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8 Healthy Rome Eats that Taste Indulgent

Posted December 22, 2022 by Kenzi Rowell in Dining, Life in Rome, News, Seasonal

The New Year is a great time to make healthier eating choices. Here are 8 delicious and healthy options to try in 2023!

Spartan Smoothies

Acai Bowl

Spartan Smoothies offers delicious açaí bowls! An açaí bowl is similar to a smoothie bowl, but with fresh fruit added on top! They offer many different toppings and fruit varieties, as well as an extensive smoothie menu too!

Sunflour Community Bakery
rainbow salad

If you’re wanting a lighter lunch, Sunflour Community Bakery has a wide variety of fresh and delicious salads. The “Eat the Rainbow” salad is packed with fresh veggies like cucumbers, carrots and sweet bell peppers!

Doug’s Deli Downtown
Fruit Bar

I love a good veggie wrap and Doug’s Deli has the best; complete with spinach and avocado. If you are looking for good fiber, their toasted Deli sandwiches made with fresh bread will never disappoint! For a healthier dessert, try a fruit bar or a gluten free chocolate chip cookie.

Smoothie King

Smoothie King

Smoothie King lovers rejoice, we have a location here in Rome! If you haven’t tried it before, they offer so many different smoothie blends filled with fresh fruits and vegetables. They are a great way to fuel your body before or after hitting the nearby trails!

The Sharp Sickle

The Sharpe Sickle

This coffee shop and cafe offers both gluten-free muffins and fresh bread! They have options for grain free, vegan, low sugar, and dairy free. They also offer great grab and go meal options. Try the chilled strawberry tea for a refreshing drink that is low in sugar. Feel extra good dining here because their proceeds benefit local missions – how cool is that?!

Chicken Salad Chick

Chicken Salad Chick patio

If you’re a chicken salad lover, then Chicken Salad Chick is the place for you! Not only do they have a wide variety of chicken salad flavors, they also have delicious, fresh sides, such as broccoli salad or grape salad. Their gorgeous patio area is a great place to enjoy your meal! We love that the founder of Chicken Salad Chick, Stacy, returned to her hometown Rome to share these southern classics!

Tropical Smoothie Cafe

tropical smoothie

Need an afternoon pick-me-up? The Sunrise Sunset smoothie is just what you need! Filled with strawberries, pineapple and mango, it’s sure to be a great treat on a warmer day! All their menu items are made from fresh, whole ingredients. If a light lunch is more your speed, try any of their salads, sandwiches or wraps!

McAlister’s Deli

McAlister’s Deli offers a great variety of items on their menu. We all know salads are a favorite lunch item, and McAlister’s is a great choice! Their chef salad is a delicious option for a quick grab-n-go lunch!

The Herb Shop
The Herb Shop on Broad

The Herb Shop may not be a restaurant, but if you’re looking to make healthier choices while enjoying Rome, you need to stop here! They have so many great products for holistic and alternative health, and they are so knowledgeable! I learn so much every time I visit. This place is for anyone who is staying healthy or getting healthy!


wHydrate is a new IV infusion center, located right in here in Rome! Although it is not a restaurant, this is still a great way to improve your health in 2023! The location offers intravenous drip therapy to add essential vitamins, electrolytes and minerals to the body.

About the Author

Hi, I'm Kenzi Rowell, a Marketing Specialist at Georgia's Rome Office of Tourism. I oversee the Downtown Welcome Center, and assist with content and social media marketing. I'm currently studying Marketing at Kennesaw State University. I was born and raised in Rome, Georgia and love the beauty of this town! In my free time, I love being creative and spending time with friends!


  1. Ann Derwort, May 14, 2022:

    I am from Rome but have lived in TX over
    50 years. I am thrilled to stumble upon the information about Rome. Please add my name to your email list. Thank you to your marketing director for adding Rome to my reading list!!

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