The Top 5 Healthy Organic Restaurants in Nantucket

This tiny island off the coast of Cape Cod is a popular summer destination for travelers around the world. Only 50 square miles, Nantucket boasts beautiful beaches, historic lighthouses, quaint bed-and-breakfasts, and plenty of great dining opportunities.

Our purpose is to direct you to the healthiest restaurant choices available in the country because we know that 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 Nantucket, Massachusetts:

The Green

5 West Creek Road
Nantucket, Massachusetts 02554

Open for breakfast and lunch 7 days a week, The Green offers healthy breakfast options such as Vegetarian Egg Sandwich (Free Range Organic Scrambled Eggs, Vermont Cheddar, House Made Pico de Gallo, their Signature Guacamole); Smoked Salmon Sandwich (Capers, Shredded Red Onion, Tomato, Cream Cheese, Salmon, on Your Choice of Bagel).

Lunch options include The Mother Clucker (Grilled Chicken, Sliced Cucumber, Shredded Carrot, Scallion, Cilantro, Romaine Lettuce, Peanut Sauce, Brown Rice); The Plant Eater (Tomato, Cucumber, Shredded Carrot, Pea Sprouts, Radishes with your choice of Peanut Sauce or Hummus, EVOO, Brown Rice / Add: Avocado Extra Charge); Steak Tacos (Beef Tenderloin, Grilled Onions, Peppers, Arugula, Fresh Cilantro, Chipotle Crema ) Fish Tacos (Catch of the Day, Pico de Gallo, Cilantro Lime Cabbage, Baja Sauce, Chipotle Crema, Brown Rice), and more.

Keepers Restaurant

5 Amelia Drive
Nantucket, Massachusetts 02554

Open for dinner 5 nights a week, The Keepers features favorites such as Chicken Milanese (Autumn Harvest Salad, Pecorino Romano and Lemon Aleppo Aioli); Seared Caribbean Cauliflower (roasted Cashew Butter, Ancient Graine and Cashew Crumble, Carrot and Pepper Mostarda); and Roasted Mushrooms Bologonese (Arborio Rice Risotto, Melted Leek and Toasted Pine Nuts). Reservations are recommended.

Island Kitchen

1 Chins Way
Nantucket, Massachusetts 02554

With awards such as Best Breakfast (Third year in a row!!), Best Brunch (Second year in a row!!), and Runner-up Catering, you’ll find a variety of delicious menu options. Try the Miso Salmon (served with steamed jasmine rice, charred bok choi, Asian slaw); Lamb Burger (served with arugula, ricotta salata, harissa aioli, crispy house cut fries); Roasted Brussels Sprouts (with whipped goat cheese, almonds, honey whole-grain vinaigrette), and Roasted Cauliflower (with dukkah, medjool dates, tahini vinaigrette, grilled lemon).

Brant Point Grill

50 Easton Street
Nantucket, Massachusetts 02554

Located in the luxurious waterfront White Elephant Resort, Brant Point Grill is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Look for favorites such as Olive Oil Poached Halibut (Sage Brown Butter Crust, Sweet Potato Brandade, Onion Soubise, Broccolini); Misty Knolls Chicken (Cippolini Onions, Cremini Mushrooms, Pancetta, Roasted Root Vegetables); and Pearl Barley "Risotto" (Butternut Squash and Tofu Foam, Kale, Parsnips, Melted Leeks, Pink Peppercorns.


6 Oak Street
Nantucket, Massachusetts 02554

This “treasure waiting to be discovered is tucked behind 21 Federal on Oak Street, between Federal and South Water streets,” as savvy food critics have advised. Try the Portuguese Fish Stew (Cod, Mussels, Chopped Clams, Shrimp, Tomato Broth, Baguette); Halibut (Green Pea Risotto, Pecorino, Citrus Beurre Blanc); Chicken Curry (Kaffir Lime Leaf, Jasmine Coconut Rice) or the Bibimbap (Coconut-Kaffir Lime Rice, Edamame, Scallion, Pickled Vegetable, Kimchi, Summer Squash, Poached Egg, Gochujang). Reservations are highly recommended.

The Top 5 Healthy Organic Restaurants in Nantucket

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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