How are you celebrating the new decade? This year, the VSJ team has decided to focus on our health and wellness which is why we’re sharing some of our favorite healthy restaurants and eateries in the region. Whether you’re completely revamping your diet or just looking to try a new place to eat, these 15 spots are sure to satisfy your cravings without all of the added calories.
1. A Fresh Start
9 Woodbury Road, Pitman, NJ
This eatery starts with fresh, hand-picked ingredients to make better food. From refreshing salads to savory paninis, everything is made to order just for you. A Fresh Starts’ goal is to provide better, fresher food as an alternative to fast food and they are happy to try and accommodate special diets and allergies. Check out their Facebook Page for daily specials and updates.
2. B. Good
500 Route 73 South, Marlton, NJ &
26 Centerton Road, Mount Laurel, NJ
B. Good keeps their food natural and clean to bring you the freshest ingredients with the least environmental impact. They foster local food partnerships with area farmers and suppliers to cultivate both fresh food and community. Many of B. Good’s menu items are inspired by the seasons and rotate with the local harvests. They offer salads, soups, wraps, burgers, and smoothies. They even have a kids menu!
3. California Shakes & Juice Bar
118 North Delsea Drive, Glassboro, NJ &
4403 E Black Horse Pike, Mays Landing, NJ &
1750 Deptford Center Road, Deptford Township, NJ (inside the Deptford Mall)
California Shakes and Juice Bar has been in the fruit shake business since 2000. They have a wide variety of healthy options including fruit and veggie juices, fruit shakes, acai bowls, pitaya bowls, and green Graviola bowls. They also serve your choice of ice cream or frozen yogurt milkshakes, hard ice cream, and low-fat yogurt. Besides their Deptford and new Glassboro locations, California Shakes and Juice Bar is also located in the Hamilton Mall and Margate.
4. First Watch
1012 Haddonfield Road, Cherry Hill, NJ
Whether you want breakfast for lunch or lunch for breakfast, First Watch is here for you. They begin each morning at the crack of dawn, slicing fresh fruits and vegetables, baking muffins, and whipping up their French toast batter from scratch. Everything is made to order and freshness is never compromised. They don’t use heat lamps or deep fryers – they only use the finest ingredients possible for the freshest taste around.
5. Graystone Cafe
87 N Broadway, Pennsville, NJ
The Graystone Cafe has been serving customers organic and fresh food for years. It’s their mission to ensure that their guests enjoy a satisfying meal that doesn’t contain any added high fructose corn syrup or other additives. When you dine at Graystone Cafe, you’ll find wholesome foods such a turkey wraps, paninis, and salads.
6. Healthy Garden & Gourmet Pizza
747 Haddon Avenue, Collingswood, NJ &
200 County Route 561, Voorhees, NJ &
73 East Main Street, Moorestown, NJ
Healthy Garden’s main philosophy has always been to provide authentic delicious healthy meals in a relaxing environment. They use fresh, organic, quality and natural ingredients to create premium breakfast, lunch and dinner options. Healthy Garden offers fast and free delivery, pickup, dine-in service, as well as top-notch catering options.
7. Heart Beet Kitchen
29 Haddon Avenue, Westmont, NJ
Heart Beet Kitchen makes great-tasting food that does not compromise health. This restaurant is completely plant-based and gluten-free. They keep it clean by not adding dairy, eggs, peanuts, or processed foods. Their ingredients are organic and locally sourced and the staff is friendly and like-minded. Additionally, Heart Beet Kitchen offers seasonal five-course tasting dinners.
323 W. Route 70, Marlton, NJ &
1588 Kings Highway North, Cherry Hill, NJ
Founded by Justin Rosenberg in Philadelphia in 2012, honeygrow brings people together over the highest quality, wholesome, simple foods. Their menu items include fresh, made-to-order stir fry and salads.
9. Naked Lunch
1631 Kings Highway North, Cherry Hill, NJ
At Naked Lunch, everything is organic. From sushi bowls and salads to organic juices and muffins, eating clean has never been so tasty! Be sure to stop by next time you’re in MOM’s Organic Food Store.
6 Kings Court, Haddonfield, NJ
Leaf is a vegan restaurant that serves 100% plant-based foods. Sisters Melissa, Rebecca, and Ashleigh Mastandrea, who are all vegan, opened Leaf in 2017 to show that veganism is anything but boring. Buffalo Bites, baked cauliflower tossed in buffalo sauce, are a crowd favorite. We definitely recommend this place for everyone, even if you’re not vegan!
11. Properly Fueled
1 ½ Crosswicks Street, Bordentown, NJ
Properly Fueled believes food should nourish your body to perform at its best. By offering healthy options for a community on the go, they aim to transform the way people think about take-out. Properly Fueled pays close attention to where their ingredients are coming from and many farmers are their friends because transparent sourcing is their promise.
12. Renewed Nutrition
225 Market Street, Camden, NJ
Created by two wellness coaches, Renewed Nutrition offers shakes, smoothies, and teas. But that’s not all they’re selling. This shop strives to build a community around living a healthy lifestyle.
13. Seasons 52
2000 Route 38, Cherry Hill, NJ
Seasons 52 is on a mission – a mission to provide a better way to eat. That starts with food that is full-flavored and satisfies your cravings. By sourcing ingredients at their peak of freshness, their chefs are able to transform them into memorable dishes all year round.
14. The Square Meal
211 West Clinton Ave., Oaklyn, NJ
The Square Meal brings local, fresh and sustainably-sourced foods to people in a convenient way. The business first operated out of the Crystal Pool concession stand in 2014 and 2015, then moved to the Factory in Collingswood and sold food through Revolution Coffee Roasters. In February 2017, they opened their own store in Oaklyn. They offer gluten-free, vegan, and paleo options, as well as meal plans and catering.
15. Zoe’s Kitchen
500 Route 73 South, Marlton, NJ
Serving fresh, delicious food will always be at the heart of what Zoes Kitchen does, but they are also about serving people. Whether it’s enabling a family to relax and catch up over a satisfying meal or maintaining a work environment that nourishes each individual’s happiness and success, Zoes Kitchen serves Mediterranean fare that is sure to satisfy.