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Angela Meakins

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(Kindred Vegan Cocktail Bar in South Park)

Dining out doesn't always mean breaking your healthy eating habits! I’m on a never ending mission to find amazing restaurants with healthy options that won't leave you hungry. Here are some of my all-time favorite healthy dining choices in San Diego. 

Mendocino Farms 

Mendocino Farms has a few San Diego area restaurants, serving and catering the best sandwiches made with fresh organic, vegan and vegetarian ingredients. When you eat at Mendocino Farms, make sure that you come hungry! Their salads and sandwiches come in large portions, leaving you full and satisfied.

Flower Child

Flower Child takes you on journey to food enlightenment. Flower Child's fundamental promise to serve healthy food for a happy world. They use proteins that are all raised naturally, without additives and use organic produce is guided by the wisdom of the Environmental Working Group. Great food and ambiance!


Beaming’s unique gourmet healthy fast casual experience is felt the moment you walk in the door and even more so upon tasting anyone of their delicious juices, smoothies and foods. My favorites are the Thai salad, acai bowl and their healthy chocolate chip cookie is an absolute must!

Tender Greens

Tender Green has several locations throughout San Diego. They put an elevated healthy spin on comfort dishes you love. Each kitchen is run by its own chef, who explores local markets and experiments with ingredients to create distinctive plates that never fail to satisfy! Every chef also makes a special daily dish for their location only. These Chef's Specials are guided by seasonal flavors, grown by local farmers and inspired by personal tastes.

True Food Kitchen

A health-driven, seasonal restaurant merging nutrient-rich ingredients with a flavor-forward menu that rotates regularly to let guests experience great-tasting ingredients at the peak of their freshness. Their open kitchen showcases that there’s nothing secret about the way they prepare their dishes. They have an incredibly diverse menu and amazing cocktails!

Cafe Gratitude 

Café Gratitude in Little Italy is a plant-based restaurant specializing in gourmet cuisines. Their menu and environment supports health and sustainability for both the community and the planet. You can't miss their In N' Out inspired healthy double double. SO good!


Kindred features Contemporary cocktails and ambitious vegan eats like seared cauliflower steak, pistachio-crusted tofu and cookie-dough truffles are served at this eccentric South Park hangout with an all-death-metal soundtrack. The whimsical space features off-the-wall decor that blends vintage design with modern pieces including a giant sculpture of a mythical wolf-beast.

Hope you enjoy!

Photos by San Diego Magazine