You don’t have to sacrifice healthy eating when you go out for a meal in 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 five restaurants you’ll want to check out if you want to eat healthy in Chandler, AZ.
This award-winning restaurant serves more than 100 different menu items for breakfast, lunch and dinner, ranging from gluten-free banana quinoa pancakes for breakfast to a barbecue bacon burger and Thai shrimp lettuce wraps for dinner. Happy hour runs daily from 3 to 6 p.m. with food, cocktails, beer and wine specials. Enjoy Chandler’s incredible weather on the patio and talented local musicians on select nights.
Map: 4205 S. Gilbert Road, Chandler, AZ 85249 or (480) 656-1011
For healthy eating with a twist, try Green Corner, a quaint Mediterranean restaurant in south Chandler that offers vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, and halal options for lunch and dinner. Try the falafel plate, which comes with a Greek salad, hummus and rice. Or consider the two-skewer chicken kabab served with rice and pita bread. The restaurant has splurge-worthy dishes, too, like gyros and shawarma.
Map: 1065 W. Queen Creek Road Suite 2, Chandler, AZ 85248 or (480) 553-7011
Former Major League Baseball pitcher Todd Stottlemyre named his poke restaurant chain Koibito, the Japanese word for love because he hoped guests would “love” their bodies by eating the healthy foods served there. Because you can create your own poke bowl, it’s easy to make it vegan, vegetarian, low-carb, or gluten-free. Overwhelmed by the options? You can order one of the restaurant’s signature bowls, like the chicken and shrimp bowl topped with cucumber and shaved brussels sprouts.
Map: 4041 S. Gilbert Road Suite 1, Chandler, AZ 85249 or (480) 361-6533
Located in a historic building that has served as four banks and a newspaper over the years, Original Chop Shop Co. is a popular downtown Chandler restaurant 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.
At the counter, check out the chart pointing you to gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian, peanut-free, lactose-free, and soy-free menu selections. Most items are around $10.
Map: 35 W. Boston St., Chandler, AZ 85225 or (480) 426-0216
Fruta Healthy Eating
Kick off your day with a cold-pressed juice, fresh smoothie, or your choice of acai or dragon fruit bowl at Fruta Healthy Eating. In the mood for something heartier? Order up a stack of the gluten-free pancakes or a bowl of good-for-you oatmeal. All dishes are preservative-free and GMO-free, and there’s even a kids’ menu. The café also has salads and sandwiches made with your choice of sourdough, wheat, or gluten-free bread for lunch.
Map: 222 E. Warner Road #106, Chandler, AZ 85225 or (480) 361-4341