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Eating healthier isn’t always easy, especially when you don’t have the time or means to cook. However, Virginia Beach has some healthy restaurants that are sure to make the process a little less scary. Read more to find out which restaurants have delicious healthy, menus.

Where Can I find Healthy Restaurants?

Just because we’ve got to keep those Virginia Beach surfer beach bodies for the summer (I can dream, right?), it doesn’t mean we’re willing to compromise on quality and flavor. Here are some of the best healthy restaurants in the Virginia Beach area to keep your waistline in your comfort zone and keep you feeling great.

Azar’s

Whether you’re looking for delicious falafel, gyros, or herbal pizza, Azar’s should be your go-to Mediterranean restaurant in Virginia Beach. They’re family-owned and operated since 1988 and have two locations in Virginia Beach. Specializing in natural, Mediterranean foods, they also have an entire vegan-friendly menu and a small grocery with specialty products. We highly recommend the chicken tawook! 

The Stock Pot

Located in the Vibe District, the Stock Pot was born out of a desire for healthy comfort food with an international flare. Specializing in homemade smoothies, broths, and soups, the Stock Pot is a healthy restaurant you won’t want to miss out on. The owners are highly passionate about the food they create, using high-quality ingredients from scratch that you can feel good about eating. Be sure to go check out the Stock Pot in The Vibe Creative District!

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Leaping Lizard Cafe

A quaint little stop off Shore Dr, the Leaping Lizard’s reputation for quality and flavor is well-known in the community. All menu items are prepared daily using locally-grown produce and fresh seafood. The Leaping Lizard Cafe specialties include homemade sweet potato biscuits with local Edwards Surry ham & peach jam. Also be sure to try out their famous Chicken Salad Sandwich with Peach Chutney and a homemade soup. They were even featured on Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives!

North End Juice Co.

This is one of the best local spots for fresh-pressed juice, smoothies, acai bowls, and food on the fly. Fortunately, its a bit more affordable than your average health-food cafe! We highly recommend their delicious gelato, a guilt-free treat made in-house from whole milk (or almond and coconut milk), sugar, and fresh, seasonal ingredients. The laid-back atmosphere is sure to make you want to come back time and time again to grab something fresh and delicious!

Zeke’s Beans and Bowls

With a cool, eclectic vibe, Zeke’s food never disappoints in freshness and deliciousness. Zeke’s specializes in poke, acai bowls, pitas, and smoothies. The perfect blend of the Brazilian super fruit, fresh fruit, and granola, start your day properly with one of their their incredible acai bowls! It’s a meal your belly is sure to thank you for. The PB&J bowl is a crowd favorite, the Intelligentsia coffee is worth trying, too!

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Clean Eatz

Clean Eatz strives to provide affordable, convenient, and healthy meals. You can build and order a personal or family-sized five-meal plan for your week and have them shipped to your front door. You can also go into the store and pick up something ready to eat from their cafe menu. All of their meals are under 500 calories and are intended to help you portion-control with a healthy balance of fats, carbohydrates, and protein.

The Green Cat

Say hello to delicious, friendly, earth-conscious food and digs! At the Green Cat, you’ll find plant-based deliciousness with gluten-free options. With a welcoming and relaxed environment with indoor and semi-outdoor seating, the Green Cat is the perfect place to stop by and enjoy the oceanfront vibes with a fresh-pressed juice. The gift shop features treasures hand-crafted by local artists, a wonderful way to support local talent!

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Zoës Kitchen

Although a franchise, Zoës Kitchen never fails to impress with their fresh, Mediterranean-inspired flavors and ingredients with a modern spin. We highly recommend their power bowls! I had the chicken kabobs with roasted vegetables and cauliflower rice, a great Keto option. Although a franchise, Zoës Kitchen always delivers on quality and flavor. 

Fruitive

Known for their fresh-pressed juice and divine acai bowls, Fruitive has been serving up fresh, plant-based food since 2012.  This place is somewhere you’ll definitely want to check out if you’re looking for organic, vegan options with no added sugar. The Early Riser Breakfast Wrap is a great way to start your morning, and the avocado toast is definitely a fan favorite!

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Virginia Beach’s Healthy Restaurants

Whether you check out Azar’s or head down to the oceanfront for a delicious soup, be sure to start our the new year with some of these restaurants that will taste great and make you feel good, too! Venture out and try out a new restaurant that your family won’t believe is healthy AND tasty. 

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Jayne Schultheis

Jayne is a Virginia Beach native who loves her local community. She’s a thrift store enthusiast, musical theater fan, amateur hiker, and lover of all things creative and artsy. You can often find her combing the racks at the local thrift store searching for a fun and unique outfit or spending time getting lost in a good book.

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