Try all the delicious and healthy food Reno has to offer with a few tips from 10 of our Registered Dietitians.
When you’re deciding which restaurant to eat at locally, do you find yourself saying, “I don’t know. What do you feel like?” Many times, the outcome to restaurant indecision and hunger is choosing something “easy” or “fast,” and often those choices can be loaded with fat and sugar.
Our Registered Dietitians, on the other hand, can go back-and-forth over what and where they want to eat. They are passionate about food that is good, and good for you, and prefer dining in restaurants with locally-sourced ingredients. They say they also skim menus for vegan and vegetarian options, grass-fed and free range meats and Paleo-diet selections such lean meats, vegetables, fruits and nuts.
And one more thing: “I like food that is fresh and you can tell it’s fresh,” says Kristen Knuf-Clements, Registered Dietitian, Renown Health. “Sometimes I feel like when I go to a chain restaurant, not all of them of course, I could have pulled that out of the freezer at the grocery store, warmed it up and had the exact same thing.”
We asked our team of Dietitians, “What’s your favorite Reno restaurant?”
Their answers might surprise you!
In no particular order:
650 Tahoe Street, Reno
“Laughing Planet is less expensive than a lot of places that people frequent and it’s fresh.” – Kristen Knuf-Clements
- Korean Bowl: Your choice of braised 100 percent pasture-raised beef or baked organic Surata tofu, broccoli, brown rice, cilantro-lime slaw, quick-pickled cucumbers, toasted sesame seeds, and Korean BBQ sauce.
- Hole Mole Burrito: Smart pinto beans, grilled Draper Valley natural chicken, Tillamook jack cheese, brown rice, pico de gallo, and our homemade Mole sauce.
55 Mt. Rose Street, Reno
“I like it for Thai. It’s very good and consistent. Reasonable prices.” – Nicole Laroche
- Pud Thai: Thai noodles sautéed with shrimp, chicken, egg, ground peanuts, bean sprouts and scallions. Meat optional.
- Chicken Coconut Soup: Slices of chicken and straw mushrooms in coconut milk with Thai seasonings.
9333 Double R Boulevard, Reno
“I love Jazmine for sushi, Chinese and Asian infusion. That’s awesome.” – Martha Holland, Supervisor, Renown Health Food & Nutrition Services
- Jazmine Roll: Crystal shrimp, avocado, crab and sweet sauce.
- Golden Gate Roll: Crystal shrimp, lemon, salmon, sweet and Ponzu sauce.
Wild River Grille
17 S. Virginia Street, Reno
“That’s a place where you go on a special occasion, for most people, but their food is very good.” – Kristen Knuf-Clements
- Beet Chip Salad: Spinach, arugula, feta cheese, red onion and drizzled with champagne vinaigrette and a balsamic glaze.
- Pan Seared Idaho Trout: Cornflake crusted trout with local wild mushrooms and beurre blanc, pearl cous cous with quinoa.
Some other Reno favorites:
Great Full Gardens
555 S. Virginia Street, Reno
- Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon Sandwich: Grilled garlic and herb salmon, garlic aioli, heirloom tomatoes, green leaf lettuce on Ciabatta Rustique bread and your choice of a side.
- Grilled Cheese with Totally Tomato Soup: Pesto aioli, Cheddar, Havarti, provolone and mozzarella cheeses with tomatoes melted between Truckee sourdough.
Dish Café & Catering
855 Mill St. #1C
- Cowgirl: Creekstone Farms tri-tip, caramelized onions, thyme, Dijon mustard and goat cheese spread on sourdough.
- Funky Chicken Salad: Coleman Farms Chicken, apple, walnut, romaine lettuce, creamy DISH homemade blue cheese dressing, rye crisps and black pepper.
6430 S. Virginia Street
Reno, NV 89511
- Red Curry: Includes bamboo shoot, bell pepper and basil and comes with noodles, pot stickers and more. Meat optional.
- Pad See Ew: Stir fried thick rice noodle with sweet soy sauce, egg, broccoli, bok choy, carrot and cabbage. Meat optional.
Johnny’s Ristorante Italiano
4245 W. 4th Street
Reno, NV 89523
- Veal Marsala: Medallions of veal with Shiitake mushrooms and Sicilian Marsala with angel hair pasta, olive oil and garlic.
- Gnocchi con Pesto: Potato pasta dumplings with basil, parmesan cheese, garlic, olive oil, toasted pine nuts and cream.