Whether we like to admit it or not, eating healthy is good for you. I know how good fast food tastes, but at the end of the day, we all know we could be eating just a little bit healthier.
Eating healthy is hard sometimes. You get caught up in what you can't eat, and don't realize all the amazing things you can eat. They say diet is 80% and exercise is 20% and I totally agree with that. You can't out train a bad diet, and everyone wants to feel their best. So here are 11 delicious spots to indulge at in Ottawa if you love eating healthy. Even if you hate it, these spots will amaze you!
1. Freshii // Multiple Locations
Freshii is an amazing place to stop by if you're on the go. Most of us say we're too busy to eat healthy, but that's definitely not true. You can build your own salads, wraps, and lots more at Freshii to make sure you love what you're eating.
2. Green Rebel // Multiple Locations
Green Rebel goes by the moto, 'Don't eat less, just eat real.' This is something we should all strive to do, and at Green Rebel it's so easy. They have salad boxes, rebel boxes (which have everything you could want and more), sandwiches and wraps and smoothies. There is no way you can't fall in love with eating healthy here.
3. Good Eats // 388 Albert Street
Good Eats provides fresh food that they make themselves, and their menu changes weekly. They have many vegan options, but no matter what you order is healthy. They have a wide selection of foods that will cater to any craving you have.
4. Cafe My House // 1015 Wellington Street West
Cafe My House is a vegan/vegetarian restaurant that is absolutely delicious. They have small seasonal menus that will make your mouth water like crazy. Their drinks are delicious as well, and at Cafe My House you're never missing out on any food that you love.
5. Pirho Grill // 81 Riocan Avenue
Pirho is like an even healthier Subway. You get to choose what kind of base you want, and you can go with anything from a pita to a grain bowl to your fav greens and grains. Then you choose your dips/spreads, which consists of hummus, feta or tzatziki. Your toppings are the next step, and they have so many amazing ones. Then you can pick your protein and your dressing. It's like a fancy salad that is healthy AF and completely filling.
6. Hareg Cafe & Variety // 587 Bank Street
Hareg Cafe & Variety is an amazing authentic Ethiopian restaurant, and it's so delicious you would never know it was healthy. Everything you can get here is made fresh, and you can also opt for vegetarian options if you're looking to get more greens into your diet. To make eating healthier fun, definitely go here.
8. RAW Pulp + Grind // 440 Preston Street
RAW Pulp + Grind sells raw, cold pressed juices, smoothies, plant based snacks and food and you'll never find a raw restaurant as delicious as this one. Their smoothie bowls are unreal, and the way they make their salads make you want to come back every single day for one.
9. LUNCH // Multiple Locations
Lunch has fresh food made daily, and that's really what we all want in life. This is an amazing place if you're on the go and need something quick. They have a sandwich for every mood, and you'll never get sick of any of their items they make.
10. Pure Kitchen // Multiple Locations
Pure Kitchen is the definition of health in Ottawa. A super popular vegan/vegetarian restaurant here in Ottawa, you'll find everything you didn't know you needed here. They don't only make amazing food, but they make it look amazing as well. The presentation is always on point at Pure Kitchen, and you'll never leave hungry. Seriously, you'll want to order everything off the menu.
La Belle Verte // 166 Rue Eddy
La Bell Verte is a vegan/vegetarian restaurant hidden in Gatineau, but it should be way more well known than it is. Their dishes taste homemade, but in the best way possible. If you're looking to indulge but still be healthy, this is where you need to be. Their sandwiches, pizza, and burgers are divine, but their desserts are even better. If that's possible.
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