Dr. V's Top Picks For Healthy Eating In Austin


Are you overwhelmed by eating choices in Austin and looking for some healthy direction? Save this list! And, for healthy water delivery, Dr. Villanueva of Modern Holistic Health highly recommends the Cielo Water Company


Perla’s Seafood and Clark's Oyster Bar: For healthy and fresh seafood, we recommend Perla’s on South Congress and Clark's Oyster Bar on W. 6th.   From locally sourced food to the catch of the day, you can’t go wrong at these Austin favorites

The Soup Peddler: If you are looking for homemade soup without your own labor, The Soup Peddler is the spot! With a variety of classic staples on the menu

Bouldin Creek Café:  We love Bouldin Creek Café! One of our favorite dishes is their nachos and you can’t miss their chipotle pecan pesto! You won’t believe this place is vegetarian (with many vegan options)!

People’s Pharmacy: They have a very healthy fresh soup and Gluten Free sandwiches at the bar inside. Their smoothies are wonderful as well! Stop by to stock up on vitamins and leave with a healthy lunch!

True Food Kitchen: Whether you are looking for a healthy brunch or a date night, True Food Kitchen is the perfect spot. And, even though they have healthy salads, bowls, and more .  They also have cookbook if you need inspiration in the kitchen. 

Cenote: With amazing coffee, delicious breakfast tacos, and a variety of other fresh, locally sourced options, Cenote is one of our favorite spots! We love their kale salad. 

Juiceland: Once you have Juiceland, you will crave it! This local Austin staple has fresh juices, smoothies, food, and more. We highly recommend the Originator or Soul Boulder smoothies and their hummus is amazing!

Casa de Luz: Everyone has to experience Casa de Luz at least once, but we recommend going as often as possible. They have a plant based menu that rotates daily along with freshly brewed teas.  They also have a cookbook that you can purchase. 

Picnik:   Check this place out ! For menu items that you won’t believe are gluten-free, add Picnik to your list! They have a few food trailers, but we recommend also visiting their brick and mortar restaurant on Burnet Road as well – you won’t regret the visit!

 Vinaigrette: When it comes to healthy salads that range from fresh, sweet, savory and more - Vinaigrette is the spot! This South Congress gem has a gorgeous patio as well as an open interior space. If you have a friend, significant other, co-worker, family member, or spouse who likes healthy AND filling options - these salads are the way to go! Their menu offers fresh soups, sandwiches, specials and more. 

Flower Child: This 60s-style inspired restaurant has two Austin locations now - one at the Domaine and one downtown. With delicious bowls, to salads, fresh teas and a myriad of gluten-free options (almost their entire menu is gluten-free), you'll love this space! They also offer to-go orders! 

Taco Deli: We love the fresh and local feel of Taco Deli. Whether you are craving breakfast tacos or something more classic, you can build your own or choose on of their own creations! Their are numerous locations around town for this Austin favorite. 

Wholly Cow: For health grass-fed burgers and more, check out Wholly Cow! This Austin staple offers cheesesteaks, fries, reubens and more. 

Wildwood Bakehouse: With a variety of gluten-free dine-in or carry-out options, Wildwood Bakehouse offers pastries and sweets as well as lunch, dinner options, and weekend brunch. They have a variety of catering options as well! 

My Gluten Free Life: This bakery is based in Laredo, but may of the items can be shipped to Austin. Be sure to check them out- you'd never know many (if any) of her creations are gluten-free! 

Sway: One of our favorite spots for healthy and fresh Thai in Austin!