Nutritious Columbus Menu Finds

Jan 26, 2024

 by Lauren Cubellis

Short on time or not in the mood to cook? Here are 10 Columbus restaurants with menu options packing a nutritious punch!

As a general rule of thumb, remember these tips when dining or ordering out and wanting to keep your nutrition goals a priority:

  • Choose high-protein dishes with grilled, broiled, roasted or baked lean meats:
    • Chicken
    • Turkey
    • Pork
    • Fish
    • Seafood
    • Bison
  • Look for high-fiber options, whether the source is vegetables or whole grains
  • Consider portion sizes and make lower-calorie substitutions when possible
    • Replace high-carb/fat options with a side of vegetables or a side salad
    • Avoid high-fat dressings (such as ranch or French) and ask for them on the side
  • Choose low- or zero-calorie drink options to have with your meal and stay hydrated throughout your meal to reduce your chances of over-eating
  • Plan ahead, pick your dish in advance, and look at the nutrition facts when possible

  1. Brassica
    • Choose a salad with chicken or vegetables and load it up with your favorite high-fiber extras
  2. Roots Natural Kitchen
  3. Fusian
    • Choose a bowl or salad
    • Avoid the tempura shrimp
    • Load up on veggies
    • Go light on the tempura crunch and spicy mayo
  4. BIBIBOP Asian Grill
    • Customize your own bowl and opt for the small size as needed
    • Choose chicken or tofu as your protein
    • Select the supergreen salad as your base and ask for a very small serving of rice, noodles, or potatoes if wanting to add some extra carbs (emphasis on small, they're usually very generous with these portions)
    • Load up on veggies
    • Light on the cheese and Yum Yum sauce
    • Order your sauce on the side
  5. Northstar Cafe
    • Any of their salads
    • Northstar Burger
    • Fish Sandwich
    • Chicken & Avocado Sandwich
    • Buddha Bowl
    • Opt for a side salad or veggies over fries
  6. SOW Plated & SOW To Go
    • Many great options! Use the tips above as your menu guide
  7. Chop5 Salad Kitchen
  8. Townhall
    • Many great options! Use the tips above as your menu guide
  9. CusterTruck
    • Chipotle Shrimp or Mahi-Mahi Tacos
    • Spiced Chickpea Bowl
    • Mediterranean Wrap
    • Blackened Mahi Sandwich + Side Salad
    • Salmon & Roasted Veggies
  10. FitFresh
    • The BEST option if you dread weekly meal prep!
    • Verve members get an extra 20% off your first order