Clean Eating in the City

POSTED ON October 1, 2023 BY Justine Smith

In a city that’s basically a food lover’s dream, deciding to eat healthy might feel like putting a damper on your culinary adventure. But guess what? We’ve got some seriously good news for you – healthy can be downright delicious! Toronto’s diverse food scene embraces the health-conscious, and you don’t have to trade flavour for nutrition. It’s a win-win situation, folks! Yes, you read that right – you can have your cake  and eat it too (seriously, try the blueberry almond cake at iQ Food Co)!

Embracing a healthier lifestyle has never been more satisfying. Check out these wellness restaurants, cafes and eateries in the heart of Toronto. Your taste buds and your body will thank you! Cheers to tasty AND healthy living in the 6ix! 

Fresh Kitchen + Juice Bar – 147 Spadina Ave

meals at Fresh Kitchen + Juice Bar  spread out on a table

Fresh Kitchen + Juice Bar is a delicious fusion of health and flavour. With a menu brimming with vibrant salads, vegan burgers and wraps, and an array of freshly squeezed juices, it’s the perfect option for those seeking nutritious and delicious options. The food is 100% vegan and made daily, in-house from original recipes, using whole, natural ingredients. Check out this classic Toronto staple for modern, plant-based food. 

Impact Kitchen – 444 Adelaide St W

Food from Impact Kitchen spread

Impact Kitchen merges taste and nutrition, with a dedication to wholesome, locally sourced ingredients. From soups and stews to protein-packed bowls and a selection of nutrient dense grab & go meals, their offerings are a testament to the belief that healthy food can be utterly delicious. Impact Kitchen is dedicated to facilitating a more accessible and convenient approach to living a healthy lifestyle.

Nutbar – 425 Adelaide St W

Smoothies and food from Nutbar

Nutbar offers a delightful blend of health and indulgence. This cozy cafe specializes in nutrient-rich, plant-based fare that’s as delicious as it is nourishing. Enjoy artisanal nut butters, wholesome grain bowls and delectable baked goods. With a focus on sustainability and mindful eating, it’s a place where you can savour every bite, knowing you’re making a positive choice for your body and the planet. Nutbar is a testament to the idea that healthy eating can be both tasty and satisfying.

Pop Health Bar – 67 Portland St

Smoothie and fresh veggies from Pop Health Bar in Toronto

Pop Health Bar is a vibrant eatery that offers a diverse menu of nutritious delights, from homemade bone broths made with superfoods, soups, protein filled bowls, booster shots and refreshing smoothies. Pop Health Bar is committed to organic, gluten-free, and soy-free goodness, as well as sourcing locally, buying Canadian-made products, and championing independent brands.

Salus Fresh Foods – 101 Peter St

close up of fresh cut veggies from Salus Fresh foods Toronto

Salus Fresh Foods is the perfect spot for busy professionals, students, and families who are in need of a quick and healthy meal. Fresh and simple yet delicious ingredients are what make up every item on the menu, served in a convenient quick-service restaurant setting. 

Cultures Restaurants – 200 Wellington St W

Bowls with fresh ingredients at Cultures Restaurant

Cultures Restaurant serves up fast, freshly prepared, and wholesome dishes. Their nutrition-focused menu includes vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options. Located in MetroCentre’s Wellington Tower food court, it’s a convenient stop in Toronto’s entertainment district, accessible via the PATH and St. Andrews Subway Station.

Freshii – 140 Spadina Ave

Freshii grain bowls

Freshii is a popular health-conscious restaurant chain that has made its mark in Toronto and beyond. With a mission to make nutritious eating convenient and delicious, Freshii offers a menu brimming with fresh salads, burritos, bowls, and smoothies made from high-quality ingredients. Their ever-evolving menu is guided by their Lead Nutritionist and reflects the latest health and food trends. Freshii stands out in the fast-casual scene, offering a diverse range of items across seven different menu categories, that are all nutrient-dense and delicious.

Kupfert & Kim – 140 Spadina Ave

bowls and salads from Kupfert & Kim Toronto

Kupfert & Kim is a plant-based, quick-service restaurant known for its commitment to creating delicious and minimally-processed food that benefits humans, animals, and the planet. They prioritize fresh produce, prepared daily in-house, and take pride in making everything from scratch, including sauces, pickles, curries, and patties, or sourcing from trusted suppliers. Their focus on whole plant-based foods ensures protein-rich, balanced nutrition while also providing essential vitamins, minerals, and fiber. Kupfert & Kim’s focus on flavour, quality, and ethical sourcing allows those seeking delicious and mindful meals a place to indulge while making a positive impact both well-being and the environment.

iQ Food Co – 18 York St

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iQ Food Co is all about promoting an everyday approach to healthy eating that’s sustainable and convenient. They prioritize high-quality protein, healthy fats, and an abundance of fresh, locally-sourced produce in their offerings. iQ Food Co champions healthy eating with a simple approach: fresh ingredients and whole foods as the foundation of their dishes. Nearly everything they serve is crafted from scratch, emphasizing nutrient-dense and vibrant meals. While their menu evolves, you can count on encountering a few superstar ingredients consistently found in their kitchen. Check out their Fall menu!

Check out our new Wellness Page to learn how you can experience the fantastic array of health and nutrition establishments in downtown Toronto.