When it comes to food, “health-conscious” can mean anything from a meatless menu to organic ingredients to minimal waste. With that in mind, these are the top healthy restaurants Nashville.
Nashville’s pioneering plant-based restaurant is constantly reimagining its vegan offerings and recently became kosher-certified.
Three Calypso locations—in West End, East Nashville and 100 Oaks—keep Nashvillians full of low-fat, gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan fare. The menu’s full nutritional information, available here, is especially handy.
This vegan cafe offers well-priced starters, salads, sandwiches, hot and raw entrees, juices, smoothies and more.
Dozen Bakery & Cafe
This bakery/cafe prioritizes fresh ingredients from local vendors and farmers, resulting in exceptional brunch and lunch items.
EiO & The Hive
In addition to an entirely organic menu, 95% of EiO’s waste is composted. Brunch here (available only on weekends) is especially tasty.
Franklin Juice Company
For a guilt-free sweet treat, Franklin Juice Company’s açai bowls are a must—these heaping dishes of frozen berry sorbet can be customized with organic toppings like granola, fruit and raw local honey.
East Nashville got its own vegan eatery in 2016, and it continues to thrive with popular dishes like the roasted veggie burrito and seitan steak and potatoes.
The Bongo Java family’s vegetarian spot is great for bites whether it’s morning (breakfast tacos), noon (superfood wrap) or night (Nashville hot tofu).
This Sylvan Park gem is committed to sustainable practices, sourcing ingredients from its own gardens—including one on its roof.
At this vegetarian cafe, expect vegan and gluten-free options, daily specials and a down-home feel.
True Food Kitchen
This healthy chain—set to open this fall in Green Hills—incorporates fresh, seasonal ingredients into its salads, sandwiches, entrees, juices and more.
Grab-and-go from the rotating hot and salad bars at both Turnip Truck locations—paleo, low-carb, gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian items included.
The Wild Cow
This East Nashville institution is small but mighty healthy. The sprawling menu is packed with delicious vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free dishes.