Six of the best healthy eating spots in Glasgow

If you want to start the year as you mean to go on, Glasgow has lots of wholesome cafes and restaurants to help you stick to your healthy eating resolutions.

Published 5th Jan 2017
Updated 8 th Aug 2023

If you want to start the year as you mean to go on, Glasgow has lots of wholesome cafes and restaurants to help you stick to your healthy eating resolutions.

Although in the past the city has had a reputation for deep frying everything in sight, Glasgow is now full of healthy eating spots so you can dine out without over-indulging.

For a protein boost... Prep Fitness Kitchen

22 Bath Street, Glasgow, G2 1HB, 0141 3323763

Prep Fitness Kitchen focuses on serving tasty macro-specific balanced meals and nutrition-rich juice blends - perfect if you've been working hard at the gym. The menu even shows a breakdown of the protein, carbohydrates and fats in each dish, making it easy to stay on track with your healthy eating.

With a wide range of healthy breakfasts, lunches, dinners and snacks on offer, there's plenty to choose from. Try the protein pancakes with fresh fruit and greek yoghurt for a sweet treat that won't leave you feeling guilty.

For healthy eating on the go... Martha's

142A St Vincent Street, Glasgow, G2 5LQ, 0141 248 9771

Even if you lead a busy lifestyle, eating healthily needn't be a chore thanks to Martha's hearty, healthy and fast food. Perfect for grabbing something nutritious and flavoursome on your lunch break, many of the dishes at Martha's are also gluten-free, dairy-free or vegetarian.

You can even customise the salads with your own choice of topping and dressing - the Papaya Shredder salad (courgetti, green papaya, carrot, sugarsnaps, kale, radish and cashew) works wonderfully with the spicy Thai dressing and Red Dragon pork.

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For cleansing cold-pressed juice... Juice Garden

223 Byres Road, Glasgow, G128UD, 0141 339 6275

Vowing to make being healthy cool again, Juice Garden serves up an extensive range of fresh juices, smoothies and shakes made from 100 per cent freshly extracted fruit and vegetable juices.

If you're in need of a major energy boost, try one of their 1, 3 or 5 day cold-pressed juice cleanses to leave you feeling refreshed.

For a meat-free menu... Mono

12 King Street, Glasgow, G1 5RB, 0141 553 2400

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With a fully vegan menu, Mono is the ideal place to eat out for people with a plant-based diet, as well as those looking to enjoy some delicious, healthy food.

The menu offers everything from vegan bahn mi sandwiches to Buffalo cauliflower pizza and even raw chocolate and avocado cheesecake, proving that vegan food is every bit as flavoursome and varied as its animal-based counterpart.

For a superfood salad... Kcal Kitchen

(130 West Regent Street, Glasgow, G2 2RQ, 0141 230 1033)

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Kcal Kitchen is a haven for those with a passion for healthy eating. The nutritionally-focused menu includes lots of superfoods to encourage you to eat better without missing out on any of the flavour.

There's a wide range of main meals, sandwiches and salads for lunch or dinner. Try the sweet potato and chickpea bowl with a side of superfood salad for a meal packed full of ingredients that are good for you.

For healthy comfort food... Naked Soup

6 Kersland Street, Glasgow, G12 8BL, 0141 334 8999

Healthy eating doesn't have to be all about salads and raw vegetables. If you still want a bit of comfort food - but without the calories - head to Naked Soup for a bowl of their homemade soup.

The soups on offer change daily as they're made fresh with seasonal ingredients. Look out for options like sweet potato, lentil and coconut, Thai spinach or spicy chorizo and kidney bean.

Gillian is a writer and blogger from Edinburgh, with a penchant for drinking cocktails, exploring the city's independent shops and trying out as many new restaurants as possible.
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