Best restaurants with healthy menus in Ottawa

Eating healthily is always a smart decision and does not have to be challenging. Luckily, Ottawa is filled with restaurants that offer healthy dishes. From bowls to salads, falafel, and more, the city is full of fresh, pure, and wholesome food options. To make your search for delicious healthy food easier, here is a list of 5 of the best healthy restaurants in Ottawa.

Pure Kitchen

A local chain of vegetarian restaurants with locations in Westboro, Little Italy, Kanata, Elgin Street, and Rideau Street, Pure Kitchen is an Ottawa favourite. Pure Kitchen’s menu offers a wide variety of vegan and vegetarian bowls, wraps, burgers, and more. Their upbeat lettuce cups are delicious and worth trying. The restaurant is known for its cold-pressed juices made from the purest ingredients — its smoothies are equally tasty.

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Town and Citizen

Town and Citizen can be found on Elgin Street and on Gilmour Street. These trendy restaurants are right around the corner from one another. They have a delicious seasonal menu with unique dishes; both restaurants offer the same great menu. Their plates are colourful and well-crafted. Their falafel and sweet potato tahini are a must-try. Both locations have unique bottle shops filled with curated wines, craft beers, and tasty spirits. Their philosophy is simple “good food, good prices, great location, grand times.” This philosophy is evident when you walk in both Town and Citizen.

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Chickpeas is Ottawa’s first and only falafel and hummus eatery. They offer a wholesome, savoury vegan menu and serve purely organic, delicious chickpeas. You can find Chickpeas at the Ottawa Train Yards, in the Glebe, and in the ByWard Market. From avocado and mango hummus to chickpea salad and falafel bowls, Chickpeas create a twist on classic and traditional middle eastern dishes. This Middle Eastern-inspired restaurant is a must-visit in Ottawa.

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Mad Radish

Mad Radish serves tasty bowls, salads, and smoothies; it is a great option if you are looking for quick, wholesome, and healthy food. In Ottawa, you can find Mad Radish in Barrhaven, The Glebe, Kent & Slater, and Albert & Metcalfe. Mad Radish aims to “elevate fast food and transform how people think about healthy eating.” A few highlights on their menu include the Maple Farm Bowl, Thai Curry Salad, Piri Piri bowl, and the Santa Fe.

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PI·RHO Grill

PI·RHO Grill serves Greek-inspired cuisine using no fryers, preservatives, or artificial ingredients, and it values food sourced from local suppliers.  Build your Mediterranean-inspired gourmet bowls and pitas; since you can pick your ingredients, your dish will suit all your tastes and needs. PI·RHO strives to create “true food.” This food is pure, fresh, local, and healthy. PI·RHO crafts all their own marinades, dips, spreads, and dressings. Find PI·RHO Grill in Barrhaven, Kanata, Centretown, and St Laurent.

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