Eating Healthy in Wichita
Eating right is important, but eating out and eating right can be difficult. We've put together a list of healthy restaurants in Wichita that offer vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options as well as locally grown and made with pure ingredients.
The Lotus Leaf menu focuses on clean food made with sustainable ingredients and they accommodate a variety of dietary lifestyles including food allergies and sensitivities. There are vegan, vegetarian and gluten free options but they also have turkey, fish and chicken. Try a smoothie for dessert or a vegan cheesecake. A popular dish is the black bean/quinoa burger served on a wheat bun with veggies, and a pasta primavera that uses shaved zucchini instead of pasta. Sweet potato chips are served on the side as a healthy alternative to fries.
Songbird Juice Co.
Songbird Juice Company encompasses health, love, and balance. They aim to create mindful products with 100% cold pressed juice that is never high pressure processed, has no additives or preservatives and made with clean and mindfully sourced ingredients. They aim to source locally as much as possible; organically, as much as possible; and respect their bodies and the environment. In addition to their amazing juices, they also offer Acai & Pitaya Bowls, perfect for a grab and go nutritious meal.
Two Olives offers a chef-casual dining experience. Their Mediterranean cuisine is "honest-to-goodness" food, sourced local and made from whole ingredients. One of their prominent menu items, the power bowl, really amps up the health factor. A power bowl is a balanced, highly nutritious meal in a single bowl with whole grains, protein, an abundance of vegetables, as well as other ingredients that balance the profile including nuts, seeds or beans. The bowl is typically topped with a delicious and healthy dressing or sauce.
Beautiful Day Cafe
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The Beautiful Day Cafe’s seasonal farm-to-table menus are sourced from local and regional farmers. A natural extension of the Cafe is the Green Street Permaculture Garden (adjacent to our building). The garden has an army of volunteers, and when at full production allows them to fill the plates in the restaurant. It also serves as a classroom where they can practice and teach, sustainable, natural land practices. Try their breakfast burrito made from free range eggs or their grass-fed beef burger with mushrooms and cheddar cheese.
86 Cold Press
At 86 Cold Press, each juice is geared towards a different benefit. Feel a cold coming on? Grab the Doctor’s Orders, a carrot, orange, apple, lemon, ginger, cayenne pepper drink that will clear your sinuses and boost your immune system. They use the purest, most nutrient-dense juice using all organic products with the fullest taste. They are also eco-friendly, use glass bottles and suggest customers return them for recycling. Compost is also placed back into the soil to later produce more ingredients.
Whole Foods offers a large prepared food area that is great for a quick bite when on the go. They have a deli, soup and salad bar featuring foods made from natural and organic ingredients. There is also a juice and coffee bar for those that want to drink their meal. Stay a while and enjoy the seating area.
Green Acres Market
Green Acres Market is a local health food store that also has a deli and salad bar. They specialize in pot pies, bierocks, soups and other hot meals that are made in house daily. They also offer pastries and healthy smoothies. Both the east and west stores have an eating area for you to stay a while or pick up and go.
Kind Kravings Food Truck
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Stop by the double-decker food truck located at the Pop-Up Park downtown for a unique foodie experience. Kind Kravings prides themselves on providing sustainable, cruelty-free, plant-based food on wheels. It’s good ol’ fashioned home cooked comfort foods with a healthy twist. Try their cinnamon roll pancakes for breakfast or their Kind Burger with black bean patty, ancient grain sprouted bun, smokey chipotle and bbq sauce, coconut bacon and their signature sauce.
Tanya’s Soup Kitchen
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Tanya’s Soup Kitchen is a local favorite serving vegans, vegetarians and carnivores alike offering soups, salads and sandwiches. They source their ingredients locally and rotates the menu seasonally for optimum freshness. Try their Tomato Basil Bisque and Lulu sandwich that features two kinds of hummus and roasted red peppers.
Doc Green’s offers premade or do it yourself salads, soups, wraps and sandwiches in filling portions. Make your meal as healthy as you want it to be. Try the flavorful Dr. Fiesta salad with romaine, tomatoes, cucumbers, cheddar, black bean and corn salsa, carrots, crispy tortilla strips, chicken tenders and chipotle ranch dressing. Add a side of parmesan crusted button mushrooms. With three conveniently placed locations, there’s no reason why you can’t have a quick healthy lunch.
Harvest Kitchen / Bar
Located in the Hyatt Regency Wichita, Harvest Kitchen serves a midwestern seasonally-inspired meal that reflects the artistic and agricultural majesty of Kansas. Food is centered around fresh, locally grown produce and grains as well as local meat and dairy products. Try the Super Shrimp Wrap with lemon dijon marinated shrimp, homegrown Kansas spinach, blueberries, avocado, walnuts in a whole wheat tortilla and served with cucumber salad. They have vegan, vegetarian, and gluten free options.