The Milan Wellness Guide

Discover the holistic side of this fashionable financial hub.

Milan is having a moment, and this vibrant metropolis doesn’t just flaunt fashion and finance. It’s also a dynamic playground for the wellness enthusiasts among us. Indulge in plant-based delights at chic all-day restaurants before unwinding for a yoga session in a trendy studio that’s as Instagrammable as it is zen. From cutting-edge health clinics and upscale spas to concept stores that stock organic groceries and global designs. Our Milan Wellness Guide covers everything you need to level up your wellbeing.

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A colorful plate of food next to a wine glass from God Save the Food restaurant.
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The Best Healthy Restaurants In Milan

God Save The Food: Fusing European and Eastern influences, God Save The Food offers a healthy (but not punitive) menu with an international crowd in mind. Serving brunch, lunch, and dinner, you’ll find a range of delicious items on the menu. This includes salmon and guacamole club sandwiches, quinoa bowls, sea bass wok, avocado salad, fruit pancakes, etc. If you’re looking for a quick bite with healthy flair, this brand will do the trick. Locations: several across Milan

Radicetonda: Milan’s primary sustainable vegan destination, Radicetonda is on a mission to popularize organic, plant-based food in Italy. House specialties feature exclusively certified organic foods like soups with seasonal vegetables (pumpkin, leek, and potato), veggie lasagne, lemon bulgur with green beans, veggie burgers, as well as tofu hotdogs. All drinks are strictly organic. Additionally, the menu changes daily, serving the best seasonal ingredients. Sustainability is also a focus: Radicetonda’s interior features recycled materials, and its cutlery is made with 100% biodegradable bioplastics. Two locations: Porta Venezia and Porta Romana

Nori Way: Nori Way is Italy’s first 100% plant-based sushi restaurant – enough said! Founded by the brains behind Radicetonda, each recipe here replicates the original version using plant-based proteins. The menu features both hot and cold dishes. Appetizers include corn and tomato tacos with mango, avocado, vegan yogurt, and sriracha sauce, as well as tempura courgette flowers wrapped in vegan salmon and tuna. Open for dinner only. Location: Porta Romana

Un Posto a Milano: Located within a recovered 18th-century farmhouse, Un Posto a Milano is a multifunctional space with a restaurant, bar, guesthouse, flower shop, and more. An immersive place designed with well-being in mind, it’s a green sanctuary in the heart of Milan. It features seasonal foods, a cooking school, and even a vegetable garden. The restaurant focuses on “chilometro vero” foods (a play on Italy’s popular “km zero” slow food concept). This philosophy considers every aspect of the production chain: environment and resources, craftsmanship, innovation, and experience. The menu includes creative dishes such as pumpkin, carrot, and ginger soup with turmeric and feta, tuna with bok choy, and beetroot spaghetti served atop carrot puree. Location: Porta Romana

Pescaria: This spot claims to be Italy’s first fish-based fast food eatery. This is probably hard to prove given the abundance of fish restaurants in Italy, but one thing is certain. Pescaria offers a unique way of eating raw and cooked seafood. Namely, in a round panino that resembles a burger! Open daily from 11 am to midnight, you can enjoy red shrimp, amberjack carpaccio, and salmon tartare along with fried seafood, steamed prawns, and more. Panini combinations combine unexpected ingredients like fried octopus, sautéed turnip greens, cooked figs, ricotta cheese, and anchovy oil. Two locations: Navigli and Porta Garibaldi

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That’s Vapore: As the name suggests, this restaurant specializes in cooking all its food “al vapore” – by steaming it. Steaming food is a low-calorie technique to keep flavors and nutrients intact. Vegan and vegetarian dishes are the strong points of this place, but even the fish, meat, and homemade pasta are all cooked by steam. That’s Vapore serves porridge, artisanal ravioli (resembling Chinese steamed gyozas), bowls, and salads with various healthy proteins, grains, and dressings. Locations: several across Milan

Be Bop: If you are looking for gluten-free food in Milan, look no further than Be Bop. This restaurant has catered to vegetarians, vegans, celiacs, and lactose-intolerant guests since 1986. Its philosophy champions “food freedom” by respecting diverse dietary choices, whether they are philosophical or dictated by health restrictions. At Be Bop, pizzas can be ordered with an array of flours — kamut, whole-wheat, or gluten-free — and bio-vegan mozzarella, if desired. Other gluten-free dishes include sea bass tartare with mango and lime, potato and broccoli flan with pistachios and beetroot, as well as apple tartare with walnut sauce. Location: Navigli

Three separate yoga studios in Milan
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The Best Yoga Studios In Milan

BaliYoga: BaliYoga is Italy’s largest yoga community with three studios in Milan and an online studio with international programming. It offers all kinds of yoga styles, from Anusara and Odaka to postpartum, by over 40 in-house teachers. They offer daily classes, full yoga teacher training programs in Milan and Bali, workshops, corporate yoga, yoga holidays… You name it, they’ve got it all! Locations: Porta Romana, Porta Venezia and Wagner

Spazio Garibaldi 77: Situated on a trendy Corso Garibaldi, Spazio Garibaldi 77 is a bright space with two airy yoga halls and a shop full of yoga gear (mats, clothing, and accessories) to enhance your practice. The class schedule features all the key types of yoga including Hormonal and Odaka Yoga which was founded by Italian yoga experts. It finds its inspiration from ocean observation. This is the perfect place to stop by for one-off classes as well as regular practice.

