4 NEW healthy, delicious restaurants (& 1 meal service) to try in Dayton

  • Ashley Bethard
6:00 a.m. Friday, May 19, 2017 Restaurants

Sometimes, people assume they’ve got two meal options: healthy or delicious. But these eateries in the Dayton area prove that you can have both.

For good measure, we also include a new meal delivery service that just hit the Dayton area.

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Sprinly, a Cleveland-based healthy-meal home-delivery service, expanded to the Dayton area this week. SUBMITTED

A Cleveland-based startup service that delivers organic, plant-based meals expanded its delivery area this week to all of southwest Ohio and other parts of the state. 

Customers choose a weekly plan that can be tailored to an individual, a couple or a family. Customers can then choose dishes from a rotating menu each week, and can skip a week or cancel anytime. Meals are delivered via UPS or FedEx in an insulated box with ice packs.

Menu items include Mediterranean Oasis Bowl with Baked Falafel and Dill Tahini, 8-Spice Cashew Vegetable Soup, and Almond Ginger Quinoa Bowl, among others.

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Deg’s Flame Grilled Chicken is gearing up to open May 18 at The Greene Town Center in Beavercreek. This photo shows its first location inside The Foundry at Liberty Center in Liberty Township. The restaurant features chicken dishes with a variety of sauces, and baked fries. File photo by NICK GRAHAM/STAFF

A new restaurant serving grilled chicken and other healthy dishes is set to open at The Greene Town Center in Beavercreek next week. The menu includes grilled wraps, chicken burgers, salads, brown rice, mashed potatoes, corn, bread rolls and fries. Deg’s will open in a 1,687-square-foot space, previously used by Subway at The Greene.

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The owners of Butter Cafe are opening Glo Juice Bar + Cafe in neighboring space on Brown Street near the University of Dayton. MARK FISHER/STAFF

The founders of the Butter Café are gearing up to launch a new venture next door to their breakfast-and-lunch spot on Brown Street near the University of Dayton. 

The new business will serve cold-pressed juices and smoothies, a variety of toasts, and perhaps a selection of cold sandwiches.

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Synergy at The Greene is now open inside LA Fitness in The Greene Town Center in Beavercreek. It is open to the public. Photo from Synergy at The Greene Facebook page

Synergy’s owners are “VERY passionate about changing the the way people eat by offering healthy and nutritionally balanced food that tastes great,” said Katie Maloney, a spokeswoman for Synergy at The Greene. The shop offers smoothie bowls, which Maloney said will likely be “the key attraction from our menu, because they are beautiful, taste great, and are healthy.”  

“We have unique ingredients for our smoothie bowls like chia seeds, goji berries, hemp granola and coconut flakes, to name a few. We also offer regular smoothies. All smoothies are made from a unique blend of oat, almond, soy milk and kefir.”

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CoreLife offers healthy create-your-own bowls of grain and vegetable bowls. CONTRIBUTED

It’s the Chipotle of healthy and quick foods. A fast-casual restaurant offering “clean-eating” options is set to open in Centerville. 

Menu includes: create-your-own grain and vegetable bowls, soups, grass-fed chicken and steak, and organic tofu. Customers can create their own “green bowl,” with options like Sriracha ginger roasted tofu, kale caesar chicken, spicy ginger steak, Mediterranean, and chicken cobb.

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