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posted in Healthy Living // 7.23.15

14 Healthy Restaurants in Louisville, Kentucky

14 Healthy Restaurants in Louisville, Kentucky

Eating healthy can be really difficult when you eat out a lot or are on vacation. Whether you live in or are just visiting Louisville, Kentucky, you don’t have to let your diet fail. No matter your budget or your taste buds, there is a healthy restaurant option for you.

1.Bluegrass Burgers

Bluegrass Burgers advertises 100% Kentucky Bison and Beef that is grass-fed and hormone and antibiotic free. Their atmosphere is casual and you can either dine-in or carryout. There are vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options on their menu. You can get a meal for anywhere from $5.99 to $9.99. The meals come with a burger or hotdog as the main meal that comes on sourdough bun unless otherwise requested. You can get fries, coleslaw or baked beans on the side.

While this might not scream health nut to you, it is a healthier burger joint that boasts local, hormone free meat. It’s also an easy on the budget option for you.

2.Ditto’s Grill

If you don’t know exactly what sort of cuisine you’re looking for, Ditto’s Grill may be the place for you. There is a wide range of options on the menu. You can order everything from steaks to salads or American to Asian. Not all of their menu options are healthy, but they do have a wide array of healthy options. They have Asian lettuce wraps, raspberry chicken salad, citrus cod and Woodland Farm pork burger. 

The meals offered range from a price of $9 for one person’s meal to $35 for Ditto’s for Two Special. The atmosphere is family friendly and casual.

3.Dragon King’s Daughter

Dragon King’s Daughter offers Asian Fusion cuisine. This means they serve Japanese classics as well as dishes with their own special twist on the menu. They have dishes that are vegetarian or vegan, and many of their menu options are heart healthy. You can get a main course for anywhere from $7 to $13.

You have the option to dine-in or carryout, but for some of their specials you have to dine-in. The atmosphere at Dragon King’s Daughter is fun and casual.


Game offers unique menu choices to their patrons. You can order things like wild boar, wagyu (which is a specific breed of cattle that is genetically predisposed to intense marbling) or veggie burgers. You can get a meal for anywhere from $6 to $18.

Game’s atmosphere is casual, but exclusive. Due to their limited seating and no reservation policy you have to be flexible in order to eat there.


Harvest is a locally grown restaurant. This means that about 80% of their ingredients come from farms within a 100 mile radius, and many of their foods are baked, cured, smoked and preserved in-house. They serve traditional and local dishes with their own twist. You can get dinner for anywhere from $11 to $44.

The atmosphere at Harvest is high end, rustic. Their locally grown and raised food will make you feel good about what you eat.

6.Havana Rumba

Havana Rumba offers Cuban Cuisine in Louisville, Kentucky. They have light, healthy options that are packed with flavor. Everything at the restaurant is prepared from scratch because Havana Rumba believes it is important to use the freshest ingredients possible. When eating at Havana Rumba you don’t have to worry about unhealthy add-ins in the ingredients. You can get a meal for anywhere from $6.99 to $19.75.

The atmosphere at Havana Rumba is other worldly, alive and pulsing. You’ll feel like you’re transported to Cuba when you enter the restaurant.

7.Heart and Soy and Roots

Part of Heart and Soy and Roots moto is to remain mindful of the impact they have on the environment, community and the health of their patrons. The entire menu is vegetarian, and you can tofu made in the restaurant because Heart and Soy and Roots has the only tofu manufacturing machine in Kentucky. You can get a meal for anywhere from $5.50 to $9.50.

The atmosphere is upscale, but you can choose to dine-in or carryout.

8.Mayan Café

At Mayan Café you can enjoy many of their ingredients from local, sustainable farms, wineries, breweries and whoever else they have to do business with. One of their big concerns is being sustainable. This means that they work with people with the same mindset. You also don’t have to worry about your impact on the environment when you eat there, because they have that covered. Their locally grown ingredients tend to be organic.

The atmosphere at Mayan Café is classic, yet light-hearted. You can get dinner for anywhere from $12 to $25.

9.Nancy’s Bagel Grounds

This eclectic café offers fresh ingredients and top of the line products. This means the customers get healthy, delicious options. They have seasonal menus, excellent coffee and great bagels. You can get a meal for anywhere from $6.75 to $7.50. If you’re just in the mood for a bagel you can get a dozen for $11.50 or one for $1.18.

The atmosphere at Nancy’s Bagel Grounds is casual and artsy.

10.North End Café

The moto of North End Café is healthy, wholesome food, and that’s exactly what they offer. They use the freshest ingredients available, which means that their menu changes with the seasons. They grow some of their own ingredients, many vegetables and herbs, in their multi-acre garden in Simpsonville, Kentucky. The ingredients they don’t grow themselves they get from local farms and orchards. With their approach to healthy food there are many vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free and organic menu choices.

The atmosphere at North End is casual.

11.Queen of Sheba

Queen of Sheba offers authentic Ethiopian cuisine. Ethiopian food is a well-known healthier food option, and at Queen of Sheba they don’t use canned, processed or frozen ingredients. You can get dinner for anywhere from $7.95 to $12.50. 

The atmosphere at Queen of Sheba is traditional Ethiopian.

12.Shiraz Mediterranean Grill

Shiraz Mediterranean Grill offers many healthy grilled meats and veggies; hummus and pita; and delicious salads. The meals come out quickly, so if you’re in a rush and want to try some delicious Mediterranean style food, this is the place for you. Not only can you go to the restaurant, but they also cater. You can get healthy food catered for your next party.

The atmosphere at Shiraz Mediterranean Grill is fun and authentic.

13.Simply Thai

Simply Thai is a kid-friendly restaurant that offers vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free versions of their menu options. They use fresh ingredients to help make their Thai and sushi healthy for you. You can get dinner for anywhere from $5 to $12.

The atmosphere at Simply Thai is casual, fun and authentic.

14.Zen Garden

Zen Garden offers Chinese food for dine-in and carryout. They have a modern interpretation of classic Chinese dishes. They use fresh ingredients, and offer vegetarian options. You can get a dinner combination for $13.95 and lunch for $8.95. You can get an entrée for anywhere from $7.95 to $10.95.

The atmosphere at Zen Garden is quiet and relaxing.

Now all you have to do is choose which one of these great restaurants to go visit first, and remember, these aren’t the only healthy restaurant options in Louisville, Kentucky.

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