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Dining Guide | 5 Spots for Healthy on the Go in Scottsdale

Posted on: January 19th, 2017 by Taryn Jeffries No Comments

Maintaining a healthy diet has a great deal to do with the food choices you make. There can be added pressure when you are out in the world and on the go. While what you order is of great significance, where you are ordering from has an added level of influence. You’re less likely to be tempted by poor choices if you are dining at local restaurants that focus on vigorous, flavorful and balanced options.

To help you stick to your to healthy regimen, we’ve compiled a list of what we think are some of the best options when you need something quick and healthy on the go in Scottsdale.

5 Spots for Healthy on the Go in Scottsdale

Ahipoki Bowl

2805 N. Scottsdale Road | Scottsdale | 480.219.9310 | $$

This fast casual Hawaiian fusion restaurant gives you tons of options for a healthy, filling meal in a flash. You build your bowl, selecting your ingredients including the base, proteins, toppings and sauce flavors. You can make a choice between tuna, salmon, albacore, scallops, yellowtail, octopus or shrimp. You can keep your bowl clean by opting a base of organic salad instead of rice. Load up with strong flavors like ginger and wasabi, and chili flakes to really get your metabolism going with a powerful punch of nutrition.

Healthy on the Go in Scottsdale Aihipoki Bowl's PokibowlCoconut’s Fish Cafe

16640 N. Scottsdale Road | Scottsdale | 480.275.6690 | $$

There’s nothing more refreshing that the clean flavors of a fresh fish taco, and Coconut’s has been recreating and perfecting healthy island style food in Scottsdale. Step up to the counter and order your tacos with mahi mahi, ono or ahi and then choose your grilling style depending on your flavor preferences. You can have them served on corn tortillas or over brown rice. Their salads are also full of flavor and ready to go in no time.

Coconuts_Grilled Fish TacoD’Lite Healthy on the Go

2613 N. Scottsdale Road | Scottsdale | 480.247.8537 | $

Your whole life you have heard that great things come in small packages and D’Lite is proof that there is some truth to that saying. This petite eatery is offering up a healthful alternative to the drive-thru breakfast options you find elsewhere. They offer 100% fruit smoothies and power packed breakfast shakes with whey or a vegan plant protein. You can feel good about anything you order because all items are made with your health in mind.

Farm & Craft

4302 N. Scottsdale Road | Scottsdale | 480.568.8980 | $$

One of the newest additions to the area, Farm & Craft offers a seasonal wellness menu that features 4 paths to optimal health; from reducing stress, increasing probiotic levels and more. Their protein hummus salad is an association of bright vegetables that meld together with the house-made hummus and yogurt green goddess dressing. Farm & Craft is one of the best new spots to find a vivacious, inspired and locally sourced meal.

Farm & Craft protein hummus salad

Photo Credit: Peter Speyer | Speyer Photography

Freshbox Grayhawk

20831 N. Scottsdale Road | Scottsdale | 480.361.3577 | $$

Freshbox is the epitome of all things grab-and-go healthy. The restaurant’s produce is all locally-sourced and their proteins raised humanely, and the quality of these ingredients shine through in every dish. Their dressings are yogurts based, ensuring that you can overload and not feel bad. They make a variety of creative boxes that can be received as a salad or wrapped in a vegan spinach tortilla. If you like a little more control, you can build your own box and be on your way in no time.


This article was originally featured in the August 2016 issue of Scottsdale Health Magazine. 


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© Taryn Jeffries 2017

About the Author - Taryn Jeffries

Editor and Chief Eating Officer of PhoenixBites, 2017 Food Writer of the Year (Arizona Culinary Hall of Fame) Taryn grew up in a small town in Illinois with a doting Grandmother who taught her the way around a kitchen and that food is representative of love. Her current quest is to find the love in local dishes and the chefs behind them. In addition to running all things PhoenixBites, Taryn is also a freelance writer, sharing her insight on the best dishes and where to get them each and every month.

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