The Short List: Healthiest Restaurants on the Cape


Welcome to the Short List!

The Short List is a place for people to share opinions and discover new things on and about Cape Cod. We take your feedback and thoughts and share them with readers! We asked Cape Codders where the healthiest restaurants are on the Cape. Thanks to all who voted!

KA_Hyannis_Green Lotus Cafe 2 funny sign_11315Green Lotus Cafe – Hyannis

Green Lotus Cafe is the only exclusively vegan and vegetarian restaurant in Hyannis and Cape Cod. Choose from a variety of breakfast options as well as soups, salads, smoothies, sandwiches and wraps. Bubble tea is also offered at the cafe!

Cafe Chew – Sandwich

Cafe Chew is a healthy eatery open for breakfast and lunch daily. Offering a variety of homemade soups, salads, sandwiches, baked goods and specialty coffees.

KA_Hyannis_Common Ground Juice Bar_11315Common Ground Cafe – Hyannis

The Common Ground Cafe will transport you away from the hardships of everyday life to a place where you can relax and feel at home and enjoy good food! With its unique decor, there is nothing else like it. Salads, soups, wraps, sandwiches, smoothies and more can be found at the Common Ground Cafe. Many healthy options are available, including gluten free bread! There is also an espresso bar, hot teas and homemade desserts.

Pickle Jar Kitchen – Falmouth

Right on Main Street in Falmouth, the Pickle Jar Kitchen is in a convenient location to stop by and grab a bite to eat or just a drink! Eggs, breakfast sandwiches, salads, sandwiches, snacks and kitchen specials are served.

The Red Pheasant Inn – Dennis

The Red Pheasant Inn opened in 1977 and serves classic and creative cuisine with French influences. In a centuries-old barn with fireplace & garden in historic Dennis Village on Cape Cod, the Red Pheasant features an extensive wine list and has daily specials.

Scargo Cafe – Dennis

Scargo Cafe offers American fare served alongside New & Old World wines in a Colonial setting with a fireplace. A gluten free menu is available as well as other healthy options.

Ceraldi – Wellfleet

Ceraldi features waterfront views of Wellfleet harbor and a 7-course menu that changes daily. The menu is a prix-fixe nightly menu focused on the day’s catch and locally harvested ingredients.

Karoo Restaurant – Eastham

Karoo serves South African cuisine for dinner and has gluten-free options and is vegan and vegetarian friendly. There is a nice outdoor patio for dining in nice weather. Karoo is family friendly and features a kids menu so that everyone can enjoy good food.

KA_Yarmouth_Idgys idgy's restaurant gluten free_110915Idgy’s Gluten Free Restaurant – South Yarmouth

Idgy’s is a restaurant that offers gluten free dining! This is a fantastic place for those that are intolerant to gluten to come and dine. All of the items on the menu are made on the premises using only 100% gluten-free ingredients.

Bangkok Thai Cuisine – Orleans, South Dennis, Mashpee, Hyannis

At Bangkok Thai Cuisine you can order healthy, exotic and spicy foods. Select from many traditional to modern dishes, with something for everyone. You can request your entree to be made vegetarian-style or with any of the fresh meats offered. You can dine in or order out!

Honorable Mentions:

  • Underground Bakery
  • Ring Brother’s Juice and Salad Bar
  • White Lion Baking Co

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