5 Healthy Dining Options in Bozeman, Montana

Bar bites. French fries. BBQ with all the fixins’. Going out to eat can sometimes be a challenge if you’re trying to eat healthily. Yes, everyone should imbibe in a plate of deep-fried chicken from time to time, but we can’t eat like that all of the time. And whether you live in Bozeman or are just here for a visit, you know that we have a pretty impressive food scene. That might mean packing in the calories if you eat out here often. Fear not, foodie friends! Bozeman also has some delicious, healthy options to help you eat right while still enjoying a fun, dining out experience. Here are a few of our favorites! 

Five on Black
Five on Black - Healthy Bozeman Dining
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We love Five on Black. Now, it helps that this is near our store in Downtown Bozeman, so that makes it the perfect lunch spot for us, but also the food is insanely fast and always fresh. This fun, funky take on Brazilian food allows for a lot of customization, which is nice if you have food allergies or are trying to eat a particular diet. In five easy steps, you pick your base, your grilled item, sides, and toppings. So depending on what you’re looking for you could make yourself a deliciously hearty salad or something yummy over rice. I recommend the coconut roasted sweet potato and the chimichurri! Yum! Plus, add a Brazillian cheese bun for something a little extra! 

Clark’s Fork
Clark's Fork - Healthy Bozeman Dining
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This is another delightfully healthy spot just off 19th Ave. I think it’s great to have options all across town depending on how your day is going and what part of Bozeman you’re in. Serving both breakfast and lunch, this is another great place that allows you to eat ultra-clean or indulge a little without busting your belt. My favorite part about Clark’s Fork? A soup and salad bar! Their ingredients are extremely fresh, chopped daily, and the soup selection offers classics as well as some unique choices. They also have a mix of hot and cold sandwiches and easily work with gluten-free restrictions. If you’re feeling something a little more decadent, you can always do their grass-fed burger with your salad!

Lot G
Lot G - Healthy Bozeman Dining
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Do not sleep on Lot G! So, the whole point of this place is that it’s completely gluten-free. While that can make certain eaters bristle, this is a place you absolutely have to try before you pass any judgment. The flavors are out of sight good! Located in the Cannery District, there’s a major emphasis on local and fresh here. With a nice range of breakfast and lunch dishes, this is really a place where anyone can eat. People with serious diet restrictions will be grateful and how easy it is to work with Lot G dishes to make sure you get just want you want. Someone who just needs a plate of darn good food will enjoy the chicken fried steak or the pancake lasagna. With a nice array of healthy bowls, soups, and salads, this is definitely a must-try restaurant in Bozeman.

Oba Cafe!
Oba Cafe - Healthy Bozeman Dining

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Oba is a fun little joint that’s seen some reinvention recently. Located off Huffine near Kohl’s, their major menu focus began with acai bowls and smoothies. With loads of ways to customize acai bowls and a nice range of smoothie options, this is a great way to think about dessert differently. A fresh fruity acai bowl is a nice, light way to end a meal instead of ice cream or cake. They’ve added soups, wraps, healthy bowls, and salads to their menu, too. The newest, and most exciting addition, is sushi and poke bowls! They offer lots of ways to customize your meals and have the willingness to work with different diets. You’ll want to check out Oba if you’re looking to switch up your lunch spots to something healthier. 

Copper Horse Restaurant
Copper Horse Restaurant - Healthy Bozeman Dining
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Yes, this is our restaurant in the Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport. But we want to make sure everyone knows about this great, healthy dining option if you’re flying in or out of Bozeman. With breakfast, lunch, and dinner options, we work to make sure every meal is taken care of while you travel. For breakfast, build-your-own omelets and granola are the way to go. For lunch and dinner, we’ve got a really awesome selection of hearty, healthy salads, veggie burgers, and side substitutions to help you avoid always getting fries. Plus, so much of our offerings can be prepared gluten-free or vegan-friendly. All you have to do is ask. It’s nice to know that even on the go you can stick to your healthy diet!


Written by: Cassi Miller

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