Healthy Restaurants That’ll help You Stick to Your New Year’s Resolutions
It’s the first week of January, and we could all use a health reset after the holidays. If you’ve indulged in cocktails, cookies and pie over the last few months, don’t fret! We’ve rounded up seven of our favorite health food spots to get you feeling good again. These Newport Beach restaurants serve everything from plant-based dishes to cold-pressed juices and smoothies. There’s no better way to shed the holiday pounds and reset your mind and body!
This all-organic, gluten-free restaurant serves plant-based food and juices that’ll have you feeling like a million bucks. Stop in for breakfast and enjoy tasty bites like the Smashed Avocado Toast, Breakfast Bowl or Overnight Protein Oats, or pick up one of their hearty bowls or salads for lunch! Vibe Organic Kitchen & Juice also offers a selection of juices and smoothies packed with organic fruits and veggies.
Located at Fashion Island, True Food Kitchen is the ideal spot for a health-conscious lunch or casual, sit-down dinner. The menu is packed with healthy dishes (think gluten-free and vegan) like the Spicy Panang Curry, Pan Seared Sea Bass, Tuscan Kale Salad and more. Everything at True Food is sustainably sourced, and the menu rotates based on the seasons.
This contemporary spot in Newport Beach is all things chic and healthy. Here, you can enjoy a variety of plant-based options, including everything from sandwiches and salads to wraps and bowls. Cafe Gratitude even offers 3-day and 6-day meal plans for those who want prepped, plant-based meals delivered right to their door!
Fuel your day with a light lunch from Newport Beach’s Flower Child! This local eatery’s made-from-scratch menu caters to all lifestyles, including vegetarian, vegan, meat-eating, gluten-free, keto and paleo. At Flower Child, you can indulge in all your favorite dishes like mac and cheese and steak without the guilt!
For those looking for that extra boost of fruits and veggies, add a visit to Thrive Juice Lab to your daily routine! This all-organic wellness cafe is a one-stop shop for cold-pressed juices, bowls, smoothies, salads, soups and more. Thrive also offers wellness shots along with their signature cleanse for full-body rejuvenation and metabolism support.
When it comes to Mexican food, the choices aren’t always health-conscious. However, Gracias Madre offers a selection of Mexican eats you can feel good about! With a selection of plant-based proteins and gluten-free options like their Burrito Bowl, Fajitas and Pozole, you’re sure to find something to snack on without feeling guilty. Say goodbye to deep-fried this and refried that—this trendy Mexican restaurant is sure to help you stick to your New Year’s resolutions.
Fuel your day with a pitstop at Jan’s Health Bar! This fast-casual health food restaurant in Corona del Mar offers a variety of delicious smoothies, fresh juices, salads, sandwiches, wraps, bowls and more. We love the P.B. and Kale smoothie made with kale, peanut butter, strawberry, blueberry, banana and 100% fresh apple juice! For those in search of a savory bite, you can’t go wrong with Jan’s Fresco Wrap, Tsunami Bowl or Classic Tuna Salad Sandwich.
Written by: Kaylin Waizinger