Florida’s Gulf Coast naturally lends itself to healthy eating. Year round access to fresh fish, locally grown produce and farm-to-table ingredients constantly flow into the healthy restaurants Tampa seems to have on every corner. In fact, when it comes to healthy food Tampa is the place to be for every foodie. From vegan to classic American, Vietnamese to Latin inspired, here are some of our favorite healthy restaurants Tampa has to offer.
1. Healthy Restaurants Tampa: Fresh Kitchen
When it comes to fast, healthy food Tampa knows that there is no finer local chain than Fresh Kitchen. While their extensive fresh pressed juice combinations are designed to heal your body with the power of food, their bowls are a choose your own adventure in healthy eating. Choose your base (rice, quinoa, sweet potato noodles, or leafy greens), top it with seasonal roasted veggies, your choice of protein and one of Fresh Kitchen’s five signature sauces. You can even add on fresh salsas, guacamole or cheese for the finishing touch you crave.
Fresh Kitchen, Multiple Locations, Tampa, FL – eatfreshkitchen.com
2. Healthy Restaurants Tampa: Healthy N’ Fresh Cafe
Healthy N’ Fresh Cafe set out to create a place where you can enjoy simple, healthy gourmet-style food made from whole ingredients. Farm raised produce and non-GMO ingredients support this philosophy as they consistently turn out American style sandwiches, hearty salads and Latin-inspired lunches with a healthy twist. Tucked away on Henderson Boulevard, this unassuming spot is a local secret that is quickly gaining a following. If you’re not there on a Wednesday to get the house made Chicken, Quinoa and Spinach soup, go for the Winter Salad. Chicken, kale, quinoa, chickpeas, apples, almonds, cherry tomatoes, and pepitas are dressed with balsamic vinaigrette and sit atop mixed greens for a salad that will keep you full and going all day long.
Healthy N’ Fresh Cafe, 3648 Henderson Blvd, Tampa, FL – healthynfreshcafe.com
3. Healthy Restaurants Tampa: So Fresh
So Fresh believes that fast food should also be healthy food. That is why they have opened locations around the area to better serve Tampa residents on the go. Even though it was only founded in 2013, So Fresh has become a fixture in healthy eating in the area turning out hot bowls, salads and wraps that accommodate vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, and paleo food preferences. Be sure to get the Rise and Shine bowl, available any time of day. Two poached eggs sit atop quinoa, spinach, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, onions, bacon, and jalapeno. The whole thing is drizzled with scratch made avocado green goddess dressing that will leave you ready to rise and shine.
So Fresh, Multiple Locations, Tampa, FL – lovesofresh.com
4. Healthy Restaurants Tampa: Farmacy Vegan Kitchen and Bakery
When it comes to vegan healthy restaurants Tampa is replete with them. But Farmacy Vegan Kitchen and Bakery rises above the competition with organic, delicious dishes that appeal to carnivores and vegans alike. Founded on the belief that food should be ethically and sustainably sourced without harm to innocent creatures, Farmacy’s menu boasts the traditional salads and entrees you will find on a typical vegan menu. Where it really excels is in the bakery and breakfast market. Go for the Almond Berry Waffles, vegan organic waffles made from almond flour and topped with organic berries, shredded coconut and a berry vanilla drizzle. Wash it down with an Exotic Colada Smoothie. Organic mango, banana, almond milk, and coconut water blended until smooth, it’s like a tropical vacation in a biodegradable cup.
Farmacy Vegan Kitchen and Bakery, 803 N Tampa St. Tampa, FL – farmacyvegankitchen.com
5. Healthy Restaurants Tampa: Doc B’s
If you’re looking for a happy hour that won’t break your macro count, Doc B’s is one of Tampa’s finest. Even though their healthy offerings extend into their dinner and bar menu, you can never go wrong with happy hour here. Served from 4 to 7 pm, unwind on the patio or enjoy the energetic vibe inside as you sample healthy takes on typical bar food. Be sure to order the Cajun Shrimp Tacos. Grilled, spicy shrimp tossed in a mango slaw and topped with peanuts offer you the perfect salty, sweet and spicy bite that pairs perfectly with “The BeetleJuice”. All organic beet juice, mint and lemon – get a jolt of gin for a refreshing and healthy drink!
Doc B’s, Multiple Locations, Tampa, FL – docbsrestaurant.com
6. Healthy Restaurants Tampa: Seasons 52
Upscale seasonal dining is in full force at Seasons 52. In fact, whole organic produce is delivered daily to inspire their chefs to experiment with what is in season and most delicious that day. Their wood fired oven turns out some of the best healthy flatbread, roasted proteins and vegetables, and bubbly dishes in the city. Their lunch pairings help end the eternal debate of flatbread vs salad vs soup by allowing you to pair your favorite two. And with a gluten-free, lactose-free, vegan and vegetarian menu, there is something for everyone. Be sure to try the Roasted Vegetable Gnocchi. Fluffy and soft house made gnocchi paired with butternut squash, roasted cauliflower and almond granola is tossed with sundried tomato pesto and finished in the wood fired oven for the perfect kiss of smoke.
Seasons 52, 204 N Westshore Blvd Tampa, FL – seasons52.com
7. Healthy Restaurants Tampa: Pure Kitchen Organic Vegan
We cannot talk about the healthy restaurants Tampa has in store without mentioning Pure Kitchen Organic Vegan. Taking seasonal seriously, there is not a set menu, but rather a rotating specialty of seasonal dishes posted on their social media page daily. Plenty of grab-and-go meals are available to purchase in their store or you can participate in the Tampa healthy food delivery craze by purchasing a week’s worth of heat-and-eat meals delivered to your door. As if the end to food prep isn’t a reason enough to dive right in, the extensive gluten free and soy free menu means an end to obsessing over food labels. Be sure to grab the almond cherry chia pudding whenever it is available or the Power Bowl with ginger dressing that is on a regular rotation.
Pure Kitchen Organic Vegan, 3214 W. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa, FL – purekitchentampa.com
8. Healthy Restaurants Tampa: Del Frisco’s Grille
Del Frisco’s Grille in Tampa is one of the hottest spots to get healthy food in an upscale bar and grill atmosphere. Patio seating takes advantage of the temperate Tampa climate while the dining room is open and energetic as the kitchen turns out plates of familiar favorites with a modern twist. While the sweet corn bisque and greens and grains bowl are favorites, be sure to try the fish tacos. Seasoned, grilled haddock is topped with roasted tomato salsa, jicama slaw, guacamole and a honey serrano vinaigrette that will leave you craving these pockets of flavor on a regular basis.
Del Frisco’s Grille, 4138 West Boy Scout Blvd, Tampa, FL – delfriscosgrille.com/tampa
For health-conscious eaters, the number of healthy restaurants Tampa has to offer is encouraging. For those who just want delicious food, healthy options are the way to go for high-quality meals without the guilt. Eat right, and train hard with some of the best personal trainers in Tampa and you’ve got the recipe for fitness success!