All The Healthiest Restaurants in Boston Right Now

All The Healthiest Restaurants in Boston Right Now

No matter what you’re in the mood to eat, Boston has you covered. And because we’re such a health-conscious city, you can count on these restaurants to bring you the highest quality ingredients, most likely sourced locally.

Don’t worry, “healthy” doesn’t mean a compromise on taste or flavor — in fact, these foodie locations pride themselves on having an array of flavors for every palate. So grab your friends who are vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, have any other dietary restriction, or the ones who just love all foods because The Hub is ready to feed everyone. Here are the best healthy restaurants in Boston.

  • by CHLOE.

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    Get ready for a burst of flavor. This plant-based joint knows how to strike the perfect balance of healthy and incredibly delicious. Their goal is to redefine what it means to eat well, and they’re nailing it. All their food is vegan, made with ingredients that are sourced mindfully, and packaged using eco-friendly materials. And with menu items like Quinoa Tacos, The Guac Burger, and Avocado Pesto Pasta, you can’t make a bad choice. Check out their locations in Back Bay, Fenway or the Seaport. Your taste buds will thank you.

  • Toro

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    In the mood for Spanish-style tapas? Look no further than Toro. Their mouth-watering small plates are meant to be shared and feature locally-sourced and sustainable ingredients, lots of flavor, and a variety of food groups. Choose a few of your favorite Barcelona-inspired tapas with traditional Spanish spices and get to sharing. Fitt Tip: arrive early or grab a drink at the bar while you wait — this South End restaurant is quite the hit.

  • B.GOOD

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    If you’re looking for a healthy restaurant with a solid menu selection, look no further than B.GOOD. For starters, it emphasizes locally-sourced foods and is totally transparent about exactly where your meal came from. Then there’s the endless selection of both food and locations (there are eight B.GOODs in Boston). And they’ve got kale & grain bowls, seasonal salads, burgers, sandwiches, and sides — take your pick. The best part? B.GOOD has options for everyone in your party — the vegan, the vegetarian, the gluten-free, and the meat-lover.

  • Sweetgreen

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    With 13 locations in the Boston area, you can count on Sweetgreen to be there to provide you with a healthy meal no matter where you are in the city. They’ve successfully transformed a regular salad into something magical. And because their menu is seasonal, they’re always coming up with a new salad creation to feature. But you definitely can’t go wrong if you choose one of your classic faves, or build your own — the choice is yours. No matter what you order, you can bet that the ingredients are sourced from local farmers. After all, supporting the community and making an impact through food is a core part of Sweetgreen’s values.

  • Jugos

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    Bostonians just can’t get enough Jugos, so it’s a good thing they opened a second location in South End (the first is in Back Bay). Jugos is a bigger space—if you’ve seen the original location you know what we’re talking about—complete with a seating area and a full menu of jugos (juices), acai bowls, pitaya bowls, oat bowls, hummus plates, toast, and the list continues. You’ll taste the buenas vibes no matter what you order.

  • Dig Inn

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    This Boston hot spot has quickly become one of the city’s favorite go-tos for good-for-you eats. With three locations in the area (Back Bay, Prudential, and Downtown Crossing), a healthy meal is never far away. And Dig Inn mindfully sources their ingredients from local farmers, so you always know you’re eating the best. Choose from a menu specifically crafted to blend flavors and spices perfectly, or make your own bowl. You can’t go wrong with the Charred Chicken with lemon and fennel and mustard seeds.

  • honeygrow

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    If you’re looking for some plant-based eats that are as healthy as they are tasty, stop into either of honeygrow’s Boston digs in Fenway, Back Bay, and Seaport. Their menu features seasonal picks made from the highest quality ingredients. Choose from mouth-watering stir-frys, salads, or make your own. And don’t forget to stop by the honeybar for a little something that will satisfy your sweet tooth!

  • Bon Me

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    Asian cuisine takes a healthy twist at Bon Me. What started out as seven colorful food trucks has now expanded to include seven restaurants and two food carts all around the city. Choose from rice bowls, noodle salads, soups, and numerous seasonal specials. We recommend the Chicken Udon Noodle Soup featuring spice-rubbed chicken and flash-roasted baby kale and cabbage. It’s on their main menu, so you know you’ll be able to get this savory chicken dish any time of the year.

  • Freshii

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    Need a quick lunch option but don’t want to feel guilty about what you choose? Freshii has you covered. Set up in Downtown Crossing, FiDi, Brookline, and Lowell, this restaurant has all the salads, bowls, burritos, soups, and wraps you could ever want. Need something a little sweet? Try the low fat probiotic frozen yogurt. Need breakfast? Try a smoothie bowl, breakfast burrito, or energy bites. No matter what you order, you can be sure you’ll get a full serving of veggies in.


