As fitness enthusiasts we understand the importance of maintaining a healthy diet alongside our exercise in order to achieve our fitness goals. But, as foodies we also understand just how heavenly food can be. We need both, we’re fitness foodies! That is why we’ve created a list for the fitness foodie – a list of the 5 best restaurants in San Pedro for fitness foodies. A restaurant list that ranges from healthy options only to places for everyone with delicious healthy options. Check it out!
1. NUDA Juice & Wellness Shop Organic Cafe
407 W 6th St. Store Hours:
San Pedro, CA 90731 Mon – Fri 7am-7pm
Phone: (323)-769-9713 Sat & Sun 9am-5pm
NUDA Juice & Wellness Shop Organic Cafe is exactly what it says. A shop and cafe in one created by organic, raw, vegan, local, gluten-free, eco-friendly and zero-waste ingredients that serves the wellness market. Basically, if there is anything you aren’t supposed to eat, this place has your back!
Give your day a boost of life with their wellness shots or fill up with their seven dish lunch menu featuring a Truffle Garden salad, several wraps and a DIY smoothie bowl. To amp up your nutrition intake even more try one of their cold-pressed juices or smoothies and add in any of your favorite superfoods! All menu items served with positive vibrations here.
Our Pick: Superfood Greens Smoothie, who knew greens could taste so good! A blend of banana, collard greens, kale, golden berries, coconut butter and fresh coconut water.
A space that accomplishes the minimalist trend of white walls, blonde wood and greenery. Take your pick from their cosy seating inside or outside to soak up some rays. If you’re in a hurry, not to worry, the service is quick and food is easily prepared for take away.
Looking to continue your new healthy addiction at home? NUDA has you covered! Check out their meal delivery plan that delivers the nutrient packed, deliciousness straight to your door. Or, sign up for one of their juice or smoothie cleanses to reset and re-energize your mind and body!
28901 South Western Ave. #123 Store Hours:
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275 Mon – Sun 11am-8pm
Saladish is the go-to place for the healthy diet newbies! A crossover between your casual and upscale dining experience serving you nutrient rich food that is packed with flavor. It’s called Saladish for a reason, it’s meant for more than just the all green based diet.
Offering you a menu full of endless high-quality, healthy options including over 60 salad toppings prepped and made for you at fast-food convenience. Easy for a sit down, social meal or a quick grab and go! Build your ideal salad with your favorite ingredients or pick from one of their many menu creations. Looking for a little more than just greens in your meal? Try one of their wraps or acai bowls!
Our Pick: Southwestern Chicken Salad, a flavor packed salad with an extra crunch! Made with shredded romaine, chicken, diced tomato, black bean, corn, red onion, cheddar cheese, tortilla strips topped with chipotle ranch dressing.
Lean pick: get the salad without easy cheese, no tortilla strips a sub the ranch for salsa. ADD an extra protion of chicken!
Need a sit? Grab a seat and enjoy your nutrient packed meal surrounded by their fresh decor. A venue splashed with green leafy walls it’s almost as if your meal was picked straight from them. If you prefer a side of vitamin D with your lunch, Saladish has you covered with plenty of patio seating!
3. Rex’s Cafe
2136 S Pacific Ave Store Hours:
San Pedro, CA 90731 Mon – Sun 7am-2pm
Phone: (310) 519-7190
Breakfast or lunch or push them together for brunch, Rex’s Cafe has you covered in healthy, filling options. But, we’re lining the entrance with caution tape as the menu has some not-so-healthy but oh-so-tempting choices as well. We’ll chalk this one up as a place for all foodies with plenty of a healthy variety.
A place that takes the classic “eggs your way” option to a whole new level. With a menu offering you over 30 egg dishes from omelets to scramblers it’s a guarantee you’ll find something eggcellent! In need for something a little more green? Try one of their hearty salads or a veggie packed wrap. To kick that sweet tooth craving or to balance your greens try one of their berry delicious smoothies.
Our Pick: Veggie Omelet served with fresh fruit and whole wheat toast, savory with a side of sweet! An omelet made with sautéed veggies and your choice of cheese.
Lean pick: Egg white Chicken Fajita Omelet (no cheese) with cottage cheese.
Feel right at home for your meal with their Southern style home-like decor accented with fresh flowers to brighten any cloudy day. Wooden finished tables with enough room for two or the whole family. A breakfast, lunch or brunch place you don’t want to miss!
4. Sandwich Saloon
813 South Gaffey Street Store Hours:
San Pedro, CA 90731 Mon – Thurs 6:30am-8pm
Phone: (310) 548-5322 Fri 6:30am-7pm
Sat 7am-6pm, Sun 7am-3pm
For those nights when you don’t feel like cooking but crave healthy, home cooked meal options Sandwich Saloon is the place for you! A place that keeps it all in the family creating a sense of community and full bellies.
A fully stocked kitchen provides you an endless amount of options with all day breakfast, salads from the garden, hot and cold sandwiches, burgers, hot dogs, soups and even dessert! There’s something in there for everyone in the family. For you muscle builders, their menu is ready to give you a protein packed meal. But, be careful as not all options are ideal for your fitness lifestyle. Opt for the delicious whole wheat bread option, a spinach wrap or grilled chicken with any of the mouth watering menu creations.
Our Pick: Chinese Chicken Salad, a real crowd pleaser! Made with fresh lettuce, generous portions of chicken breast, garnished with celery, almonds, green onion and wontons-all of which are tossed with a signature Chinese dressing.
Lean Pick: Balsamic chicken salad (double meat) with NO apples, nuts or croutons. ADD avocado. Dressing on the side.
You’ll be a fan after you walk through the Sandwich Saloon doors whether it’s from their sports themed decor or the warm smiles that greet you at the counter! A real Mom and Pop feel to cheer you on with every healthy meal.
5. Nazelie’s Lebanese Cafe
1919 S Pacific Ave Store Hours:
San Pedro, CA 90731 Mon – Thurs, Sun 11am-9pm
Phone: (310) 519-9122 Fri & Sat 11am-10pm
If your palate is craving a trip across the world try Nazelie’s Lebanese Cafe! A place that brings you traditional Lebanese cuisine in a cafe to match. A family owned cafe serving every customer with a warm, universal smile.
A menu suitable for both the vegetarians and the meat heads! Your choice of beef, chicken or falafel filled shawerma, kabobs, wraps or salads. Whatever your choice is, don’t miss out on their homemade hummus as it’s the perfect, healthy addition to any option or on the side.
Our Pick: The Falafel Salad, a healthy choice with a traditional twist! Made with romaine lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, onions and homemade falafels tossed with a lemon-garlic dressing.
Lean pick: chicken skewer plate, wheat pita, no rice, double portion of salad.
Step through the front door and enter the Middle East! A cosy cafe feel with a traditional atmosphere where both you and your taste buds can take a trip. Take your pick from a table or a booth, either way you’ll be surrounded by Middle Eastern decor to enjoy.
There you have it, a quick list of the 5 best restaurants in San Pedro for fitness foodies! San Pedro has many more options and this is by no means an exhaustive list but enough with a little something for everyone including that sweet tooth of yours. As fitness foodies we enjoy both fitness and food and maintaining a healthy balance between the two.
This list completes the food part and if you’re looking for a fun, motivating way to complete the fitness part of the balance be sure to check us out at our San Pedro Gym Heyday Elite Fitness! A gym we like to refer to as “San Pedro’s Best Kept Secret” and has something for every type of fitness level and every type of fitness preference including top rated San Pedro Personal Trainers and San Pedro CrossFit Gym.