The Top 5 Healthy Restaurants in Long Beach, CA

Long Beach, an ocean-front gem located an hour and a half from Los Angeles, features 11 miles of some of the best beaches on the continent, and hosts a variety of restaurants.

We’ve done the work for you in scouting out the healthiest options in Long Beach, California, according to our stringent 5-star rating system here). We’re happy to share our Top 5 restaurant picks below:

Saint and Second

4828 East 2nd Street
Long Beach, California 90803
562-433-4828

Serving locally-sourced seasonal cuisine and organic cocktails, favorites include Natural Fillet Mignon (fennel puree, kamut, rainbow carrots, port wine sauce), Bison Short Rib (carrot mash, spring onion, peas, bison jus), and Alaskan Halibut (orzo, grilled ratatouille, almonds, garlic, parsley, romesco sauce).

The Chartuccerie Board for 2 is another must-try and includes house-made blackberry fig compote, whole grain mustard, caper berries and sliced sourdough with your choice of the following: Humboldt Fog, Goat (Cypress Grove, CA), Bandaged Aged Cheddar (Fiscalini Farm, CA), Spanish-style Chorizo, Berkshire Pork (Angel’s Salumi, CA), Wild Boar Salami, Texas Wild Boar (Angel’s Salumi, CA), Prosciutto, Duck Liver Paté).

Under The Sun Café

244 East 3rd Street
Long Beach, California 90802
562-912-7500

The first raw food cafe in Long Beach, Under The Sun Cafe is located next door to Rainbow Juices and features main dishes like their soy-free, gluten free Tu-Nah Wrap (Sunflower seed pate, mayo, green goddess dressing, romaine, sprouts, carrot, bell pepper, cabbage and onion stuffed in a collard green wrap served with a side of kraut), Stayin Alive Burrito (coconut/bell pepper tortilla, almond/sunflower seed pate, green and purple onion, cilantro, cacao mole sauce, harvest greens, tomato, bell pepper, and cabbage served with side of salsa – also soy-free and gluten-free), and The “Ish” BBQ Cheezeburger (beet/walnut patty, cultured cashew cream cheese, harvest greens, onion, tomato, sprouts, and a sweet & spicy BBQ sauce between two slices of seed onion bread, served with kale chips).

Seabird’s Kitchen

975 East 4th Street
Long Beach, California 90802
562-317-5545

Their locally sourced, seasonal menu features fresh produce along with sauces and condiments made from scratch.

Try the gluten-free Locals Bowl (brown rice, black beans, steamed black kale, fermented curtido, ancho salsa, fresh cilantro, tortilla strips, chipotle sour cream), Jackfruit Nachos (Korean style shredded jackfruit, organic black beans, chipotle sour cream, almond feta, red onion, cilantro, ancho salsa, organic corn tortilla chips), or Butternut Squash Enchiladas (3 enchiladas filled with butternut squash, mushrooms and spinach and topped with creamy pasilla sauce, almond feta, radish and cilantro, served with arugula salad).

Look for Seabird’s second location in Costa Mesa (2930 Bristol St., Costa Mesa, CA 92626, 714-549-2584).

Ahimsa Vegan Café

340 East 4th Street
Long Beach, California 90802
562-435-7113

"Ahimsa" is the principle of nonviolence toward all living things. Much of the produce used in their menu comes from their pesticide-free heirloom farm in Escondido.

Items featured include Salads, Bowls, Tacos, Sandwiches, Burgers and Wraps. Try the Ahimsa Burger (house-made veggie patty, cheese, avocado, mushrooms, tomato, iceberg, alfalfa sprouts, Thousand Island, sesame seed bun), Hemp Kale Bowl (tempeh, brown rice, kale, broccoli, zucchini, avocado, cherry tomatoes, flax seeds, sunflower seeds, hemp seeds, tahini ginger sauce), or Hemp Tempeh Salad (tempeh, romaine, arugula, kale, beets, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, basil, sprouts, pumpkin, sunflower, flax, hempseeds, tahini ginger dressing).

Veggie Grill

6451 East Pacific Coast Highway
Long Beach, California 90803
562-430-4986

Located at Marketplace Long Beach outdoor shopping plaza, Veggie Grill serves plant-based vegan burgers, sandwiches, salads and bowls. Try the Immunity Bowl (packed with immunity boosters: roasted yams, dark leafy greens, roasted brussels sprouts, tempeh, and quinoa-lentil mix with a miso mushroom sauce), the VG Classic (Beyond Burger, American cheese, special sauce, lettuce, tomato, and red onion on a brioche bun served with a side of spicy cherry pepper relish – can substitute house veggie or tempeh patty), or Masala Curry Bowl (roasted butternut squash, turmeric cauliflower, and braised cabbage over masala-spiced chickpea curry and wild rice).

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

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