Toledo’s Top 5 Healthy Organic Restaurants

A major U.S. port city located on the banks of Lake Erie, Toledo features a number of restaurants, many of which meet our high standards of ingredient, preparation, and environmental guidelines.

Our purpose is to direct you to the healthiest restaurant choices available in the United States because we know that when you have cancer, every choice you make matters, especially when it comes to food.

Here are our recommended healthy restaurants in Toledo, Ohio:

Fowl & Fodder

614 Adams Street
Toledo, Ohio 43604

Serving up menu items made with locally sourced ingredients, you’ll find a variety of gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan and vegetarian options at Fowl & Fodder. Brunch is serving everyday – try the Avocado Toast (seasoned avocado, roasted squash chutney, whipped Michigan goat cheese, Dukkah spice); Vegan Butter Bean Hash (smoked butter beans, local potatoes, tomatoes, Michigan tofu, vegan butter, toasted ciabatta); or Duck Duck Hash (crispy Brussels sprouts, house kimchi, local potatoes, confit duck, one sunny up duck egg, sesame cashew crunch).

First Watch

3410 Secor Road
Toledo, Ohio 43606

This award-winning restaurant serves breakfast, brunch, and lunch from 7am-2:30pm local time everyday. Favorites include A.M. Superfoods Bowl (coconut milk chia seed pudding, fresh bananas and berries, mixed berry compote, housemade granola with almonds and our whole grain artisan toast with almond butter and Maldon sea salt); Smoked Salmon Benedict (two poached cage-free eggs atop toasted ciabatta piled high with Wild Alaska Smoked Sockeye Salmon, red onion and vine-ripened tomato and covered with hollandaise and served with lemon-dressed organic mixed greens); and Frittata Rustica (classic Italian-style omelet with kale, house-roasted Crimini mushrooms, onions and tomatoes topped with Mozzarella and Parmesan cheese and served with ciabatta toast and lemon-dressed organic mixed greens).

Corelife Eatery

5231 Monroe Street
Toledo, Ohio 43623

With a focus on organic and non-GMO ingredients, Corelife’s menu is made for health enthusiasts. Try the Sweet Potato Buddha Bowl (spinach, quinoa, black beans, chickpeas, red salsa, cotija, tortilla strips, cilantro. Mexican crema); one of their Bone Broth Bowls such as Chicken Tortilla & Chipotle Chicken (grilled chicken, spinach, purple rice blend, black beans, corn, roasted pepper blend, chipotle chicken broth, cotija cheese, tortilla chips, cilantro); or the Tomato Vegetable Basil Vegetable Broth Bowl (vegetable broth, cauliflower purée, cheddar cheese, parmesan cheese, basil leaves, tomatoes, olive oil, garlic). The Steak Fajita Taco is another good choice (grass-fed tri tip steak, avocado mash, pineapple pico, napa cabbage, roasted peppers and onions, Mexican crema, cotija).

El Tipico Restaurant

1444 South Avenue
Toledo, Ohio 43609

El Tipico is Toledo’s oldest Mexican Restaurant serving fresh and organic food. Upon request, anything on their menu can be made organic, vegan, vegetarian, or gluten-free. Gluten-free corn chips are fried in non-GMO sunflower oil and their salsas are organic, raw, and always fresh.

The Low Carb Mexicana Dinner features a choice of 2 Grass Fed Beef Tips & Shredded Organic Chicken, Grilled Grass Fed Steak or Grilled Organic Chicken and is served with Organic Romaine Lettuce, Organic Tomatoes, Sour Cream, & Pico de Gallo). Chicken Mole is another favorite (Organic Chicken Breast marinated in a sauce of Dark Chocolate, Chiles, Nuts, Fruit & Seeds. Served with Mexican Rice, Refried Beans and Tortillas).

Organic Bliss

3723 North King Road
Toledo, Ohio 43617

This gluten-free deli and bakery focuses on serving quality food that is free of chemicals, dyes, pesticides, unwanted additives, MSG, hormones, and antibiotics. Try Elaine’s Quesadilla Salad (Marinated Chicken, Pepperjack, Romaine, Grilled Zucchini, Onion, Green Pepper, Tomato, Salsa); Vegan Harvest Veggie Burger (Whole Grain Vegetable Patty, Romaine, Tomato, Carrot, Onion); or the Vegan Caribbean Avocado Wrap (Avocado, Romaine, Spinach, Tomato, Cucumber, Black Beans, Papaya Poppyseed Dressing).

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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