ year Stage 4 Melanoma cancer survivor, The Templeton List, a healthy 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, an online interactive Restaurant Guide was developed to help anyone easily find trust-worthy, vetted healthy restaurants all across America.

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Learn 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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