Living a healthy lifestyle and developing healthy eating habits for your child during their early years is important to set them up for a lifetime of good habits. With a busy family and a packed schedule, eating healthy and preparing a meal each night might get challenging. Luckily, there are many quality establishments in the area that pair convenience and good-for-you food in one delicious package. No matter your dietary needs, you’re certain to find something that appeals to your palate and is good for you. Here are our suggestions for the top five healthy eateries around Gilbert, Arizona. 

The Uprooted Kitchen

A close up photo of a fresh salad with watermelon, avocado, and arugula.

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The Uprooted Kitchen is a locally-owned and operated plant-based restaurant right here in Gilbert, Arizona. The small family-run business works diligently to ensure each plate is filling, meticulously prepared, and healthy. This establishment began as a food truck in 2012 but has grown into a gorgeous gathering place for the Gilbert neighborhood that serves nourishing food with the best ingredients available. Because The Uprooted Kitchen is part of Gilbert’s Agritopia, a neighborhood based around an organic farm, the customers at The Uprooted Kitchen benefit from a menu inspired by and filled with locally and organically grown produce. 

If you stop in for breakfast, try the tempeh breakfast sandwich made with walnuts. It is topped with smashed avocado, sliced tomato, and carmelized green onions. For lunch an easy and filling go-to is the Ceasar Salad Bowl. This hefty salad is filled with fresh ingredients like mixed greens, roasted chickpeas, steamed beets, and kalamata olives. The menu has a kids’ section with kid-friendly and tasty options like baked French toast and breakfast crepes. Grab one of the tasty and house-made beverages to go with your meal. Organic lemonade is a customer favorite. 

  • Location: 3000 E. Ray Road, Gilbert.
  • Hours: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday, 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday and Friday, closed on Monday. 
  • Contact: 480-459-9625.

Linden Organic

Linden Organic has a welcoming and bright atmosphere. The organic and plant-based menu also includes gluten-free, refined sugar-free, and gum-free options for those with special dietary needs. The all-day menu features seasonal and organic produce in the freshly made smoothies, bowls, salads, and toasts. 

You can’t go wrong with their adaptogenic lattes and organic espressos made with housemade milks. For a real treat without the guilt, try one of their delicious raw vegan pastries. There is a rotating selection of goodies ranging from cheesecake, cookie sandwiches, raw cinnamon rolls, and chia pudding. Like most items at Linden, these are gluten-free, refined sugar-free, and organic. The restaurant offers both dine-in and carryout options, which is great if you want to get home and relax with the kids while binge-watching your favorite show. 

  • Location: 7 E. Palo Verde Street, Suite #2, Gilbert. 
  • Hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. 
  • Contact: 480-465-6978.

Humble Bistro

The Humble Bistro has an unassuming name for such a lovely place with amazing food. Located in the heart of Gilbert, this place is ideal for a quick weekday lunch or a speedy dinner after the kids’ soccer match. The Humble Bistro offers a new take on classic Italian favorites with a menu that features their award-winning pizza made with fresh ingredients. Grab yourself a Humble Caesar salad for a filling option. You can add shrimp or chicken for $5 more. 

  • Location: 1524 E. Williams Field Road, Gilbert. 
  • Hours: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday.  
  • Contact: 480-780-1010.

Picazzo’s Healthy Italian Kitchen

There are few things better than good soul-food made healthy. Picazzo’s Healthy Italian Kitchen has made some of the most indulgent food healthy so your soul and body can feel good after a full meal. This family-owned and operated restaurant sources clean and whole foods from dependable providers to make unique Italian dishes with flavors and inspiration from Mediterranean, Asian, and Mexican cuisine. Using 95% organic food, Picazzo’s menu melds a passion for food with a passion for family and community by having healthy dining options for people with varying dietary needs. When you go, order the Cajun grilled chicken.

  • Location: 884 E. Williams Field Road, Gilbert. 
  • Hours: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday. 
  • Contact: 480-780-2200.

Matcha Grove

Matcha Grove is your local stop for feel-good food at a feel-good price. The menu price points are reasonable and the drink sizes are generous. Because eating well consistently can be a challenge when you are busy, the founder, Rocio Sheyko, aims to help you maintain your healthy living lifestyle with ease. Using traditional matcha sourced from Uji, Japan, Matcha Grove provides tasty treats with the health benefits provided by matcha. Matcha can reduce inflammation and stress and boost energy levels. 

  • Location: 81 S. McQueen Road, Suite 105, Gilbert. 
  • Hours: 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. . 
  • Contact: 480-826-3013.

So there you have it. Crème de la Crème of Gilbert, Arizona, has enjoyed sharing with you our list of the top five healthy eateries in and near our area. Whether you need to dip in for a quick snack to recharge or want a break from cooking dinner and the cleanup that comes with it, these places are great locations to get good tasting and good-for-you nourishment. Check out one of these suggestions the next time you feel like grabbing healthy fare in Gilbert. What do you think of our list? Did we mention a spot you hadn’t heard of?

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