Memphis may not be the first city one thinks of when one thinks of healthy eating. But the city known for its pork barbecue and traditional Southern foods (Gus’s fried chicken, anyone?) has a very health-conscious side to it, as witnessed by the diverse and plentiful list of restaurants with healthy menu options.
We’ve chosen our list of the top 10 Memphis restaurants with healthy menus for their ingredients, food quality, and excellence of the food; after all, if you’re going to keep an eye on the calories and whole grains, there’s no reason that eating healthy equals bland taste. Many of the restaurants on this list are dedicated to working with local producers and organic farms, and delight in creating seasonal menus to showcase the robust agricultural offerings in our three-state area.
Our list includes the Trolley Stop, which is truly focused on local everything, from the foods offered on menu to the packaged foods in its shop. Mosa Asian Bistro can whip up almost any menu item to your liking, whether you want to add tofu or more vegetables or need to drop nuts from a dish. No matter which of our 10 selections you choose, you’re guaranteed a healthy meal. (And if you clean your plate, you can pick up something from Mary’s Gluten Free Bakery, too.).