Mmm… That’s Good!: Our Local Healthy Dining Guide
Whether you’re in the mood for take-out, family-style or fine dining, you can find healthy options throughout Lee and Collier counties. Natural Awakenings recently taste-tested the following venues, where fresh food that’s good for you is also delicious. Bon appétit!
Ada’s Natural Foods Market & Garden Café
4650 South Cleveland Avenue, Suite 12 (Burlington Coat Factory Plaza), Fort Myers
Enjoy an array of wraps and sandwiches; gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian fare; and freshly made soups and bakery items with gluten-free options in pies, cookies, muffins, cakes and breads. Full-service organic juice and smoothie bar.
Bamboo Café French Home Cooking
755 12th Avenue South, Naples
This cozy neighborhood bistro has mastered the art of French comfort classics such as boeuf bourguignon, coq au vin, roasted orange duck, cassoulet and filet mignon. They also offer fresh local seafood, authentic Moroccan tagines, a full bar and an extensive wine list.
Back to Nature Organic Market & Café
1217 Southeast 47th Terrace, Cape Coral
Improving the world, “one human sprout at a time,” Back to Nature features an organic juice and smoothie bar and offers raw superfood smoothies.
Chef Brooke’s Natural Café
1850 Boy Scout Drive, Suite A106, Fort Myers
Get some “love in your tummy” with organic, homemade foods that tempt with simple combinations and complex flavors. Enjoy gluten-free options, superfoods, smoothies and a juice bar.
Chipotle Mexican Grill
9100 Strada Place, Unit 2110, Naples
Chipotle may have a short menu, comprised of burritos, burrito bowls, crispy and soft tacos and salads, but it’s long on options, prepared with meat from animals raised without use of antibiotics or added hormones. The restaurant uses organic and local produce grown on farms within 350 miles.
Earth Origins Market (formerly SunSplash Market)
850 Neapolitan Way, Naples
Sample a variety of freshly prepared, all-natural hot and cold entrees, salads, soups, sandwiches, wraps, juices and smoothies from the deli and salad and juice bar.
6434 Naples Boulevard, Suite 404 (Promenade Plaza), Naples
Savor freshly prepared, authentic Middle Eastern food, such as homemade hummus, falafel, vertically roasted turkey shawarma or grilled chicken shawarma, beef kabobs and New York-style pastrami. The salad bar includes a variety of veggie options.
Food & Thought 100% Organic Farm Market and Café
2132 Tamami Trail North, Naples
Every day, 100 percent organic food is prepared from scratch. Smoothies and juices are made with no ice, water or sugar—only 100 percent organic fruit and veggies. Soups are made with reverse-osmosis water.
For Goodness Sake Organic Marketplace & Café
9118 Bonita Beach Road (near Ace Hardware), Bonita Springs
7211 Radio Road (Berkshire Commons), Naples
Choose from a variety of sandwiches and wraps, salads, bagel melts, soups and wheat-free options. The smoothies are made with refreshing blends of organic fruit juices and superfoods, and they offer freshly squeezed organic fruit and veggie juices.
975 Pine Ridge Road, Naples
Experience gourmet, plant-based American, Chinese, Indian, Thai and Vietnamese cuisine made with vegan ingredients. Appetizers, salads, soups, noodles and rice dishes are all prepared fresh daily.
Nature’s Garden Organic Café
2089 Tamiami Trail North, Naples
Sample homemade health foods and beverages at the deli and juice bar.
1186 Third Street South, Naples
Whenever possible, Chef Fabrizio Aielli creates novel combinations of foods, spices and sauces using organic and local produce, wild-caught seafood, poultry and meat raised naturally without hormones, antibiotics or animal byproducts. The restaurant offers a selection of wine and beverages.
10940 Tamiami Trail North, Naples
14080 S. Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers
This all-you-care-to-eat dining experience includes a signature salad bar, soups, bakery goods and hot pasta sauces. The rotating menu of more than 100 recipes features dishes made with no artificial flavors, colors, additives or artificial trans fats.
Tea with Me at Audrey’s
104 10th Street North, Naples
Enjoy the relaxing tradition of English afternoon tea, light lunch, coffees, teas, cakes and scones in this charming tea room.
Whole Foods Market
9101 Strada Place, Naples
Take out your napkin and tuck in to natural and organic offerings at the hot and cold buffets, juice bar and bakery.