Grab a Healthy Bite in San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo offers the heart and soul of California. Close to surf-ready beaches, studded with Mission-style architecture, and named one of the 25 happiest cities in the US by National Geographic, it offers slices of life at a leisurely pace. And in true Californian fashion, it's filled with trendy restaurants serving the latest health food crazes. Enjoy a good-for-you meal with the nutrition you'll need to tackle a morning hike in the mountains or an afternoon riding the ocean waves.


New Earth isn't a place to come to for typical fare. It's a vegan & vegetarian spot serving raw and organic plates. Most items on the menu are sprouted, fermented, or marinated to boost their nutritional power. Many foods are also packed with probiotics to ensure a healthier gut and easier digestion. What's on the menu? Gluten-free pesto pizza, probiotic parfaits, and a bevy of fresh-made smoothies and juices. They also sell products like raw granola, coconut yogurt, beet juice powder, and more.


Another spot specializing in plant-based fare, Bliss Cafe puts special focus on local and organic ingredients. Try a locally-made kombucha for an afternoon pick-me-up or order a high-protein Buddha bowl for a filling lunch on the go. If you're craving dessert, one of their gluten-free donuts makes a tempting treat that anyone can enjoy.


Bowls are all the rage at this up-to-date eatery. Açai bowls and smoothies are what's on the menu here. Every meal is made with locally-sourced ingredients free from pesticides and GMOs. Start with a base of blended açai, the Brazilian super berry, or pitaya, the fruit of the cactus plant, and add toppings like fresh fruit, cacao nibs, nuts, peanut butter, and more. These healthful bowls are the traditional meal of choice for jiu jitsu fighters and Brazilian surfers, so their staying power is no joke.

Once you've filled your empty stomach and satisfied your cravings, it's time to explore all the activities and opportunities that San Luis Obispo has to offer. And when the day is done, come home to your community at the Academy Chorro. Contact us for more information on our apartments or to set up a tour today.