10 Healthy Baltimore Restaurants You HAVE to Try
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    10 Best Healthy Baltimore Restaurants

    We’re continuing our series sharing our picks for the best, healthy restaurants to visit on those days when you feel like getting out and trying something new.

    The series focuses on restaurants in metros where Diet-to-Go offers fresh local pickup, our fitness and nutrition center partners where you can pick up your meals.

    We know it can be tough to eat out and stay within your calorie counts — that’s why we rounded up some top-notch eateries that are sure to make it a bit easier while at the same time giving you a chance to try something new.

    Without further ado, here are our 10 favorite healthy restaurants to try in Baltimore.
     



     

    10 Best Healthy Restaurants in Baltimore - Woodberry1) Woodberry Kitchen. 2010 Clipper Park Road, No. 126


    Woodberry Kitchen is housed in an old factory that’s been converted into a rustic-chic kitchen that serves farm-fresh, locally sourced food. The menu does have some high-calorie options, but mostly its dishes are top-of-the-line salads, stews, noodles and more. They even have a Meatless Monday option, where you can savor dishes like marinated squash or tatsoi, where the vegetable is the star.

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    10 Best Healthy Restaurants in Baltimore - Kush2) Land of Kush. 840 N. Eutaw Street.


    Who says soul food can’t be healthy? Just head to Land of Kush, and you’ll find that is certainly not the case. This modest little spot tucked into a brick building along Eutaw street was the brainchild of three friends — one a savvy businessman raised in the Bronx, one an unexpected chef and one a real estate guru — who dreamed of creating a place that people could mow down on classic comfort food that was healthy and vegan. You’ll find options like eggplant parmesan, lentil burgers, “chickun” salad and much, much more.

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    10 Best Healthy Restaurants in Baltimore - Baba's3) Baba’s Mediterranean Kitchen. 745 E Fort Ave


    Baba’s Mediterranean Kitchen is a family-run joint that serves up the best falafels you may ever taste — oh, and the rest of the menu’s just as good. So good, in fact, that the restaurant has become a destination stop for many people visiting Baltimore. With its pitas (to include pizza pitas), kabobs, Greek salads, rosemary beef, zucchini fries and vegetarian stuffed grape leaves, things at Baba’s get as creative and delicious as you like.

    Go There!

     



    10 Best Healthy Restaurants in Baltimore - Charmington

    4) Charmington’s. 2601 N. Howard St.


    Charmington’s is a coffee shop — but don’t let that deter you. It also serves up wraps that are out-of-this-world. And kale salads. And mango smoothies. And siracha Pretty much anything healthy you could want to fill up on for a lunch. It’s rustic atmosphere is super inviting and you can plop in on a comfy couch to feel right at home.

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    10 Best Healthy Restaurants in Baltimore - Bar Vasquez5) Bar Vasquez (formerly Pazo). 1425 Aliceanna Street


    Can Spanish food really be healthy? Pazo, which serves up Argentine cuisine, is as close as it gets. Rice dishes there are baked, not sauteed in butter, which keeps the calorie counts down. And, even more importantly, the dishes taste good, too. That’s because Chef Mario Cano Catalán is all about using seasonal ingredients and holding to the pillars of Argentine food — cooking, meat, fire and vegetables.

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    10 Best Healthy Restaurants in Baltimore - UFood Grill6) UFood Grill. 10309 Grand Central Avenue Suite 104.


    We have one word for you: UBowls. These combo bowls run the gamut — from bacon and broccoli mixes, to curry masala, sweet thai chili and more. And oh, are they something. Once you chow down on one, you’ll find yourself returning for more again, and again, and again. UFood is a growing chain restaurant, with locations popping up all over the country — to include the latest location at Owing Mills.

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    10 Best Healthy Restaurants in Baltimore - Sweetgreen7) Sweetgreen. 1306 Fleet St.


    We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: Sweetgreen offers delicious, seasonal concoctions like its Winter Waldorf, Curry Chickpea and Portobello Taco bowls. Warm bowls like the Pesto Portobello and Shroomami are among customer favorites, as are the numerous salads offered there. And as if the menu isn’t enough, everything Sweetgreen does is green — the company uses locally sourced, organic ingredients and is big about composting and recycling whenever possible. It even brings its philosophies to nearby schools to educate kids about eating right and living sustainably.

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    8) Brown Rice Korean Grill. 2404 N. Charles St.


    What’s Bimbimbap? It’s the delicious concoction you get to cook up (ok, choose) served up at Brown Rice Korean Grill. Bibimbap is Korean for “mixed rice.” The dishes are topped with vegetables, a chili sauce, a soy sauce and fried eggs or another protein. Once they stir them together, you’re in for Korean food heaven.

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    10 Best Healthy Restaurants in Baltimore - Ekiben9) Ekiben. 1622 Eastern Ave.


    No one does Asian fusion better than Ekiben (some say it’s physically impossible to eat it without smiling). Ekiben’s menu includes things like rice bowls, steamed buns and small plates — all creative and delicious. Ekiben also offers rotating specials. It’s a menu that seriously cannot be duplicated, so get ready for an adventure.

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    10 Best Healthy Restaurants in Baltimore - Nalley Fresh10) Nalley Fresh. (Multiple locations)


    Reasonably priced and with everything made in-house, you’d be hard pressed to find a place that makes better bowls, salads and wraps. Nalley Fresh blends more than 80 proteins, seasonal veggies and 15 international flavors to come up with dishes that satisfy anything you’re craving — Asian, southwestern, Mediterranean, you name it.

    Go There!
     

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    Author: Caitlin H
    Diet-to-Go Community Manager

    Caitlin is the Diet-to-Go community manager and an avid runner. She is passionate about engaging with others online and maintaining a healthy, active lifestyle. She believes moderation is key, and people will have the most weight loss success if they engage in common-sense healthy eating and fitness.

     

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