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26 Healthy Restaurants in New Jersey

Judith Weiniger

After successfully growing her own brand and team under a national brand’s shingle since 2003, Judy Weiniger knew it was time to step out on her own...

After successfully growing her own brand and team under a national brand’s shingle since 2003, Judy Weiniger knew it was time to step out on her own...

Jan 24 12 minutes read

Summer's just around the corner and it's a popular time of year to rethink our health and fitness! Central New Jersey has a wide variety of restaurants to choose from, and several of them offer some excellent healthy eating options. Some of these choices are more obvious... but some of these restaurants' menus have some healthy options if you just know where to look! 

We have compiled healthy-eats restaurants that serve up some of the best dishes in town you wouldn't want to pass up:

1. Nuray's

Where: 41 Mountain Boulevard, Village Square Mall - Suite C3, Warren NJ 07059

When:  Click here for schedule

Nuray's Cafe serves up the best breakfast and lunches every day! Head on over for their mouthwatering sandwiches, quiches, pies, homemade muffins, omelets, and wraps. Bring home a tub of their specially made homemade soups to enjoy with your family at home. There is nothing like food made with love!

2. Cafe Venezia

Where: 1938 Washington Valley Road, Martinsville NJ 08836

When: Click here for schedule

If you are craving genuine Italian cuisine without adding inches to your waist, head on down to Cafe Venezia where meals are authentically Italiano. Pair off a light Zupa Di Cipolla with a hearty Vitello Gorgonzola and top it off with a Lemon Sorbet. You're taste buds (and waistline!) will thank you!

3. Guerriero's

Where: 162 South St, Morristown, New Jersey

When: Click here for schedule

Take a break from the bustle and duck into where it is reminiscent of grandma's kitchen. Guerriero's Ristorante serves up authentic Neapolitan dishes with the freshest ingredients. Sample the BEST Italian food in the state and you'll be sure to come back for more!

4. Country Squire Restaurant

Where: 62 Mountain Blvd, Warren, NJ 07059

When: Monday - Friday: 6:00 AM - 9:00 PM,  Saturday - Sunday: 6:00 AM - 9:00 PM

This family-friendly diner has been serving up some of the best homemade fares this side of New Jersey for 40 years now. There is always something to love from their menu, and they have the most deliciously crisp and freshest salads to choose from and pair with one of their "Sir Squire" Classic and Triple Decker sandwiches.

5. Water & Wine 


Where: 141 Stirling Road, Watchung, NJ 07069

When: 11:30 - 10 pm

From the platters of a lighter fare meant for sharing to their smaller plates of appetizers, succulent burgers, and tasty sliders, you'll find something delicious on the menu at Water & Wine! Stop by during happy hour and enjoy the low prices for quality beer and spirits.

6. Fiorino Ristorante

& Bar 

Where: 38 Maple St, Summit, NJ 07901, USA

When: Click here for schedule  

Sample delectable Tuscan classics at Fiorino! Serving up fresh local produce mixed with stock from their imported pantry, Fiorino's cooks up dishes you'll want to have again and again. Dine within the warm interior which reflects the old world Siena and Florence and fall in love with dishes that'll truly touch your heart... all while being healthy! 

7. Huntley tavern


Where: 3 Morris Avenue, Summit, New Jersey, 07901 

When: Click here for schedule   

With its church-high ceilings and wrap-around porch affording a view, Huntley Tavern is one of the finest restaurants in the region. Serving the freshest seafood and tenderest meats, they create succulent mouthwatering dishes that will have you come back for more.

8. Girasole in Bound Brook


Where: 502 W. Union Avenue, Bound Brook, NJ 08805

When: Click here for schedule  

Once touted as "New Jerseys Best Undiscovered Restaurant," Girasole Cucina Italiana continues to impress with it's lovingly crafted Italian dishes. Choose from their decadent selections of the freshest insulate and antipasto!

9. uproot 


Where: 9 Mt Bethel Rd, Warren, NJ 07059

When: Click here for schedule  

At Uproot, it is believed that eating is a social experience meant to be enjoyed with creatively delicious food and great company. Their menu rich and diverse with the freshest produce and spices is served up hot and delicious for you, your family and friends to savor.

10. 3 west


Where: Riverwalk Village, 665 Martinsville Rd, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920

When: 1:30 am - 10:00 pm

3 West offers some of the most delectable dishes, and its extensive menu features a scrumptious selection of fresh salads, healthy sides, and meat-focused entrees.

11. soup shoppe


Where: 665 Martinsville Rd., Basking Ridge, NJ 07920

When: 6:00 am - 6:00 pm

Using only the freshest ingredients for every dish they create, the Soup Shoppe ladles up the richest, thickest, tastiest soups for your comfort-pleasure. They also create excellent sandwiches and desserts to pair or top off with any of their specialty soups. Duck in for a taste of mother's kitchen-cooking.

12. Silk Road Restaurant

Where: 41 Mountain Blvd, Warren, NJ 0705

When: 11am-3pm, 5-9pm weekdays. 12-10 on Saturdays, 12:30-10pm on Sundays

As soon as you walk through the doors you'll feel transported to old-world Afghanistan and that'll be your first taste of Afghan hospitality. Be seated and enjoy the restaurant decor as you wait for your meal. You can't go wrong with their grilled chicken kebab with rice, lentil soup, and fresh salad.

