Today we are going to be going on a deep dive into where to find healthy food and restaurants in Dayton. 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. Dayton 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 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 Midwest region at that link if you are interested.
Vegan & Vegetarian Restaurants
Some of the best vegan and vegetarian restaurants in Dayton would be:
- Wheat Penny Oven & Bar at 515 Wayne Ave
- Café 1610 at 521 Wayne Ave
- Lucky’s Taproom & Eatery at 520 E Fifth St
- Butter Cafe at 1106 Brown St
Lucky’s is a bar and restaurant that serves full vegan cuisine in your area but also serves traditional dishes and vegetarian options. There are daily house specials, house soups, unique homemade treats and they are pleased to offer the largest selection of craft beers on tap with twenty outstanding options.
Butter Cafe offers fresh, organic food, relaxed breakfast, and lunch near the University of Dayton. Many of their dishes are vegan or gluten-free specializing in classic comfort food with a modern twist and their bakery box is always stocked with classic, keto, and gluten-free treats.
Dayton Healthy Restaurants
More healthy restaurants in your area are:
Table 33 is an organic scratch kitchen that offers classics with a twist bringing a fresh perspective to food and community. Everything about them from their locally made items and one-of-a-kind menu to their pleasant ambiance is geared toward supporting and sustaining the city.
Salad Bars Near You
These local salad bars should have plenty of nutritious foods to choose from:
- Brixx Ice Co at 500 E 1st St
- Piada Italian at St Food 1047 Miamisburg Centerville Rd
- Dewberry 1850 at 1414 S Patterson Blvd
- Coco’s Bistro at 250 Warren St
- Old Scratch Pizza at 812 S Patterson Blvd
There are so many varieties of healthy salads 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 salads that you desire.
Brixx Ice sells a wide range of soups in addition to great salad offerings. Cucumber salad, dressings, and sweet corn are some of the more popular salads at Piada Italian. The roasted cauliflower, Caesar, and Israeli are some of the best salads in your area available at Dewberry 1850.
Caesar, beet, bourbon street, chop, honey balsamic, and ahi tuna are some of the more popular items available at Coco’s Bistro. House and applewood-bacon ranch are excellent options at Old Scratch Pizza locations. Linh’s Bistro from our next list is another great option.
These restaurants are known for their great soups:
We suggest you take those links if you are searching for any particular type of soup in Dayton. Hot and sour, wonton, beef, chicken, and thin sliced pig, sate chicken, sate shrimp and pork, noodle, and shrimp soups are all available at Linh’s Bistro who is also adept at offering many salad variations. Jimmie’s Staircase 11 offers New Orleans style gumbo, cornerstone chili, and quarts of homemade soups.
Pickle, chili, and soups of the day are some of the most ordered items at Blind Bob’s. Lucky’s Taproom & Eatery also has lots of great local soups.
Health Food Stores & Markets
Pick out your own produce at these Dayton health food stores and markets:
- Fresh Thyme Farmers Market at Sugarcreek Twp
- Trader Joe’s at 328 E Stroop Rd, Kettering
- Whole Foods Market at 1050 Miamisburg Centerville Rd
Smoothies & Juice Shops
There are plenty of smoothie and juice shops near you:
- Blossom Juicy Bar at 2801 S Dixie Dr Dayton
- Glo Juice Bar Café at 120 Brown St
- Smoothie King at 2321 Miamisburg Centerville Rd
With so many options for local healthy juices and smoothies it is probably best if you follow those links to see if they have the healthy drinks, bowls, salads, and snacks you are after. Blossom Juicy Bar excels at making juices such as huge water melon juice, mango queen, and peach queen.
Smoothie King offers coffee high protein almond mocha, gladiator chocolate, gladiator strawberry, high intensity exercise chocolate cinnamon, keto champ pumpkin, original high protein banana, and Greek yogurt smoothies.
Gluten Free Bakeries In Your Area
Enjoy some fresh baked goodness at these gluten free bakeries:
- Ashley’s Pastry Shop at 21 Park Ave
- Purely Sweet Bakery at 3375 Dayton Xenia Rd
- Coffee Hub at 3375 Dayton Xenia Rd
Ashley’s Pastry Shop specializes in gluten-free breads, cinnamon buns, cookies, and a gluten-free personalized menu. Gluten free dessert cakes, cupcakes, wedding cakes, cookies, brownies, slab pie bars, vegan biscotti, sweet breads, cinnamon rolls, coffee cakes, and donuts are available at Purely Sweet Bakery.
Gluten-free baked items and gluten-free breakfast are some of the specialties at Coffee Hub Beavercreek. Table 33 also has gluten free carrot cake with homemade buttercream frosting and pecans available.
You can also read our posts on:
- Cincinnati Healthy Places To Eat
- Columbus Healthy Places To Eat
- Indianapolis Healthy Places To Eat
- Louisville Healthy Places To Eat
Enjoy Eating Healthy In Dayton
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 Dayton.