Most nutritionists agree that while eating out is convenient, it may lead to poor food choices. At Crème de la Crème, we know how important it is for your children to eat healthy, well-balanced meals — even on the go. So are there any restaurants in the area that serves wholesome fare the whole family will gobble up? Yes! Use this list to find the six top healthy eateries around West Chester, Ohio.

Indian Spice Train

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Indian Spice Train on Liberty Centre Drive is an upscale establishment serving authentic Indian cuisine for lunch and dinner. Get a healthy dish with just the right amount of aromatic ginger, cumin, garlic, and curry. 

Whether you’re new to Indian cuisine or you’re a bit of a connoisseur of South Asian delicacies, there’s something for you, including vegetarian options. The locals’ list of favorite entrees here includes some delicious classics, such as Chicken TikkaMasala, Lamb Vindaloo, and Tandoori Chicken. Each tantalizing option comes with a side of fresh naan.

Indian Spice Train offers a unique experience with a kid-friendly menu for your finicky toddler and a full bar for mom and dad, with a terrific selection of beer, wine, and cocktails. In addition to authentic dishes, you’ll enjoy an unmatched cultural experience here. It’s open daily from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and again from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. On Saturday, it opens at 11:30 a.m.

Saigon Noodle Bar

Saigon Noodle Bar at Allen Road and Union Centre Boulevard is an affordable Vietnamese restaurant that serves loads of healthy options. Dishes feature tasty ingredients packed with nutrients like shredded chicken, bell peppers, and fresh herbs like basil and cilantro. Look for lean protein choices like shrimp, eggs, and tofu, and load up on the veggies. There are so many to choose from, including peas, carrots, corn, and green onions.

Sample a pork and eggroll noodle bowl that comes drizzled with a savory housemade fish sauce or order a plate of shaken beef-bò lúc l?c. This traditional dish comes with marinated beef sauteed with onions and bell peppers, and the chefs dish it up on a bed of rice. Browse the restaurant’s extensive menu for appetizers, pho and noodle soups, noodle bowls, rice dishes, and sandwiches.

Jerusalem Mediterranean Grill

If bold and spicy Mediterranean and Middle Eastern fare sounds like your kind of healthy cuisine, head to Jerusalem Mediterranean Grill on Cincinnati Dayton Road. Its open most days from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and until 11:50 p.m. on weekends.

One of this restaurant’s top menu items is the three mixed grill skewers featuring Kafta, lamb meat, and Shish Tawouk. There’s also a shrimp plate with an impressive serving of 25 pieces, or you can chow down on half a charcoal-grilled chicken. If you’ve got a hungry family, try the delicious four- or eight-person special. This nourishing feast features dishes like beef and chicken shawarma, shish tawook, kababs, lamb gyros, hummus, rice, and salad.

Matt the Miller’s Tavern

Matt the Miller’s Tavern on Civic Centre Boulevard is well known around West Chester for its hearty menu of comfort foods, including big beefy burgers and fried fish and chip baskets. However, it is possible to get something with fewer calories and a few more vitamins off the menu.

This small local chain offers fresh fish, pork tenderloin, and a quality steak that rivals any Ohio steakhouse. Order one of Chef Joe’s healthy housemade soups, like the lobster bisque, or try the distinctive artichoke salad with smoked pepper coulis and a pomegranate balsamic glaze.

Sit back and relax with your meal at this cozy, kid-friendly eatery. It boasts an upscale feel that you might not expect from your neighborhood tavern. The service is friendly, the portions are large, and the fare is tasty. Plus, it’s right next to Top Golf, so it’s easy to fill up hungry bellies after an active afternoon after school with the kiddos.

Essen Kitchen

Located on Findlay Street in Cincinnati, Essen Kitchen touts plenty of plant-based, whole food options on its menu. Thanks to its friendly staff and quick service, it’s a top choice among healthy eateries in the area. You’ll find yourself craving dishes like its breakfast wrap. The cooks stuffed a grilled flour tortilla with seasoned potatoes and a tofu scramble with peppers and onions.

Stop by the Kitchen for lunch and munch on goodies like a “bacon burger.” This healthy and delicious choice stars a quarter-pound meatless patty with Shiitake “bacon,” a smear of spicy mayo, and cheddar cheese. Then, run it through the garden and get it topped with your favorite fixings, like lettuce, tomato, and onion. Essen is open every day but Monday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for breakfast and lunch and from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. for the dinner crowd.

Maplewood Kitchen and Bar

Whether you’re working on your diet goals or you’re craving something fresh and light, this healthy Queen City eatery has a long list of healthy options to enjoy. The cooks at Maplewood Kitchen dish up ingredients that are just what the doctor ordered, like cold-pressed juices, superfood salads, avocado benedict made with organic, cage-free eggs, and veggie burgers.

Even the adult-only cocktails here feature healthy ingredients. The bartender has loaded its Bloody Mary with super greens and fruit juices like kale, celery, spinach, and pineapple. Its modern, clean and airy dining room is the perfect place to devour scrumptious rice bowls. The sesame ginger rice bowl, for instance, is overflowing with whole grains, bok choy, edamame, scallion, cucumber, and bell pepper, all swimming in a yummy sesame ginger vinaigrette.

So there you have it! This list of the top six healthy eateries around West Chester was brought to you by Crème de la Crème of West Chester. Did we miss any of your family’s favorite restaurants with nutritious grub? If so, contact us and let us know. We’ll be sure to add it to our list of Ohio restaurants that serve meals wholesome enough for your growing family.