Today we are going to be going on a deep dive into where to find healthy food and restaurants in Columbus. 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. Columbus 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 Columbus would be:
- Portia’s Café at 4428 Indianola Ave
- Gokul Café at 2685 Federated Blvd
- Woodhouse Vegan Cafe + Space at 851 N 4th St
- 4th & State at 152 E State St
- Eden Burger at 1437 N High St
- Lifestyle Café at 891 Oak St
Portia’s Café is open seven days a week and serves vegan, gluten-free, raw, and organic dishes like soups, salads, snacks, wraps, smoothies, gourmet teas, and coffee. The cuisine of Gokul Café is inherently vegetarian and can cater your next meeting, party, or event at your location or at the restaurant.
Woodhouse Vegan Cafe + Space offers vegan salads, sandwiches, beer, and beverages. Local vegan restaurant 4th & State delivers classic breakfast dishes, wraps, pizza, and other comfort foods. Eden Burger is a cheerful counter-service establishment that serves organic and well selected veggie cuisine and smoothies.
Columbus Healthy Restaurants
More healthy restaurants in your area are:
- Alchemy Kitchen at 1439 Grandview Ave
- True Food Kitchen at 4052 Worth Ave
- CoreLife Eatery at 1791 Olentangy River Rd
- CHOP5 Salad Kitchen at 2044 Polaris Pkwy
- Clean Eatz at 5063 N High St
Alchemy Brands is a wellness-themed food concept that includes fast casual cafés, prepared meals, and nutrition services in addition to catering. True Food Kitchen is a laid-back, eco-chic restaurant franchise that specializes in healthy fare including vegan options.
CoreLife Eatery’s menu caters to vegans, vegetarians, gluten-free eaters, keto, paleo, whole30, and other dietary restrictions with salads, grain bowls, bone broth bowls, warm rice bowls, soups, and protein-packed plates. Build-your-own salads, rice-and-bean bowls, and wraps at CHOP5 Salad Kitchen.
Salad Bars Near You
These local salad bars should have plenty of nutritious foods to choose from:
- Market 65 Local Eatery at 65 E State St
- Veranico Kitchen & Provisions at 401 N Front St
You should be able to find a wide variety of healthy salads in your area at any of the above. If you are after any particular salad check the links we gave and see if they are on their menu. Market 65 Local Eatery serves farm-to-table salads and wraps with build-your-own options in a vibrant and colorful environment.
Veranico Kitchen & Provisions is a daytime café that offers bespoke bowls, salads, sandwiches, fresh juices, and homemade soups. Another good place to try healthy salad is CHOP5 Salad Kitchen but you can also find them at many other places throughout this post.
These restaurants are known for their great soups:
- Zoup! at 1543 Lennox Town Ln
- The Brown Bag Delicatessen at 898 Mohawk St
There are so many varieties of healthy soups near you at the above restaurants that we would fill up this page if we tried to list them all. It is probably best if you follow those links to see if they have the healthy soups that you desire.
Zoup! is a counter-serve restaurant that offers a broad menu of soups, sandwiches, and salads. The Brown Bag Delicatessen is a quick stop for creative deli sandwiches, soups, and salads. Veranico Kitchen & Provisions is also known to serve some of the best soups in your area.
Health Food Stores & Markets
Pick out your own produce at these Columbus health food stores and markets:
- Bexley Natural Market at 508 Cassady Ave
- Whole Foods Market at 3670 W Dublin Granville Rd
- Raisin Rack Natural Food Market at 2545 W Schrock Rd
- HSU & CO. Natural Health Store at 6101 McNaughten Ctr
- Clintonville Natural Foods at 4398 Indianola Ave
Bexley Natural Market sells a wide range of organic items, bulk foods, organic herbs, spices, vitamins, and supplements. There are actually three Whole Foods Markets in your area and we don’t we need to tell you what they have to offer.
Organic goods, gluten-free foods, fresh fruits, vegetables, dairy, meats, beverages, water, bulk grains, nuts, seeds, herbs, supplements, vitamins, minerals, herbals, and personal-care products are available at Raisin Rack.
Smoothies & Juice Shops
There are plenty of smoothie and juice shops near you:
- Zest Juice Co at 912 N High St
- Rush Bowls at 262A W Lane Ave
- Tropical Smoothie Cafe at 4038 Morse Crossing
Those local juice and smoothie shops have so many options we can’t even begin to list them all. We suggest you check out their menu and see if they sell the right juices and smoothies that you are searching for, and you can also see if they sell healthy meals or snacks like acai bowls or granola.
Zest Juice offers a diverse selection of juices, smoothies, acai bowls, tonics, cleanses, and other raw foods. Rush Bowls’ bowls and smoothies are nutrient-dense containing up to five servings of fruits and vegetables and featuring fully customized boost options for more protein, energy, antioxidants, and more.
Tropical Smoothie Cafe is a contemporary health-conscious chain restaurant that specializes in personalized smoothies, sandwiches, and wraps.
Gluten Free Bakeries In Your Area
Enjoy some fresh baked goodness at these gluten free bakeries:
- Bake Me Happy at 106 E Moler St
- Pattycake Bakery at 3870 N High St
- Eban’s Bakehouse at 5760 Westbourne Ave
- Food For Good Thought at 4185 N High St
- Cherbourg Bakery at 547 S Drexel Ave, Bexley
Bake Me Happy is a cheerful bakery that serves a variety of gluten-free pastries including reimagined classics. Pattycake Bakery is a quaint bakery that specializes in handcrafted vegan and organic cookies, cakes, and other delicacies. Eban’s Bakehouse is a local gluten-free bakery specialized in bread, baked goods, and sweets created in small batches in a dedicated gluten-free commercial kitchen using only natural ingredients.
Food for Good Thought is a gluten-free bakery that provides muffins, cookies, and a variety of other treats. Cherbourg Bakery offers recognizable pastries that are gluten- and nut-free plus pour-over coffee in a cheerful ambiance.
You can also read our posts on:
- Paleo, Keto & Gluten Free Options in Cleveland
- Paleo, Keto & Gluten Free Options in Cincinnati
- Paleo, Keto & Gluten Free Options in Dayton
- Paleo, Keto & Gluten Free Options in Pittsburgh
Enjoy Eating Healthy In Columbus
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 near you 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 Columbus.