Eating healthy in Chandler, AZ
Posted on April 22, 2016 2:09 PM
You don’t have to sacrifice healthy eating when you go out for a meal in a Chandler. Whether you’re looking for a quick bite on the run or a sit-down meal with a glass of wine, Chandler has plenty of options for healthy eating. Here are just a few.
Original Chop Shop Co.
35 W. Boston St., Chandler, AZ 85225
Phone: (480) 426-0216
Hours: Monday – Saturday, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Located in a building that has served as four banks and a newspaper over the years, Original Chop Shop Co. is a popular downtown Chandler choice for healthy eating. In the morning, opt for bagels, fresh baked pastries and muffins (including gluten-free options), parfaits, and fresh juices. For lunch or dinner, order a chopped salad, sandwich, or protein bowl.
A chart available at the counter where you order can point you to gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian, peanut-free, lactose-free, and soy-free menu selections. Most items are under $10.
1949 W. Ray Rd., Chandler, AZ 85224
Phone: (480) 855-3232
Hours: Daily, 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
This sit-down restaurant features salads, wood-fired pizzas, and wraps. You can also order salmon, chicken, or mahi mahi and wash your meal down with a bottle of beer or glass of wine. Budget $7 to $16 per meal (plus extra for drinks). Pita Jungle has a daily happy hour from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and reverse happy hour from 9 p.m. to close with drink specials and $2 tapas. On Thursday nights from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., enjoy live music.
4040 S. Arizona Ave., Suite 15, Chandler, AZ 85248
Phone: (480) 802-0254
Hours: Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Acai bowls—a frozen blend of organic acai berries topped with whole fruits, nut butters, and other natural ingredients—are the focus at Genuine Fresche. If you’re new to the concept, try the original blend topped with granola, strawberries, banana, blueberries, and honey. A small bowl will set you back $5 while a large can top $10. Genuine Fresche also serves smoothies, power shakes, and fresh squeezed juices.
GRAZ Kitchen Fresh
1005 S. Arizona Ave., Suite 6, Chandler, AZ 85225
Phone: (480) 722-2472
Hours: Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Owner Marcus Gonzales believes the key to a great tasting, healthy food is fresh ingredients prepared simply, and that’s exactly what you’ll find at GRAZ Kitchen Fresh. Morning items include breakfast sandwiches, fresh backed pastries, fruit cups, and yogurt parfaits. Enjoy with made-to-order carrot juice, wheat grass shots, or blends from the fruit juice bar. For lunch, you’ll find salads, sandwiches, and a line-up of grilled cheese variations. A sandwich—for breakfast or lunch—will be under $9.
6140 W. Chandler Blvd., Chandler, AZ 85226
Phone: (480) 785-1000
Hours: Monday – Friday, 10:30 a.m.to 9 p.m.; Saturday – Sunday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
This fast casual eatery lives up to its motto: “A million ways to eat fresh and healthy.” You select a protein, a sauce, and four add-ins ranging from black beans to mandarin oranges. The staff sautés your choices while you wait and pours if over your choice of noodles, rice, pasta, spinach, or romaine. You can also “design your own” salad, or you can order a gourmet salad, hearty soup, or grilled panini. Most offerings at Fresh Millions range from $6 to $8.
Ruchi Vegetarian South Indian Cuisine
2051 W. Warner Rd., Suite 7, Chandler, AZ 85224
Phone: (480) 786-3333
Hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. (Friday and Saturday to 10 p.m.), closed between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.
If you like Indian dishes, Ruchi Vegetarian South Indian Cuisine is the place to go. All items on the menu are vegetarian (many are even vegan) and are reasonably priced, averaging about $9. Choose from curries, rice dishes like biryani, Indian breads, and dosai, crepes filled with flavorful combinations. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., you have the option of eating from the buffet for $9.