FridayFavorites: Healthy Restaurants

July 8, 2016

One thing we love about living in Chicago is the amazing food! Despite the myth that good food is always bad for you, the Chrome Crew rounded up some of our favorite healthy restaurants. So for those of you looking for some delicious AND healthy restaurants in the city, check these unique spots out.


Blue Door Farm Stand


This rustic style restaurant built its philosophy on a farm-to-table mentality that pulls produce and fresh ingredients from nearby farms. Located in the heart of Lincoln Park, the cafe slash artisanal market serves seasonal food and drink including Metric Coffee, Rishi Tea, and Harvest Juicery cold pressed juices. The food menu ranges from seasonal morning pastries, bakery items, gourmet small plates, soups, salads, and sandwiches and grilled cheeses.


Harvest Juicery


Speaking of cold pressed juices… Harvest Juicery is another healthy spot on our list for healthy pressed juices and more. All of the fruits and vegetables that go into their juices are organic or locally-sourced.The company began as a delivery only service comparable to a modern-day milkman, but soon grew into a storefront on Lake Street and juices being sold in Loews Hotel, Trump Tower, Restoration Hardware, and Local Foods.


Green Zebra


Located in West Town, the contemporary vegetarian restaurant Green Zebra, offers upscale vegetarian and vegan shareable plates with an optional tasting menu. With two new chefs on board, the diverse range of food dishes will even put a smile on the meat-lovers out there. Enjoy some wine with your healthy dish inside the chic space on Chicago Avenue.


Owen + Alchemy


Owen + Alchemy is known for their cold pressed juices and cleanses sold in their Logan Square store and at Eataly. Their cold-pressing process ensures each juice is filled with the maximum amount of nutrients which results in increased energy, added radiance, and improved overall health. In addition to the wide selection of juices, Owen + Alchemy offers smoothies, herbal blends, breakfast bowls, salads, soups, and snack options.


Goddess and the Grocer


Catering local festivals and concerts is the Goddess and the Grocer’s specialty, and the restaurant’s most notable client happens to be Lollapalooza. The restaurant has an array of healthy sandwiches, soups, and salads as well as delectable desserts. With multiple locations around the city, you’ll be able to stop in whether you’re in Bucktown, Navy Pier, or Millennium Park.


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