Today we are going to be going on a deep dive into where to find healthy food and restaurants in Columbia. We will try to cover all of the best places to get nutritious food in your area so that you can feel as good as possible after your meal.
Kicking things off will be the best local vegan and vegetarian restaurants. Mom always told you to eat your vegetables, well you certainly will be able to at these great venues.
Then we will get into some other healthy restaurants near you, plus discuss good salad bars and restaurants with good soups. Columbia health food stores and markets will follow them up, buying nutritious foods and cooking meals yourself is a great way to know just how good your diet really is.
Smoothies and juice shops will come next, and we will get you out of here with a few gluten free bakeries that should also have plenty of low sugar sweets and treats. Stick around for our local healthy foods map at the end that will have all the places we mention throughout the post pinned on it.
Plus you are welcome to read our other posts on the region at that link if you are interested.
Vegan & Vegetarian Restaurants
Some of the best vegan and vegetarian restaurants in Columbia would be:
- A Peace of Soul at 2338 Main St
- Good Life Café at 1614 Main St
- Rawtopian Bliss at 8502 Two Notch Rd #123 I
- The Reizod Vegan Experience at 9300 Two Notch
A Peace of Soul is a 100 percent plant-based vegan, vegetarian, and meat-eater-friendly restaurant. The Food Network rated them as one of the top 20 local vegan eateries in the country.
The Good Life Café is a one-of-a-kind restaurant that serves raw vegan meals, fresh juices, and smoothies in your area. There are plenty of gluten-free options and no dairy products on the menu.
Rawtopian Bliss is a gourmet raw vegan deli near you that offers information on natural alternatives to today’s stressful lifestyle, demonstrations, classes, workshops, wellness retreats, natural products, and services. Of course the food is good too or they wouldn’t be on this page.
Columbia Healthy Restaurants
More healthy restaurants in your area are:
Salad Bars Near You
These local salad bars should have plenty of nutritious foods to choose from:
- Terra at 100 State St
- Di Prato’s at 342 Pickens St
- The Gourmet Shop at 724 Saluda Ave
- Café Strudel at 300 State St
Hand-cut chops, steaks, and salads with handpicked ingredients, fresh herbs, and ethically sourced seafood from regional fishermen are all available at Terra. Greek, Asian garden, marinated grilled chicken breast, Di Prato’s Signature, sampler, cobb, and fresh garden salads are served at Di Prato’s.
Seasonal green and spinach salads are available at the Gourmet Shop. Café Strudel serves a variety of healthy salads at their bar.
These restaurants are known for their great soups:
No Name Deli serves a large variety of soups. China Wok 2 is a good place to try out healthy Chinese soups in your area. Wonton egg drop soup, chicken noodle soup, and hot and sour soup are some of their most popular items.
Health Food Stores & Markets
Pick out your own produce at these Columbia health food stores and markets:
- Vitamin Shoppe at 195 Harbison Blvd
- Garners Natural life at 4840 Forest Dr #15A
- Earth Fare at 3312-B Devine St
- Rosewood Market at 2803 Rosewood Dr
- Whole Foods Markets at 702 Cross Hill Rd # 300
Smoothies & Juice Shops
There are plenty of smoothie and juice shops near you:
- Tropical Smoothie Cafe at 650 Lincoln St
- The Corner Blend at 601 Main St #123 B
- Tasty as Fit at 3001 Millwood Ave
Tropical Smoothie Cafe provides robust and tasty smoothies with a healthy appeal all made-to-order with quality ingredients.
Blended smoothies are available at Tasty as Fit’s bar.
Gluten Free Bakeries In Your Area
Enjoy some fresh baked goodness at these gluten free bakeries:
Allyan Deloise is a bakery that uses only the freshest ingredients creating cakes for birthdays, weddings, graduations, parties, and school treats. Cakes by Jan serves gluten-free, dairy-free, and diabetic cakes, cupcakes, and cookies.
You can also read our posts on:
- Charleston Soup & Salad Bars
- Raleigh Soup & Salad Bars
- Jacksonville Soup & Salad Bars
- Atlanta Soup & Salad Bars
Enjoy Eating Healthy In Columbia
We wish we had more to share but for now that is all we’ve got. After reading about all of those local vegan and vegetarian restaurants, other healthy restaurants, salad bars, places to get great soup, health food stores and markets, smoothies and juice shops, and gluten free bakeries in your area it shouldn’t be hard for you to grab a delicious and nutritious meal in the near future.
While we try our best to keep these posts updated it isn’t easy, if you noticed anything incorrect on this page please let us know in the comments. Hopefully you enjoy eating healthy food at restaurants in Columbia.