10 Best Restaurants with Healthy Menus in Tucson



Tucson is a lively college town with plenty of place to enjoy a healthy, nourishing meals.

If you love buffet dining, check out the small but well-stocked buffet at Govinda's. This small, exotic hidden gem is tucked away in a Hare Krishna center and features friendly service and a revolving daily menu of delicious eats. If you can, go to Govinda on a Sunday to enjoy the delicious Sunday brunch buffet. 

In midtown Tucson, Lovin' Spoonfuls is a friendly neighborhood cafe dishing out meatless American comfort food classics. Enjoy a vegetarian BLT, southwestern burger, and even a savory chicken steak platter. Be sure to stop at the bakery counter before leaving. The desserts here are top-notch. Even better, all menu items are plant-based. 

For a meal that is as sophisticated as it is healthy, grab a table at The Tasteful Kitchen in Tucson's lovely West University neighborhood. The talented kitchen staff whips together tasty plates that use indigenous southwestern ingredients like nopales. Every meal starts with a fresh vegan soup and handmade crouton.

If you're looking for a restaurant that everyone in your party will love, chances are that Eclectic Cafe will fit the bill. The sprawling menu offers many vegetarian options, as well as carnivore-friendly fare. 


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For a quick bite on your way to work or a day of sightseeing, bypass all those fast food chains and stop at Beyond Bread. The cinnamon raisin French toast is unbeatable, but if you like protein in the morning, try a made-to-order omelette,...  Read More


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The Coronet is a brasserie-style cafe situated at the historic Coronado Hotel near downtown Tucson. The restaurant serves old world rustic cuisine with a big comfy patio, plenty of shade, quiet music playing the background, and excellent coffee....  Read More


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Chef Alisah's Restaurant


 

Traditional European and Bosnian cuisine makes Chef Alisah's Restaurant stand out in a town known for Mexican food. This delightful restaurant serves up authentic Bosnian cuisine in a family-friendly setting. Chances are you may not be totally...  Read More


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Recently voted the best pizza in Tucson by Tucson Lifestyle Magazine, Renee's Organic Oven has made a splash in the local scene with its commitment to using only the highest-quality organic ingredients and extensive selection of toppings. The...  Read More


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From fresh pressed juices to yummy wraps, Goodness has a full menu bursting with unprocessed fruits, veggies and whole grains. Breakfast offerings include homemade granola, breakfast burritos made from cage free eggs and turkey sausage, seasonal...  Read More


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Choice Greens is a locally owned Tucson restaurant featuring a "design-your-own chopped salad" concept. Guests can choose from over 50 ingredients and 20 dressings and then have their "customized" salad chopped and tossed right before their...  Read More


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"Outstanding vegetarian options" is not just a slogan here--Lovin' Spoonfuls offers an array of delicious, freshly-prepared vegetarian dishes that even die-hard meat-eaters can love. Whether you're an omnivore or vegan, almost everyone will find...  Read More


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When it comes to fresh, artful vegetarian cuisine, sisters Keanne and Sigret Thompson--owners of Tucson's The Tasteful Kitchen--know their stuff. The Tasteful Kitchen, which is located in the city's historic West University neighborhood, brings...  Read More


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This is one of the only restaurants in town with a completely meatless menu, but hopefully that won't keep carnivores away from Govinda's Natural Foods. Govinda's is located in the Hare Krishna Center and features an all-you-care-to-eat buffet....  Read More


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The slogan at the Eclectic Cafe in east Tucson is "Where quiche meets enchilada." The menu pulls from a variety of cuisines and styles with winning results. The common thread running through the menu is a focus on fresh, seasonal ingredients and...  Read More


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