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Ivins, Utah, is only two hours away from Las Vegas, but the two places couldn’t be more different. Ivins is a scenic town renowned for its unique red sandstone cliffs and exciting active getaways. Even if you’re heading out to the Red Rock destination for a healthy and adventurous holiday, there’s still something you can indulge in: food!

Ivins’ culinary scene aligns with its wholesome image, so there are plenty of irresistible dining options that will keep your energy up during your activity-fueled vacation. There are plenty of cheap hotels in Ivins to base yourself out of. Check in, and then check out some of these fabulous restaurants in Ivins:

Twisted Noodle Café

The Twisted Noodle Café is a newly opened restaurant in the area that serves up a vegetarian menu and vegan desserts with a bit of Asian inspiration. You’ll find dishes like tomato pesto soup, garlic edamame, and grilled vegetable flatbreads with hummus. If you need to carb-load before a big day out, try the spinach artichoke sun-dried tomato pasta.

Cliffside Restaurant & Inn

If you want delicious meals with a side of panoramic views, the Cliffside Restaurant is the place for you. The restaurant serves fine American-style food that you can enjoy while perched atop one of the region’s sandstone cliffs. They pay attention to detail here, so the plates are almost as lovely as the scenery.

Canyon Breeze

The Canyon Breeze Restaurant at the Red Mountain Resort is the quintessential Ivins healthy restaurant. Executive Chef Chad Luethje has cooked up a small menu with big flavors. The menu here is always changing, but you can guarantee that whatever comes next will be good. The dishes include locally sourced ingredients which you can enjoy overlooking breathtaking views of the red mountains.

Riggatti’s Wood Fire Pizza

Pizza isn’t traditionally seen as healthy, but the thin crust pizzas are nothing like what you get at chain pizzerias. Hand-tossed dough baked in a brick, wood-burning oven gives this Neapolitan-style pizza the perfectly authentic charred look and taste. Riggatti’s is a low-key place, but they don’t skimp of flavor or toppings — homemade tomato sauce and fresh cheeses are the norm here. You can judge a pizza restaurant’s quality by its margherita pie, and Riggatti’s is divine.

Xetava Gardens Café

The Xetava Gardens is an upscale café in the beautiful desert setting of Kayenta. This restaurant has it all: a great location, top-notch service, a pleasant ambiance, and quality food. They serve a variety of gluten-free and vegetarian options, as well as local beef for meat lovers, in a Southwestern style.

Breakfast at Tifiny’s

If you want to be transported away from the desert, head to this charming French-style bistro. The dishes are made from scratch with fresh ingredients, including waffles, French toast, and paninis made with bread baked in-house every day. If you’re feeling indulgent, try the signature crepes or a decadent chocolate cake topped with raspberries.

When you’re dining out in Ivins, you’ll never have a problem clearing your plate. Healthy eaters and indulgent foodies (not that the two are mutually exclusive) will have a wonderful time discovering the beautiful views and dining experiences found in Ivins.

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