Corpus Christi is well known for its abundant seafood platters, juicy Texas-sized steaks and mouthwatering Tex Mex. But if it’s lighter fare you’re after, never fear, we have you covered with this list of light and delightful dining options.

Hester's Cafe

If you can make it past the dessert case, Hester’s has an impressive selection of healthy omelets, smoothies, sandwiches and salads. Many of the daily specials also include nourishing bowls that feature fresh tasty ingredients like avocado and quinoa.


Vine Juice Co.

The Vine Juice is a cold-pressed juice bar, and one of the only venues in the Coastal Bend to offer cold-pressed juices and smoothies! Try their delicious and nutritious smoothie bowls, filled with the perfect ingredients to feel refreshed and healthy.


Ginger Cafe and Grill

The Mediterranean diet has long been linked to good health. Chef Jordan has helped bring these benefits to Corpus Christi with the extensive menu of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern dishes at Ginger Café. If you’re overwhelmed by the options, go for the combo appetizer platter that includes baba ghanouj, dolma, fava medames, hummus, tabouli, falafel and fresh pita. Follow up with the mix grill kababs and you’ll have the chance to sample the beef, chicken and kefta. Folks with dietary restrictions will be happy to see numerous vegetarian and gluten-free options on the menu. 


Costa Sur Wok & Ceviche Bar

If it’s light coastal dining you seek, take a drive out to the Island and try one of Costa Sur’s delectable Peruvian seafood dishes. You can’t go wrong with fresh ceviche, either traditional style or with mangoes and avocado for an added twist. Finish off the evening with an award-winning entrée such as the cilantro coconut shrimp curry. Since each meal is made to order, most dishes can be made vegetarian or gluten-free.


Lucy's Snackbar

Lucy's is a neighborhood staple in Downtown Corpus Christi. Besides coffee and craft beer, they serve up wholesome meals with good-for-you ingredients. From delicious avocado toast with salmon on top to a loaded yogurt bowl, this place has something for everyone. They even have a kids' menu for the little ones!