Top Restaurants With Organic Food In South Florida

Although facts about the immense benefits of organic food compared to conventionally grown foods are vague, the feeling of eating food grown without additives, pesticides or those processed resonates with a broad section of the community. Everyone should eat and sample organic foods to see if it can be added to their daily diet and possibly substituted for guilty pleasure foods that are known to have no nutritional value. Some dishes and desserts satisfy the taste buds in different ways and could surprise even the most skeptical.

Fresh First
1637 S.E. 17th St.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316
(954) 763-3344

Fresh First is a business that aims to help its customers with meal plans of organic food. It is a concept that helps its business but also gives customers an alternative from Nutrisystem, Jenny Craig and Weight Watchers to eat from a local vendor. Fresh First's menu selections are gluten-free and totally organic — chicken salad sandwich with red grapes, celery and dill or quinoa veggie burger, seasoned with sauteed mushrooms, beets and carrots.

Market 17
1850 S.E. 17th St.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316
(954) 835-5507

At Market 17, all of the food is farm-to-table and grown organically. Try a dish in each course at least for one night such as the market ceviche (florida shrimp, snapper, cobia, pickled red onions, mint, tomatoes and vanilla grapefruit marinade) or the grilled grass-fed beef tenderloin with roasted garlic yukon mashed potatoes, zucchini, spicy grilled okra and red wine demi.

Green Bar & Kitchen
1075 S.E. 17th St.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316
(954) 533-7507

Green Bar & Kitchen wants everyone to adopt healthy eating habits through organic, plant-based food. Its menu features items such as whole grains, nuts, seeds, veggies, fruits and raw foods. Raw foods are foods that haven't been cooked, processed, microwaved, irradiated, genetically engineered or exposed to pesticides or herbicides. An example dish is its smokehouse burger — brown rice, quinoa, chickpea, roasted vegetables, parsley, sunflower seeds, garlic, spice mix, melted cheese and caramelized onions on a bun.

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Green Gables Cafe
327 Alhambra Circle
Coral Gables, FL 33134
(305) 445-7015

In the hustle of the Coral Gables downtown area, Green Gables Cafe packs in at lunch time to serve working professionals organic fruits and vegetables; free-range, grass-fed, hormone-free and antibiotic-free meats; organic and all-natural cheeses, grains, flours, nuts and seeds; and organic and artisanal breads. Try a sauteed vegetable wrap sandwich with zucchini, bell pepper, red onions, tomatoes, baby arugula and hummus inside a whole wheat wrap and compare it to an energy drink.

Choices Cafe
646 N.E. 79th St.
Miami, FL 33138
(786) 408-9122

Choices Cafe serves its customers with a belief that better eating leads to healthier individuals and an improved society. It serves 100-percent plant-based food such as an Insane Mex wrap — soy chorizo, black beans, quinoa, pico de gallo, plantain, sauteed onion, cheese and mayo. It can be served with a whole wheat wrap, a collard leaf wrap, an organic brown rice (gluten-free) wrap or put on a bed of organic mixed greens. Stop by earlier for breakfast (served until 11 a.m.) and grab a tofu scramble mixed with tomato, red onion, scallions and peppers and have it spread on greens or wrapped to carry.

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