The 10 Best Healthy Hotspots in Atlanta

A delicious superfood bowl from a yummy, healthy restaurant.

It’s no secret – healthy food is on the rise! And frankly, we’re all about it.

Healthy food keeps us moving, gives us energy, and even prevents illness.

But, when it comes to making healthy choices at restaurants, it seems like we have to sacrifice health for flavor.

We don’t think you should have to do that, though, which is why we’ve rounded up the 10 best healthy hotspots in Atlanta that you have to try.

Healthy Hotspot Number 1 –  Salata

Originally from Houston, Salata now has locations all across the country, including three in metro Atlanta.

Salata serves up salads from a salad bar with over 50 fresh toppings and a dozen dressings for you to choose from. But if salads aren’t your thing, they’ve also got wraps and soups on their menu.

Healthy Hotspot Number 2 – Chopt Creative Salad Co.

Another salad focused restaurant, Chopt Creative Salad Co. believes that your salad doesn’t need to be a side dish; it should be the main dish.

Choose from pre-designed salads with fresh ingredients or build your own at this yummy healthy restaurant.

If you’re looking for more of a bowl, they also have those (called warm salads) on their menu, too.

Healthy Hotspot Number 3 – Muchacho

Located in Cabbagetown, Muchacho serves up traditional and breakfast tacos, avo toast, and delicious coffees and teas.

Their aesthetic gives a nod to 70’s era Venice Beach, California, and their menu totally matches.

This restaurant has plenty of vegetarian and vegan options for you to choose from, too.

Healthy Hotspot Number 4 – Recess

Located in Krog Street Market, Recess is a vegetable-centric, casual healthy restaurant.

Their whole deal is to serve up healthy, delicious food that makes you feel good and won’t slow you down.

Choose from yummy salads, bowls, sandwiches, and plenty of vegetarian sides!

Healthy Hotspot Number 5 – True Food Kitchen

The owners and chefs at True Food Kitchen firmly believe that you don’t have to sacrifice flavor for healthier options, and their dishes prove it.

True Food Kitchen is one of the only restaurants fundamentally based on food science to make sure you can eat deliciously and healthfully.

Their entire menu is centered around the anti-inflammatory food pyramid. And every ingredient is selected and hand-crafted into a tasty dish.

Plus, they source all of their ingredients with integrity, choosing only farmers who believe in the same things they do.

Healthy Hotspot Number 6 – {SAMA} Food For Balance

A unique and still yummy option is {SAMA} Food for Balance. Sama, which means balance in Sanskrit, seeks to help its eaters find balance between mind, soul, and body.

And to do that, they use Ayurvedic principles and a seasonal menu.

With their menu full of smoothies, bowls, juices, and more, you can choose a great, healthy option without feeling guilty later!

Plus, all of their menu items are 100% gluten free and organic!

Healthy Hotspot Number 7 – Farm Burger

Who says healthy restaurants are only plant based? Not Farm Burger, that’s for sure.

Farm Burger has a menu full of, you guessed it, burgers made from grass fed beef and ranchers who pride themselves in how well they raise their livestock.

And those ranchers never use growth hormones or antibiotics, so you don’t have to feel even slightly guilty for indulging in a delicious burger.

Plus, Farm Burger’s other ingredients are sourced locally, and their menu changes seasonally so you know you’re always getting fresh veggies.

Healthy Hotspot Number 8 – Cafe Sunflower

If meat as the main star of your dish isn’t your thing, look at Cafe Sunflower.

Boasting an entirely plant-based menu, Cafe Sunflower believes that you deserve more than just salads or sides as a vegetarian or a vegan.

This award winning kitchen has spent the last 25 years perfecting their menu and mastering the art of plant-based cooking.

If you’re a proud vegan or if you’re just looking for a healthy, light dish, you’re sure to find something amazing on their menu.

Healthy Hotspot Number 9 – Kale Me Crazy 

Known as a superfood cafe, Kale Me Crazy has multiple locations throughout metro Atlanta, so there’s sure to be one close to you.

Whether you’re wanting a smoothie, cold-pressed juice, a salad, or a wrap, you can get it all here in a sleek, upscale environment.

Kale Me Crazy’s mission is to support your healthy lifestyle by offering raw, fresh, and organic foods. They believe in the power of fresh, healthy food and what it can do for your body!

Healthy Hotspot Number 10 – Upbeet

A Zagat-rated restaurant, Upbeet is one of Atlanta’s best healthy dining spots.

Created in 2017, their mission is to bring you clean, healthful food if you don’t want to sacrifice nutrition for convenience.

Although they have a veggie-forward menu, they have plenty of animal proteins including chicken, beef, and fish options. All of their animal proteins are sourced from farms that responsibly raise their livestock.

And all of their ingredients are certified organic, non-GMO, and free of antibiotics, growth hormones, synthetic pesticides, and petroleum-based fertilizers.

If you’re craving clean, convenient food o
ptions, you’re definitely going to need to stop into Upbeet for a meal.

Whether you’re looking for a veggie-forward menu to suit your vegetarian or vegan lifestyle, or you’re looking for an ethically sourced burger, Atlanta has plenty of healthy restaurants for you to choose from.

What’s your favorite from this list? Or did we miss your favorite healthy hotspot in Atlanta? Let us know in the comments below!


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