You’ll Love These Healthy, Organic Restaurant Chains

Restaurant chains are a dime a dozen, but trustworthy, healthy chains you’d bet your life on? Not so much. But that is changing as demand for healthy, organic food increases.

The Templeton Team has scouted out the healthiest restaurants across America, and a few names keep popping up from city to city. As the say, the cream rises to the top.

Based on our strict standards of ingredient, preparation, and environmental guidelines, these are our Top 3 restaurant chain selections:

True Food Kitchen

Dr. Weil, renowned integrative physician, opened his first True Food Kitchen restaurant with restaurateur Sam Fox in Phoenix, Arizona, on October 27, 2008. Under the motto “Great-tasting, globally inspired cuisine that nourishes body, mind and spirit,” word soon spread and now there are over 25 restaurants in 17 states… and that number continues to grow.

All True Food Kitchen locations feature dishes that closely adhere to the principles of Dr. Weil’s popular anti-inflammatory diet. And all True Food Kitchen locations use local, organic sources whenever possible. For example, the Phoenix location receives most of its produce from McClendon Farms, a 25-acre, USDA-certified organic produce farm in Peoria, Arizona.

Check out a location near you by using the online, user-friendly Templeton List.

Flower Child

With restaurant locations in 25 cities and 10 states (plus Washington, DC), the Flower Child is on a mission to deliver consistently healthy food made from fresh ingredients grown close to home. They offer sugar-free, dairy-free and gluten-free menu options for those whose might be vegetarian, vegan, paleo, or just plain hungry.

Menus differ slightly from city to city, so check your location on The Templeton List for details.

Vitality Bowls

This Superfood Café boasts locations in 19 states (including 36 restaurants in California alone). It’s no mystery why Vitality Bowls is fast making a name for themselves all across the country. The owners started the restaurant after their daughter suffered from severe food allergies. Using fresh, nutritionally powerful ingredients, and absolutely no preservatives, they create menu selections that the average person may not have heard of.

In addition, Vitality Bowls is committed to recycling and composting when available in each of our stores. They only source meats from farmers with humane practices, and they use organic products whenever possible. In addition, they partnership with nonprofits like the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford and FAACT (Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Connection Team).

We look forward to discovering the many restaurants across America who continue to hear and respond to the cry for healthy, organic menu options. We must support them if we want to continue to have trustworthy options. And we believe you do!

Check The Templeton List for vetted restaurants near you.

About The Templeton Restaurant Guide

Created by James Templeton, a 30+ year Stage 4 Melanoma cancer survivor, the Templeton List and restaurant guide 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’ interactive Restaurant Guide, The Templeton List, has been developed 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 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.