Eating healthy isn’t always about salads and vegetables. Tampa has become quite the foodie scene, and healthy restaurants are filled with flavor and finesse. We’ve found some exciting options regardless of whether you want low-calorie entrees, vegan and vegetarian dishes, or something else with a healthy spin. Check out this article with some of our favorite spots to grab a healthy and delicious meal in Tampa.
1350 S Howard Ave, Tampa, FL 33606
Fresh Kitchen is a healthy restaurant that serves everything cafeteria style. You get to choose your base, veggies, proteins, and more so that the dish is customized to your tastes. Plenty of smoothies, fresh juices, and more are available in a grab-and-go setting. Choose a booth, a high-top table that you can share with other guests or take your food to go. They’re open seven days a week until late, which is another reason why it’s become such a popular place.
1810 N Highland Ave, Tampa, FL 33602
Ulele embodies Floridian fare with its rustic-chic dining room. The vibrant location offers craft beers, cocktails, and umbrella-covered tables outside to truly enjoy the scenery. The menu has options that include entrees from the water, the land, as well as plant-based options. There’s something for everyone, whether you want alligator hush puppies or a Three Sisters Stuffed Portobello. People love the creative menus here, so be sure to go get your fill.
2307 S Dale Mabry Hwy Suite A, Tampa, FL 33629
Flourish is a vegan restaurant that was launched after a family was constantly in search of delicious food they could enjoy. Vegan and plant-based options fill the menu, with such things as pizzas and protein bowls to choose from. You’ll find local ingredients, comfort foods recreated, as well as gluten-free cookies. Order at the counter or online. There’s plenty of dining in the modern dining room. Plan accordingly, as they are closed on Mondays.
3413 S Manhattan Ave, Tampa, FL 33629
Whether you are in the mood for healthy juice blends or seasonal vegan dishes, you’ll find it at Intelligent Gourmet. The casual location offers the option of dining in as well as curbside pickup. You’ll find organic beef burgers, vegan burgers, and more across the menu. Plus, they have an artisanal shop where you can buy various ingredients to take home. If you need a bit of a pick-me-up, check out their healing therapy shots that help with recovery, energy, and more.
Farmacy Vegan Kitchen
803 N Tampa St, Tampa, FL 33602
You’ll love more than the play on words at Farmacy. The vegan kitchen shows that it’s possible to be healthy while enjoying delicious foods. The counter service offers a variety of grab-and-go dishes as well as specials of the day. While you’re there, you might as well check out the large selection of groceries to help you eat healthy while at home, too. Their baked goods are a must, and they range from donuts to cookies.
217 S Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33609
CALI offers a relaxing vibe from the moment you walk through the door. The wooden accents and plant life will put you at ease. The menu offers salads, wraps, pizza, and, as they call them, epic bowls. It’s deliciousness for the whole family, with a menu just for the kids, too. You’ll find a variety of cold-brewed teas and craft sodas on the menu as well as cocktails, beer, and wine. As they say, it’s “real food, for real.” Be sure to check out their weekend brunch, too.
Nana’s Restaurant & Juice Bar
1601 E 4th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605
Nana’s can’t be missed as it’s a green building with graffiti on one side of it. Expect delicious juice options that are made fresh and a menu that’s always changing based on the fresh ingredients in season. Explore everything from rice bowls to empanadas and enjoy your meal inside or outside. They have a saying at Nana’s: “You think smart when you eat smart!”
1001 Water St, Tampa, FL 33602
The Naked Farmer is in the heart of downtown with a hip vibe for both indoor and outdoor seating. You can place your order at the counter and watch as the cooks create everything in front of you. Build-your-own bowls allow you to not only indulge in decadent proteins but also an array of harvest sides. Charred broccoli, marinated green beans, chilled beets, and more are available for you to fill your bowl. We also highly recommend grabbing a vegan chocolate chip cookie for a little sweet treat at the end of your meal.
402 S Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33609
Bolay has a beautiful location with large windows and a turquoise hue that adds to the calming environment. Place your order at the counter and find a place to sit, whether it’s at the counter or a table. The menu is updated regularly, allowing you to explore seasonal ingredients and a different combination of foods at every visit. Salmon, Lemon Chicken, and Spicy Thai Shrimp are just some of the bowls you can look forward to at Bolay.