New Decade Goals - Chapter 2 "Eating Well"

Having a balanced diet, not only helps your body feel better but reduces the risks of health complications later in life. Healthy food doesn't mean you have to sacrifice flavor.  In Chapter 2 of our New Decade Goals, find some of our favorite local restaurants in the area with great healthy, delicious food alternatives.

Virtue Feed & Grain

106 S Union St, Alexandria, VA 22314
Modern American menu with seasonal dishes and drinks. Located in the waterfront area, Virtue Feed & Grain is a great place to grab a meal and get drinks afterward.  Get a sampling of their menu by ordering several of their appetizers, including our favorites Blistered Shishito Peppers and their Mezze Platter with avocado hummus.

a la Lucia

315 Madison St. Alexandria, Va. 22314
Cozy traditional Italian kitchen, great for big groups and couples.  Delicious homemade burrata with tomato, an antipasto with roasted peppers, zucchini and beets, and homemade pasta are just a few of our recommendations.

Mai Thai

6 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
Authentic Thai cuisine with a warm atmosphere and a great view of the Potomac River on their second floor.  Delicious vegan options, including their Tom Yum Tofu Soup and Mango Salad with a spicy lime dressing and coconut shavings.

The Majestic

911 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
Bistro style menu with seasonal dishes. The Majestic is located in one of the historic spots of Alexandria and has great deals all year round.  We love it for its eclectic menu - there's something for everyone from Butternut Squash Soup to a wonderful Tuna Poke Bowl - light, fresh and yummy!

The Pita House

719 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314
Lebanese – Middle Eastern restaurant with great vegetarian alternatives. Baba Ghanouj, Labneh, and Stuffed Grape Leaves - just to name a few of our lunchtime favorites.


1120 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314
American style food with seasonal menu options, including some tasty dishes like Chestnut Soup and Halibut (with a citrus crust that is just heavenly).

Souvlaki Bar

2732 Richmond Highway, Alexandria, VA 22301
Enjoy the delicious Greek flavors of fresh-tasting combinations of lemon juice, garlic, oregano, sea salt, and olive oil without waiting for the next Greek festival.  A great selection of vegetarian choices like Falafel and healthy salads with a selection of wonderfully flavored grilled meats.  Don't forget to treat yourself to homemade baklava!

Mia's Italian Kitchen

100 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
Just like your Italian grandmother makes (or at least that's what Helena says)... a wonderful selection of Italian American classics like Minestrone vegetable soup, Eggplant Parmigiana, Sunday Salad with cannellini beans and a zesty Italian dressing, not to mention a wide variety of house-made fresh pasta dishes and brick oven pizzas.

Southside 815

815 S Washington Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
Traditional southern comfort food with a modern twist, including the most amazing meatloaf and mashed potatoes, chicken and sweet potato waffles, and Flounder Pirloo topped with an asparagus salad.


1600 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314
Authentic French cuisine with seasonal and fresh ingredients and a great selection of cocktails and wines.  While the main courses are fantastic, save room for the Classic Gala and Granny Smith Apple Cobbler - delish - and hey, it's healthy fruit right?!

Momo Sushi

212 Queen St, Alexandria, VA 22314
Fresh, fresh, fresh!  Try the Seaweed Salad or the Salmon Special- two of our healthy picks with great nutritional benefits.

Zento Restaurant

693 North Washington St. Alexandria, VA 22314
Mixed Sashimi & Avocado Salad or Garlic Soy Glazed Edamame -both inventive Japenese choices here.  Tasty food made even better with some of their fresh wasabi to satisfy that spice lover in your group.

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