10 Best Tahoe Restaurants with Healthful, Organic Menus

Start your day on the Lake Tahoe trails or slopes out right with a healthful meal from one of these Tahoe restaurants or cafes. Each of these 10Best locations around the lake offer up organic vegan, vegetarian or fresh from the farm or garden items. For great breakfast items check out the Keys Cafe in South Lake Tahoe (near the beautiful Tahoe Keys). Their organic coffee and tea will perk you up and their Acai bowls with Acai berries, blueberries, banana, strawberry, and soy milk blended into a frozen breakfast will get your summer hiking legs ready.

For lunch, head to Red Truck at the Truckee Airport for their famous Lobster Rolls or their other unusual items like Tacos w/ Tzatziki, Slaw, Cucumber Pico and Crispy Quinoa. Another great lunch spot is Spoon in Tahoe City where you can try their Tri Tip Beef with Chimichurri sauce and a mixed green salad. If you are a vegetarian, check out the Blue Angel Cafe for their Napolean with eggplant, zucchini, tomato sauce, pesto and polenta.

For dinner, you can still go healthy to Freshies for their Red Curry with Ahi or for a very special dinner, head to Manzanita at the The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe for their spectacular, seasonal menu with items like Handmade Tagliatelle with Asparagus, English Peas, Meyer Lemon, Pecorino and Mint.



No only does Freshies have a great patio with a view of Lake Tahoe, but they have one of the freshest menus on the lake. Freshies uses organic items in their menu as much as possible including rice bran oil. Their items are vegan/vegetarian...  Read More



Spoon restaurant in Tahoe City on the West Shore of the lake is your place for comfort food with a twist in the Tahoe area. This relaxed and cozy cafe is full of color and homemade dishes. The decor is cute and colorful, with shopping carts on...  Read More



The Keys Cafe is located on the South Shore, just off the main road. This small, yellow house serves up breakfast, lunch, beer wine and their famous smoothies. The atmosphere is fun and funky with local art on the walls and fresh, local eggs...  Read More

South Lake Tahoe


For nearly 25 years, Sprouts Cafe in South Lake Tahoe has been serving healthful, wholesome meals for affordable prices. Sprouts serves large salads like their house salad which is piled with sprouts (of course) avocado, tomatoes, red onions and...  Read More

South Lake Tahoe


The Blue Angel Caf� in South Lake Tahoe offers unique and interesting meat and vegetarian dishes as well as desserts, wine beer and a generous happy hour. This cozy, little restaurant has a view of the lake, a place for eating outside, a...  Read More



The Red Truck cafe is located inside the Truckee Airport, but don't let that scare you away. Red Truck's food is far from airport or airline food. Their eclectic menu features healthy, sustainable, organic food items like Samosas of the day,...  Read More

South Lake Tahoe


The Free Bird Cafe in South Lake Tahoe serves up some of the best organic food in the area. Their menu includes coffee, tea, smoothies, homemade chai tea, baked goods, super foods and more. Try the Humming Bird Smoothie with Yogurt, Mango (or...  Read More



The Manzanita restaurant at the Ritz-Carlton at the Northstar ski resort not only embraces the natural surroundings with its name (a manzanita is an evergreen shrub that graces the Tahoe mountains), but it brings the beauty of nature into its...  Read More

South Lake Tahoe


Simple Bliss is South Lake Tahoe's only vegan restaurant and serves locally grown organic produce. They are located in the Swiss Chalet Village and are open daily from 6 a.m.to 4 p.m. The caf� is knowledgable about vegan diets and offers...  Read More



The Uncommon Kitchen restaurant and deli is located inside New Moon Natural Foods in Tahoe City and serves up fresh, healthy food with no additives. The kitchen uses only organic produce, meat and dairy products whenever possible and they also...  Read More


Meet Christina Nellemann

Christina has lived in the Reno/Lake Tahoe area since she was a baby. A first-generation Nevadan, her Danish parents instilled in her an intense love of travel and the wild, rugged outdoors...  More About Christina