Newport Beach's Guide to Healthy Eats
Breakfast, lunch, or dinner, health-conscious options abound. And whether you’re in search of a vegan-friendly lunch or organic on the go, Newport Beach delivers. To help you narrow down the abundance of healthy hotspots, we’ve highlighted our local favorites — and run our selections by Volume 1’s scouted nutritionist, Julie Hefner of Nourish Nutrition (@nourish_nutrition), for her stamp of approval.
Below, you’ll find a lineup of locally-owned and operated spots for breakfast & brunch, lunch & dinner, and sips, plus a few specialty spots for those who like to go the extra mile for their health and, the case of Amis de la Terre, the Earth’s. Happy [healthy] eating.
BREAKFAST & BRUNCH
VOLUME 1 MEMBER | 3400 West Coast Hwy, Newport Beach | @amarket | From River Jetty Restaurant Group comes a local favorite serving up savories and sweets. The menu will feature seasonal surprises, but mainstays like the Pesto Egg Whites are year-round go-to’s. While we’ve categorized it under breakfast, A also features a unique selection of specialty items and lunch-appropriate bites.
1617 Westcliff Dr Suite 112, Newport Beach, CA 92660 | @cafegratitude | You’ll find Café Gratitude, on the backside of sister restaurant, Gracias Madre Newport. The counter-service spot offers a focused menu for quick meals, juices, and smoothies. Great for on-the-go, although they offer bar seating and a small patio.
3420 Via Oporto #101, Newport Beach | @malibufarmlido | Located within Volume 1 Member, Lido Marina Village, Malibu Farm is a not-so-secret California favorite beloved for its fresh, organic, local-focused fare. Expect a ‘best of’ combo between the current Malibu Farm Cafe and Malibu Farm Restaurant & Bar menus, as well as specials exclusive to the Lido Marina Village location. Enjoy marina views and healthy eats.
1000 Bristol St N, Newport Beach | @eatdrinkvibe | Vibe Organic Kitchen & Juice checks all the boxes: organic, gluten-free, soy-free, and plant-based. For the uninitiated, plant-based also means it’s dairy-free and vegan. And while the kitchen cuts a lot, flavorful options abound. If you’re on the go, opt for a 100% organic, made fresh-to-order juice or smoothie. Have time to linger? Order the breakfast sandwich. Bonus points for the breakfast menu that’s served all day long.
LUNCH & DINNER
3421 Via Lido, Newport Beach | @bearflagfishco | Think ocean to table, but for real. Built on an angling legacy, Bear Flag Fish Co. serves up fresh, sustainably harvested fish that’s processed and distributed in their own seafood processing and distribution facility. And while you can pick up fresh seafood for at-home meals, you can enjoy a sit-down experience. Our pick? The Small Seafood Plate and a side of veggies. Beyond locally-sourced fish, expect legendary customer service.
1617 Westcliff Dr, Newport Beach | @graciasmadresocal | Think traditional Mexican cuisine, but healthy. Made from scratch using local, organic, and plant-based ingredients, the menu walks that ever-so-fine line of healthy and delicious as hell (was just Michelin recommended). Better yet, they serve up cocktails you can feel good about, too. Dedicated to diffuser-free agave spirits, the Gracias Madre bar highlights independent producers and small-batch distillers in Mexico for simple and simply delicious cocktails. Not imbibing? Select from their non-alcoholic beverage list.
234 E 17th St, Costa Mesa, CA 92627 | @eatdrinkgreenleaf | Greenleaf serves up good-for-you gourmet meals made with clean, seasonal ingredients. With a self-professed obsession with health and wellness, Greenleaf offers a fast-casual experience perfect for the diet-restricted diner.
3021 East Coast Hwy suite a, Corona Del Mar, CA 92625 | @janshealthbar | Jan’s Health Bar was serving up healthy, wholesome food before going gluten-free was trendy. And since 1972, Jan’s has prioritized fresh ingredients from local vendors to deliver quality, clean food prepared simply. You’ll find fresh juices and smoothies, sandwiches, soups, and salads, as well as vegetarian and vegan options, but none of the pretense or inaccessibility that can keep amateur health nuts at bay.
451 Newport Center Dr, Newport Beach | @livetruefood | Local staple, True Foods at Fashion Island is a must for any healthy eats list. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert (duh) expect steady rotation of seasonal offerings alongside crave-worthy classics prepared simply (read: excellently) with quality ingredients.
SIPS & SWEETS
220 Marine Ave, Newport Beach | @juicecrafters | Juice Crafters is a family-owned juice bar using raw, gourmet, natural ingredients to create top-notch freshly-pressed juices and smoothies. To boot, their ingredients are handpicked by local farmers and delivered daily. Enjoy signature smoothies – and subsequently nature’s medicine – for immunity, performance, and just, well, feeling good. Bonus points for their delivery service.
(714) 698-9157 | @meetthesource | Meet the Source is a whole foods bakery of good-for-you specialty items like cakes, cinnamon buns, and their signature “Bliss Balls.” Food sensitivities or not, these gorgeous confections sate the sweet tooth and then some. Find them around town or order for delivery.
2744 East Coast Hwy B, Corona Del Mar | @sejuiced | SEJUICED is an organic, nutrient-dense superfood juice bar offering a first-class experience in the benefits of raw foods. Those benefits, by the way, include healing, cleansing, and longevity. From organic cold-pressed juices to supertonics, superfood smoothies to sprouted energy milks, you’ll find a lineup of organic, non-GMO, plant-based, dairy-free, superfood options.
1125 Victoria, Suite G, Costa Mesa | @amisdelaterremarket | Inspired by years of research on the ocean, Amis de la Terre is a zero-waste market. In fact, it’s Orange County’s first and only zero-waste grocer. In other words, while you’ll find all the pantry essentials, you won’t find any plastic – so there’s nothing that will end up back in the ocean, near or far. Stock up on everything from peanut butter to snacks, brownie mix to olive oil without contributing to the waste cycle.
125 Victoria St Suite R, Costa Mesa | @ferm.farm | It’s definitely a farm, but not in the traditional tractors, hoes, and chickens sense. Instead, Fermentation Farm specializes in beneficial bacteria and yeast for probiotic benefits for handcrafted, nourishing foods. A healthy gut equals a healthy life, so we’re told. In-store, you’ll find local, organic, seasonal ingredients in offerings from kombucha to condiments, non-dairy yogurts, live starter/mother cultures, organic broths, organic snack foods, and more. You’ll also enjoy their gut-healthy restaurant, classes, and supplies.
1890 Newport Blvd, Costa Mesa | @mothersmarkets | Mother’s Market is an organic grocery store complemented by a juice bar and café. Stock up on the best in wellness – including produce, beauty, supplements, and pantry staples – in-store or via delivery. Pro Tip: Grab a smoothie before browsing the well-stocked aisles.