10 Best Restaurants with Healthy Menus in Scottsdale

Scottsdale is full of places to enjoy a fresh, healthy meal. Our top pick goes to True Food Kitchen, which features a menu based on the principles of the anti-inflammatory diet, with recipes developed by internationally-recognized health and wellness guru Dr. Andrew Weil. Dinner options include a zesty red chili shrimp entree served over sesame noodles. The eclectic menu is full of organic ingredients, herb-infused cocktails, and gluten-free desserts.

For authentic Vietnamese and pan-Asian dishes like pho, lemongrass curries, and veggie-stuffed spring rolls, grab a lunch stool at Fresh Mint. This vegetarian cafe is known for its garden-fresh vegetables and herbs. Fresh Mint is also a great place to grab a fast yet healthy lunch.

But what could be even easier than going through the drive-thru? That's what you'll find at D'Lite Healthy on the go (formerly D'Lish), a neighborhood cafe in south Scottsdale with a menu full of healthy wraps, salads, sandwiches and coffee drinks and friendly, prompt drive-thru service.

For the full-service restaurant experience, check out Grassroots Kitchen & Tap, a family-owned restaurant with locations in both Scottsdale and Phoenix. The menu specializes in Southern-influenced American cuisine, made from scratch using many locally-sourced ingredients. There are lots of healthy options on the menu, including gourmet, cravable salads and lots of lighter seafood entrees. 

The Original ChopShop Company in Scottsdale specializes in healthy meals that don't scrimp on flavor. The restaurant describes itself as "healthy craft" fare. This charming eatery is ready made for the diner who loves fresh flowers on their...  Read More

Flower Child is the latest chic restaurant from Fox Restaurant Concepts. The operating philosophy is fresh, healthy fare, with a decidedly vegetarian bent. But even die-hard carnivores should find something to satisfy their hunger here. The...  Read More

This casually upscale restaurant delivers farm-fresh table with flair and elegance. The menu at Grassroots Kitchen & Tap delivers an eclectic menu of modern American fare with an emphasis on quality ingredients. Start with one of the sharing...  Read More

Who said that all fast food is unhealthy? Grabbagreen in Scottsdale is a different kind of fast food: healthy organic fast-food. Did we mention it also has valet service? Organic detox juices are the main attraction here, but many folks also...  Read More

Kaleidoscope Juice is a Scottsdale juice and snack bar serving cold-pressed juices made with fresh fruits and vegetables. The juices are accented with other natural ingredients like cayenne, ginger and oregano. There are also smoothies and...  Read More

The Herb Box is a lot of things: gourmet marketplace, grab-and-go lunch and dinner spot, and cozy, sit-down cafe where you can enjoy a healthy yet delicious breakfast, lunch, dinner or brunch. The lunch menu is filled with yummy small plates...  Read More

D'Lite Healthy on the go
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The antidote to an unhealthy fast-food, grab-and-go breakfast has arrived in Scottsdale, and the results are delicious. This kitchen and coffeehouse dishes out organic, wholesome, yet always tasty, breakfast items such as sandwiches, bagels,...  Read More

Even if you're not vegetarian, you'll appreciate the fresh, flavorful cuisine at this Vietnamese and Pan-Asian cafe. There are nine items on the "Lunch on the Run" menu, and you really can't go wrong with the selection of aromatic, tasty lunch...  Read More

"You don't have to be a die-hard Yogi to dine at True Food Kitchen," is the house motto at True Food Kitchen in Scottsdale. Even if you don't consider yourself a health nut or foodie connoisseur, chances are you'll find something to love on the...  Read More


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