Heading to Rome and want a couple of places up your sleeve to break up the constant flow of pizza and pasta? Look no further than this list I have created!
This all-day eatery serves everything you could possibly want: juices, smoothies, pancakes, açai bowls, chicken and veg, you name it! The servers are really friendly and they also have English menus available. They also sell little bags of the delicious cookies they serve with coffee and tea, which I can thoroughly recommend.
Via Borgognona 43-46, Roma RM and Piazza Sant’Eustachio, 54-55, Roma RM
This is a fab lunch-time spot – they serve fresh and tasty juices, sandwiches and salads. They also stock healthy snacks and teas to buy.
Via Germanico, 43, 00192 Roma RM
This is a great vegetarian restaurant, with a seriously varied menu. They offer numerous vegan options too. Their smoothies are super delicious.
Via Ascoli Piceno, 40, 00176 Roma RM
I love this restaurant – they are another all-purpose eatery and clearly mark the allergens of each dish so you don’t need to worry if you’re gluten-free/vegan/lactose intolerant here. They offer pastas and pizzas, as well as a variety of yummy salads. Their desserts are also not to miss, if you’re feeling indulgent.
Via Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, 41/43, 00193 Roma RM
This place specialises in vegetarian and vegan pizzas, although, if you’re a meat-eater, you’ll find something that works for you here too. They offer different flour bases which is something a little different, while their cheese selection is impressively extensive.
Via del Monte della Farina, 28, 00186 Roma RM
This place is so uplifting – you eat your healthy fare surrounded by greenery, with the menu changing seasonally. They offer a huge variety of vegetarian and vegan options too, and have infused water on tap.
Via Urbana, 134, 00184 Roma RM
This is a cute little juice café. The options aren’t super extensive, but what they do offer is healthy and wholesome and it changes daily.
Via Quintino Sella, 29, 00187 Roma RM
Gelateria Fata Morgana
I love this gelateria – they really focus on fresh, natural ingredients, and clearly note all the allergens present in each flavour. They also have some lactose-free options! Their specials change daily and are incredibly inventive: think banana with sesame or basil!
Piazza degli Zingari, 5, 00184 Roma RM (I think they have a couple of shops now, they’re expanding quickly!)
I haven’t actually been here, but I’ve heard amazing things about it and it is a totally gluten-free restaurant. So if that is one of your dietary requirements, this is definitely a place to try out, allowing you to indulge in true Italian food without worrying about your allergies!
Via di S. Cosimato, 7/9, 00153 Roma RM
Genuine Bread & Fruit
This is a little café on busy shopping street Via del Corso. If you are in need of a quick break in between shop-hopping, I would recommend coming here and getting a freshly squeezed juice (it is completely made-to-measure so you can decide on the ingredients you want) and a yummy cake – I recommend their devilishly delicious chocolate cake.
Via del Corso 77, 00186 Roma RM
I hope you try out some of these places on your next trip to Rome! If you have any suggestions of your own, let me know!