Having a healthy diet doesn't mean having strict limitations, an unrealistically thin appearance, or denying the foods you enjoy most. It's about improving your health, having more energy and boosting your mood. If you're not sure where to start, we got you covered with a list of the 10 best places in Lake Norman that offer healthy and nutritious meals that not only taste good but make you feel good too!



CAVA is a Mediterranean-style restaurant with a "healthy, fast-casual" dining experience in Birkdale Village. They believe in serving delicious food that helps people eat and live well. Open for lunch and dinner, all of their food is made with fresh, high-quality ingredients, always.

Top Menu Items: Balsamic Date Chicken Bowl, Greek Salad, Sweet + Spicy Chicken Pita



Clean Eatz

2. Clean Eatz

Enjoy clean, balanced food at Clean Eatz with many delicious options that everyone will love. Located in Cornelius, you can order fresh, tasty, healthy meals from a menu that changes every week. They also offer weekly meal preps to help customers enjoy healthy foods without the added time of preparing meals!

Top Menu Items: Bang Bang Shrimp Wrap, Clean Eatz Burger, Epic Chicken Melt


3. Clean Juice

Clean Juice is a USDA-Certified organic juice bar that serves hand-crafted items with the highest quality ingredients that are safe for you and your family. Found in Davidson and Huntersville, Clean Juice focuses on healthy spirit, mind, and body. Open all day, stop by for a pre-workout drink, breakfast to-go, or lunch/dinner with friends. 

Top Menu Items: Avocado Toast, Detoxifying Fresh Juice, The Berry Bowl

Clean Juice


Fresh Chef

4. Fresh Chef

If you're looking for a group-friendly restaurant to grab lunch or dinner, Fresh Chef is the perfect spot. This casual restaurant in Cornelius is excellent for dining in, quick pick up, and catering. They also have an entirely separate gluten-free menu to accommodate any dietary preferences. 

Top Menu Items: Grilled Herb Shrimp, Hawaiian Chicken, Salmon Wrap


5. Green Brothers Juice & Smoothie Co.

Green Brothers Juice & Smoothie Co. is committed to providing its customers with healthy and delicious products. Found in Birkdale Village, you can grab a quick snack and shop! Their products are made from the freshest and highest quality ingredients packed with nutrients and flavor. 

Top Menu Items: Boost Me Up Wellness Shot, Green Goodness Smoothie, OG: Big Sexy Acai Bowl

Green Brothers



Jason's Deli

6. Jason's Deli

Family-owned and community-focused, Jason's Deli serves food that is fresh, higher quality, flavorful, and naturally better tasting. Whether you're looking for pickup or delivery, gluten-free options, or healthy kid's meals, this restaurant has a variety of choices. Located in Huntersville, Jason's Deli was one of the first restaurant groups to remove artificial trans fat from their foods.

Top Menu Items: Chicken Panini, Great Southwest Bowl, Zucchini Garden Pasta


7. Lake Norman Nutrition 

Lake Norman Nutrition is an inviting environment specializing in 1-on-1 health coaching and serving Herbal Green Teas with Healthy Meal Replacement Shakes. This place is full of healthy vibes and provides a wholesome experience. Offering tons of flavors for all tastes, stop by their shop in Cornelius and grab a drink that will make you feel good.

Top Menu Items: Lava Shake, LIT Tea, Strawberry Banana Shake

Lake Norman Nutrition




8. Nekter Juice Bar

Located in Cornelius, Nekter Juice Bar is the perfect place for freshly made drinks and handcrafted acai bowls. All items are natural, clean, and made with the most energizing and nutrient-rich ingredients. Guests can customize orders based on individual diet or lifestyle preferences such as vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, low-fat, low-sugar, and more.

Top Menu Items: Acai Banana Berry Bowl, Peanut Butter Chocolate Protein Smoothie, Toxin Flush Juice


9. Rico's Acai

Whether you're looking for something that matches your healthy lifestyle or want to indulge a craving on a sunny day, Rico's Acai has options for everyone. Rico's recently opened their location in Cornelius, proudly offering you an acai experience with no additives. In addition to acai, this restaurant provides beverages and raw bites made from raw and naturally energizing ingredients. 

Top Menu Items: Brazil Bowl, Energy Bites, Island Sunshine Smoothie

Rico's Acai



10. Saladworks

Saladworks is a restaurant in Huntersville that offers creative salad choices. They allow their customers to create their own salads with the 60+ ingredients they can choose from. This casual counter-serve eatery is open daily, offering order pick-up, delivery, and catering. 

Top Menu Items: Avocado Cobb Salad, Cranberry 'n Pecan Chicken Salad Sandwich, Grilled Chicken Caesar Wrap


We hope you enjoy all these delicious spots as much as we do! Make sure to take pictures and share your experience with us on social media @visitlakenorman!