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Mmm… That’s Good: Our Local Healthy Dining Guide

Dec 04, 2013 12:21PM

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
7070 College Pkwy., Ft 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. 

Back to Nature Organic Market & Café
1217 Southeast 47th Terr., 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 Dr., Ste A106, Ft. 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.

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.

Food & Thought 100% Organic Farm Market and Café
2132 Tamami Trl. N., Naples

Open Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., Florida’s only 100 percent organic market and café. Fresh produce delivered daily. Homemade breakfast, lunch and dinner. 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 Rd,, (near Ace Hardware), Bonita Springs
7211 Radio Rd,, (Berkshire Commons), Naples

Smoothies are made with refreshing blends of organic fruit juices and superfoods. Freshly squeezed organic fruit and veggie juices are made from local produce.

Happiness Healthy Café
3332 Cleveland Ave., Ft. Myers.

Enjoy the freedom of ordering paninis, wraps, Naanwiches, soups, vegetable or non-veggie curries, fruit smoothies and mango lassis online for delivery or express dine-in.

Kitchen 41
2500 Tamiami Trl. N., Ste. 111, Naples

Choose panini sandwiches served with freshly basked homemade focaccia bread, soups, salads, appetizers, pasta and individualized sauces, paired with proteins uniquely cooked under vacuum.

Pizza Fusion
12901 McGregor Blvd., Ste, 5, Ft. Myers
2146 Tamiami Trl. N., Naples

Pizza Fusion offers gourmet pizza, organic, gluten-free, vegan and dairy-free entrees, desserts, beers and wines, and eco-friendly dining. Dine-in, take-out, delivery within five-mile radius. Hours: Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Loving Hut
975 Pine Ridge Rd., 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 Trl. N., Naples

Sample homemade health foods and beverages at the deli and juice bar.

Royal Café Vinoteca
180, U.S. 41 S., Naples

Breakfast and lunch. Menu includes protein frulatto, fresh seasonal fruit shakes, a variety of salads and sandwiches made with the highest quality of natural and organic ingredients. Crusty bread baked daily.

Skinny Pantry
14261 S Tamiami Trl., Ste. 17, Ft. Myers.

Enjoy Paleo compliant “grab-and-go” meals and vegan muffins. Gluten-free options.

The Local
5323 N. Airport Rd., Naples

Farm and sea-to-table cuisine. Locally sourced ingredients. Organic salads, grass-fed beef, grains and noodles, flatbreads, sandwiches, pastas. Gluten-free options. Beer and wine.

The Counter: Custom-Built Burgers
9110 Strada Pl., Unit 6130, The Mercado, Naples

The 21st century’s bold answer to the classic burger joint. There are 312,120-plus different burger combinations to make every burger as unique as each customer. Veggie burgers and gluten-free menu available.

Tropical Smoothie Café
Seven locations in Naples, Estero, Ave Maria and Ft. Myers

Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, they offer a variety of fresh wraps, sandwiches, salads and flatbreads, in addition to real fruit smoothies.

Truly Organic Pizza
1016 Immokalee Rd., Ste. 204, Naples,
10501 FGCU Blvd. S., Ft. Myers.

USDA Organic Certified pizzas and calzones start with unbleached flour from a roller-milled blend of wheat. Veggies and dairy products are from a national cooperative of local family farms and the mozzarella is made with organic milk from pasture-grazed, grass-fed cows.

Whole Foods Market
9101 Strada Pl., The Mercado, Naples

A wide variety of foods prepared by trained team members under the supervision of an experienced chef include natural and organic ingredients purchased locally when possible. No artificial flavors, colors, sweeteners, preservatives or trans fats. Gluten-free offerings.

141 9th St. N., Naples

Discover what Wynn’s Family Market has to offer. Fresh, quality, healthy meals as well as favorite comfort foods. Organic, natural and imported selections. Gluten-free offerings.

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