6 Healthy Dining Destinations Near Groton

It’s a new year, and whether or not you have a resolution to get healthy, perhaps you just need a detox from the holiday treats (and basically all of 2020)? It’s no secret that Groton is not the culinary capital of the world (but here’s 50 reasons why Groton isn’t rotten), however the good news is there are a small handful of healthy-ish options.

From smoothies and salads to power bowls and hearty wraps, here’s some healthier eateries to turn to:

Right Path Organic Café

Monk Bowl, Right Path Organic Café Facebook page

Located in the heart of downtown New London, Right Path Organic Café is a plant-based eatery known for their rice bowls, smoothies, wraps and vegan specialties. The counter-serve shop is open Tuesdays-Sundays, 11am to 6pm, for dine-in, takeout, curbside pick-up and delivery with UberEats. For the latest menu items and updates, be sure to visit their Facebook page.

Karma Kitchen Mystic & Juicery

Chocolate Avocado Bowl, Karma Kitchen Facebook page

Karma Kitchen Mystic & Juicery offers artisan crafted and nutritious cold pressed juices, cleanses, smoothies, teas and seasonal “clean eats and treats.” The shop is currently open seven days a week, Mondays-Saturdays from 8:30am to 6pm, and Sundays from 8:30am to 4:30pm. For the full menu, click here. For the latest updates, be sure to check their Facebook page.

Mystic Salad Co.

Chopped Greek Salad, Mystic Salad Co. Facebook

Mystic Salad Company offers a wide variety of fresh, seasonal salads, either from a prefixed menu or DIY salad bar. The eatery also offers homemade soups, recently roasted cauliflower and cashew, chicken enchilada soup with white bean and avocado, or roasted basil bisque. Mystic Salad Co. is open 11am to 6pm Mondays-Fridays and 11am to 4pm on Saturdays.

Muddy Waters Café

Love Salad, Muddy Waters Café Facebook page

Muddy Waters Café is located on New London’s historic Bank Street, and offers a variety of delicious coffees, baked goods, and breakfast and lunch menus. The coffeehouse is known for its garlic-packed “Love Salad,” as well as other homemade soups and wraps.

NV Bakery & Market

Spinach Salad, photo courtesy of TripAdvisor

NV Bakery & Market in Waterford is a haven for grilled cheese lovers, but don’t sleep on their salads, bowls, smoothies and juices. The bakery offers over a dozen smoothie and acai bowl varieties. The bakery is open for takeout or delivery (GrubHub) only, open Mondays-Saturdays 7am-7pm and Sundays 8am-3pm. For the latest updates and specials, check out their Facebook page.

Dexter’s Smoothie Coffee Vault

Photo courtesy of Dexter’s Smoothie Coffee Vault Facebook page

Located in Norwich, Dexter’s Smoothie Coffee Vault embraces local flavors with Connecticut-sourced coffee, milk and yogurt! The coffeeshop offers special menus for coffee, hot chocolate and smoothies. The smoothie menu consists of nearly 20 varieties from classic refreshers to super-powered meal replacements. Items can be ordered online and picked up via a walk-up window. Dexter’s winter hours include Saturdays and Sundays from 10am to 3pm. For the latest updates, visit their Facebook page.

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