The Top 5 Healthy, Organic Restaurants in Jacksonville, FL

As the South continues its fast pace of growth, Jacksonville is fast becoming one of the top destinations in America.

If you’re looking for healthy places to dine in this growing metropolis of Northeast Florida, we’ve got you covered! Our team has been hard at work vetting the healthiest restaurants all across America according to our strict standards of ingredient, preparation and environmental guidelines. We are happy to announce our Top 5 restaurant picks for healthy, organic menu options in Jacksonville, Florida:

Blacksheep 5 Points

1534 Oak Street
Jacksonville, Florida 32204
904-380-3091

Located in the historic Five Points district of Jacksonville’s Riverside neighborhood, Black Sheep is a modern American restaurant that is passionate about incorporating fresh, local ingredients… and it meets all of our strict standards.

For breakfast, enjoy Smoked Trout Bagel (house-made everything bagel, house-smoked trout, creamy Dijon dressing, dill, arugula, capers, onions, field green salad), Black Sheep Benedict (biscuit, Benton’s country ham, upland cress, poached eggs, house hollandaise, field greens salad), or the vegetarian Shishito Omelette (carmelized onions, pimiento cheese, home fries).

Favorite dinner entrees include Korean Short Rib (bulgogi marinade, Logan Turnpike grits, collard green kimchi, soft boiled egg), Strata (egg custard, Benton’s country ham, Wainwright cheddar, shishito peppers, sage, brioche, field greens salad), and Chicken Katsu (fried panko crusted chicken thigh, katsu sauce, kewpie mayo, pickles, choice of regular or Nashville hot chicken).

Matthew’s Restaurant

2107 Hendricks Avenue
Jacksonville, Florida 32207
904-396-9922

Located in the heart of the historic San Marco district, Matthew’s is known for its classic French techniques in creating both French and Mediterranean dishes using farm-to-table ingredients and sustainable seafood.

Go all out with the Chef’s Adventure Menu – a six-course adventure tasting menu that will be revealed as dishes are served. Reservations are required, and you’ll want to be sure to inform your server of any allergens in advance.

The slightly less adventurous will enjoy off-the-menu entrees such as Japanese A5 Wagyu Beef, Braised Oxtail, and Pasta Radiatori (Wagyu beef Bolognese, shaved Parmesan, truffle oil).

Restaurant Orsay

3630 Park Street
Jacksonville, Florida 32205
904-381-0909

The Orsay’s house-made Charcuterie Plateau (Pate, Trois Foie Mousse, Rillettes, Boudin Blanc) is a favorite! Popular dinner entrees include Whole Poached Maine Lobster (heirloom carrots, fennel, radish, asparagus, English peas, carrots, house-made pink peppercorn biscuit, roasted lobster reduction), Bouillabaisse (assorted fish, wild caught local shrimp, sea scallop, calamari, mussels, Pernod, saffron tomato broth), and Prince Edward Island Mussels Frites (white wine, garlic, butter, thyme, house-made pommes frites).

Vegetarian and gluten-free options are available, as are a wide selection of cocktails.

House of Leaf and Bean

14474 Beach Boulevard
Jacksonville, Florida 32250
904-379-1291

Their all-organic menu offers both classic dishes and new creations that blend plant-based proteins with the highest nutritional ingredients and flavors from around the world. A variety of vegan, vegetarian, gluten free, and low carb options are available. They also serve meat for their omnivore friends.

Offering a variety of bowls, sandwiches and pizzas, favorites include Bahn Mi Sandwich (chicken-or-tofu, lettuce, house-made pickles, cilantro, pan fried topped w/ BBQ dressing on a sourdough baguette), Zen Bowl (chickpeas, fresh baby spinach, carrots, & cucumbers on a bed of rice), and Hakka Chicken Rice Bowl (chicken & tofu sated w/ mixed vegetables, and a dash of cayenne pepper on a bed of rice).

Homespun Kitchen

299-2 Atlantic Boulevard
Atlantic Beach, Florida 32233
904-372-4059

The founder’s vision has been realized in this unique restaurant -- a community-driven workspace where healthy, made-from-scratch food, is served. With an eye on sustainability and sourcing, Homespun has proven to be an amazing place to work, cultivating careers, helping the community, and mentoring aspiring business owners.

Serving breakfast all day, enjoy one of their nutritious wraps like Sweet Heat (organic egg, aged cheddar, all natural turkey bacon, scratch sweet heat sauce, chipotle powder, house seasoning, 100% whole grain wrap), Phoenix (organic egg, aged cheddar, organic black beans, scratch salsa, hot sauce, house seasoning, 100% whole grain wrap) or Go Naked (replace the wrap with organic greens)!

About The Templeton List

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, The Templeton List, 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 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.

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