Sure, we aspire to eat healthier. But we’ll settle for healthyish. These ten restaurants occupy that hard-to-define sweet spot between good for you and just plain good.


If Beatrix were a person, she’d be someone we’d want to have lunch with all the time… at one of her namesake restaurants, of course. The laid-back, friendly spot serves tasty dishes that focus on fresh produce, lean proteins and the occasional giant chocolate-chip cookie. Beatrix just gets us.


When the word healthyish is added to the dictionary, it will include a picture of avocado toast, specifically the version dished out at this Lincoln Park favorite. Served on a soft, chewy homemade English muffin with scallion mascarpone and poached eggs, it’s the perfect intersection of decadent and wholesome.