With Nashville’s population booming, the number of restaurant options available are growing almost daily. Sure, it’s easy to find hot chicken or a great burger, but what about some lighter, healthier fare?

Whether you need a place for date night that will keep you on track, or you’re looking for a daily lunch spot that’s fast and nutritious, Nashville has plenty to offer. Next time you’re on the hunt for a meal that will taste amazing and not leave you with a heap of guilt, look no further than our favorite healthy Nashville restaurants!

  1. Vui’s Kitchen

Berry Hill

2832 Bransford Avenue

Nashville, TN 37204

Vui’s Kitchen is tucked away in the quaint area of Berry Hill, but still super accessible from just about anywhere. With tons of Vietnamese favorites on the menu, Vui’s is the perfect lunch or dinner spot when you’re feeling adventurous. Chef and partner Vui Hunt is dedicated to creating a welcoming environment and unique flavors, all while remaining true to her love of holistic nutrition. 

  1. The Turnip Truck

East Nashville

701 Woodland Street

Nashville, TN 37206

The Gulch

321 12th Avenue South

Nashville, TN 37203

In a hurry? The Turnip Truck will make sure your busy schedule doesn’t force you to compromise your healthy eating goals. With hot bars and salad bars at both of their Nashville locations, The Turnip Truck offers organic, vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options daily, and they incorporate global cuisine in their daily entrée menus.

  1. EiO & The Hive

Sylvan Park/Nations

5304 Charlotte Avenue

Nashville, TN 37209

Between the relaxed environment and the talented owner and chef, EiO & The Hive could become your new favorite hangout. Brunch is served daily, or you can opt for a build-your-own bowl or one of their signature sandwiches. Whatever you order, rest assured that the entire menu incorporates as many locally sourced foods as possible.

  1. The Wild Cow

East Nashville

1896 Eastland Avenue

Nashville, TN 37206

If any place was going to make vegetarianism cool, it’s the Wild Cow. Located in the ever-evolving East Nashville area, the Wild Cow has an entirely meat-free (but flavor-packed!) menu. Everything on their menu is vegan—unless you choose dairy cheese! To make this place even better, the Wild Cow features a rotating Charity of the Month, and they donate a portion of sales to the organization. A delicious meal AND an opportunity to serve others in the community? Sold!

  1. AVO

Sylvan Heights

3001 Charlotte Avenue #200

Nashville, TN 37209

Located near Centennial Park on Charlotte Avenue, AVO is another restaurant with an entirely plant-based menu. As their name suggests, their menu does in fact incorporate avocados, but it doesn’t stop there. Creativity shines through in their superfood entrees, gluten-free desserts, and more.


Allie was born and raised in Georgia, and moved to Nashville after graduating from the University of Georgia (Go Dawgs!). She’s a freelance writer, an old soul, and a chronic DIY-er. Connect with Allie or see more of her work on her website.