5 Go-To Healthy Restaurants In San Diego

Bobby Dyer

January is always a tough month. Especially when it comes to the end of the month and those new years resolutions that we made are slowly slipping through our figures and we are falling back into our old un-healthy habits.

For everyone who had some goals to lose weight, get fit, or just be a little bit healthier, I’ve made a list of 5 go-to healthy restaurants in San Diego for you to check out.

Cafe Gratitude


Cafe Gratitude is THE premier and highest rated Vegan restaurant you will find in San Diego. With a large number of plant based menu options and prices ranging under $30 per person for a full meal, you can’t go wrong with this place.

he 4.8/5 stars with over 300 reviews are only a testament to how fantastic this restaurant is. Not only great food, but great service. There are 5 locations across California, and one smack in the middle of San Diego for your eating pleasure.

Project Juice – SD


Project Juice is a super clean and unique juice bar in the Hillcrest area of San Diego.

This place does have much, if any, cooked food. However if you’re looking to detox, clean your stomach out, get yourself a turmeric shot, or just have a very good and fulfilling breakfast, you can start your day healthy at project Juice bar.

Project Juice Bar is a little bit on the expensive side but the quality of the food, beverages, and acai bowls are definitely worth it.



PlatesThe fan favorite and go-to healthy chain restaurant in Cali; FRESHII!

What makes Freshii unique is not only it’s amazing food but also the atmosphere. Freshii Hillcrest is owned by a fantastic couple (Jason and Michael), and they have open this store up themselves and built it from the ground up.

With a mixture of professionalism and light hearted fun and family atmosphere, no matter what you’re in the mood for, Freshii will make your experience one that will have you running back for more!

True Food Kitchen


True Food Kitchen is another healthy restaurant that is critically acclaimed. The thing about True Food Kitchen is that you will get three things: variety, quality, and a full belly!

This is for our friends that want a full course satisfying meal that will satisfy their hunger and still leave them with a bunch of energy because of the organic produce and ingredients they use.

My favorite thing about True Food is you can eat a good amount of food and not feel lethargic afterwards. So don’t be afraid to eat because you will definitely be eating good and healthy!

LIV Juice Bar & Smoothies


LiveLIVE Juice Bar is another fantastic spot for getting your detox juices or smoothies.

If you are just starting your morning or you are just leaving the gym, LIV Juice Bar would be the perfect option for you.

On the more affordable side, it is often the yummy quick stop if you want something light with a friend or if you are on the move. That being said, it is not lacking in quality  in any way. The ingredients used are still fresh and the taste is still quality.


What were some of your New Years Resolutions? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to check us out when you visit these places!



Cofounder of ITH Hostels. I love traveling, hosting, gardening, golfing, fishing, and sailing.

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