San Diego Restaurants with Healthy Takeout Options
When it comes to eating healthy, usually we recommend cooking at home in order to have control over what ingredients go into your meals. However, it’s also nice to treat yourself to a good meal while supporting a local business! With that in mind, we put together a list of local restaurants offering healthy takeout options throughout San Diego County. Many of them offer delivery, as well, so you can have a nice meal without having to leave the house!
1733 S Coast Hwy, Oceanside, CA 92054
This plant-based restaurant in Oceanside makes picking up a salad, sushi or comfort food easy with THE PLOT EXPRESS. Simply order online and support this restaurant who pride themselves on running a “conscientious business with operations that benefit our team, the health of our communities, and the future of our planet.”
Bigfoot Natural Cafe
3231 Camino De Los Coches #107, Carlsbad, CA 92009
Bigfoot Natural Cafe is a locally owned restaurant who avoids heavily processed foods and uses simple ingredients. They specialize in organic, vegan comfort food. Pick up one of their burgers, mac & cheese, or bakery items and you’ll never miss the meat!
Healthy Creations Cafe
376 N. El Camino Real, Encinitas, CA 92024
Head to this hotspot in Encinitas for “the best gluten free & paleo food using organic ingredients.” Menu items range from savoy breakfast tacos, to healthy sandwiches and wraps, to build-your-own power bowls. Wash it down with a vitamin-packed smoothie!
Mary’s Gourmet Salads
723 Pearl St, La Jolla, CA 92037
Love salads but never have the ingredients on hand to make a truly amazing one? Mary’s has you covered! Build your own salad from an extensive list of options, or choose one of their specialty creations like the vegan Super Food salad with roasted sweet potatoes and quinoa, or on the opposite end of the spectrum, the meat-heavy East Coast salad featuring chicken, turkey, and bacon!,
124 Lomas Santa Fe Dr #104, Solana Beach, CA 92075
Serving healthy salads, noodle and rice bowls, Local Greens has got you covered for quick and healthy meals. Try the Banzai Basil Chick rice bowl or the Endless Summer salad.
Central San Diego
2219 30th St, San Diego, CA 92104
This wine bar located in the heart of the South Park neighborhood sells carefully-curated bottles of organic and natural wine. They also have a variety of salads, sandwiches, and flatbreads that can be ordered to-go. Join their wine club and meet monthly over Zoom!
4646 Convoy St, San Diego, CA 92111
The Yasai calls themselves “a Japanese vegan experience” and backs up that claim by serving decadent vegan sushi rolls, delicious ramen, and side dishes like roasted cauliflower and crispy gobo.
1255B University Ave (Hillcrest)
1380 Garnet Ave (Pacific Beach)
Order from either of Freshii’s locations when you want something healthy, yet satisfying! With a variety of customizable salads, wraps, burritos, and bowls, there are options to please everyone from meat eaters to vegans to the gluten-intolerant. Grab a green juice or smoothie to round out the meal.
420 Robinson Ave, San Diego, CA 92103
Visit Goi Cuon’s restaurant in Hillcrest, or find their stand at the Hillcrest and Ocean Beach Farmers Market. Their fabulous fresh spring rolls can be topped with shrimp, beef, pork, tofu, and more, including an avocado and strawberry combo. They also serve dumplings, Vietnamese crepes, salads, and tasty banh mi sandwiches.
Powerhaus Wholesome Pizza & Eats
1550 Garnet Ave, San Diego, CA 92109
Known for their healthy pizza options, Powerhaus has a menu full of tasty pizzas, ranging from classic Margherita to prosciutto and pea, or vegan Italian sausage. All this goes on top of one of their healthy crust options that include gluten-free, whole-grain with ground flax, cauliflower, or garlic herb.
9676 Campo Rd, Spring Valley, CA 91977
This family-owned greek restaurant in Spring Valley is popular thanks to their falafel, fresh salads, and gooey baklava. They offer pickup or delivery, making it easy to try the Greek chicken salad or a gyro!
Natural Delights Juice Bar
3723 Avocado Blvd, La Mesa, CA 91941
Natural Delights is a great spot for grabbing a veggie-packed salad or wrap when in the La Mesa area! They also offer açaí bowls, smoothies, and wellness shots to help you easily get your nutrients for the day.
Grossmont Center Food Court
5500 Grossmont Center Dr, La Mesa, CA 91942
Yes, you read that correctly — there is actually a mall food court with healthy to-go options! The Grossmont Center food court has recently seen an influx of new inhabitants, many with a plant-based twist. Grab a veggie burger from Veg’N Out, tacos from El Vegenito, or plant-based ceviche from Mariscos NoMar. Don’t forget to grab a dairy-free sweet from Split Bakehouse for dessert!
South San Diego
Happy Life Organics Veggie Deli
1215 Broadway ste e, Chula Vista, CA 91911
This wonderful deli shares a space with a crystal shop and sells fresh wraps and salads, milkshakes, chamango, tamales, and fresh juices.
801 Palm Ave #102, Imperial Beach, CA 91932
Next time you are need to grab food quickly, forget traditional fast food and head to this upscale, fast casual restaurant instead. They specialize in traditional Hawaiian style POKÉ bowls with healthy protein options like tuna, salmon, shrimp, chicken and tofu.