Top 5 Healthy, Organic Restaurants in Baton Rouge

As the locals say, ‘Whoa boy!” If you’re “hangry” and refuse to blow your healthy diet habits, we salute you! Consider THESE restaurants. With a focus on fresh ingredients and delicious signature Louisiana dishes, you’re sure to find something to please any appetite.

Our team has been hard at work vetting the healthiest restaurants all across America according to our strict standards of ingredient, preparation and environmental guidelines. We are happy to announce our Top 5 restaurant picks for healthy, organic restaurant options in Baton Rouge, Louisiana:

Stab’s Prime Rib Steak & Seafood

7666 Jefferson Highway
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70809
225-361-0797

Open for brunch, lunch, or dinner, their menu features appetizers like Cajun Boudin Spring Rolls with Ponzu Sauce, Tuna Tartare (with sushi grade tuna, avocado, whipped cream cheese and lemon zest), Prime Wood Fired Oysters, Scallops Maison (chopped Gulf shrimp and Louisiana blue crab au gratin, panko bread crumbs), and Charbroiled Shrimp.

Entrees include Cajun Rubbed Prime New York Strip, Smoked Brisket & Grits, Blackened Fish (Louisiana Jumbo Lump Crab, Hollandaise, Spinach, and Maque Choux), Wild Mushroom Ravioli (with sage butter cream, roasted pepper coulis), Half Chicken (free range), Rack of Lamb, and even more surprisingly delicious and healthy options.

MJ’s Café

5162 Government Street
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70806
225-412-4803

MJ’s features fresh, plant-based, farm-to-table creations. Open for lunch from 10 AM until 3PM (except for Sunday), you can enjoy delicious soups, salads, sandwiches, wraps, paninis, and more.

Starters include the Great “Bae” Bino Avocado (MJ’s coconut bacon©, vegan parmesan, red pepper flakes, lemon-olive oil dressing, pickled red onions on whole wheat toast). Check out their Cleanse Salad (kale, ginger dressing, turmeric chickpeas, cabbage, almonds, dried cranberries, beets, cilantro, lemon-tahini dressing). Sandwiches and wraps include the Hippie Garden Sandwich (MJ’s homemade hummus, tomatoes, avocado, cucumbers, banana peppers, red onions, sprouts, lemon olive oil and agave Dijon on whole wheat).

Cocha

45 North Sixth Street
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70802
225-615-8826

Who’s ready for Lobster Sliders (Fresh Lobster Claw Meat, Creamy Chive Aioli, Mixed Organic Baby Greens, Tomato, Brioche Bun)? They’re on the menu at Cocha along with other surprises like their Peruvian Wrap (Quinoa, Sweet Potato, Black Beans, Roasted Peppers & Onions, Roasted Corn, Avocado), Criollo (choice of Braised Pork or Jack Fruit with Peppers and Onions, Coconut Rice, Black Beans, Plantains, Arepa with cheese), and Green Shakshuka (Swiss Chard, Poblano Peppers, Charred Tomatillo, Cilantro, Jalapeno Peppers, Organic Poached Eggs, Goat Cheese, gluten-free Toast Points).

The Gregory

150 Third Street
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70801
225-408-1800

Located in the Watermark hotel on the banks of the Mississippi River in historic downtown Baton Rouge, The Gregory is known for being a chic dinner spot and a great place to impress a date, a business acquaintance… or anyone else! This restaurant offers a taste of Louisiana Southern cuisine made from locally sourced and fresh ingredients -- including some of the freshest seafood you'll ever taste.

Sample dinner entrees include Redfish (cast iron-seared, tin roof meuniere butter, potato scallion fritters, fire-roasted green tomato), Chicken Piccata (pan-seared chicken breast, lemon caper butter sauce, wild mushrooms, ribbon pasta), and Duck (cast iron-seared duck breast from their josper oven served medium rare, charcoal roasted pole beans with bacon and duck fat, avoyelles parish sweet tots, swamp pop satsuma fizz highball glace).

Reservations are recommended.

Kalurah Street Grill

2857 Kalurah Street
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70808
225-367-1526

Tucked away under the Perkins Road Underpass, the Kalurah Street Grill features some delicious menu items like Vegan Tagine (sweet potato, fried garbanzo beans, roasted cauliflower, and trail mix with Roti flatbread), Grilled Lamb Chops (Lebanese tabbouleh, mint and pea pesto, apricot lamb reduction, and grilled spring onions), and Applewood-Smoked Duck Breast (caramelized fennel, sauteed mushrooms, orange supremes, potato rosti and Steen’s can syrup plus orange gastrique).

Their Happy Hour menu features appetizers like Tuscan White Bean Hummus (tomato plus basil checca, tapenade, feta cheese and garlic oil with grilled pita bread), Filet Tip Crostini (mushroom duxelles, gorgonzola crust and pickled fresno peppers), and Smoked Shrimp Dip (potatoes and roasted corn with housemade focaccia bread).

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, James’ and his team have developed an online interactive Restaurant Guide, The Templeton List, designed to help anyone easily find trust-worthy, vetted healthy restaurants all across America. Read more about our 5 Star Rating System here!

You can read about James’ personal journey as a cancer survivor in his best-selling book, I Used To Have Cancer. For more information about The Templeton Wellness Foundation, visit https://templetonwellness.com/. There you’ll find inspiring stories of other cancer survivors along with video interviews with top experts from around the world in the integrative and functional medicine arena as they bring the latest leading-edge health and healing information to the holistic treatment and prevention of cancer.

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