5 Places to Eat Healthy in Santa Clara During The 2018 CPTA Annual Conference

The 2018 CPTA Annual Conference is happening this weekend. This Saturday and Sunday (September 22-23rd) more than 1,000 physical therapists and physical therapist assistants will gather at the Santa Clara Convention Center to mix and mingle with the best and brightest in the business, as well as discover new products and practices. If you’re coming from out of town and don’t know where to stay, check out our top hotel recommendations. But if you’ve already got the hotel covered, it’s time to start thinking about what healthy food to eat.


We’ve put together a quick review of our top 5 favorite healthy eats in Santa Clara.


Crepes Bistro

57 Washington Street

Yelp Rating: 4.5 Stars out of 652 Reviews

This isn’t your average crepe place. With so much packed into this two-day conference, you don’t want to be left feeling hungry between meals. Fortunately, the menu at Crepes Bistro is loaded with fresh and healthy options in hefty portions so you can stay comfortably full and satisfied until dinner time.

Fan Favorites:

  • Arugula and Beet Salad
  • The Works Crepe
  • Garden Crepe
  • Quinoa Power Bowl



VN Grill

1085 E Brokaw Rd Ste 20

Yelp Rating: 4.5 Stars out of 778 Reviews

If you love traditional Asian street food and like eating healthy, VN Grill is the place. Using only naturally raised meats that are free from any added hormones and local organic produce, you’ll never feel guilty eating here.

Here’s how it works:

1)    Pick your rice

2)    Add a protein (pork, chicken, shrimp, soy glazed tofu, etc.)

3)    Pick your veggies (pick all 12 for the ultimate tasty experience!)

4)    Choose a sauce (Signature fish sauce, lime soy vinaigrette, tamarind vinaigrette, sésame dressing)

Don’t forget about their signature drinks like Vietnamese cold brew iced coffee, Thai tea, and house-made lemonade. Don’t feel like leaving the hotel? VN Grill also offers delivery!


Merit Vegan Cuisine

548 Lawrence Expressway

Yelp Rating: 4 Stars out of 1116 Reviews

Tired of the same old same old? Merit Vegan Cuisine is not your ordinary vegan restaurant. They offer vegan and vegetarian Vietnamese, Thai, Japanese, and Indian dishes all made from 100% plant-based products. No dairy. No meat. All taste.

Fan Favorites:

  • Fresh Spring Rolls
  • Viet Udon
  • BBQ Seitan Vermicelli
  • Mama’s Clay Pot



Speedy’s Tacos

929 E Duane Ave

Yelp Rating: 4.5 Stars out of 472 Reviews

If you love great tacos, fast service, and fresh ingredients then you’re going to love Speedy’s Tacos. Known for their friendly staff and outdoor patio, this is the perfect place to unwind after a long day of mixing, mingling, and learning about new practices and strategies.

Fan Favorites:

  • Soft tacos (vegetable, fish, chicken, etc.)
  • Burritos (beans, rice, cheese, sour cream guacamole and your choice of meat, fish or chicken)
  • Taquitos
  • Freshly made soups


Burma Bistro

2135 El Camino Real

Yelp Rating: 4 stars out of 419 Reviews

You’ve earned this! After a long day of meetings, speeches, and networking you deserve a nice, big meal. With its relaxing ambiance, attentive staff, and delicious food, Burma Bistro provides an authentic taste of Burma (Myanmar).

Fan Favorites:

  • Tea Leaf Salad
  • Moh Hin Ga
  • Burmese Crispy Spicy Chicken
  • Goat Biryani


We can’t wait to meet you at the CPTA Annual Conference this weekend Saturday, September 22nd-23rd. Please stop by and see us in booth #212 to learn more about our EcoPro Pillow Covers that are designed to save you time and money. See you soon!


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