Amy Garza Lee is a project manager at the downtown-based Dura Software. You can follow this avid foodie on Instagram at @saycheesehoney for more of her food adventures in the Alamo City.
Health and wellness are core values of mine. Fueling up with nutritious foods prepares me to be my best self whether I’m with my family, at work, or enjoying my hobbies. So it’s important to me to find tasty, healthy food when I’m working downtown.
Here’s my list of places to get healthy eats and treats that are either in or close to downtown San Antonio. You’ll find options that work with multiple diets, from keto and gluten-free to vegetarian and vegan.
Address: 300 E. Houston St., #105, San Antonio, TX 78205
Hours: 7 a.m. – 2 p.m. daily
What to order: My most recent obsession is the breakfast burrito only available at the Broadway location, paired with an iced Revolución Latte infused with lavender honey. For a smoothie bowl, try the PB Bowl, which features acai, bananas, strawberries, blueberries, peanut butter, and homemade cashew milk. For breakfast in the downtown location, order the Papas Rancheras tacos.
I fell in love with RevoluciónSA when I first moved to San Antonio, as it was the only healthy spot I knew. They now have more locations beyond their downtown San Antonio spot, one in Alamo Heights and another at the Rim shopping center in North San Antonio. I appreciate their passion for nutrition and creativity with their menu.
Address: 611 S. Presa St., Suite 106, San Antonio, TX 78205
Hours: Wednesday – Friday 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., 5 – 9 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.– 2 p.m., 5 – 9 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.; Closed Monday and Tuesday
What to order: Start with a flight of wellness shots, then the Cauliflower Shawarma Bowl or Farm-to-Table tacos, depending on your mood.
The new Southtown location is artfully designed, with a creative cocktail menu and unique selection of natural wines. I love this spot for lunch with friends or a date night.
Address: 125 Lamar St., San Antonio, TX 78202
Hours: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Closed Sunday and Monday
What to order: They have an extensive selection of juices, mylks, shots, tonics, smoothies, and superfood lattes. My favorite drink is the Terra Latte (cacao, cinnamon, date, vanilla, Himalayan salt, choice of mylk, and cold brew). Their Moonbeam juice is my favorite juice on the menu, made with beets, apples, ginger, parsley, carrots, turmeric, and black pepper. This is the go-to drink for an immunity boost.
Their new spot is pure perfection — the decor, the friendliness of the owners, and the intention behind the menu. Follow their Instagram account for food pop-ups throughout the summer.
Address: 4009 Broadway St., San Antonio, TX 78209
Hours: 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Closed Sunday
What to order: The Tropical Pitaya bowl has fresh tropical fruits, perfect for sunny San Antonio days. I love stopping by here after an early morning workout to fuel up for a busy day. If you like fresh-pressed juices, they have a wide selection to choose from.
Located next to the Witte Museum, there’s plenty of parking to make it easy for you to duck in and get your juice fix.
Address: 620 S. Presa St., San Antonio, TX 78210
Hours: Tuesday – Wednesday 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Thursday – Saturday 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Sunday – Monday closed
What to order: Get the spinach queso (made with cashews) con chips to start, then the Good Karma Bowl for my bowl lovers.
This hidden Southtown gem is a low-key, colorful BYOB eatery with indoor and outdoor seating, as well as on-site parking. Their eclectic menu uses organic, locally sourced vegan eats.
Address: 1127 S. St. Mary’s St., San Antonio, TX 78210
Hours: Sunday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Monday 3 – 9 p.m.; Tuesday – Thursday 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.; Friday – Saturday 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
What to order: Try the Market Bowl with Hollyhock dressing, and be sure to pair it with some local kombucha made by Element.
This outdoor space is spacious, shaded, and lovely for enjoying brunch or dinner. One of the most Instagrammable spots in the Southtown area, so come prepared with a charged phone.
Address: 6401 Broadway, San Antonio, TX 78209
Hours: 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. daily
What to order: They’re known for their acai breakfast bowls. Get some coffee, too, and try locally roasted Estate coffee beans.
Quick service makes this a great spot for a pick-up or come with some friends for an afternoon treat. They have free parking and bonus, they’re next to Honchos House of Churros (treat yourself, but in moderation, of course).
Address: 4821 Broadway St., San Antonio, TX 78209
Hours: 8 a.m. – 10 p.m. daily
What to order: This grocery store has an extensive selection of packaged ready-to-eat food for a picnic or quick dinner. I love their homemade hummus and soups. Their ready-to-eat section rotates, but my favorite dish is a fall quinoa salad with sweet potatoes, apples, craisins, and spinach.
Located on Broadway Street, close to the intersection with Hildebrand, Central Market is a reliable place to drive in, park for free and grab a tasty, healthy lunch. They even have seating inside the store to enjoy your food if you like.
Address: 914 E. Elmira St., San Antonio, TX 78212
Hours: 7:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.; Closed Monday
What to order: This is the place to come for a quick juice or smoothie. The SA Punch, made with watermelon, pineapple, grapefruit, ginger, and beets, is my go-to fav.
Located in the Pearl district, they have on-site parking, attentive service, and fun vibes.
Address: 218 N. Cherry St., San Antonio, TX 78202
Hours: Wednesday – Saturday 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.; Closed Sunday – Tuesday
What to order: Get the sesame ginger chicken with a side of yams. They also offer salmon as a protein choice.
This small, funky cafe offers a healthy menu with organic, gluten-free, and vegan options. Be on the lookout for a patio opening soon! To save time, place your order before and pick it up to go.
The featured image is of lunch at Pharm Table, photo credit: Amy Garza Lee.