Where to Get a Healthy Meal in Memphis

We'll concede this: Memphis is not known for its healthy food. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t options for those of us looking for things a bit more lean and green. Here are just a few of the many eateries where you can find healthy options that are absolutely delicious.

1. Cheffies

Grab your bike and experience the Shelby Farms Greenline dedicated bike/pedestrian lane with a stop at Cheffie’s in the High Point Terrace neighborhood. The build-your-own salad option is a great way to add proteins and veggies to your greens, and the portion is big enough that you’ll feel satisfied for hours. Just go easy on the dressing, cheese and bacon bits. 


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2. Lyfe Kitchen 

Located in the historic Hotel Chisca where DJ Dewey Phillips played that very first Elvis record "That's Alright Mama" on the radio, the modern comfort food is always fresh, healthy, and reasonably priced; not to mention it’s all made with local ingredients. 
3. I Love Juice Bar
Offering fresh-pressed juices, smoothies, and healthy snack options in a convenient grab-and-go setting, they have two locations in Crosstown and Midtown. Grab a juice to go or hang out on the patio with free wi-fi. 
i love juice bar patio

4. Mama GAIA 

With a passion for making real, organic food accessible to everyone, Philipp and Cru von Holtzendorff-Fehling created Mama Gaia, a fast-casual dining experience offering only organic, vegetarian menu options at affordable prices with two locations in Crosstown and in Ballet Memphis at Overton Square. 


Their mission is to offer creative clean eating options and serve re-imagined comfort food created with wholesome, clean ingredients. Gluten free, dairy free, or vegan; if you have food allergies or dietary restrictions, head to City Silo and discover dishes that will meet your needs and invigorate your taste buds. 

6. Bedrock Eats and Sweets 

Bedrock Eats and Sweets sources from local farmers markets to prepare pre-made healthy meals (like the pork enchilada omelet above) and bulk items from zucchini “spaghetti” to gluten-free espresso brownies. Dine in, grab-and-go or pre-order.


7. Next Door american eatery 

Also found in the new Crosstown Concourse is Next Door, founded by Kimbal Musk,  serves "real food sourced from American farmers out of a scratch kitchen". With approachable options like the Wild Caught Alaskan Salmon Bowl with tuscan kale, beets, quinoa & lemon or the BBQ pork sandwich, every pallette will be able to find something delicious.