It's that time of year again, got the old holiday hangover?  Did you take, "eat, drink and be merry", a little too far as you ate and drank your way through holiday parties and family gatherings? Did you eat healthy all year then poof - December hit and healthy hit the road?  Are the memories of your aunt's homemade Red Velvet cake haunting you as you try to get back into your favorite pair of jeans?  It's time to cleanse and get back into fighting form as several Tampa Bay restaurants remind us they offer a great selection of options when it comes to healthy dining in Tampa when eating out at a local restaurant. Here are a few of our favorites, be sure to let us know your favorite healthy restaurants in Tampa in the comments below.

Byblos Cafe

On a diet?  Trying to purge all those holiday calories but still would like to enjoy a night out?  Byblos offers the best of both worlds.  Fabulous food served in their newly renovated restaurant makes Byblos the perfect blend of a great night out and healthy eating possible.  Their chicken kabob entree will impress the heck out of you, and trust me, you will be back, long after you have broken your diet. Check out the renovations at this upscale yet quaint healthy restaurant in Tampa serving authentic traditional Lebanese Cuisine, and an expanded menu of new Mediterranean-inspired cuisine, while Belly Dancers entertains guests.  Make a note, their new chef is creating some amazing new entrees that will make this a must-try Tampa restaurant favorite!

2832 South MacDill Ave, Tampa FL Phone 813-805-7977


You won't find a fryer anywhere near this favorite fast-casual healthy eating establishment.  Their menu is filled with natural and healthy all-American favorites like burgers, wraps,  specialty Nutri bowls, fries, and shakes - but without the guilt or high-fat content.  No hormones or antibiotics in these meats and their fries and chicken are air baked so there's no grease to weigh you down.  Hit the gym, then treat yourself to any of their menu items.  Favorites include their Mediterranean Summer Salad and Crispy Thai Chicken Wrap!   Evos offers a great alternative for healthy dining on the go!

Fresh Kitchen Tampa

When it comes to mastering the art of creating and cooking up healthy dining concepts Ciccio Restaurant Group delivers every time.  Their Fresh Kitchen restaurants take healthy eating up a notch with powerful bowls of proteins, wonderfully seasoned and roasted veggies and good carbs (yes, there is such a thing!).  Fresh Kitchen has quickly become a Tampa Bay favorite creating a loyal following.   Many days you will find a line out their door, as health-conscious diners eagerly create their own "bowls" filled with fresh roasted vegetables, grilled meats, and flavorful sauces that make every bowl creation come alive. Enjoy healthy dining in Tampa, St. Pete, and Sarasota at Fresh Kitchen!


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Gengiz Khan Mediterranean Grill

This is one of Tampa's best-kept secrets!  Gengiz Khan serves delicious Mediterranean food with a Turkish flair.  Their tagline says it all - authentic, fresh, and healthy.  Any meal at Gengiz Khan fits perfectly with any diet.  Fresh salads, vegetables, and flavorful marinated grilled meat and fish dishes fill the menu.  And if you love hummus or tabouli, Gengiz Khan offers some of the best in town.  Check out this great healthy dining option in the heart of South Tampa!  It's the perfect place to celebrate any special event, date night, lunch, brunch, or anytime you want a great healthy meal!  

3114 W Bay to Bay Blvd, Tampa FL Phone (813) 805-6400

Ciccio Cali

Inspired by food tours of California…their bowls, tacos, juices, and wraps fit any mood, lifestyle, or occasion. Each dish offers antibiotic-free chicken and meats, fresh veggies, and high protein. All of the food is gluten-free and vegan. No butter is used and you'll find vegan and gluten-free cupcakes and pastries! Brunch is Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and offers both menus. 


Doc B's Fresh Kitchen

The newest healthy dining restaurant to emerge in Tampa, Doc B's has become the new "must try" restaurant in Tampa.  You'll find an impressive menu of amazing entrees, salads, and sandwiches.  One diner was heard saying, "these are the best sweet potato fries I have ever had!".  That's quite a proclamation and one that warrants a visit.   Try one of their hearty Wok Bowls overflowing with fresh vegetables, brown rice or quinoa, and your choice of Thai or Teriyaki sauces. A great sandwich selection and big salads, plus a cocktail bar make this a great way to eat healthy while enjoying a night out in a fun atmosphere. Located in the hip and happening International Plaza's Bay Street concourse Doc B's is a must-try if you have not been! 


If you want to eat clean, this is the place to go. Every dish is made to order, as So Fresh Tampa cooks up delicious dining creations with awesome sauces that make healthy dining in Tampa a breeze.  Great menu selections filled with fresh vegetables, interesting sauces, and great bases to choose from including spaghetti squash and more make healthy dining simple.  For a real treat, try their homemade Oatmeal Chocolate Chip cookies!


Seasons 52

This is gourmet five-star dining for the discerning healthy dinner.  At Seasons 52 you can enjoy a wonderful night out without sacrificing healthy eating.  Their menu changes seasonally and they serve with portion control in mind, making them a healthy choice all year long. Enjoy a good piano bar at night, a great wine bar and cocktail bar during happy hour, splurge on a shot glass of dessert and make Seasons 52 a frequent dining spot all year round!

Fitlife Foods

Most people say the hardest part of eating healthy is spending the extra time needed to prepare a healthy meal and keeping fresh, healthy foods on hand.   A busy lifestyle and working late hours often make healthy eating a challenge.  Hey!  No more excuses!  Fit Life Foods is your answer to healthy eating in Tampa any time of day or night.  They offer a great selection of healthy, frozen pre-prepared meals created with bold flavors and spices, lean proteins, vegetables, and healthy carbs.  And they offer enough choices you'll never get bored!   Pick up your favorite meals to go, and just pop them in the microwave when you get hungry.  Healthy eating is a snap with great dishes from Fitilife Foods. Check them out in the Soho District and South Dale Mabry in South Tampa and in Downtown Tampa.

Little Greek Restaurant

Little Greek offers homemade, Greek dishes that are a great bet for a healthy diet.  Fresh salads, grilled meats, and wraps make this a nice alternative to fast food dining. Great place the whole family can enjoy, affordably priced and deliciously prepared.  Great catering and party platters for your next event, with locations throughout Tampa, Clearwater, and St. Pete!

Vale Food Co.

The newest healthy dining sensation in downtown Tampa offers "create your bowl" style entrees, all prepared with fresh and healthy ingredients. You start with your choice of multiple bases:  sweet potatoes, quinoa, greens, veggie quinoa, and other daily options.  They pack on your protein with multiple choices from buffalo chicken, Italian chicken, braised beef, tofu and more.  Then check out their superfood station, and add a few of your favorites like guac, shaved almonds, goat cheese, sprouts and other great choices.   Top off your bowl with any of their special sauces.  It's a hip, casual and healthy restaurant in downtown Tampa that offers plenty of flavors, with no artificial sweeteners, no GMO, plus Vegan and GF options. Healthy dining with healthy and flavorful ingredients.  Great food for a healthy mind and body!

501 N Franklin St, Tampa FL Phone (813) 374-1370

Zoe's Kitchen

This gem of a restaurant that magically appeared in the heart of Tampa's SoHo district among some great restaurants. While it may have opened quietly, everyone is shouting their praises as this is great food for a healthy eating dinner. Great salads, veggie, and chicken dishes fill the menu, and with lots of great flavor and seasoning. Their chicken salad is amazing and with so many great options to try, you won't get bored of this great new find. 

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