To be completely honest, most of my time in Rome is spent devouring carbonara and amatriciana pasta, tasting as many varieties of pizza as I can and eating a happy amount of gelato. But on our most recent visit, we spent a month in Rome, and sometimes you just need a little balance. There is definitely some delicious healthy food in Rome, and here are some of our favourite healthy restaurants, sandwich shops, juice bars and markets.
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Healthy Food In Rome
Ginger Sapori e Salute
Ginger is open from breakfast till dinner serving healthy yet delicious meals. The focus is on healthy meals that taste good, and 70% of their ingredients are organic. It’s a really nice atmosphere but can get quite busy so try to make a reservation. A great alternative to other picks for where to eat in Rome and one of my favourite healthy restaurants in Rome.
Via Borgognona 43-46 | Daily 10 AM – 12 AM
Piazza Sant’Eustachio, 54-55 | Daily 8 AM – 12 AM
Rumi Bottega Organica
This was a small shop in Trastevere with a selection of organic vegetarian and vegan options. I enjoyed a vegetarian burger, and they are also a great place to get salads in Rome if you’re feeling like something light.
Via di San Francesco a Ripa 133
Monday to Saturday 10 AM to 9.30 PM
Zoe at Mercato Testaccio
Zoe is one of the many great shops at Mercato Testaccio. Here they specialise in delicious juices, but you can also get salads and sandwiches for lunch. A perfect lunch spot or snack if you’re already planning to visit Testaccio markets or you’re in the area.
Mercato Testaccio, Via B. Franklin 12/c
Monday to Saturday 9 AM to 3.30 PM
Fa Bio is an organic food takeout shop with a few seats. They serve freshly made sandwiches, salads, smoothies and juices. It’s perfect to pair with a trip to the Vatican or St. Peters Basilica as it’s in this area.
Via Germanico 43
Monday to Friday from 10.30 AM to 5.30 PM + Saturday from 10.30 AM to 4 PM
A beautiful juice bar and organic food cafe in Romes city centre. Here you can get sandwiches, salads, smoothies, juices and a range of other organic food options. It’s also a great place for an acai bowl in Rome. You can eat in or take away.
Via dei Banchi Vecchi, 135
Monday to Saturday 8 AM to 8 PM + Sunday 10 AM to 6 PM
Another Juice bar in Rome, take your pick from a wide selection of juices. They also have soups, salads and sandwiches if you’re feeling like something more substantial.
Via Boncompagni 14/A
Monday to Friday 8 AM to 7 PM
This long-standing traditional fruit smoothie shop has delicious smoothies and a nostalgic feel. I loved the Amalfi Mix Frullati, which had peach, pear, banana, pineapple and lemon.
Via di Torre Argentina, 20
Monday to Saturday 6 AM to 10 PM
Markets in Rome
The markets in Rome are great, especially if you’re after healthy eating in Rome. A few of our favourite markets include Testaccio Markets, Trionfale market and Campo De’ Fiori Market. Find out more details in our ‘Where to eat in Rome‘ article.
Other Ways To Stay Healthy in Rome
We loved getting around Rome by walking, but there is a good transport system (metro and buses) if you need.
Staying in an Airbnb apartment with a kitchen is also great. This way you can buy fresh food from the markets and know exactly what’s going into your food. Click here to get $50 AUD Airbnb credit for your first stay.
When it comes to staying healthy whilst travelling, I really believe it’s all about balance. For a short period of time, it’s ok to have a gelato if you walked there to get it, right? And eating healthy doesn’t need to mean eating a salad at every meal. In Rome, I find there are a lot of healthier options within all the normal things you will want to eat. A lot of the gelato is made from all natural ingredients, and a lot of the pizza toppings are light or mainly vegetables. So even if you do indulge (which I believe you absolutely should), there are plenty of ways to balance it all out too.
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