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Find Your Healthy Place — Madison Highlights: Restaurant Series

As The Healthy Place, strives to be your go-to resource that helps you find your healthy place, we are going to be starting a series that highlights local restaurants in the Madison area that are packed with healthy options. As much as we love getting in the kitchen to cook healthy food for ourselves, it’s also important to know the great healthy dining options in our local community.

But menus don’t often come with a full list of ingredients, so It can be hard to know what’s in your food, and, therefore, whether or not you really want to eat it. It’s difficult to know what the best options are — and that’s where we come in!

Finding Healthy Options For Those with Food Sensitivities and Allergies

As someone with food sensitivities, it’s important for me (Melissa) to find restaurants that are both knowledgeable and accommodating. I’ve been gluten-free for four years now, and it’s been a challenge at times to find good options for myself. And I’m not alone on the team when it comes to food issues. Becki O’Brien, co-owner of The Healthy Place, struggles with severe dairy allergies. Over time, she and I have been able to find our favorites, but I’m excited to explore some new options.  

Here are some questions that we will be looking to answer as we explore different restaurants.

  • Do they offer a variety of healthy options?  (gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan)
  • Do they use seasonal, local foods when possible?
  • Do they accommodate food sensitivities and allergies?
  • Do they have separate menus?
  • Do they have separate kitchens/ food preparing spaces?
  • Are the servers/staff knowledgeable?
  • What is the atmosphere like?
  • Is the food delicious?

As we explore our local hotspots and favorites, I’m on a mission to create a library for our followers of great local places that will be safe for them to try out. And we’d love your help!

What local Madison eateries can you just not get enough of? What do you look for when choosing a restaurant? What area of Madison should we start looking in first? And, definitely let us know what dietary restrictions we should be asking about.

We are excited to get started! We will be sharing our first recommendation in the next week or so. Let’s get eating and let’s Find Our Healthy Place!

– Melissa 

The Healthy Place Team


The Healthy Place – Apple Wellness
6313 McKee Road Suite 100
Fitchburg, WI 53719
608-663-2640

The Healthy Place – Apple Wellness
550 Junction Road
Madison, WI 53717
608-203-5245

The Healthy Place – Apple Wellness
2824 Prairie Lakes Drive Suite 108
Sun Prairie, WI 53590
608-825-0080

We’re a team of certified Wellness Consultants who are passionate about helping you reach your health goals! But we aren’t your typical shop employees. Instead of just stocking shelves and working the cash register, we undergo three months of intensive training and education plus various certification programs — all before we ever work face-to-face with customers!

Think that sounds like too much work? When you’re as passionate about health and wellness as we are, it feels like play!

We think we have the best job at The Healthy Place! Thanks to certifications, apprenticeships, and hands-on training, we love answering your questions, giving personalized product recommendations, teaching practical health tips, and empowering you to make healthy changes. 

In fact, we’re a lively bunch. One of our favorite things to do is interact with our customers like you, whether in-store or online. It’s so rewarding when people from our community walk into our store with health questions and leave with answers plus high-quality supplements and all-natural vitamins to help them along their wellness journey. 

And when you send us a LiveChat message on our website, we’re just as joyful (even though you can’t see the smile on our face). We still answer your wellness questions and offer a personalized recommendation on the best products to help you reach your health goals.

Another cool part of our job? To screen brands for quality before we stock them on our shelves. We only sell the best, top-of-the-line yet affordable products because we believe that authentic supplements create powerful results.

Beyond that, our team also enjoys giving back to our local community in Madison, Wisconsin.

We’re here for you! Read our blogs, or chat with us online or in-store today!

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