Sedona, Arizona's Top 5 Healthy, Organic Restaurants

As if the incredible scenery of Arizona’s red rock country isn’t enough, Sedona’s reputation as a spiritual mecca and the power of its Vortex meditation sites draws healers, intuitives, and the curious year-round from all across the world.

Whatever your reason for visiting this desert destination, you’re going to want to keep your vibration high as you take advantage of the healthiest restaurants the area has to offer. And while there are many dining choices, we’ve vetted the ones that stand out as healthy and organic, according to our strict standards.

We’re pleased to bring you our Top 5 restaurant picks in Sedona, Arizona:

Salt Rock Southwestern Kitchen

100 Amara Lane
Sedona, Arizona 86336

Located at the Amara Resort and Sopa, Salt Rock’s menu features staples of the Southwest made with the freshest ingredients found in Arizona’s Verde Valley.

Open 7 days a week for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Along with juices, smoothies, and lighter fare like Avocado Toast and Steel Cut Oatmeal, their breakfast menu features favorites like the Vortex Breakfast (Two Farm Fresh Eggs Any Style, Bacon or Sausage, Herb Roasted Breakfast Potatoes, Choice of Toast).

For lunch, Burgers, Sandwiches, and Salads are on the menu as are larger plates like Charred Salmon (Pea Tendrils, Polenta, Wild Mushrooms, Asparagus Mango Sauce), and Grilled Skirt Steak (Charred Onions Rings, Grilled Zucchini, Glazed Carrots, Micro Cilantro Chimichurri).

Delicious dinner entrees include Gulf of Mexico Shrimp, (Coconut Milk, Guajillo Chile, Espazote Meyer Lemon), Pescado Bass (Striped Bass, Baby Clams, Farro), and Organic Chicken, Pork Chop, Skirt Steak, Filet Mignon, or Prime New York Steak from the Grill with sides such as Roasted Mushroom, Grilled Asparagus, Oven Roasted Broccolini, or Refried Beans and Quesidilla.

Chocola Tree

1595 Arizona 89 A
Sedona, Arizona 86336

Here, every dish is homemade using 100% organic, vibrant and gluten-free foods. Ninety-five percent of their menu is seasonal, based on what is available locally. If it isn’t available within the 3 states bordering Arizona, they obtain it directly from the most integral supplier, or they just don't serve it.

On the menu you'll find Soups, Stews, Wraps, Sandwiches and Pizza along with a dazzling variety of Coffee, Tea, Tonics, and Spirits. Favorites include Mushroom Fantasy (red wine sauteed Crimini mushrooms in garlic almond sauce topped with vegan sour cream, Basmati rice and mashed potato), Margherita Pizza (homemade gluten-free pizza crust topped with sharp cheddar, basil, pesto and fresh tomato sauce), and Grilled Chia Superfood Porridge (mix of chia seeds, goji berries and cacao nibs, maple syrup, coconut creme and almond milk).

Elote Café

771 State Route 179
Sedona, Arizona 86336

This award-winning restaurant features seasonal, locally-grown ingredients as well as a handpicked cocktail menu.

Appetizers include Elote (fire roasted corn with spicy mayo, lime and cotija cheese), Goat Cheese Balls (pumpkin seed crusted crispy goat cheese balls with arbol honey drizzle), and Queso Fundido (warm skillet of melted cheese with rajas, chipotle crema, queso Oaxaca and jack cheese).

Entrees include Lamb Adobo (braised Colorado lamb shank served with a robust ancho chiles sauce), Carne Asada (grilled Niman Ranch skirt steak with pasilla chile sauce, guacamole and cilantro aioli), and Smoked Chicken Enchiladas (house smoked organic free-range chicken with salsa verde and chipotle crema).

Thai Spices Natural Restaurant

2611 West State Route 89 A
Sedona, Arizona 86336

Self-described as a restaurant where the healing properties of macrobiotics meets the rich flavor of Thai cuisine, Thai Spices offers organic, vegetarian, and gluten-free options.

Entrees include Panang Curry (authentic Thai red curry paste, unique Thai tasty sauce), Phra Ram (three colorful, freshly cooked vegetables topped with homemade peanut curry sauce), and their Macrobiotic Platter (specially prepared at your request a day ahead).

The Secret Garden Café

336 State Route 179
Sedona, Arizona 86336

Everything The Secret Garden serves is made from scratch using fresh ingredients. There are gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan menu choices to please everyone.

Favorites include Hummus Pizza - Garden Favorite (Baked Pita Bread with Hummus, Black Mission Figs, Roasted Red Peppers, Caramelized Onions and Feta Cheese, served with House Salad), gluten-free Carne a la Plancha (Chipotle-Marinated Tri-Tip Steak Served with Salsa, Mashed Potatoes and Chef’s Vegetables), and Shrimp Puttanesca (Six Shrimp, Roasted Red Peppers and Caper Berries in House Marinara Sauce, served over Gluten Free Pasta alongside Gluten Free Pita Points).

They also have a Kids Menu with favoarites like Grilled Cheese, Cheese Quesadilla, Mini Hamburgers, and Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches.

The Secret Garden Café is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

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, vetted healthy restaurants all across America. Read more about our 5 Star Rating System here!

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