Whether you live in NYC or you’re planning a trip to the big city and want to be as healthy as possible, we’re bringing you our top 5 choices for healthy restaurants in NYC. Don’t worry, just because they’re healthy doesn’t mean that they’re not delicious.

No matter what you consider healthy, NYC has a restaurant that’s perfectly tailored to you. From vegan, vegetarian, and keto to gluten-free or low-carb, there’s truly something for everyone. In fact, we found it difficult to choose just 5! So, if healthy eating and finding the proper nutrition in your diet is a top priority for you, you'll love our choices.

Without further ado, we bring you our picks for the best healthy restaurants in New York City.

The 5 Best Healthiest NYC Restaurants

1. The Butcher’s Daughter

If you know anything about dining in NYC then you may have heard about The Butcher’s Daughter and their famed nickname “vegetable slaughterhouse.” This eatery is located in West Village.

They specialize in a whole host of vegetarian dishes, but we’re particularly fond of their vegan spaghetti and meatballs and their killer salads. They also have an amazing juice bar that features specialty drinks and elixirs that are to die for. We recommend trying their juice flight the next time you’re in the neighborhood.

One thing is for sure, New Yorkers love their lunch bowls. And can you blame them? What’s not to love? Lunch bowls get even better when you get one from INDAY located in Midtown.

The food is inspired by classic Indian cuisine; however, you won’t find the same old run of the mill choices. INDAY’s menu features dishes that are 100% gluten-free with a heavy focus on fresh, local foods. You can choose a chef-inspired bowl or you can create your own, choosing between a quinoa base or cauliflower rice.

3. Nix

Nix is the perfect, semi-romantic vegetarian hot spot. This gem is located just a few blocks from the Union Square Greenmarket, where they source most of their vegetables. Most of the main menu dishes are made up of veggies, however, they aren’t strictly vegan. There’s a separate vegan menu where you’ll find amazing plant-based dishes like cauliflower tempura and Bamboo rice stir-fry, sugar snap peas & farm egg. 

4. BareBurger

If you’re a burger lover who’s looking to be as healthy and conscious of your food choices as possible, BareBurger is hard to beat. The best part is that there’s something for everyone with their 50/50 menu split between vegan and non-vegan options. You can get a lean grass-fed, antibiotic and hormone-free beef, turkey, elk, or bison burger. Or, you can a meatless burger from Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods. Have kids? There’s also a vegan kid’s menu!

5. Avocaderia

You may have guessed by the name that this delicious joint features plenty of avocado-based options. From their poke bowl and salads to smoothies and avocado rose, you’ll find plenty of delicious ways to enjoy your favorite healthy fat. This is the perfect place to pop in for lunch or spend Sunday brunch. 

The Bottom Line

There you have it, our picks for the best healthy restaurants in the big apple. We hope that you find these recommendations useful and if you try one, stop on back and let us know! We’d love to hear your thoughts and experiences.