The Best Places for Healthy, Kid-Friendly Dinners in LA

The best healthy restaurants for families in Los Angeles

Thankfully, you can throw a rock in Los Angeles and hit a healthy dinner spot. But, sometimes, too much of a good thing can be overwhelming. So here are some of our go-to options for best places for healthy, kid-friendly dinners in LA.

The best healthy restaurants for families in Los Angeles

Café Gratitude
Various locations

The #1 health food destination in LA, and easiest target for a Portlandia punchline, Cafe Gratitude takes every opportunity it can find to remind you to be present with your food. Make sure to take note of the question of the day—some extra food for thought—while sampling the plant-based menu. Kids will enjoy the chain’s Taco Tuesdays and cookies.

Mainland Poke Shop
Various locations

Let’s hope the Hawaiian raw fish craze never ends because you can’t get much healthier than protein surrounded by fresh ingredients. All of Mainland’s shops are super-casual, which makes them kid-friendly and they offer small portions for kiddos.

Various locations

You can order a delicious salad or protein plate while your kids chomp down on an artisan grilled cheese. Bonus points for fast service and most locations have outdoor patios.

California Chicken Cafe
Various locations

Hands down one of the best casual dining spots in town, California Chicken Café is known for its rotisserie chicken but don’t skip their tasty wraps and salads. And there’s a kid’s menu because this place is pretty much perfect.

Sage Plant Bistro
Various locations

Kids will love the butternut squash ravioli and you’ll love Sage’s wide variety of vegan dishes. Beer and tree lovers will want to visit the Culver City location for its gigantic patio, centered around a sprawling tree, and almost 30 beers on tap.

SunCafe Organic
10820 Ventura Blvd
Studio City, CA 91604

Hard to believe everything at SunCafe is vegan, even their nachos. Have a glass of wine with your cauliflower steak and relax next to the fire pit. Order some macaroni and cheese for the kids and you’re set for the night.

Flower Child
1332 2nd Street
Santa Monica, California 90401

A fast-casual version of True Food, this spot is gluten-free and veggie-heavy with tons of dinner options. And, with dishes like Sweet Corn and Quinoa, there’s a chance you won’t have to fight your kids to eat their vegetables.

Coni’s Seafood
3544 W Imperial Hwy
Inglewood, CA 90303

One of food critic Jonathan Gold’s picks, this spot (which is run by the same people who own Mariscos Chente) does healthy Mexican food in a way that’s so unique to LA. Kids will love the tacos, but the service can be a bit slow so make sure to order some homemade tortilla chips for them to snack on while you’re waiting.

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1 comment

  1. Sarah 15 January, 2020 at 09:26 Reply

    This is awesome! Traveling to this area soon and really appreciate the healthy options and bonus that there are so many vegan options too! Thank you so much!

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