Today we are going to be going on a deep dive into where to find healthy food and restaurants in Portland, Maine. 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. Portland 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 Northeast right here if you are interested.
Vegan & Vegetarian Restaurants
Some of the best vegan and vegetarian restaurants in Portland would be:
- Green Elephant at 608 Congress St
- Copper Branch at 5 Canal Plaza
- Harbor Bistro at 468 Fore St
- Alto Terrace Bar at 25 Hancock St
Green Elephant Vegetarian Restaurant is a meat-free Asian vegetarian bistro in your area that combines foods and flavors from Malaysia, Japan, China, India, and Thailand. The restaurant has a fantastic wine list with vegan and organic options, Portland beers, hand-mixed home-grown teas, locally roasted coffee, delicious Maine sodas, and a fantastic beer list.
Plant-based and vegan healthful cuisine are the focus of Copper Branch who uses high-quality foods and avoids GMO’s and frying plus they have a healthy catering service available.
Harbor Bistro serves a healthy menu that includes fruits and yogurt, avocado toast, smoked lox and bagels, oats, and omelettes.
Expect to find some nice vegan menu items at Alto Terrace Bar.
Portland Healthy Restaurants
More healthy restaurants in your area are:
- LB Kitchen at 249 Congress St
- The Sinful Kitchen at 906 Brighton Ave
- Daily Greens at 28 Monument Sq 2nd fl
LB Kitchen is a cheerful counter-service restaurant that focuses on nutritious breakfast, lunch, and Sunday brunch. The Sinful Kitchen is a quaint nook filled with local art that serves made-to-order breakfast munchies, gluten-free options, and Filipino food.
Daily Greens serves exquisite salads, seasonal specials, and dressings that are all gluten-free and made from scratch.
Salad Bars Near You
These local salad bars should have plenty of nutritious foods to choose from:
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.
The menu at Street and Co includes salads like arugula, Caesar, head lettuce, and cantaloupe.
Green goddess salad and charred snap pea salad are available at Duckfat who is also known to sell some of the best soups near you.
Burrata caprese salad, pickled beet salad, salad fresh Maine lobster flesh, classic Caesar, gorgeous greens, and demi salads are excellent options at at David’s.
Navis Café also serves really good salads.
These restaurants are known for their great soups:
There are so many varieties of healthy soups 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.
Homemade, plain, and chowder soups are available at Navis Café and they even have many salads available.
Shrimp and mushroom tom yum, tom kha, wonton, num Sai, tom yum, num Daeng, and green curry are all available at Mi Sen Noodle.
Duckfat from our previous list is known for their soups too.
Health Food Stores & Markets
Pick out your own produce at these Portland health food stores and markets:
Smoothies & Juice Shops
There are plenty of smoothie and juice shops near you:
- Maine Juice Co. at 129 Spring St
- Maine Squeeze Juice Cafe at 5 1/2 Moulton St
- The Juicery at 5 1/2 Moulton St
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.
The Juicery offers smoothies such as very berry, kali mango, peanut butter bliss, whoa nellie, Bermuda bliss, espresso yourself, kale storm, acai energy, green light, prana, faster than light, pine mango beet tango, and sweet heat.
Gluten Free Bakeries In Your Area
Enjoy some fresh baked goodness at these gluten free bakeries:
The Holy Donut Bakery offers gluten-free donuts, cinnamon sugar, dark chocolate sea salt, glazed, the holy cannoli, and bacon cheddar filled donuts.
There are a lot of delicious gluten free pizzas available at Bonobo.
You can also read our:
- Boston Healthy Eating Guide
- Providence Healthy Eating Guide
- New York City Healthy Eating Guide
- Montreal Healthy Eating Guide
Enjoy Eating Healthy In Portland
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 Portland, Maine.