Good for Kids

Good for KidsCalypso Café Is proud to introduce GOOD FOR KIDS items to its Kids Menu. If you see the GOOD FOR KIDS symbol (at left) on our menu items, you'll know that it is a healthy option for your child - low in calories, fat and sodium.
Click here for GOOD FOR KIDS guidelines.

Trying to Eat Better?

At Calypso, you can satisfy your hunger while keeping your wellness goals! One Black Bean Salad provides 60% of your daily Vitamin C and fiber needs, 168% Vitamin C, and a whopping 43 grams of healthy, lean protein! Ordered the right way, you can spend less than 10 bucks, and spend less than 10 Pro Points on the Weight Watchers* plan!

Whether you are following a structured program like Weight Watchers or you have designed one on your own, we want to help you! We have published our growing list of menu items with nutritional information and points calculations.  
CLICK HERE FOR NUTRITIONAL AND POINTS INFORMATION.


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We are all reading about nutrition… the rules seem to change daily! It can be confusing, but Calypso has served the Nashville area with the same healthy dishes for over 24 years throughout countless diet trends. No question, eating a low-fat, high fiber diet rich in nutrients and colorful produce is good for you, but you also need to satisfy your desires… you deserve to enjoy your food!

You will see our ingredients over and over again in health-related columns: lean chicken, beans, tomatoes, onion, green leaf lettuce (never iceberg at Calypso!), fresh fruit, mustard greens, sweet potatoes, corn, cabbage, carrots, almonds, tuna, etc. We also use generous amounts of spices known to have countless health benefits including garlic and peppers. Many items can be tailored to fit your needs:  vegans often order the Black Bean Salad without dairy or we can make this fantastic salad low-fat and lower in calories by taking away the chips and dairy or the Lucayan Salad can be trimmed down by substituting the Lite Vinaigrette dressing (but don’t cut the almonds, THEY’RE SO GOOD FOR YOU!). Best of all, even with these modifications, you will not be hungry!

Going low fat?

Please check out our heart icons on the menu for our numerous low-fat options.

Satisfying meals with 7 or less grams of fat and less than 500 calories:

¼ white chicken, skinless (add fat free BBQ or Curry sauce), Beans and your choice of Rice, Fresh Fruit or Sweet potatoes

Lite Tuna Salad with Honey Mustard or Tuna salad or Veggie Burger on pita, Rice and Fresh Fruit

Beans and Three, with Calalloo Greens, Fresh Fruit and Sweet Potatoes or with:

Mixed Bean Salad, Rice and Fresh Fruit

Soups not listed on the menu (available seasonally):

Gumbo

Vegetarian Chili (also Vegan)

Chicken Pasta Soup

Bean and Barley Soup (also Vegan)

Vegetable Stew (also Vegan)
 

Going Vegetarian?

Calypso is the perfect place to come to satisfy both meat-eaters and vegetarians. Our Black Bean Salad with rice is a huge hit with vegetarians, and our Beans and 3 plate gives you a sampling of our variety of side items. Try our two newest menu items, a delicious homemade veggie burger and orzo basil salad.  With the exception of some of our soups, all our side items are vegetarian, and most are also vegan. 
 

Going Vegan?

In addition to the menu items marked with a VEGAN icon, the following soups available seasonally are also vegan:

Vegetarian Chili

Bean and Barley soup

Vegetable Stew

We can also customize items for you…

Vegans LOVE our Homemade Veggie Burger, Black Bean Salad with rice and no dairy…yum.

 

Gluten at Calypso

We are a popular destination for gluten-intolerant diners.  By avoiding menu items with flour, our gluten-intolerant customers have not reported experiencing any symptoms.  Many ask for their chicken skinless and are able to eat our chicken without any problems.  We know that some folks are extremely allergic to gluten, and we want to make certain that our customers understand our spices and our ingredients are often stored in warehouses and facilities where exposure to flour dust is unavoidable.   Items with flour on our menu are:  buns and sandwich rounds; calypso bars; carrot cake bars; chicken spice mix used on chicken and beef; chocolate mint bars; jerk sauce (has soy); muffins; pasta soup; and tortilla soup.


Food Allergies?

We strive to keep our table for allergy sufferers as current as possible, but occasionally we have menu additions and alterations. We welcome your calls to Allison about ingredients at the home office 615-256-FOOD or email allison@calypsocafe.com.

All menu items are TRANS FAT and MSG-Free. Vegan items are indicated on the menu with a V icon. Soups with a meat base or that include meat are specifically mentioned in the title or description.

Gluten: Our gluten-intolerant customers who avoid menu items with flour (listed on attachment below) have not experienced any allergic symptoms. Many ask for their chicken skinless and are able to eat our chicken without any problems. We know that some folks are extremely allergic to gluten, and we want to make certain that our customers understand our spices and ingredients are often stored in warehouses and facilities where exposure to flour dust is unavoidable.

Click here for a list of ingredients in our menu items.  Note: The list of ingredients is a PDF file.  If you don't have Adobe Acrobat Reader, Click Here To Download.

 

*NOTE: Weight Watchers, POINTS and PointsPlus are registered trademarks of Weight Watchers International, Inc. Authentic information about the program is only available at your local Weight Watchers meeting. This site is not affiliated with Weight Watchers International in any way, and Weight Watchers has not reviewed this site for accuracy or suitability for WW members. Information on this site is based on recollections and assumptions of its author and is not warranted for any purpose by its author. All readers are encouraged to go to a Weight Watcher’s meeting for actual WW info. All information is intended for your general knowledge only and is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment for specific medical conditions. You should seek prompt medical care for any specific health issues and consult your physician before starting a new fitness regimen.