Austin is a great place to live if you enjoy living a healthy lifestyle. It boasts a culture full of healthy restaurants, outdoor activities, and fitness enthusiasts. However, eating out in any city can be a challenge– whether you’re on a date night or just want to pick up something healthy for dinner after work. Check out this list below of some healthy (and delicious) restaurants in south Austin!  


  1. Café Malta

Casual Mediterranean cuisine with gourmet entrees using fresh local ingredients.

Top Menu Picks: Springtime Salad, Mussels, Tangier


3421 West William Cannon Drive




  1. Picnik

Paleo-friendly food trailer serving clean foods and known for its gourmet butter coffees.

Top Menu Picks: Mocha Latte, menu changes daily


1700 S. Lamar Boulevard (also flagship restaurant on Burnet Road)




  1. Café No Se

Located in the South Congress Hotel, this all-day cafe offers seasonal breakfast, lunch, and dinner as well as a weekend brunch.

Top Menu Picks: Café Scramble, Grain Bowl, Shredded Kale Salad


1603 S. Congress Avenue




  1. Soup Peddler

A go-to spot for hearty soups made daily, fresh salads and sandwiches as well as smoothies and juices! Convenient location on South Lamar with casual outside seating.

Top Menu Picks: Chicken and Rice Soup made with bone broth (a must when you’re sick!), Mulligatawny Soup, Green Monster Smoothie


801 S Lamar Blvd




  1. Fresa’s Chicken Al Carbon

Enjoy wood-grilled meals under the tree-shaded patio, dine indoors, or grab it to-go without having to leave your car!

Top Menu Picks: Achiote and Citrus Chicken, Super bol, Crispy Brussel Sprouts, Black and White (for a special treat!)


1703 South First Avenue




  1. Conscious Cravings

Plant-based menu offering fresh wraps and salads as well organic agave water-based smoothies.

Top Menu Picks: Indian-style spicy chickpea wrap, Organic Blueberry Lemonade, Spinach Smoothie


1311 South 1st Street




  1. Casa de Luz

Following the macrobiotic diet, this zen environment serves a three course meal of soup, salad, and a delicious plate of the day (with dessert optional!).


1701 Toomey Road




  1. Galaxy Café- South

Known for its variety of Buddha bowls, gourmet wraps and sandwiches, and hearty salads.

Top Menu Picks: Zocalo Buddha Bowl, Asian Seared Tuna Salad, Thai Steak Salad


9911 Brodie Lane




  1. Central Market- Westgate

Casual, order-at-the-counter dining, occasional live music, and a variety of healthy food options, including salads, sandwiches, and full entrée meals.

Top menu picks: Cobb salad (hold the bacon, easy on the dressing to make it healthier), Asian Salmon Salad, Mediterranean Salad


4477 South Lamar Boulevard




  1. Poke Poke

Super healthy raw sashimi based bowls from Hawaii for the more adventurous people.

Top Menu Picks: 4JT’s Poke Bowl, OG Bowl


3100 South Congress Avenue




  1. Zoës Kitchen

Mediterranean style food with many healthy options to pick from. Quick and easy, counter service or call ahead to-go.

Top Menu Picks: Quinoa Salad, Chicken Kabobs, Tossed Greek Salad


5601 Brodie Lane Suite 1525




  1. Juiceland

Mutliple locations in south Austin offering vitamin-packed smoothies and juices, as well as a variety of pre-packaged meals and snacks that are easy to grab on-the-go.

Top menu picks: Peachy Green Smoothie, Wundershowzen Smoothie (if you’re wanting something more filling), wheatgrass shot


– 9901 Brodie Lane


– 6705 Highway 290


– 4526 Westgate Boulevard