Help keep that healthy eating resolution by dining at these spots
New year, new you, right? This is the time of year when everyone is trying to hold to resolutions — many centered on eating more healthily. If you're looking to improve your eating habits in 2019, visit one of these wholesome spots.
CoreLife has grown to two locations (Polaris and the Lennox Shopping Center) with one more on the way (Lane and High streets near campus). The fast-casual chain emphasizes responsibly sourced and GMO-free ingredients, offering bowls with greens, grains or bone broths, all loaded with a variety of proteins and vegetables. The eatery has expanded its menu in recent years to incorporate “power plates,” rice bowls, kid's meals and house-made teas and lemonades. corelifeeatery.com
If your resolutions have you cutting back on meat, you'll be getting to know veggie-friendly places like Portia's Cafe. This Beechwold outpost creates approachable, wholly plant-based meals, starting with hummus, guacamole and salsa. The menu is rounded out with a dynamic and rotating selection of soups (think vegetable curry or red lentil) and salads. portiascafe.com
Zest Juice Co.
Zest is one of a growing number of cold-pressed juice bars. From five locations, including the Short North, Easton, Dublin, Grandview and Westerville, Zest offers juices, smoothies, bowls and other edibles. For those looking for a complete restart in the New Year, the juice bar offers packaged cleanses from basic to advanced levels. zestjuiceco.com
Founded by Columbus chef Cara Mangini, author of The Vegetable Butcher cookbook, Little Eater includes a stall at North Market and a standalone restaurant in Clintonville. Both spots demonstrate how to create flavorful and crave-worthy meals without meat. littleeater.com
Graze operates as both a cafe in the basement of the Ohio Statehouse and a catering company. The fast-casual spot draws on local ingredients to build a farm-to-table menu of classic comfort foods, from breakfast burritos and sandwiches to burgers, bowls and salads. grazecolumbus.com