Best healthy dining options in Salt Lake City

Scroll through Instagram and you’re likely to see plate after plate of loaded fries, heaving fried chicken sandwiches and desserts aplenty – but what about healthy food?

The following list are our favorite spots in Salt Lake City to enjoy a healthy meal.

Costa Vida

Costa Vida enchiladas
Costa Vida enchiladas

Yes, we know it’s a chain, but when a chain delivers the goods – we’re in. Costa Vida is perfect when you’re in a rush and want the convenience of fast food – but not the carbs and fat. Everything on the menu at Costa Vida is customizable too, more of this, less of that, exactly as you want it; always prepared at light speed too.

Freshies Lobster

Freshies Lobster - salad
Freshies Lobster – salad

Pass on the mayo laden rolls and instead opt for a salad at this seafood spot. Order up their fabulously fresh lobster as a salad, skip the potato chips and you have a lunch or dinner option that’s both decadent and decent on the waist!

Harmons

The self-serve salad bar at Harmons is one of the best kept secrets in town. Grab a box and load up with a bountiful range of salads and toppings to go.

Our insider tip is that on Wednesdays the salad bar is only $6 a pound! That’s a crazy good deal when you consider the first rate ingredients here: fresh cheese, quality salmon, a range of olives and pickles and more.

Tsunami

Tsunami - spicy masa roll
Tsunami – spicy masa roll

Perhaps skip the deep fried tempura but otherwise you can go wild on the extensive menus at Tsunami – who have locations all over the valley. We love the expertly rolled maki sushi here as well as the nigiri, sashimi and small plates menu perfect for sharing and sampling.

EJO Korean BBQ

EJO Korean BBQ - brisket ready for the grill
EJO Korean BBQ – brisket ready for the grill

Korean BBQ makes the perfect choice for those dabbling with Keto diets. You need to be cautious of certain marinated meats, but the better places in town have a wide selection of quality meats that you cook up table side with minimum carbs or calorie. Our pick for the best meats in town is this South Salt Lake hot spot – pun intended.

Sushi Groove

Sushi Groove - nigiri sushi
Sushi Groove – nigiri sushi

Forget taco Tuesdays. Our pro tip is to head down to this Sugar House restaurant instead. Grab a seat at the sushi counter and enjoy $2.50 Tuesdays where all nigiri is just $2.50 (two pieces). You didn’t read that wrong, EVERY nigiri is just $2.50 all day long. Tuesdays are also one of the main delivery days for Sushi Groove as well – so you’ll find plenty of fresh and special cuts too.

FAV Bistro

FAV Bistro - tofu salad
FAV Bistro – tofu salad

Owner Anny Sooksri is the self-styled “tofu Queen” and we’re not going to argue with her. All of Sooksri’s restaurants offer a range of fabulous Thai fare, including bright and vibrant salads that are packed with flavor, but not the calories!

Laziz Kitchen

Laziz Kitchen - hummus
Laziz Kitchen – hummus

Lebanese cuisine is the order of the day here. Salads, wraps, rice plates – all made from scratch and with TLC by owners Moudi Sbeity and Derek Kitchen.