Winston-Salem’s Top 5 Healthy Organic Restaurants

Voted #56 in best places to live and #57 in best places to retire (U.S. News and World Report), Winston-Salem exudes Southern charm and has a wide variety of restaurants – everything from traditional barbeque to Greek cuisine.

Our team has vetted the many available options -- here are our top 5 recommended healthy restaurants located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina:

Willow's Bistro

South Liberty Street
Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27101

This chef-inspired, farm to table bistro and bar works with local farms and produce companies to source the freshest locally grown and organic products available. Open for brunch, lunch, and dinner, sample menu items include both Classic Eggs Benedict and Oscar Benedict (Canadian bacon, lump crab); and even Fried Green Tomato & Pimento Cheese Benedict. Salads such as Chicken & Pear, Ahi Tuna & Pineapple, Grilled Romaine, and Grilled Salmon & Goat Cheese Truffles are available, too.

Dinner entrees include Grilled Ahi Tuna, Joyce Farms Country Fried Chicken, Salmon & Grits, Duck 2 Ways Sauteed Breast & Pulled Confit Leg; and more.

Village Juice & Kitchen

205-O S. Stratford Road
Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27103

Cold-pressed juices and nut milks, immunity shots, smoothie bowls, and coffee are some of the favorites served at this restaurant. Also available are salads, toasts, and both grain and broth bowls that can be customized to fit your dietary needs.

Try the Carpe Diem, a Breakfast Savory Bowl (2 over-easy eggs, warm quinoa, black beans, avocado, mango salsa, sriracha, corn, green onion, cilantro); Kale & Squash Salad (kale, squash, avocado, pumpkin seeds, parmesan crisp, with maple basil dressing); or the Herb & Pumpkin Seed Salad (arugula, kale, avocado, fresh herb blend, cucumber, tomato, royal curtido, pumpkin seed, parmesan)


134 North Spruce Street
Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27101

This plant-based restaurant located in downtown Winston-Salem serves up dishes such as Broccolini Mac'N Cheese (cheese cream sauce, roasted broccolini, chili oil, herb sunflower breadcrumbs); Chik'N Parmesan (crispy breaded chik'n cutlet, mozzarella & marinara, served with bucatini pasta; Lentil Tempeh Bolognese (meaty lentil tempeh tomato sauce with Virginia wheat campanelle pasta, basil & fonduta cheese) and Calabrian Chili Spaghetti (hot Italian sausage, braised kale, pepper relish, garlic chili oil tomato sauce, herb fonduta cheese).

Mozelle’s Fresh Southern Bistro

878 West 4th Street
Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27101

Open Tuesday - Sunday from 11:00 am - 9:00 pm local time, Mozelle’s entrees include southern delights such as Shrimp and Grits (wild-caught American shrimp, serrano ham, sweet peppers, sherry cream sauce, cheese grits); Tomato Pie (tomatoes, sharp cheddar, parmigiano-reggiano, basil, hand-rolled crust and creamy succotash). You’ll also find menu items like their Daily Catch (Israeli couscous, ratatouille and tzatziki) and Cold Thai Noodle Salad (cabbage, carrots, bell peppers, radish, basil, cilantro, edamame, peanuts, sesame seeds and tamarind dressing).

First Watch

1602 South Stratford Road
Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27103

Open daily 7am to 2:30pm local time, First Watch serves, breakfast, brunch, and lunch. Menu items include Watermelon Wakeup (watermelon, pineapple, lime and mint); Tri-Athlete (egg white omelet with house-roasted Crimini mushrooms, onions, tomatoes and green chiles, served with housemade pico de gallo, dry whole grain artisan toasts, all-natural preserves and fresh fruit); and Smoked Salmon & Roasted Vegetable Frittata (classic frittata with Wild Alaska Smoked Sockeye Salmon, house-roasted shallots and tomatoes topped with Parmesan cheese, a chive cream drizzle and fresh herbs, served with ciabatta toast and lemon-dressed organic mixed greens).

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

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