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Heart-Healthy Restaurants
MONTEREY/CARMEL


A heart-healthy diet should be low in sodium, cholesterol and saturated fat—but that doesn't mean it has to be low in taste. These restaurants in Monterey/Carmel offer meal choices that will help you to both eat well and live well.

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The C Restaurant + Bar Seafood
13/20
Intercontinental, The Clement Monterey
750 Cannery Row
Monterey, CA 93940
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Locally sourced food is turned into flavor-forward dishes at this Cannery Row gem with views of the Bay. More...

Earthbound Farm Organic Kitchen Organic
Quick Bite
7250 Carmel Valley Rd.
Carmel, CA 93923
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Get out of the fog and into the sun at this roadside produce stand serving organic goodies. More...

Edgar's American
13/20
Dining Room at Edgar Quail Lodge Golf Club
8205 Valley Greens Dr.
Carmel, CA 93923
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Local, seasonal cuisine is par for the course. More...

Happy Girl Kitchen Healthy
Quick Bite
173 Central Ave.
Pacific Grove, CA 93950

This place will put you in a pickle or get you out of a jam with its contagious, locavore hippie vibe. More...

Paprika Cafe Middle Eastern
12/20
309 Lighthouse Ave., Ste. A
Monterey, CA 93940

This wallet-friendly hidden Lebanese gem serves up a spicy trip abroad for the palate. More...

Passionfish Seafood
13/20
701 Lighthouse Ave.
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
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Sustainable seafood, seasonal vegetables and meats served nightly in the “Last Hometown.” More...

Robata Grill & Sake Bar Japanese
13/20
Dining Room at Robata Grill & Sake Bar, Carmel, CA The Barnyard
3658 The Barnyard
Carmel, CA 93923

Longtime destination for Japanese fare and sushi in Carmel’s The Barnyard. More...

Roy’s at Pebble Beach Hawaii Regional
14/20
Dining Room at Roy’s at Pebble Beach, Pebble Beach, CA The Inn at Spanish Bay
2700 17 Mile Dr.
Pebble Beach, CA 93953
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The perennial favorite for fish on the Peninsula. More...

Salad Shoppe Salads
Quick Bite
1138 S. Main St.
Salinas, CA 93901

Enjoy your five-a-day vegetables at Salad Shoppe. More...

Thai Bistro II Thai
12/20
159 Central Ave.
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
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Numbers lie. First for Thai on the Peninsula. More...

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