Looking to enjoy some local dishes that lean toward the lighter side? Look no further—Hannah Carroll from the blog Goodness Gracious has gotcha covered. She'll be the first to tell you that Nashville is chock-full of tasty foods waiting to be devoured, guilt free. Who said healthy had to be boring?
This affordable restaurant has been serving healthy options to Nashvillians for over 25 years. And according to our friends at Nashville Scene, it holds the title of Best Cheap Eats AND Best Takeout. Now that's a killer combo!
Head over to The Wild Cow for some healthy, vegetarian fare—sans cow, of course! Menu favorites include the sweet potato tacos, chickpea salad and the veggie burger.
If you're a fan of Indian Cuisine, you've got to check out Bombay Palace. It's conveniently located on West End, and its variety of health-conscious options will leave you satisfied without the guilt.
Don't let the name fool you—this gem of a coffee shop has fabulous food too. Stop by for breakfast, lunch or dinner and dig in to granola, a roasted vegetable salad or seared trout.
Mediterranean fare and a welcoming ambience are just two of the many things Blu Fig serves up on a daily basis. Try their savory salads, mouthwatering gyros or tasty bubble tea.
This Sylvan Park treasure may not be completely guilt-free, but it's pretty darn close! Their menu features a wide variety of vegan, gluten free sweets from muffins to donuts to brownies to cakes.
In need of a restaurant that'll please those that want to eat light AND those that want to pig out? City House, known for Italian eats with a southern twist, always delivers!
Coco Greens serves fresh, natural ingredients that will surely satisfy. Plus, they're half restaurant, half wellness center, so you can pop in for a smoothie, a massage or a quick sweat session in the sauna.
If bubble tea is your fave, Chill Spot has a whole wall dedicated to this delicious drink! Located just south of Nashville in Brentwood, they also offer an array of healthy foods for lunch and dinner.
AVO boasts a menu of entirely plant-based items, which means you can indulge while treating your body well. Pro tip: entrees are just the tip of the iceberg, dig into drinks and dessert too. The Avocado Margarita is a must!
This adorable eatery with delicious Thai food is sure to leave you smiling. Nosh on noodles, indulge in crisp lettuce wraps or play it safe with their Pad Thai—it never disappoints!
Atmalogy is not your typical coffee shop. With a motto that centers on love and positivity, their vibes are on point—whether you want to meet up for coffee, tea, avo-toast, a sammy, gluten-free baked goods or a fresh-pressed juice.
With locations in East Nashville, 8th Avenue and one coming soon to downtown, Urban Juicer has your juice addiction covered. Order a Mood Lifter, Liver Lover or Miracle Worker from the menu or build your own veggie or fruit-filled concoction.
If you're in the mood for a Mediterranean meal, Istanbul Restaurant has got your back. Fresh, healthy dishes on the menu include salads, soups, vegetable plates and a variety of deliciously tender grilled meats.
Tiny but terrific, Miel Restaurant packs a whole lot of French flavor into their quaint eatery in Sylvan Park. Known for pairing locally-sourced ingredients with herbs from their on-site garden, this restaurant is definitely date night material!