13Pita Grille & Creperie

Where: 66 Mountain Blvd., Warren

When: 11 am - 10 pm, daily

The Pita Grille & Creperie uses only the freshest local ingredients to create their aesthetically produced plates. They believe that organic eating needn't be expensive or boring and that going back to the ways our grandparents is beneficial to well-being. I have to rave about their salads which are to be enjoyed with any pita choice or before the entree.

14. Asian Bistro

Where: 31 Station Dr, Princeton Junction, NJ 08550

When: 11am - 10pm 

At Asian Bistro, enjoy some of the freshest Hwe Dup Bap, a bed of fresh greens topped with the freshest raw fish, or their Hot Stone Bibimbap, a medley of julienne vegetables and your choice of meat surrounding a mound of hot rice! With lots of steamed options and non-greasy dishes, there will surely be something nutritious and delicious you'll fancy!

15. Charlie Browns

Where: 522 Southern Boulevard, Chatham, NJ 07928

When: Click here for schedule   

Charlie Brown's has been around for over 45 years and its many locations are a testimony to the preservation and innovation of Charlie Brown's menu. Not to miss is their slow-roasted USDA prime rib and servings from their famous Unlimited Farmer's Market Salad to complement it.

16. Turf & Surf Burger 

Grill


Where: 51 Mt Bethel Rd, Warren, NJ 07059 

When: Mon-Fri, 11-9pm, Sundays 12-7pm

Try the delicious grilled shrimps or scallops over salad or brown rice! We also heat that the grilled tilapia over brown rice with a generous squeeze of lemon is highly recommended! 

17. Farmer and the 

Chickpea


Where: 3523 US-22, Somerville, NJ 08876

When: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, 9 am-6pm, Thursday, Friday Saturday, 9 am-7pm

Dishes at Farmer and the Chickpea is beyond satisfactory and they have meals ready to take away to be enjoyed at home. The simplicity of the food belies the unforgettable taste your palate will experience.

18. Veganized

Where: 9 Spring St, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

When: Click here for schedule     

Vegan food has never tasted better! Try out their specialty dishes like Quinoa Salad, a colorful medley of crisp vegetables with sherry vinaigrette. Indulge in their Crusted Curry and have a taste of vegan nirvana!

19. Squirrel and the Bee

Where: 515 Millburn Ave, Short Hills, NJ 07078

When: M-Sat. 7am-4pm, Sun. 8am-1pm

More than just a bake shop, Squirrel and the Bee is a grainless bakery that offers only the healthiest of ingredients in every cookie, muffin, and pie creation. Come in for breakfast or lunch and be greeted by a wide selection for each meal. They only serve the tastiest soups and freshest salads!

20. Healthy Garden 

Restaurant and 

Gourmet Pizza


Where: 1372 Centennial Avenue, Piscataway, NJ 08854

When: 9 am - 10 pm

Touted as the Natural Food Cafe, the Healthy Garden Restaurant and Gourmet Pizza offers up some of the healthiest choices in food this side of NJ. Try their Organic Breakfast which is served until 5 pm, and wash that down with a tall glass of fresh-squeezed juice and you can mark yourself for doing yourself a solid!

21. South & Pine in 

Morristown

Where: 90 South St, Morristown, NJ 07960

When: Click here for schedule

Leia Gaccione, chief cook and bottle washer at South + Pine, lovingly prepares for you some of the best plates you'll ever have. With vegan, gluten-free and kids options available you'll be able to sample them from the S+P Salad to their rich Hangar Steak.

22. QuikChek

Where: Store locator

When: StoreLocator

Visit the QuickChek at Bound Brook where you use a touch screen terminal to put in your order. You can customize your lunch in so many different ways to make it as indulgent or as healthy as you want.

23. Oldwick Farm

Where: 170 Oldwick Road, Oldwick, New Jersey 08858

When: 10 am - 5 pm

They have apple cider straight from the farm and you can pick your own apples.

Boasting of providing 300 years of quality produce, the freshest vegetables and cider around Oldwick, Melick's Town Farm continues this family tradition to this day. Come over with the family and enjoy a day of picking apples.

24. Mr. Pi at Warren

Where: 57 Mountain Blvd, Warren, NJ 07059

When: Click here for schedule

This modest Japanese restaurant boasts of Asian flair and simplicity.  Enjoy a platter of sashimi rolls paired with udon, and try their tempura!

25. Yutaka Hibachi 

Steakhouse & 

Sushi Bar in Somerville


Where: 90 Main St, Somerville, NJ 08876

When: 11:30 - 10 pm

Enjoy a private dinner with friends and family at a Tatami Room and enjoy the mindful hospitality of the Japanese. Dining between meetings? No worries. We've got you covered for an entertaining 45-minute hibachi lunch that'll surely break the tension of a morning of brainstorming and readies you for afternoon crunch-time.

26. Jane's Kitchen

Where: 79 Route 202/31 Ringoes, NJ 08551

When: At your convenience

Pressed for time for an important week ahead? Not the best cook? Running out of meal ideas for the family or yourself? Jane's Kitchen has got all bases covered from the freshest choice veggies, meats and fruits. Pick up your orders or have them delivered to your doorstep. These foods made fresh and packed once your orders are received.

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