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. 

North Tucson


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



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

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



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



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



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



"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



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



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



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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