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RAMA YOGA: RAMA YOGA is a boutique yoga studio in Milan’s Porta Venezia with a strong spiritual focus. All the key yoga styles are taught here, with a large focus on Kundalini, kids yoga, and face & postural yoga. You’ll also find pilates, sound bath sessions, bhakti yoga, and mindfulness courses. Rama Yoga has a treatment studio that offers additional holistic therapies. These include Chinese medicine, “soul contact” massage, reiki, shiatsu, reflexology, and even astrological readings.

Nalu Yoga Studio: A stone’s throw away from Basilica di Sant’Ambrogio lies Nalu Yoga Studio, a beautiful space that offers yoga, meditation, and transformational experiences such as Shamanic Breathwork and Navakarana Vinyasa yoga: a rhythmic and invigorating practice. With its beautiful natural design, the studio transmits a sense of serenity and tranquillity from the moment you step inside. It’s no wonder, as the founder is an experienced architect and interior designer. Lessons in English: yes

Integral Yoga Shanti: Open since 1999, Integral Yoga Shanti is one of the longest-standing yoga studios in Milan. Located close to Piazza Cinque Giornate, the center specializes in “integral yoga” a combination of various yoga methods aimed at developing every aspect of the individual: physical, emotional, and spiritual. Classes are divided into different levels, from beginner to intermediate, while special events feature Tibetan Bowls, Viscerality Yoga (for IBS sufferers), and yoga for kids with special needs.

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Holistic Health Clinics and Centers In Milan

The Longevity Suite Milano: If you are looking for a total health reboot then look no further. The Longevity Suite Milano is an advanced Biohacking & Antiage City Clinic where clients are guided toward their desired health results through high-performance protocols. Cold therapy, mindfulness, and aesthetic awareness are at the heart of the programs, with Cryosuite Total Body being the star treatment. Just resist for 3-5 min in a cabin at -85° C and your anti-aging process has started. Locations: Brera, Porta Nuova, Milano Scala

Cocoon Milano: Never tried floating before? Then you’ve never really experienced a true and total relaxation. Cocoon Milano is the city’s only floating center and it promises to deliver a truly regenerative experience. Imagine floating in an egg-shaped bath atop 700 liters of warm, highly salted water. For total experience, you can pull down the bath lid, close your eyes, and just float: this will take your brain to the “theta state” — the most relaxing state possible.

Ayurvedic Point: Nestled in a Milanese courtyard on Corso Sempione, this school and center is one of Italy’s leading destinations for all things Ayurveda. Come here to relax and de-stress, or for more specialized treatments with a qualified Ayurvedic doctor who will do a thorough health check up and then prescribe a treatment protocol which comprises of herbal medicine and specific treatments. Ayurvedic Point looks and feels very authentic — at times I felt like I was back in India, which is home to this ancient holistic system of health. My “Sarvanga Abhyanga” massage was simply divine: plenty of very warm, soothing sesame seed oil was applied all over my body with long, swift strokes, sending me to sweet slumber. I practically floated out of the spa afterwards, feeling relaxed yet clear-headed and full of energy.

A range of Naturasi organic food products on a kitchen counter

Health & Wellness Shops In Milan

Natura: Natura is a beautifully designed store on Corso Buenos Aires that offers all things holistic health, well-being, and spirituality. With a subtle incense scent in the air, this place puts you at ease the moment you enter. Here you’ll find everything you need to feel cozy, calm, and generally good about yourself. Whether you’re looking for soft cotton clothes, chakra-balancing candles, Indian-style earrings, or organic beauty items, you’ll find a range of beautiful items at Natura.

The Beautyaholic’s Shop: Located within Coin store in Piazza Cinque Giornate, The Beautyaholic’s Shop is the finest clean & green cosmetics store in Milan. It offers the widest selection of the top clean beauty brands all under one roof: from skincare and haircare to makeup, bath and body products, fragrances, and more. Susanne Kaufmann, ILIA, De Mamiel, Irene Forte Skincare, Noble Panacea, Seed to Skin… clean beauty connoisseurs will love this destination!

NaturaSì: Italy’s largest organic supermarket chain offers a wide variety of organic food and drink including international products. At NaturaSì you’ll find fresh fruit and vegetables, breads and crackers, and wine and juices. Additionally, you’ll also find a range of vegan foods and milk, sugar-free snacks, gluten-free biscuits, cooking and pantry items, a prepared foods department, and more. No plastic packaging whatsoever.

Tibet Milano: A tiny tranquil oasis of oriental culture on the busy street of a busy city, Tibet is a meditative shop with a calming atmosphere. Packed with antique, artisanal Tibetan products – beautiful art objects, singing bowls, gongs, traditional pieces of furniture, malas, Buddha statues, traditional jewelry, incense, and dorjes. A visit to this shop is like taking a trip to a Tibetan monastery, letting go of all the stress of city life.

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