12 Healthy Food Joints South of the River, Austin, TX
Austin is a great place to live if you enjoy living a healthy lifestyle. It boasts a culture full of healthy restaurants, outdoor activities, and fitness enthusiasts. However, eating out in any city can be a challenge– whether you’re on a date night or just want to pick up something healthy for dinner after work. Check out this list below of some healthy (and delicious) restaurants in south Austin!
- Café Malta
Casual Mediterranean cuisine with gourmet entrees using fresh local ingredients.
Top Menu Picks: Springtime Salad, Mussels, Tangier
3421 West William Cannon Drive
Paleo-friendly food trailer serving clean foods and known for its gourmet butter coffees.
Top Menu Picks: Mocha Latte, menu changes daily
1700 S. Lamar Boulevard (also flagship restaurant on Burnet Road)
- Café No Se
Located in the South Congress Hotel, this all-day cafe offers seasonal breakfast, lunch, and dinner as well as a weekend brunch.
Top Menu Picks: Café Scramble, Grain Bowl, Shredded Kale Salad
1603 S. Congress Avenue
- Soup Peddler
A go-to spot for hearty soups made daily, fresh salads and sandwiches as well as smoothies and juices! Convenient location on South Lamar with casual outside seating.
Top Menu Picks: Chicken and Rice Soup made with bone broth (a must when you’re sick!), Mulligatawny Soup, Green Monster Smoothie
801 S Lamar Blvd
- Fresa’s Chicken Al Carbon
Enjoy wood-grilled meals under the tree-shaded patio, dine indoors, or grab it to-go without having to leave your car!
Top Menu Picks: Achiote and Citrus Chicken, Super bol, Crispy Brussel Sprouts, Black and White (for a special treat!)
1703 South First Avenue
- Conscious Cravings
Plant-based menu offering fresh wraps and salads as well organic agave water-based smoothies.
Top Menu Picks: Indian-style spicy chickpea wrap, Organic Blueberry Lemonade, Spinach Smoothie
1311 South 1st Street
- Casa de Luz
Following the macrobiotic diet, this zen environment serves a three course meal of soup, salad, and a delicious plate of the day (with dessert optional!).
1701 Toomey Road
- Galaxy Café- South
Known for its variety of Buddha bowls, gourmet wraps and sandwiches, and hearty salads.
Top Menu Picks: Zocalo Buddha Bowl, Asian Seared Tuna Salad, Thai Steak Salad
9911 Brodie Lane
- Central Market- Westgate
Casual, order-at-the-counter dining, occasional live music, and a variety of healthy food options, including salads, sandwiches, and full entrée meals.
Top menu picks: Cobb salad (hold the bacon, easy on the dressing to make it healthier), Asian Salmon Salad, Mediterranean Salad
4477 South Lamar Boulevard
- Poke Poke
Super healthy raw sashimi based bowls from Hawaii for the more adventurous people.
Top Menu Picks: 4JT’s Poke Bowl, OG Bowl
3100 South Congress Avenue
- Zoës Kitchen
Mediterranean style food with many healthy options to pick from. Quick and easy, counter service or call ahead to-go.
Top Menu Picks: Quinoa Salad, Chicken Kabobs, Tossed Greek Salad
5601 Brodie Lane Suite 1525
Mutliple locations in south Austin offering vitamin-packed smoothies and juices, as well as a variety of pre-packaged meals and snacks that are easy to grab on-the-go.
Top menu picks: Peachy Green Smoothie, Wundershowzen Smoothie (if you’re wanting something more filling), wheatgrass shot
– 9901 Brodie Lane
– 6705 Highway 290
– 4526 Westgate Boulevard