Eating Healthy in Baltimore

January 25, 2022 | Food
Eating Healthy in Baltimore
healthy eating

The new year typically brings with it a whole new set of goals for ways that we can change our lives for the better. One resolution that continually pops up again and again for many people is to start focusing on healthy eating. 

Sometimes, it can be hard to have the time to consistently meal prep between work, your social life, and other responsibilities, but luckily, you can still eat out at these healthy, local Baltimore options, all not too far from your home here at Union Wharf.

Smoothies, Juices, and Smoothie Bowls
What better way to start your day than with a nutritious and delicious smoothie or bowl?

EarthShake Baltimore

EarthShake’s mission is to provide their customers with a healthy and happy community and with access to real, whole foods and CBD oil. They offer everything from açai bowls to cold-pressed juices. If you’re a chocolate lover, you might enjoy their “Cacao Storm” smoothie, with organic maple syrup, almond milk, cacao, banana, and peanut butter. Find them at their Wolfe Street location, right here in Fells Point!

Pure Raw Juice

Pure Raw has locations in Canton, Federal Hill, and Locust Point, and is a fantastic place to start with easy healthy eating. They’ve got superior cold-pressed juice blends, smoothies, and bowls made from fresh produce. Try out their new “Coffee Crunch” bowl to get your daily caffeine fix, while also filling yourself up with protein. 


With several locations around the city (Brewers Hill, Harbor Point, and Belvedere Square), Plantbar is the juice bar that will satisfy your sweet tooth while leaving you refreshed. Order juice to-go, like their delicious “Ginger Boost” with pineapple, pear, ginger, and apple, or order a pack of juices to do a juice cleanse!

Get Fast Casual with Salads, Bowls, and More
Enjoy a healthy lunch or dinner with these fast-casual options.

Gangster Vegan Organics

Located inside Cross Street Market, you’ll find Gangster Vegan Organics, an establishment where you can find healthy options at any time of the day. They have salads, burgers, bowls, snacks, desserts, juices, and more! Try out their “Bonita Applebaum” dessert with cashews, coconut oil, maple syrup, apples, vanilla, and sunflower seeds to satisfy your dessert cravings. 

Nalley Fresh

With multiple locations including downtown and Canton, Nalley Fresh is a chef-driven bowl, wrap, and salad restaurant that will help you eat delicious, yet healthy, food. Choose one of their signature selections like the “Cajun Rice Bowl” or the “Sweet Potato Bowl,” or customize your own bowl with your choice of base, dressings, proteins, and toppings. 


Bambao offers Asain fusion food and drinks in a fast-casual dining environment in Harbor East. All of their dishes are made with high-quality, locally-sourced ingredients that will leave you feeling amazing. Order their delectable “Buddha Bowl” with veggies, miso, edamame, tofu, and more, and if you’re looking to stay as healthy as possible, you can swap any of their rice dishes with cauliflower rice!

Sit Down with Healthy Dining Experiences
Enjoy a nice meal out at these restaurants offering healthier cuisine. 

Matthew Kenney Cuisine

Matthew Kenny Cuisine is devoted to their unique brand of plant-based cuisine and merging culinary art and nutrition. In Baltimore, you can make a reservation at their restaurants Double Zero, which brings a healthy perspective to pizza, and Liora, a more upscale restaurant offering creative plant-based cuisine inspired by Baltimore. Be sure to try the Pumpkin Curry at Liora, featuring cauliflower, squash, chickpeas and cashews with apple chutney and cilantro. 

Nanami Cafe

Sashimi is a fantastic alternative to sushi if you’re looking to avoid rice, as is naruto-style sushi, which is wrapped in cucumber instead of rice. Nanami Cafe in Fells Point offers all these options and more. Test out their “Sashimi Combinations” where you get the chef’s choice of sashimi! 

Don’t Forget About Baltimore’s Favorite Food

Also remember that Baltimore’s favorite food, steamed crabs, is a great source of protein that’s low in fat and has zero carbs. Additionally, some of the potential benefits of crab are improved heart health, reducing the risk of anemia, and keeping your brain strong. Get some steamed crabs with your friends and family at LP Steamers in Locust Point, Bo Brooks in Canton, or Captain James, right here in Fells Point!

Begin Your Healthy Eating Journey Today!

We hope that this list of Baltimore’s healthiest spots will help you keep your resolution to fuel yourself better. Healthy eating is about making yourself feel better, more energetic, and more confident! We hope you enjoy these restaurants with healthy options, all not too far from your home here at Union Wharf.