Discovering healthy eateries that also manage to keep kids happy can feel like a big challenge these days. Fortunately, Chanhassen is home to a variety of eateries that make finding healthy choices easier than you might imagine. Whether you’re looking for traditional Asian fare with fresh ingredients, organic, locally grown foods, or even baked goods, you’ll find great places to eat close to home. Check out our list of these top healthy eateries in Chanhassen and take the guesswork out of planning your next meal.

Lakewinds Food Co-Op

A table full of fresh green organic vegetables.

Image via Flickr by Vegan Photo

Lakewinds Food Co-op is an organic-focused, community-owned eatery with a few locations in Minnesota. The Chanhassen location offers a variety of ready-to-eat, grab-and-go meals that make it easy (and fun!) to keep the whole family healthy. You’ll find everything from organic produce to meat to specialty items in their locally grown selection. With vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options available, you’re sure to find the perfect bite to eat right here, no matter your needs.

This co-op focuses on local, sustainable food practices. Check out an abundance of healthy fare, including:

  • Hot pizza you can get as a pie or by the slice.
  • To-go deli meals.
  • Snacks that are sustainably sourced and rich in protein.
  • Baked goods made in house.
  • Local, grass-grazed meats.
  • Locally grown, organic veggies (you’ll even find pre-chopped options!).

Need to stock up on some beauty or skin care items? They also feature natural products you’ll love having for your daily routine. Grab a meal that’s so easy to prepare on the way from picking up the kids from daycare, and you’ve instantly made your day that much easier. Even better? You can count on anything you get from this spot to be not just healthy but also delicious.

Soya Sushi & Grill

If you’re craving sushi (or maybe noodles or teriyaki), you can’t go wrong with this Chanhassen Asian bistro. This restaurant offers a wide range of food on their diverse menu. Whether you want seafood, meat, or vegetables, you’ll find plenty to choose from here.

Along with a la carte sashimi and sushi, you can order mouth-watering classic entrees like Thai basil stir fry, crispy peanut chicken, and various curry options. Kids will love the fun of hibachi dishes cooked right before their eyes. The restaurant even offers a kids’ menu to make meals out easy for the whole family to enjoy.

Whether you stop in for a lunch special or make it a night out, you’ll enjoy the quality, fresh food you find here. From soups to salads and beyond, Soya Sushi & Grill offers fare that upgrades any meal.

Jungle Kitchen

Jungle Kitchen brings a fusion of Southeast Asian cuisine to Chanhassen. You can look forward to quality, healthy ingredients from the fresh fare you’ll get at this eatery. Bold flavors that incorporate influences from Cambodian, Chinese, Thai, and Vietnamese kitchens make it convenient and incredibly tasty to get healthy food that everyone in your group will enjoy.

Refreshing tastes characterize this menu’s offerings. With pickup and delivery options available, it’s easier than ever before to get a healthy meal whenever you have a craving for Asian cuisine. Jungle Kitchen brings you a variety of appetizers and entrees that incorporate vegetables, tofu, shrimp, chicken, and much more for the perfect dish, whatever mood you’re in.

You’ll also find pho and noodles, not to mention rice dishes, desserts, and classic, tasty drinks like bubble tea that’s as much fun to drink as it is delicious. Go for a house special like tom yum soup, Cambodian beef stir fry, or shrimp in spicy Cajun sauce. There’s something for anyone’s tastes on this diverse menu.

Na’s Thai Cafe

Indulge in authentic Thai cuisine in an informal environment thanks to Na’s Thai Cafe. They craft their recipes to deliver an ideal balance of salty, sweet, and sour taste. Fresh ingredients bring you healthy eats for any day of the week. You can choose the spice level you like — the restaurant uses Thai chili peppers, and you can choose everything from no spice to extra hot.

The weekly buffet serves up all your favorites, including:

  • Curry.
  • Stir fry.
  • Noodles.
  • Soups.

You can also order a la carte dishes here. From appetizers like vegetarian spring rolls, stuffed bamboo shoots, and fresh yum woon sen salad to large noodle soup meals, an abundance of stir-fry and curry entrees, and other traditional entrees like lemongrass-marinated chicken, it’s easy to get an entire meal of healthy and yummy foods. You’ll also find plenty of gluten-free options from this menu that makes healthy eating easy. Whether the kids are in the mood for noodles, rice, or anything in between, you’ll love all the offerings on this tasty Thai menu.

Paragon Bakery

Maybe baked goods don’t immediately top your list when you’re thinking of healthy options, but this Chanhassen bakery offers gluten-free items and other treats for when that sweet tooth kicks in.

Try the breakfast menu at Paragon Bakery, or bring home a loaf of freshly baked whole wheat oatmeal bread for a delicious yet wholesome treat. If you’re planning a birthday party or just looking for a sweet treat once in a while, you’ll find pies, cakes, and cookies here too. Many are available gluten-free.

The self-taught baker who runs the shop uses quality ingredients to perfect her recipes. She brings the simple pleasure of the local bakery back to Chanhassen. We all need a treat every now and then, and you can get yours while feeling good knowing it was baked fresh right in a local shop.

There it is! Crème de la Crème of Chanhassen just brought you a list of the top healthy eateries in our town. We understand how important it is to know where to get healthy, tasty food that keeps the whole family happy, and we hope this list helps you do just that.