Gazedibles: Holiday cleanse 

It can be easy just to let things go between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Avoid overdoing it during the holidays by enjoying a healthy option at one of these restaurants.

By Jacob Threadgill with provided and Gazette / file photos


1120 N. Walker Ave. | 405-225-1314

You can sit down and spend some time in this cozy Midtown space while enjoying a turmeric latte, smoothie or salad, or pick up something from Plant’s grab-and-go section. Regardless of what you choose, it will provide some much-needed revitalization after going into a few food comas over the holidays. The Ironman salad is black lentils, roasted beets, basil, arugula, tahini and balsamic glaze.


Café 110
110 N. Robinson Ave. | 405-724-7195

This downtown eatery bucks neighborhood trends by offering dinner and weekend service. With a menu full of indulgent and healthy options, a grain bowl topped with local, seasonal vegetables will fill you up, or order Café 110’s signature veggie burger made in-house with quinoa, sweet potatoes and mushrooms. Also check out its weekday Dinner’s Done takeout options that feed families of four for under $30.


Oozie Mediterranean Restaurant
1211 N. Shartel Ave., Suite 102 | 405-724-7659

The only downside to Oozie is that it’s located on the bottom floor of an office building and that means it’s closed after 5 p.m. and on the weekends. Everything else is great because it offers the best baba ghanoush in the city, traditional Lebanese tabbouleh, and other dishes that go great in the cooler months like lentils and stewed lima beans.


Stitch Café
835 W. Sheridan Ave., Suite 100 | 405-212-2346

This relatively new addition to West Village is a perfect stop for a nutritious and tasty option for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Start the morning off right with a breakfast burrito with chickpea scramble or sautéed veggies to pair with black beans, eggs and sweet potato and a smoothie bowl. Stitch also offers five salads and a few other plant-based options during its lunch and dinner service.


Nabati Vegan Mediterranean
7101 Northwest Expressway | 405-506-0478

Taking its name from the Arabic word for “plant-based,” this new addition to Oklahoma City is wowing guests with its fresh and healthy offerings that range from familiar dishes like falafel to more unique ones like majadra, which is lentils served with rice and garnished with caramelized onions. Nabati also offers an impressive selection of vegan baked goods and sweet treats.


Picasso Cafe
3009 Paseo St. | 405-602-2002

Picasso Cafe is well-known for offering vegetarian options, but it’s really leaning in by celebrating World Vegan Month in November. Be sure to check out some of its monthly vegan specials like mushroom katsu, vegan shepherd’s pie, a sweet vegan pandan cake or vegan ramen with grilled shitake mushrooms, radish, tofu, bok coy, carrot, daikon and nori seasoning.


Yummy Mummy
13415 N. Pennsylvania Ave. | 405-752-6055

The green in Yummy Mummy’s branding represents its fresh and healthy options. Of course you can get tasty chicken or beef, but Yummy Mummy has one of the tastiest salad options in the metro. King Tut’s Salad tops the collection of vegetables with crispy pita chips and a mixture of spices like sumac that pair perfectly with its house vinaigrette. Pair a salad with a bowl of lentil soup for some additional protein.

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