The Top 5 Healthy Organic Restaurants in Lopez Island, WA

The third largest of the San Juan Islands, Lopez is 15 miles long and 8 miles wide and about an hour and a half drive and short ferry ride from Seattle. This quiet getaway is perfect for couples or families!

Wherever you go, check The Templeton List for healthy restaurant options. When you have cancer, every choice you make matters, especially when it comes to the food you eat.

Here are our top 5 recommended healthy restaurants in Lopez Island, Washington:

Vortex Organic Juice Bar & Café

135 Lopez Road
Lopez Island, Washington 98261

We love their motto: Taste the Island, eat your greens. Menu items vary seasonally, and include Wraps, Salads, Soups and Bowls, along with plenty of healthy sides, Juices and Smoothies. They also have a great children’s menu.

Sample selections include the Vortilla (tortilla with melted raw milk cheddar wrapped around a small house salad); Raw Vegetable Plate with Hummus; daily selections of soup served with Barn Owl Bakery bread, brown rice, quinoa, or corn chips; and fresh, raw, unpasteurized juice, made to order.

Ursa Minor

210 Lopez Road
Lopez Island, Washington 98261

Open Friday through Sunday (5–8PM local time), Ursa Minor’s menu changes seasonally. Typical menu items include Small Plates like Barn Owl Bread with Toasted Yeast Butter, Grilled Raab with Shrimp and Chili Crisp; or Spring Greens, Croutons & Anchovies.

Large plates include Fermented Potato Gnocchi with Squid & Kimchi; Butter Poached Halibut with Turnip & Mustards; Grilled Whole Trout with Nettles & Hazelnuts; or Sweet Grass Beef Sirloin with Leeks & Scallops. Reservations are recommended.

Vita’s Wildly Delicious

77 Village Road
Lopez Island, Washington 98261

Menu items vary according to season, but feature options such as Fresh-picked Lopez Snap Peas (with mint, feta, preserved lemon); Wild Oregon Shrimp Cakes (with chipotle sauce); Mustard-shallot Marinated Flank Steak (with house-made chimichurri sauce); Lime-coriander Chicken Skewers (with yoghurt, mint, and garlic sauce); and Lasagna Rolls (with Lopez greens and tomatoes).

In addition to dining in opportunities, Vita’s offers Take and Bake selections: Vita’s Meatloaf, Mac n’ Brie, Chicken Risotto, Black Bean Chicken, Wild Oregon Shrimp Cakes and Zucchini Fritters, Chicken and Veggie Pot Pies, Lopez Lamb Samosas, Chicken Bastilla and Spanakopita, and Vita’s Risotto Cakes.

Haven Kitchen

9 Old Post Road
Lopez Island, Washington 98261

Open Thursday through Saturday (5-8 PM local time), the Haven offers Two Course ($45), Three Course ($60), or Four Course Dinners ($75). First course options include Mushrooms & Toast (grilled foraged seasonal mushrooms, Hawaiian volcanic sea salt, local egg yolk and local microgreens, crostini); Dungeness Crab Cake (fresh Pacific Northwest Dungeness crab, panko, green onion, red pepper jelly, greens); and more.

Second course options include salads such as Kale Brussels Sprout Caesar (baby kale, shaved Brussels sprouts, house-made breadcrumbs, Parmesan, pepper, classic Caesar dressing, anchovy). Third Course options include Gamberoni Linguine (fresh linguine, spot prawns, basil pine-nut pesto, white wines, garlic, cream, shallots, marinated tomatoes, parmesan cheese); Grilled Lamb (mushroom risotto, herb salad, toasted marcona almonds, goat cheese, balsamic glaze); and Filet Mignon (with gorgonzola butter, white truffled baby potatoes, sautéed garlic and shallot vegetables).

For the fourth course, choose from Maple Bourbon Crème Brulee (vanilla bean, maple syrup, bourbon, caramelized brown sugar); Chocolate Gateau (dark chocolate & coffee, white chocolate ribbons, creme ingles); or Rustic Fruit Galette (served warm, vanilla bean ice cream).


45 Eads Lane
Lopez Island, Washington 98261

This small Noodle Bar features seasonal Ramen and Udon Bowls, handcrafted Small Bites, Seasonal Rice Bowls and Stir Fries, and Tempura Dinners. Currently closed for lunch due to staffing issues, but open for Dinner from 4-7 PM local time. Call for reservations!

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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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