In the midst of a busy day, it’s so easy to wolf down a Clif Bar instead of taking the time to care for ourselves with a healthy, nourishing meal. But with all the Jacksonville eateries that offer nutritious lunch options, there’s no excuse to opt out anymore. Drop by one of these locations on your next lunch break.
True Food Kitchen
You can’t go wrong with a restaurant whose menu tagline is “Because comfort salad should be a thing.” And indeed, they have created the ultimate “comfort salads” that include hearty, healthy ingredients like sweet potatoes, quinoa, and portabella mushrooms. Even their pizzas are healthy. Their menu features all kinds of options: vegan, keto, paleo, and vegetarian. No matter your dietary choices, you’ll find the perfect dish here.
Green Erth Bistro
This quaint restaurant is all about community and good, tasteful food. They feature an extensive menu of affordable, healthy wraps and sandwiches from eggplant paninis to tempeh wraps. Or try their unique flatbread pizzas which are topped with goat cheese, vegetables, and flavorful additions like tempeh or eggplant.
Bodrum Mediterranean Kitchen
Here, you’ll find hearty, filling food that also happens to be incredibly healthy. Try the veggie pita which comes with an indulgent side of fries (because it’s okay to treat yourself, sometimes). The flavorful Greek Salad is a showcase of Mediterranean flavors from feta cheese to kalamata olives. And the veggie bowl is a simple, but filling dish of dolmas, hummus, and pita bread.
Southern Roots Filling Station
This vegan establishment prides itself on its commitment to both the local and environmental community. And their menu features an extensive list of unique, plant-based offerings. How about an egg salad sandwich with tofu in place of the egg? Or the Turtle Rice Bowl with pumpkin seed pesto and cilantro oil?l
So you need a little comfort food, but still want to keep it healthy? Look no further than this fun vegan restaurant that offers the best of Southern comfort food using plant-based ingredients. Try the meatless “Bacun” Ranch Burger, Chicken Wings (made from soy protein), or the classic Mac n’ Cheeze (non-dairy and gluten-free).