It's hard to believe the New Year is upon us -- cheers to 2024! If you've resolved to eat better this year, we want to help. Discover the best healthy restaurants in Ottawa.

Pure Kitchen

With 5 locations across Ottawa, Pure Kitchen is a healthy vegetarian food institution in the city. They serve up an eclectic mix of classic comfort food dishes like Caesar salad, poutine and burrito bowls with a healthy twist. Unlike some health food restaurants, Pure Kitchen is elegant enough for date night and even serves an extensive menu of alcoholic beverages with its food offerings.

The Green Door

If you love variety in your meals, don't miss The Green Door. This by-weight vegetarian buffet serves up an impressive rotation of hot table, salad bar and bakery items. Their menu is made with 90% organic ingredients and there are always vegan and gluten free options. Buffets like this make for a great quick meal on the go.

Mad Radish

Another healthy and delicious takeout or catering option in the city is Mad Radish. With 4 locations in the area, visit to build your own bowls, salads, sandwiches and burritos or let them guide you with their menu of signature creations. They don't do bland food here. Expect a wide variety of boldly seasoned proteins and vegetables to choose from on a variety of bases like brown rice or greens.


Chickpeas is all about creative Middle Eastern falafel and hummus dishes. Perfect for vegetarians and vegans, visit to try their impressive variety of hummus flavours alongside white or brown pita bread and a side order of perfectly crispy falafel balls. You can also dig into their falafel sandwich creations, zesty salads and hearty lentil soup.

Paradise Poké

Paradise Poké dishes up healthy poké creations inspired by locations like Hawaii and Seoul. It's a great option if you're looking for healthy ingredients presented in a boldly seasoned and fresh way. While most people familiar with poké would expect to find seafood as the focal point of all their bowls, Paradise Poké also offers vegan options like tofu and beets in addition to salmon, tuna, chicken and shrimp. You can even build your own poké bowl by choosing a base, protein, mix-ins, sauces, veggies and a crunchy topping.

Happy New Year! We wish you health and happiness in 2024 and beyond and hope you'll give these healthy Ottawa restaurants a try.

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