You can find salads (not Midwestern cookie salads but actual leafy greens) at almost any restaurant you visit, but sometimes it’s nice to know where you can head for a wider variety of healthy options. Below are 10 options in Fargo and its sister cities, Moorhead and West Fargo:
Right in the heart of Downtown Fargo, you’ll find BernBaum’s serving what has quickly become many locals’ favorite lunchtime treats. It’s hard to say exactly what style of food BernBaum’s serves, but some have called it a ‘Nordic-Jewish deli’.
That’s probably because they serve items like smoked brisket, sauerkraut, Wisconsin brick, and German mustard all on the same sandwich, and relish (pun intended) in crazy combos on their bagels and small plates as well.
402 Broadway N, Fargo | (701) 306-4131
2. Tropical Smoothie Cafe
Wraps, chicken and veggie bowls, flatbreads, and sandwiches cover the food side of Tropical Smoothie Cafe. Its namesake smoothies, though, are the real draw. Tons of flavor combos, superfood options, and the choice to add whey, soy, or pea protein, probiotics, vitamins, and matcha make them a healthy meal in and of themselves.
You can also top up the smoothies with almonds, peanut butter, chia seeds, spinach and kale, whole grain oats, flax seed, or ginger… did we mention there were tons of options?
1650 45th St S, Fargo | (701) 404-8995
2424 13th Ave S, Fargo | (701) 353-7683
Fargo is bursting with sushi restaurants. Downtown you’ll find Wasabi, which is connected to Poke Bowl which serves up even healthier sushi bowls. Or go the all-you-can-eat route at Izumi Sushi & Hibachi in South Fargo. Though we have to admit a buffet of sushi may not be the healthiest, it’s amazing value for money.
Locations: Across Fargo
4. Power Plate Meals
Power Plate Meals specializes in ready-to-eat, pre-packaged meals with tons of health benefits and ‘pronounceable nutrition labels’.
The menu changes every two weeks to keep it fresh and interesting, so you can stop by their West Fargo, Downtown, or South Fargo location, OR have them deliver it to you! Check out their menu online for calorie, carb, protein, and fat information, and place your order right then and there.
621 2nd Ave N, Fargo
2603 Kirsten Ln S, #102 | (701) 429-7076
1380 9th St E, #605, West Fargo | (701) 353-7075
5. Luna Fargo & Sol Ave.
Luna makes things fresh, sourcing local ingredients and changing their menu frequently based on availability. They cater to vegetarian, gluten-free, and vegan diets for many menu items.
You could spend your whole day here, sipping coffee in the morning until lunchtime, and staying until evening for dinner and a wine and cheese plate (one glass of red is good for you, right?).
The same owners recently opened a new restaurant concept in Moorhead called Sol Ave. Kitchen which also has healthy options.
1545 S University Dr, Fargo | (701) 293-8818
1408 1st Ave N, Moorhead | (218) 284-7653
6. CRAVE American Kitchen & Sushi Bar
This spot has so many different healthy options from their fresh sushi bar and Poke bowls to full menus just for gluten-free and plant-based options within this scratch kitchen. Plus all of their ingredients are fresh and sourced as locally as possible.
3902 13th Ave S, #3643, Fargo | (701) 809-9020
7. Reese & Riley’s Olive Oil & Bistro Bar
Reese & Riley’s has a full menu of healthy options that can fit into almost all dietary restrictions. From flatbreads to salads in a jar, there’s something for everyone.
Attend one of their cooking classes to extend the healthy-living into your own home. Learn how to pair olive oils with different appetizers, entrees, and even desserts along with meal planning workshops to help you feed 4-6 people.
935 37th Ave S, Moorhead | (218) 303-1279
8. Cracked Pepper
New salads, paninis, soups, and sandwiches greet you at the Cracked Pepper, whose menu changes daily. It’s a pretty safe bet that you’ll never get bored of the food in a place like this.
4955 17th Ave S, #124, Fargo | (701) 356-0039
9. The Tavern Grill
The Tavern has options to Build-Your-Own pizzas, salads, and burgers which helps cut down on those extra toppings you might not want or need. Choose from tons of vegetables and different healthy proteins to add to any of these BYO options.
4504 32nd Ave S, Fargo | (701) 532-0777
10. Mehl’s Gluten-Free Bakery
For those who can’t have (or choose not to have) gluten, Mehl’s is a great option for some yummy baked goods, frozen pizzas, and even lunches. All of their products are both gluten and nut-free, and many can be dairy, soy, sugar-free, or vegan.
1404 33rd St S, Suite H, Fargo | (701) 205-4174
Eating out can get tiresome without healthy options in the mix. Hopefully, this list will give you great places to eat in Fargo that leave you refreshed and full.