People enjoying outdoor dining on sunny day at Bardonna in Santa Monica

Healthy Dining Options in Each of Santa Monica’s Neighborhoods

Posted March 24, 2021

Healthful eating is a snap no matter where you are in Santa Monica. A wide variety of cuisines can be enjoyed while knowing that these dishes are good for you. Visit these restaurants all over town for diverse fare that will tantalize your taste buds.

Downtown Santa Monica / Third Street Promenade

The Hive

Stop by The Hive for vibrant acai bowls, tasty juice combos, reenergizing tonics and creative smoothies. They’ve also got light lunch options, bone broth and yes-—coffee. It’s the perfect daytime pick-me-up.

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Whether for paninis, wraps, salads or soups, Sensible is nothing less than sensational. Wash it all down with one of their fresh juices or silky smoothies for a balanced but tasty treat.

Main Street

Main Squeeze

At Main Squeeze, you’re sure to find your match in their wide variety of juices and smoothies. Or, customize your own smoothie using the ingredients you like. Add a loaded avocado toast for a delicious snack.

Papille Gustative

Papille Gustative is your neighborhood cafe serving fresh farm to table fare. Produce is sourced locally from nearby farmers and is updated for each season. You’ll find a plethora of tasty brunch dishes during the day and a trim but refined dinner menu at night. It’s quintessentially Californian cuisine.


Thai Vegan II

Everyone can enjoy tasty, conscientious Thai food at Thai Vegan II. Begin with vegetable rolls and salads, then move on to one of their soups. Soy proteins feature on a wide variety of plates, whether paired with noodles, rice dishes, or curries.

Bluey’s Kitchen

Head to Bluey’s Kitchen for casual, beachy vibes with health-focused food, furnished with juices, smoothies and coffee. Influences hail from all over at this Aussie-owned joint, with burgers, falafel, sandwiches and more.

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Montana Avenue


Brunch all day at Bardonna, where daytime favorites are complemented with grain bowls and sandwiches—and all enjoyed on an outdoor patio. A fan favorite is the colorful Herbs N’ Eggs, featuring a rainbow of fresh vegetables, house lox, and soft boiled eggs. There’s a coffee bar, too, with fresh pressed juice so you can sip and savor.

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Ocean Park Boulevard / Santa Monica Airport Area

Local Kitchen & Wine Bar

Visit Local Kitchen & Wine Bar  and enjoy this rustic chic-bistro. You’ll feel good partaking in any of their menu items, which include Burratta, roasted beets with ricotta and mandarin, nitrate-free pepperoni pizza and squash agnolotti.


Crimson, the Medierranean Mecca, serves up grilled treasures like chicken, sirloin and lamb kebabs at two locations. Wraps with falafel or chicken shawarma are also available, as are a variety of salads, including baba ganoush, and dolma—all of which are the perfect sides for a Middle East feast.

Pico Boulevard


The plant-based Thai restaurant, Satdha, offers imaginative takes on favorites—many of them also gluten-free. Mung bean threads are used in the Pad Thai and battered eggplant is covered in red curry. Don’t overlook the jarred pickle selections to take home.

Santa Monica Pier Area / Ocean Avenue


Interstellar is quite the rare gem, bringing a variety of breakfast specialties together with Korean-influenced tacos, burgers and rice bowls. Further down the menu are pastas, making this a one-of-a-kind destination.

Go Greek Yogurt

Don’t miss dessert at Go Greek Yogurt, where you’ll find deliciously balanced, signature flavors such as rose, lemon honey, and hazelnut among classics such as plain and strawberry. If you’re feeling more like a beverage, order your yogurt in smoothie form.

Wilshire Boulevard


It’s a pastry paradise at Huckleberry, where breakfast and lunch reign supreme. Choose treasures from their dynamic case like a classic croissant or persimmon tart. Order straight from the kitchen items such as their fried egg sandwich or organic roasted turkey melt. Family size offerings are also available for big parties.

FIG Restaurant

Head to FIG Restaurant inside the Fairmont Miramar, where healthy options for breakfast, brunch, dinner and even grab-and-go are available. Grain selections, items fresh off the griddle and pressed juices will start your day off right. At dinner, expect more luxurious selections, such as caviar and lentil soup bisque. After all, you deserve it!


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