It isn’t always easy to making healthy choices while dining out. For those with allergies or dietary restrictions, it can seem near impossible finding a restaurant that can cater towards specialty needs. It can be done, though! There are several places locally that provide good, healthy, food and can accommodate for most restrictions you might have when ordering out.
Here is a list of my top 5 favorite healthy eateries in the Quad Cities.
Fresh Deli is a great establishment that uses locally sourced ingredients from neighboring farms in the area, with many healthy options to choose from. They feature different types of tacos, sliders, and flatbread pizzas, and are open for all 3 meals of the day. They are housed in the Freight House, so there is plenty of outdoor seating with a beautiful river view.
Café d’Marie – 614 W. 5th St., Davenport, Iowa
Café d’ Marie is one of my favorite lunch spots in the Quad Cities. From the setting to the service to the food, it is fantastic. But what I love about this place in regards to healthy eating is the recognition of portion control. Café d’Marie has the best side salad you will ever have, served with their homemade blueberry vinaigrette dressing and one of my favorite cups of coffee too.
LemonGrass Café is my favorite Thai restaurant in the Quad Cities and has lots of healthy options. From the food to the atmosphere to the service, LemonGrass always delivers. It is a great place for lunch; I often order the bento box special which is reasonably priced and is balanced with fruits, veggies, and proteins. Everything they make, including their house cocktails, is made to order with fresh ingredients.
Cinnamon-N-Sage began as a vendor at the local farmer’s market that has since now grown into a store front in West Davenport. It began as a way to provide healthy options for those with dietary restrictions and has filled a demand in the area for those seeking healthier food options. Cinnamon-N-Sage also has ready-made meals available for those who are eating on the go and looking for fast food that is good food.
Great Grains is a great place for healthy options of all kinds. It is a health food store with an eatery in the back that provides delicious, healthy options. Great Grains has premade options as well as a menu you can order from while visiting, with take out or dine-in services. Great Grains also has an online option, so if you are short for time you can order ahead. It is a great store too for organic produce, vitamins, essential oils, and other good for your body goods.