Boulder's Healthy Restaurant Hot Spots: Where to Find Delicious, Nutritious Eats

When it comes to healthy menu options, Boulder corners the market on delicious, affordable, farm-to-table options. Several of the restaurants featured on our list offer gluten-free menus or items and over half of our list includes organic and sustainable meats and produce. 

Topping our list is the vegetarian powerhouse, Leaf. Not only does this restaurant cater to strict herbivores, but it's also just plain wonderful for those hoping to infuse some fresh fruits, veggies, and non-processed foods into their diets during their night out on the town. 

Black Cat and Bramble and Hare, both owned by the famous Chef Eric Skokan, these earthy yet elegant restaurants are farm-to-table and offer healthy seasonal options. Perfect for fall or a special occasion, the Colorado Beef Ribeye complete with orange scented oats, carrots, and crisp capers is sure to delight at Black Cat. 

For a healthy restaurant with not-so-healthy dessert options, The Huckleberry is perfect for eating a light meal and saving room for some sinful pie. You should also consider their Huckleberry Ding-Dong, a home-made take on the Hostess favorite. 

For a completely gluten-free menu, elegant atmosphere, and healthy cocktails, SHINE Restaurant and gathering space is a favorite for those you don't wanna sacrifice uniqueness when they go healthy. 



This lovely restaurant was a gift from Boulder's sister city, Dushanbe, Tajikistan, which donated the building to the city in the late 1980's. The ornately decorated structure was imported and then rebuilt by workers from Tajikistan. Offering a...  Read More



This high-energy sushi bar and Japanese restaurant transforms a simple meal into an adventurous spectator event. Watch as flashy Japanese chefs prepare your meal hibachi style or at the sushi bar. The contemporary setting is spacious and...  Read More



This moderately priced restaurant is a popular spot amongst locals and tourists alike because of its elegant yet relaxed environment and high-quality food. Known for being gluten-free friendly, not only is the kitchen willing to accommodate your...  Read More



Owned by a true Nepalese mountain man, Sherpa Pemba spent his childhood in the Everest region and acted as a guide on more than 20 ascents over 20,000 ft. Colorado acts as his home away from home and his restaurant is an authentic homage to...  Read More



Enjoy fine sushi and Japanese cuisine in contemporary-styled Asian surroundings. Appetizers include salmon kasuzuke marinated in miso, green lip mussels, New Zealand mussels served with the chef's special sauce, and lobster pot stickers with a...  Read More



Located just outside Boulder in quaint Louisville, Colorado The Huckleberry is known for its fresh, delicious, and all-American food. Breakfast and brunch are the time of day when this place really shines, with a variety of eggs benedicts,...  Read More



A sister restaurant to Black Cat, Bramble and Hare boasts an eclectic Happy Hour menu that won't break you bank, exquisite yet approachable entrees, and a variety of beer and cocktails. Your entree choices include, Seafood Ragu with Capers or...  Read More



Black Cat is the epitome of a Farm-to-Table restaurants, in fact that's what this Boulder favorite is known for. Pulling fresh, seasonal, ingredients from their 130 acre farm paradise situated just outside Boulder, Chef Eric Skokan and his wife,...  Read More

Shine Restaurant and Gathering Place
Photo courtesy of SHINE Restaurant and Gathering Space


Locally owned and operated by three spunky and innovative sisters, SHINE Restaurant and Gathering Space offers the perfect venue for building community, mingling, getting down to some local music, or just relaxing with a much needed cocktail at...  Read More



This unique all-vegetarian restaurant offers scrumptious gluten-free and farm-to-table options. Furthermore, they pull the majority of their quality ingredients from their local farm in Lafayette, Colorado. Three Leaf Farm not only caters to...  Read More


Meet Hope Gately

Hope Gately should have a bumper sticker proclaiming "Not a Native...But I Got Here as Fast as I Could!" A transplant from the Midwest, Hope has fallen in love with Colorado's mountains playing...  More About Hope