Eating out when you’re trying to eat clean can seem like an impossible task. That’s why we’ve rounded up the top five places to eat out when you’re looking for food that’s good for you and tastes good too.
LUNA’S LIVING KITCHEN
Luna’s Living Kitchen is a raw-food vegan restaurant. Everything Luna’s makes is from scratch, and they use all organic ingredients. Their menu features plant-based versions of many popular dishes, including pizza, burgers, pasta and sushi.
Location: 2000 South Blvd Suite 300
Hours: Monday – Saturday 8am – 9pm / Sunday 9am – 3pm
Pictured: Manicotti – Zucchini pasta, ricotta cashew cheese, tomato basil marinara, arugula & cherry tomato salad with a maple mustard vinaigrette
Chopt Creative Salad Company offers a variety of salad and wrap options as well as the option to build your own creation.
Location: Park Road Shopping Center and The Arboretum (8022 Providence Road)
Hours: Park Road: Monday – Sunday 10:00AM-9:00PM / Arboretum: Monday – Saturday 10:00AM-9:00PM, Sunday 10:30AM-8:00PM
Pictured: Custom Salad – Spinach, romaine, grilled chicken, cucumbers, rainbow carrots, grape tomatoes, avocado, and croutons with Buttermilk Ranch.
B GOOD serves “delicious, homemade, fresh, natural, food made with love.” Many of their menu items seasonal and rotate with the local harvests. They get their beef and chicken from farmers who uphold some of the highest standards in animal welfare.
Locations: Uptown: 400 South Tryon Street / Stonecrest: 7926 Rea Road / Ballantyne: 14825 Ballantyne Village Way
Hours: Uptown: Monday – Friday 7 am-9 pm / Saturday 8 am-9pm / Sunday 8 am-8pm // Stonecrest and Ballantyne: Monday – Saturday 8 am – 9 pm / Sunday 8 am – 8pm
Pictured: Winter Seasonal Citrus & Avocado Salad
Fern creates seasonal menus around plant-based nutrition and southern cuisine. They source their ingredients from the best farms in the area.
Location: 1419 East Blvd A
Hours: Monday – Friday 10 am-10 pm / Saturday 10 am-3pm / Sunday 10 am-3pm and 5 pm-10 pm
Pictured: Breakfast Nachos – Eggs, beans, tortilla chips and aji verde
NEKTER JUICE BAR
Nékter Juice Bar was created around the idea that “healthy food can be affordable, taste good, and feel good too.” Their ingredients are all fresh and natural. Nékter was founded in 2010 but came to Charlotte at the end of 2017 and we couldn’t be happier they made their way over here. From their smoothies to açai bowls to vegan all-natural ice-cream titled “skoop,” you can’t go wrong with what you order.
Locations: Providence Road (1035 Providence Rd), South Boulevard (2725 South Blvd, Suite B), Sardis Road (4914 Old Sardis Road, Suite C4)
Hours: Sunday – Friday 7:00 am-7:00 pm / Saturday 7 am – 8 pm
Pictured: Protein Power Bowl – (picture by runhardertr)