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5 Best Places to Grab A Healthy Bite

01/29/2021 10:00AM ● By Josh Maxwell

By: Josh Maxwell  Photos by: Rachel Benavides

With the new year in full swing, maybe you're trying to make a few changes for yourself. If eating healthier made your list of resolutions, we’ve got just the thing for you. It doesn't matter what your preference is, the Coastal Bend boasts an amazing variety of healthy cuisine and delicious, mouthwatering options. Here are five of our top picks around town that we’re sure will help you start 2021 on a healthy note.   


Thai Cottage

This small establishment is known for its assortment of delicious curries and Thai food. While Thai Cottage may leave a spicy taste in your mouth, you have the ability to choose from a plethora of healthy options. The menu section called “vegetable lovers” contains a nice selection of vegetable-oriented dishes – one standout is the Green Dish, a combination of vegetables such as bean sprouts and mushrooms, served with tofu and rice. If you're looking for something healthy, but don't want to compromise on flavor, Thai Cottage is the perfect place to go. 5830 McArdle Rd

Hanaya Poke

One of the many great things about Hanaya Poke is that you have the option of being in complete control over your poke bowl. They’ll walk you through each step as you make it, and you can substitute any of their standards for a variety of other options. You can basically make the veggie bowl of your dreams if your imagination is feeling up to it. However, the protein options such as spicy tuna, yellowtail, eel, and squid salad might make it a bit hard to do so. 6113 Saratoga Blvd and 4938 S Staples Ste E5

Lucy’s Snackbar

Located in the heart of Downtown Corpus Christi, Lucy’s Snackbar is the perfect spot for a lunch break. Its small but thoughtful menu changes on a seasonal basis, but always features creative dishes both salty and sweet. From the ever-evolving grain bowls to delicious yogurt bowls served with fresh fruit and granola, the selection is both healthy and tasty. 

312 N Chaparral Ste A


Zambra Fusion Cafe 

Zambra Fusion Cafe is known for its dedication to all things vegan. Offering a wide selection of Mediterranean cuisine, Zambra is sure to have a dish that meets all of your expectations, including vegan meatloaf, mushroom wild rice, and Portobello mushrooms with garlic sauce. If you're relatively picky about your food, have a particular diet plan, or want a diverse eating experience with loads of healthier options, Zambra Fusion Cafe is your place to go. 6062 Holly Rd Ste 6B


Ginger Cafe & Grill

When arriving at Ginger Cafe, one of the first things you will notice is the wide assortment of menu items and selections. Having a combination of both Chinese and Mediterranean food (among other regions of cuisine) to choose from, Ginger Cafe is a great place to go on your lunch break or for a romantic night out. If you're looking for a healthy alternative, we suggest the chicken lettuce wrap or the Hummus Shawarma. No matter what you decide to order, you’re in for a delicious treat. 

7009 S Staples St.