While eating healthy may seem like a fad with the massive vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free and plant-based eating movements going on, it's always been in style. More recently, healthy eating has infiltrated the restaurant and foodie community. More people are seeking out restaurants serving healthier dishes.

Nashville has several great restaurants throughout the city. However, not all of the top restaurants fall into the healthy category. Here's a look at some of the top spots for eating healthy in Nashville.

Sunflower Cafe

Found in Berry Hill, which is just south of Nashville, this healthy restaurant is a perfect choice. It's filled with great options including gourmet veggie burgers and vegan BBQ options. Even those practicing a gluten-free diet will find plenty of options on the menu, including cookie dough.

While Sunflower Cafe is a great place to dine healthily, they also offer catering. If you're planning an event or want to have lunch catered at the office, they will take care of you. Find out more about the Sunflower Cafe by visiting their website here.


The name is short for avocado and Avo offers locally sources, 100% plant-based and kosher certified options on their menu. This is the spot for unique food and a great atmosphere. They serve organic wines, cocktails made with avocado and so much more. You can even enjoy playing volleyball or the outdoor seating with a floor of sand.

Find out more about Avo here.

The Wild Cow

An East Nashville staple for vegetarians and vegans, The Wild Cow offers a fun atmosphere with cruelty-free, healthy and delicious items on the menu. They are proving how good plant-based food can taste. Almost all of the produce they use is grown locally and many of their items are also organic.

When you dine at The Wild Cow, you also support a monthly charity. They donate a portion of every sale to a charity, which changes every month. Find out more about The Wild Cow on their website here.

Franklin Juice Company

It's a bit newer of a choice, but the Franklin Juice Company is making a splash in the 12 South neighborhood. This spot offers cold-pressed juice, Acai bowls, and other options. They only use organic produce and provide some great choices for the plant-based dinner. Find out more about the Franklin Juice Company here.

Calypso Cafe

Offering three locations throughout the Nashville area including one in East Nashville, Calypso Cafe may be the best-known option for healthy eating. The cafe has been around for nearly three decades and offers an affordable way to eat healthier. You can find out more about the Calypso Cafe by visiting their website here.

Vui's Kitchen

A Vietnamese eatery offering fresh dishes in Germantown and Berry Hill, Vui's Kitchen is a great choice for healthy eating. They only use whole food ingredients and never use MSG at all. Find out more about this popular healthy restaurant here.

Nashville has seen several new healthier restaurants open up. The healthy food movement isn't going to end anytime soon and those looking to eat better can now go out and dine at some of the best restaurants in Nashville for eating healthy.