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Healthy Restaurants in Tempe

Tempe’s healthy restaurants are fresh and full of flavor!

Looking for a restaurant with tasty and delicious healthy menu options? And better yet, somewhere that doesn’t sacrifice taste or flavor? Look no further than Tempe! From juice shops to small eateries, you’ll find lots of options that won’t let you down when it comes to fresh and healthy ingredients.

Green New American Vegetarian 

2240 N. Scottsdale Rd., Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 941-9003

Green is a 100% vegan restaurant serving delicious comfort foods with an international twist. This walk-up-and-order restaurant has a casual, trendy vibe with affordable prices. Po-boys, crisp salads and noodle bowls are made with fresh, vegan ingredients, including 100% vegan cheeses and mock meats. There are also several sweet treats to choose from (bonus!).

MAD Greens

2000 E. Rio Salado Pkwy. #1215, Tempe, AZ 85281 | (602) 283-3901

At Mad Greens, eating better is more than just a casual phrase or a healthy meal—it’s a way of life. With a commitment to using locally-sourced ingredients straight from farms, Mad Greens offers quick-service meal options that are fresh and flavorful. Enjoy a variety of specialty and seasonal salads, wraps, paninis, soups and build-your-own options.

Original Chop Shop

222 E. University Dr., Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 307-9336
8738 S. Emerald Dr. #104, Tempe, AZ 85284 | (480) 386-0320

“Just feel good food” is what you will find at the ChopShop. Whether you’re in the mood for a quick protein shake, fresh juice, or a yummy sandwich or salad, the ChopShop has what you need to fuel up and keep it fresh. Also featured on the menu are acai bowls and protein bowls – delish!

People eating and studying at tables inside ChopShop Tempe
Original ChopShop

Nekter Juice Bar

2000 E. Rio Salado Pkwy. #1213, Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 781-0800
116 E. University Dr., Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 401-3897

Incorporate juice into your life at Nekter Juice Bar! Each juice, smoothie, cleanse, acai bowl and snack are all-natural, raw, and vegan in form and delicious with optimal health benefits in taste. Those looking to detox might want to take advantage of their juice cleanses, ranging from 1 to 5 days.

Tempe Marketplace
Nekter Juice Bar

Pita Jungle

4 E. University Dr., Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 804-0234

Pita Jungle is a delicious Mediterranean-style eatery offering a large assortment of healthy options. Choose from various vegan items, including appetizers, salads, sides, the falafel pita, veggie wrap or macro plate. This trendy, casual sit-down restaurant also serves meat dishes, so it’s great if you’re trying to find a place to accommodate different tastes. The daily seasonal specials are always worth a try, especially the soup and salad options, and the pitas are a sure bet for a delicious meal too.

Picazzo’s Organic Italian Kitchen 

440 W. Warner Rd., Tempe, AZ 85284 | (480) 785-0522

Picazzo’s serves up modern-Italian cuisine with a focus on fresh vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free and meat dishes – lots of options to fit any diet. There are over 40 vegan and vegetarian options. Additionally, they use organic ingredients whenever they can and the entire restaurant is 100% gluten-free.

Salmon entree at Pita Jungle in Tempe
Pita Jungle

Udupi Cafe 

1636 N. Scottsdale Rd., Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 994-8787

This vegetarian Indian restaurant specializes in South Indian food and offers an extensive menu and a daily lunch buffet. All of the dishes are flavorful and filling, with the perfect balance of spices in every bite. Since there are so many options to choose from when ordering, there’s always something new to try each time you visit. Try the vegetable samosas and vegetable curry dishes at this location.

Desert Roots Kitchen

414 S. Mill Ave. #111, Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 382-0228

Desert Roots Kitchen is located in Downtown Tempe, tucked inside in a courtyard off of Mill Ave., between 4th and 5th St. This vegetarian cafe features a daily changing menu of globally inspired cuisine made from local ingredients. Follow their Facebook page for updated menu items.

Cafe Lalibela

849 W. University Dr., Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 829-1939

The smells of the delicious food served at Cafe Lalibela greet you with a warm welcome. A favorite among locals and the ASU community, everything that comes out of this kitchen is not only delicious but also gluten-free, sugar-free, nut-free and preservative-free. But you would never know how healthy this food really is. Every bite is rich with intense flavor and spices. It warms your belly and your soul.

The Bodhi

615 E. Veterans Way, Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 277-7611

The Bodhi is a healthy and nutritious fast-casual food establishment aimed to deliver the nourishment that your body needs in the most honest and wholesome way. Try one of their delicious bowls or salads and your body will thank you later.

Cafe Lalibela Ethiopian Food
Cafe Lalibela

Perfect Pear Bistro

603 W. University Dr., Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 966-7327
9845 S. Priest Dr., Tempe, AZ 85284 | (480) 247-3410

Perfect Pear Bistro is known for its inviting atmosphere and modern take on American comfort food, including delicious panini sandwiches, fresh salads, flatbreads and pasta dishes. Their selection of salads is robust and will make you feel healthy and perfectly full.

Perfect Pear Strawberry Field Salad
Perfect Pear Tempe Strawberry Field Salad


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