5 Healthy Restaurants in Kuala Lumpur That Won't Make You Hate Life

After a few weeks of overeating and indulging in treats, it’s time for truly healthy meals. Keep your eyes and stomachs aimed at hearty grain bowls with roasted vegetables and hummus, salads chock-full of fresh produce, and post-workout juices that energize and detoxify. Luckily, there is no shortage of healthy fare in Kuala Lumpur.

Here are 5 healthy restaurants in Kuala Lumpur that won’t make you hate life.

Nourish By Kenny Hills Baker

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For a More Nutritious Breakfast
Nourish is a spin-off from the Kenny Hills Bakers team, tackling the conundrum of a comprehensive eatery that embodies a diversity of ingredient-driven meals, living up to its name with a passionate reliance on produce such as organic eggs, grass-fed beef, and fresh vegetables and herbs, with gluten-free and refined sugar-free cakes.
Breakfast is served at 8 a.m.; for a warm, golden start to the day, order the Breakfast Foldover (RM26), which consists of a pan-fried egg folded over fresh avocado, sautéed mushrooms, tomato, and goat cheese, and served with the house-made salad. If you still want something sweet but don't want to feel guilty, consider the Charred Banana and Maple Buckwheat Pancake (RM26), which comes with fresh berries and salted butter and is both delicious and guilt-free.

Jamboo KL

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For a Traditional Southern Chinese Tea-Based Beverage
Jamboo specialises in lei cha, also known as thunder tea rice, a traditional Hakka dish comprised of various vegetables with ground tea soup. Lei cha is for an acquired taste — first-timers are typically divided into "love it" or "hate it" sides — lei cha is well-known for its numerous health benefits. Jamboo's lei cha is customizable, and just for fun, you can pick the toppings from a wall of wooden tiles and add them to a bowl to order. If you appreciate Lei Cha, you should try The Lei Cha (RM18.90), The jade-green paste, thinned with their speciality tea, was well-balanced and fragrant. It's the kind of nourishing dish that your body will appreciate, and we loved the texture and crunch of the vegetables.

The Ganga Cafe

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For Guilt Free Indian Food
The café has a devoted following because of its absence of artificial colouring, MSG, and eggs, as well as its vast range of gluten-free and vegan alternatives. Prices have not risen despite the recent rise in the cost of goods. Rather than raising costs, Ganga has decreased margins: it's difficult to find a better value dinner for this grade of food anyplace in town. The Beetroot Tosai (RM 5.90), prepared with rice and lentil flour and coloured with beetroot, is a beautiful sight. Dhal, coconut and mustard seed chutney, and spicy tomato chutney are included. It's vegan and gluten-free, so it's a win all around.

Cabana Acai Bar

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For a Delicious and Beautiful Acai Bowl
Who doesn't like a good smoothie bowl? They're both incredibly beautiful and delectably delicious. Cabana Acai Bar in Publika uses 100% Brazilian acai pulp in its acai bowls. It takes a certain knack to make food look attractive and taste wonderful! Not sure where to begin? Try the Rio Classic (RM22.90), a fan favourite: an acai bowl with granola and banana. The classics are always a safe bet. Tropical Thunder (RM25.90), a zesty bowl with kiwi, mango, strawberry, mango, coconut curls, and banana, is also worth a try if you're looking for something unique.


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For a Flavourful Smoothie Bowls
This tropical-themed cafe in Plaza Damas serves nutritious fare. Dive right into protein-heavy alternatives like the morning wrap (RM19) or the egg on toast (RM12) in your preferred style, on multigrain toast. However, Rubberduck is well-known for its Smoothie Bowls, and we recommend the Sunshine Smoothie (RM20), a simple blend of mango, banana, and pineapple that will give you that fresh taste in the morning. Satisfy your sweet tooth with a guilt-free treat like Lemon Tart (RM13).