Healthy Downtown Eats

Healthy Downtown Eats

For a region known for rich dishes ranging from beignets to boudin, healthy eating doesn’t have to be a chore in Baton Rouge. The downtown area alone offers an array of fresh, wholesome restaurants that will tickle your taste buds and fuel your body.

Check out these nutritious nearby eateries:

The Big Squeezy

This downtown juice bar specializes in juice on the go, wellness shots, and smoothies. The Big Squeezy is committed to cold pressing all of its produce to preserve their natural nutrients and supports local, sustainable farms to source high-quality ingredients for everything they prepare.


Focused on clean-eating items like salads, bowls, and wraps, FreshJunkie has been a go-to lunch option for the capital city crowd for over a decade. Located in the Main Street Market, this fresh, vibrant eatery is perfect for staying healthy without sacrificing taste.

Magpie Café Downtown

While Magpie Café can certainly temp patrons with their cookies and cocktails, their salads, sandwiches, and snacks are the true stars of the show. Their daily menu is posted on a chalkboard, relying on the seasonable availability of fresh, organic Louisiana produce. Magpie also offers delicious vegan and gluten-free options.


Located three blocks from The Heron Downtown, Cocha is a gathering place for harvest-inspired meals, wine tastings, and communal events. They start with a passion for organic farm-to-table cooking and sprinkle in some Venezuelan flavor and an appreciation for Southern cuisine. Their creative dishes are so delicious, you won’t even realize you’re eating healthy!

Salad Station (coming soon!)

This Louisiana-based group of gourmet salad bars is sure to be a fast favorite in Downtown Baton Rouge! Founded by a mother-son team from Hammond, this farm-to-salad-bar concept is a natural continuation of their families farming roots. Offering a tasty lineup of greens, proteins, fruits, nuts, and other toppings, the salad bar is perfect for healthy eating on the go.

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