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    This place is more than just smoothies and juice. PRESSED is bringing you acai bowls, all sorts of toasts (with avocado, hummus, or almond butter), salads, and grains at its locations in Beacon Hill, South End, and in The Whole Foods in Sudbury. You really can’t go wrong here. But if you’re not in the mood for a meal, grab one of their superfood shakes (they’re known for them!). They’ve got a shake for every mood—Calm, Charge, Immunity, Focus, Purify—so no matter how you’re feeling, Pressed has exactly what you need.

  • Clover Food Lab

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    The name says it all. This Boston food lab is bringing customers new food to test out every day that’s plant-based, kosher, and so damn good. When you eat at Clover Food Lab you become part of the entrepreneurial team setting out to make the world a better place through increased consumption of veggies (and reduced consumption of meat). Swing by any of their 12 locations—and if you’re feeling creative—join their food development meetings. They’re open to the public, so come ready to share your ideas!

  • The Elephant Walk

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    The Elephant Walk opened its doors in 1991, so at this point, it’s pretty clear that they’re here to stay — and there’s no mystery as to why. This South End staple is serving a unique blend of Cambodian-French food that’s to die for. The head chef strives to maintain a healthy, nutritious, and innovative menu with offerings ranging from Cambodian classics to in-house inventions. Feel free to invite all your friends to join because they’ve got vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options for your eating pleasure.

  • True Bistro

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    Taking plant-based meals to a whole new level is what True Bistro in Somerville does best. Inspired by cuisines from all around the world, their dinner menu starts off with exotic salads featuring French lentils, maple-pepper pecans, and fresh fruit — further enticing you with some super-satisfying small plates, perfect for when you just need a little something. Feeling a bit hungrier? Check out their large plates. They’re designed to share, but no one is judging if you don’t. In fact, we don’t blame you if you want to keep the deliciousness all to yourself. Our favorite? The house-made spaghetti.

  • EVOO Restaurant

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    This Cambridge restaurant has quickly become a favorite and it’s easy to see why. With a menu featuring organic, local ingredients that changes daily, you’re guaranteed to always find something that will hit the spot. Plus, you can eat well knowing your food came just a short distance from sustainable farms in MA (some seafood comes from Florida). If you happen to be in the neighborhood around dinner time, we suggest ordering their Sous Vide Chicken Breast that comes with roasted sweet potatoes, braised greens, chipotle salsa verde, garlicky chicken jus, and chicken skin crunch (yum!).

  • Oat Shop

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    That’s right, this is a whole cafe dedicated to serving—you guessed it—oatmeal. No, it’s not too good to be true. Check out this Somerville eatery for all the oatmeal you could possibly imagine. There are sweet bowls, savory bowls, and custom options, too. Add on an egg or tofu scramble for a little extra protein. You can also top off any bowl with an array of fruits, nuts, and seeds.

  • Life Alive

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    Get ready to nurture your body and soul when you visit Life Alive in Cambridge and Brookline. This community-centered restaurant serves only the best organic food that will leave you with renewed energy. Every item on their menu of smoothies, tasty juices, warm grain bowls, salad bowls, grilled wraps, snacks, lattes, and much more is carefully crafted to bring you a healthy and soulful experience.

  • Grasshopper Restaurant

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    You won’t regret the trip to Allston to check out Grasshopper. Known for its modern take on classic Chinese dishes, the options here are endless. And with tons of different spring rolls, Japanese soups, noodle dishes, tofu, and seitan menu items all packing tons the flavor, this place truly is a vegetarian paradise. But don’t worry if everyone in your party isn’t on the veg-only train, Grasshopper has the perfect dish to fit anyone’s taste.

  • Terramia Ristorante

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    Didn’t think Italian food could be healthy? Well, think again. At Terramia, they’re changing the rules. Tucked away on a side street in the famous North End, this gem serves all your classic favorite Italian meals, as well as healthier versions that are packed with veggies and homemade pastas that feature unconventional preparation styles (their ravioli is served open-faced). And they even offer a completely gluten-free menu and vegan menu! If you have no dietary restrictions, we recommend the Pollo Marsala.

  • The Chubby Chickpea

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    Bringing the best of Middle Eastern cuisine to Boston is The Chubby Chickpea food truck. Fusing together traditional recipes with fresh, local ingredients and contemporary styles, we guarantee you’ll love your meal every time. You can always expect falafel, chicken shawarma, chicken schnitzel, and fried eggplant to be on the menu, along with a rotating line of sauces that will keep you coming back for more. Want to know where to find the truck? Check the website to see where it is each day of the week.

  • Vee Vee

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    This Jamaica Plain joint was started by a husband-and-wife duo in 2008, and has since held on to its reputation of being a traditional American restaurant with a healthy spin. Vee Vee prides itself on cooking with local ingredients that are in season and uses sustainable practices. They also serve vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free entrées to make sure there’s a little something from everyone. Fitt Tip: be sure to check out their craft beers and artisan wines — they won’t disappoint!


    **Updated by Faith Brar, October 2018