Whether you’re a lifelong resident of Mount Laurel, a visitor passing through, or a newcomer to the area, you might be wondering where to find healthy restaurant options. The staff at Créme de la Créme has done the research for you, and invites you to check out the top eight healthy eateries around Mount Laurel.
Healthy Garden Cafe
Healthy Garden & Gourmet Pizza is a natural food cafe with various mouthwatering dishes to please your taste buds while offering healthy choices. Their vast menu starts with breakfast options such as a low-carb platter, tofu scramble, avocado egg sandwich, Power Breakfast, the Bodybuilder Omelet, and more. Dig into one of their healthy wraps, such as the tuna salad wrap, black bean burger wrap, avocado star wrap, turkey burger wrap, and others. Other healthy options include their salads: apple kale salad, spinach salad, Greek salad, and international quinoa salad.
Location: 73 E. Main St. in Moorestown.
Specializing in fresh Mediterranean fare with customizable greens, grain bowls, salads, and pitas, CAVA is a top healthy pick. You start with a base such as a salad with custom green choices, including super greens, organic arugula, spinach, romaine, or splendid greens. Another option is grains and salad greens. The grain bowl has options like saffron basmati rice, brown basmati rice, black lentils, or Rightrice, CAVA’s unique blend of high protein and high fiber grain made from 90% vegetables (chickpeas, lentils, and peas).
Once you have your base, you add a protein from the following choices: falafel, grilled chicken, spicy lamb meatballs, grilled meatballs, harissa honey chicken, or braised lamb. You can also choose roasted vegetables, including Brussels sprouts, carrots, and cauliflower. You also get a choice of dips and spreads like hummus, harissa, tzatziki, roasted eggplant, red pepper hummus, or CAVA’s specialty Crazy Feta, a jalapeno-infused feta mousse made with the finest imported Greek feta. They also have an array of toppings for your salad or bowl, including Persian cucumber, crumbled feta, pickled onions, cabbage slaw, fire-roasted corn, and much more.
Location: 1205 Nixon Drive in Moorestown.
Your spot for salads, bowls, stir-fry, and vegetarian fare is Honeygrow. Dig into stir-fry bowls like garlic butter chicken, spicy garlic, sesame garlic, sweet soy five spice, red coconut curry, and garlic butter shrimp. You can also try the “Yo, Adrian,” made from egg white noodles, fresh mozzarella, shaved parmesan, sweet Italian sausage, organic baby spinach, red onions, grape tomatoes, roasted red peppers, chili flakes, and their tomato-basil broth.
Create your stir-fry bowl with your choice of noodles, including egg white noodles, whole wheat noodles, rice noodles, kale, or brown rice. Then add one sauce, three vegetables, and two garnishes and your choices of protein or vegetables, such as roasted tofu, scrambled egg, roasted chicken, roasted steak, roasted shrimp, or turkey meatballs.
Location: 323 W. Route 70 in Marlton.
Naked Lunch is an excellent spot for vegan and vegetarian food, plus muffins, fresh juices, and smoothies. Try their black bean burger made from turtle black beans, brown rice, cabbage, sweet potato, and green onions on a spelt bun with guacamole and melted cheddar, with a side of greens or pretzels. Or dig into their Moler Bowl of pilaf, black beans, mixed peppers, mushrooms, sweet potato, kale, and feta, topped with avocado and herb vinaigrette.
Their fresh raw juices include the Chill, made with apple, spinach, orange, and mint, and the Pink Lady, made from apple, beet, orange, ginger, lime, lemon, and kombucha.
Location: 1631 Kings Highway in North Cherry Hill.
LesbiVeggies is an eatery where everything is vegan and gluten-free, making healthy eating a breeze. Whatever you order from their menu is sure to be nourishing and healthy. For a hearty appetite, try their vegan hungry man tofu scramble with classic pancakes, roasted garlic potatoes, and grade-A maple syrup. Bite into the flavorful blackened Cajun cauliflower sandwich made from Cajun fried cauliflower with a sweet heat glaze, blackened ranch, red onion, lettuce, tomato, and sweet potato wedge fries.
For a healthy breakfast that satisfies, try their LesbiVeggie breakfast bowl made from tofu scramble, roasted garlic potatoes, blistered tomatoes, sauteed spinach, mozzarella, and avocado, served with gluten-free toast.
Location: 112 W. Merchant St. in Audubon.
For a vegan and vegetarian restaurant serving innovative dishes with lots of flavors, check out Eat Greenz. Start with an appetizer, such as the paper dumplings, which are rice paper dumplings stuffed with vegetables. Try their tossed noodles, topped with vegetarian oyster sauce, sesame oil, and amino sauce, over a base of gluten-free noodles mixed with vegetables. Eat Greenz also has vegan nachos — tortilla chips topped with peppers, special seasonings, and dairy-free cheese. Dig into mixed greens, made with zucchini noodles mixed with scallions, carrots, peppers, and special seasonings.
Location: 2901 Marne Highway in Mount Laurel Township.
Naf Naf Grill
Naf Naf Grill is a restaurant that serves up Middle Eastern fare, falafel, and salad. Their menu consists of stuffed pitas, salad, or bowls, with choices such as basmati rice, romaine lettuce, hummus, and couscous combined with protein choices, including chicken shawarma, falafel, steak, and crispy chicken. Optional toppings are chopped salad, sumac onions, purple cabbage, or Middle Eastern pickles. Top it off with your choice of sauces, such as tahini, garlic sauce, s’khug, or harissa. They also have full dinner platters such as chicken shawarma or falafel, pita, harissa, and hummus sandwiches.
Location: 1041 New Jersey Route 73, Suite B in Marlton.
Pitas & Greens
Pitas & Greens specializes in salads and Mediterranean cuisine. You can start your meal with an appetizer of Greek spinach pie, hummus, or stuffed grape leaves. For your main course, try the gyro platter with a large gyro, a Greek salad, and a choice of rice or fries. The gyro meat is fresh and sliced right in front of you, and the Greek salad is large and made fresh. You can’t go wrong at Pitas & Greens for generous portions and flavorful Mediterranean fare.
Location: 1750 Deptford Center Road in Deptford Township.
Healthy eating can be easy at our local restaurants. The Créme de la Créme of Mount Laurel team hopes this list of top picks for healthy options helps you know where to go when you’re craving a good meal out on the town.