The Top 5 Healthy Organic Restaurants in Medford, MA

About seven miles northwest of Boston, Medford is located on the Mystic River and is considered one of the best places to live in Massachusetts.

Our team scouted out the healthiest restaurants in the area according to our strict standards. Here are our top 5 picks:

Fioritaly Trattoria

248 Elm Street
Somerville, Massachusetts 02144

This restaurant prides itself on authentic Italian cuisine. Each meal has been carefully selected and refined by Chef Gabriele Ascione, who aspires to showcase the essence of local Italian dishes from home.

Try the Lamb Scottadito (pistachio crusted lamb chop, grilled, served with seasonal veggies, roasted potatoes), the Salmone Arrosto (grilled salmon, mashed potatoes, seasonal veggies); or any of their Antipasti offerings. We like the Caprese (imported Bufala mozzarella with vine ripe tomatoes and basil pesto).

Semolina Kitchen

572 Boston Avenue
Medford, Massachusetts 02155

Featuring made-from-scratch Mediterranean dishes, Semolina Kitchen is open for lunch and dinner, serving daily specials along with their prepared menu. You’ll find a variety of salads, appetizers, sandwich plates, veggies, stone hearth pizza (or red and white pies as they call them), and some of the freshest pasta you’ll ever taste, prepared by Dave’s Fresh Pasta, located less than a mile away.

Veggies include Sautéed Broccolini (garlic, extra virgin olive oil); Roasted Curry Carrots (Hawaii curry, lebni, dukkah, cilantro, lime); Frenched Green Beans (pan-roasted, shallots & garlic); and Pan-Roasted Mushrooms (sherry, butter, fresh thyme). Try their Pasta Primavera (egg pappardelle, mixed veggies, herb-white wine butter, Pecorino Romano); Tomato Goat Cheese Pappardelle (egg pappardelle, roasted cherry tomatoes, VT fresh goat cheese, garlic, basil) or Shrimp Pappardelle (egg pappardelle, white wine, garlic, crushed red pepper, parsley).

Oasis Café

377 Main Street
Medford, Massachusetts 02155

Oasis Bakery and Café offers a wide menu selection of smoothies, acai bowls, soups, salads, sandwiches, burgers, fajitas, wraps, and a number of house specialties. Try the Chicken Broccoli (sauteed in olive oil and garlic, served with ziti pasta); Con Pollo (sauteed chicken with dried cranberries, spinach and French brandy cream sauce); the Vegetarian I (sauteed collard greens, fried yucca, fried plantains, served with rice and beans) or Vegetarian II (sauteed collard greens, white cabbage, tomatoes, fries, served with rice and beans).

Tenoch Mexican

24 Riverside Avenue
Medford, Massachusetts 02155

Treat yourself to a hearty breakfast of Huevos Rancheros (two eggs over easy on fried corn tortilla, topped with salsa roja and verde, queso fresco, onions, and a slice of avocado); or maybe a lunch of tacos, quesadillas, enchiladas, or burritos. Note: breakfast is served only from 9-11 AM local time.

Raso’s Grill

209 Mystic Avenue
Medford, Massachusetts 02155

Raso’s offers Italian inspired dishes made with the freshest, highest quality ingredients (catering is available, too). Favorite appetizers include the Eggplant Stack (fried eggplant, tomato & fresh mozzarella with basil drizzled with balsamic glaze); Mussels (marinara, garlic & oil or Fra Diavolo); and Grilled Artichoke (over arugula).

House specialties include Baked Haddock; Fusilli Sophia (shrimp and crab meat); and Lobster Ravioli. From the Grill menu items are also available such as Turkey Tips, Salmon, and Shrimp (all grilled or blackened).

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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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