When you’re looking to dine out but still meet your health goals, it can be tricky to find the right spot. That’s why we decided to round up the best healthy restaurant in every state. Our parameters for picking healthy spots meant looking at how fresh the ingredients in the dishes are, how many options they offered for a variety of diets—vegetarian, Mediterranean, low-carb, even keto—and of course, how diners rated the taste. We’re steering clear of smoothie shops and focusing on cozy spots you can tuck into for a light meal of lean meats, veggies, whole grains, and more.
With that in mind, we scoured reviews, talked to locals, and looked back on our travels around the country to put together a definitive list of our favorite healthy restaurants in the United States.
Please note: All of the included restaurants are open as of publication, or offering takeout. However, with regulations changing almost daily (at least it seems like it), please call or check the restaurant’s website or social media before running out the door.
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