For most of us, a few dining adventures are among the best features of a great vacation — and this rings especially true during a getaway to the Grand Strand, where the dining options are as wide-ranging as they are delicious. But being on vacation doesn’t mean we have to ditch the diet, and sustaining healthful eating habits doesn’t have to mean suffering through one bland meal after another, either.
During your next vacation in the Myrtle Beach area, check out these five restaurants and markets where you can get a tasty meal without the guilt or excessive calories:
Clean Eatz — Found in Northwoods Plaza about 9 miles inland from The Strand Resort, this locally owned and operated, family-run grill serves creative dishes prepared with the health-conscious eater in mind. The high-flavor, low-calorie options include favorites like the gluten-free Bison Burger, the Grilled Goat Cheese Sandwich and a range of Build-a-Bowls. Clean Eatz also serves fresh salads, wraps and entrees. See the full menu at cleaneatz.com.
Bay Naturals — Located about 5 miles north of The Strand on North Kings Highway in Myrtle Beach, this “healthy market and kitchen” prides itself on providing healthful offerings, including raw and organic foods, herbs, nutritional supplements and homeopathic medicines. For grab-and-go prepared meals with an eye toward health and avoiding additives, the organic kitchen is a great option. Learn more about Bay Naturals on its Facebook page, and see the full kitchen menu here.
Kindbelly Café — From its location about 4 miles north of The Strand on 79th Avenue North in Myrtle Beach, Kindbelly offers a healthy alternative to the typical breakfast and lunch eatery options. Aiming to feed its guests like the owners would feed their family members — with fresh, nourishing and wholesome dishes — the restaurant serves soups, salads, bowls, omelets, acai and pitaya blends, smoothies, and more, all featuring organic, non-GMO and responsibly sourced ingredients. See the full range of healthy offerings at kindbellycafe.com.
Be Well Meals & Juice Bar — Started by a certified holistic health coach, this business specializes in preparing customized meals to fit the needs of busy clients who want to eat healthy, but simply don’t have the time too cook. Options include Paleo, Whole 30, Keto, vegan, and autoimmune- and diabetic-friendly offerings, and the freshly prepared meals can be ordered in advance for client pickup or scheduled for delivery. The Carolina Forest-area café carries smoothies and fresh juices, and a selection of grab-and-go meals is available in its Fast & Fresh Refrigerator. For more info and to place your order, visit bewellmeals.com.
Fresh Market — Located about 4 miles north of the resort on North Kings Highway in Myrtle Beach, this Carolinas-based grocery chain puts its focus on supporting local growers and providing the freshest foods possible. Further, The Fresh Market strives to deliver a shopping experience filled with the charm of the markets of American eras past. Visit thefreshmarket.com to learn more.
These are just a handful of the amazing healthy-eating options available on the Grand Strand. Book your Myrtle Beach getaway at The Strand Resort today, and come check out all the delicious and nutritious cuisine our beautiful strip of the Carolina coast has to offer.