Healthy Out

Platform and Price

Apple and Android, free

RD Score

3 out of 5

Synopsis of the App

Healthy Out helps diners find the best fit for food in their area based on their preselected nutrition preferences.


  • Easy-to-use
  • Return specific menu items as well as restaurant listings based on set nutrition preferences.
  • Filter results and nutrition preferences using a wide variety of options including a basic balanced diet, the china study, glucose control, gluten free, heart-healthy, lactose free, low calorie, low carb, low fat, low sodium, Mediterranean, vegan, vegetarian and other dietary restrictions.
  • Option to exclude options like “fast food” from search results.
  • Provides healthy modification suggestions such as “request dressing on the side” for salad selections.
  • Save and share dishes with friends via social media.
  • No advertisements


  • Requires a sign-up or login via Facebook.
  • Service area focuses on San Francisco, New York City and chain restaurants at present.
  • Missing food photos to accompany many dishes.
  • According to a company representative, suggestions are generated via algorithms. This that may not account for all dietary concerns.

Bottom Line

With a focus on specific menu items, Healthy Out can make dining out healthfully a little easier. However, working with a registered dietitian nutritionist is the best place to start when trying to eat out with specific medical conditions and dietary concerns.

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Marisa Moore, MBA, RDN, LD, is based in Atlanta and specializes in culinary nutrition, communications and consulting. She blogs at Follow her on Instagram and Twitter.