My Top Picks for Healthy Eats in Palm Beach County
Growing up in the heart of NYC I pride myself on recognizing some really good eats. Yup, I was reared at a young age to recognize greatness. Jiro Dreams of Sushi anyone? Ok, sometimes it’s a burden. Not my fault! Sure I may not have any ‘professional’ training (well, I take that back, I lived with a professional 32 yrs in business, hard ass Gordon Ramsey accept no mediocrity type catering Chef in hoity toity Madison, CT) – and I was a self-discriminating ballet dancer in NYC, yikes! But as a novice gourmet foodie, whose frequented such places in her lifetime as Nobu, Momofuku, Le Bernardin, LeCirque, Cafe Des Artistes, and Jean Georges, I think I can pretty well spot ’em. I find myself ever ‘Epicurious’ and a great restaurant is always paramount on my list. Hole in the wall, burger joint, dive bar, fine dining establishment, no matter! Now that I reside in sunny Jupiter, FL one of my favorite past times is still trying to scope out the best healthy eats with unique, flavorful menus, who staff genuinely nice people who have a true appreciation of great food, service, hospitality, and offer the best, most delectable, overall healthy cuisine, sourced responsibly (key point). Here are a few of my top picks in Palm Beach County. Mind you, I haven’t been here long and I’m still making my way through! Emphasis is always on nutritious, fresh, ambrosial and exquisite ingredients, with a unique spin on flavors and a cool, unique vibe/atmosphere shakes things up too! I’m not talking your run of the mill salad, soup, and panini joint here! Places I frequent gotta possess some distinction, personality and pizzazz to make my list! Regardless whether you’re a vegan, vegetarian, meat lover, pescatarian, watching your carbs, seeking farm to table, etc… – if you’re on the lookout for some top healthy, exotic and interesting eats in So. Florida you’re in the right place. Bon appetit!
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Opened by real estate developer Mitchell Robbins and Chef Joey Giannuzzi, Farmer’s Table is a healthy, delicious and affordable dining destination in Boca Raton. The warm and welcoming restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner and offers take-out options. Dishes center on fresh, seasonal ingredients in their purest form, devoid of excess fat, salt, processing, toxins and all the other extras you don’t want. No butter or cream is used in many dishes, and the restaurant does not have a deep fat fryer or microwave.
Farmer’s Table caters to the whole family, featuring a special, healthy kids menu while accommodating such diets as gluten-free, Paleo, vegan and vegetarian. Farmer’s Table hosts special events and educational activities to serve as a wellness hub in the community. The largest health-focused restaurant in the area with 200 seats, Farmer’s Table is located on the corner of 19th and Military Trail, adjacent to the magnificent Wyndham Hotel in beautiful Boca Raton.
People literally line up outside this unobtrusive place that you would never even know was a restaurant from the outside. From ‘top scholar to blue collar, food for all walks of life’ is their motto. Famous for their super fresh fish, daily changing menu and house-made sauces and desserts, The Little Moir’s Food Shack team starts with Executive Chef & Owner Mike Moir. Mike is a Canadian born chef, transplanted to Jupiter, FL in 1990.
Little Moir’s Food Shack has been quick to draw local and national attention from The New York Times and Southern Living Magazine. caught wind of the delicious plates coming out of their kitchen.
Read my latest review on TripAdvisor. I was not too pleased with my latest visit there unfortunately, but I must be honest. Maybe it was just an ‘off’ night which we all have from time to time.
Overall people have nothing but wonderful things to say about this Jupiter gem, time and time again.
Sadly, that was not my experience in September 2019, but hopefully this will not be the case next time.
Updates to come. Meanwhile, I hope Food Shack can live up to it’s awesome reputation!
Leila is in downtown, West Palm Beach. This establishment is a cosmopolitan Middle Eastern grille. Offering guests a casual, contemporary atmosphere in which to enjoy delicious regional dishes, along with a wide selection of familiar mezze items, like hummus, falafel, and tabouleh salad, Leila is a celebration of the healthful and nutritional benefits of authentic Mediterranean cuisine.
Whether a business or casual lunch, a quiet dinner, or festive weekend late-night, her mouth watering fare and knowledgeable friendly staff, will ensure you’ll want to come again and again. Perhaps it’s the sultry belly dancers that hypnotize you! But it’s definitely fun and festive.
Seasons 52 is a fresh grill and wine bar that offers a seasonally changing menu inspired by the appeal of a local farmer’s market. Seasons 52 sources ingredients at their peak of freshness and uses rustic cooking techniques, like brick-oven roasting and open-fire grilling over oak and mesquite wood to bring out the natural flavors of food.
The menu is paired with an ever-changing international collection of more than 100 wines, with 52 available by the glass, along with with exceptional signature handcrafted cocktails.
Open for lunch and dinner daily, with extended hours on the weekend. If you are searching for a place to host your next group function, Seasons 52 is the perfect setting for your private or semi-private event. We also feature a Chef’s table for smaller groups or more intimate settings. For more information, visit our website at www.Seasons52.com.
Our guests get a glimpse into the food and culture of India. The experience begins with a visit to the streets of India wherein a busy day of shopping in the open air markets you would be treated to sights, sounds and the amazing smells of an authentic Indian street kitchen.
From morning till afternoon you can experience samosas, chicken tikka wraps, and paneer wraps. The choice to be what to eat will be hard because just across the way is a fresh juice bar chai station and sweet shop where a hot beautiful cup of chai milk tea with whole green Cardaman awaits you and nothing goes better with chai than some yummy sweet biscuits or a beautiful sweet of your choice.
Welcome to Gary Rack’s FARMHOUSE Kitchen, a prolific restaurant model crafted upon a philosophy the management team takes pride in. Respecting the guests; Honoring the environment and Supporting local purveyors, the FARMHOUSE Kitchen will serve ‘just-good-food’.
The FARMHOUSE kitchen was cultivated to represent a powerful mission, to not only serve as a place to dine but offer as an irresistible farm-fresh lifestyle we all crave. THE FOOD REVOLUTION is here, and the FARMHOUSE Kitchen has constructed a menu designed for clean eating.
Empowering our taste buds while fueling our bodies is the back-to-basics mentality Executive Chef Matthew Danaher cooks by. The meticulously developed menu encapsulates passion for redefining fresh-focused foods that produces simply ‘just good food’.
Seasonal, sustainable, locally sourced ingredients form crave-worthy dishes that exude ingenuity to create the FARMHOUSE Kitchen tradition.
Avocado Grill is a true celebration of flavors. Inspired by the sun and sea, the tapas style restaurant uses world-class techniques and the finest local ingredients to create the freshest cocktails and most flavorful small plates. The restaurant is as casual as it is chic. Paired with hip and fresh décor, and an open-air concept, Avocado Grill is the perfect destination to meet, dine in or out, and enjoy a fun-filled, lunch or night out!
Harvest Seasonal Grill and Wine Bar offers an under 500 calorie, seasonally changing, local farm-to-table menu, 50+ wines by the glass, seasonal cocktails and local beer. Every three months, Harvest Seasonal Grill and Wine Bar changes the menu to reflect the change of the seasons. Harvest Seasonal Grill and Wine Bar works with over 75 local farmers to source the freshest and highest quality products available.
At Harvest Seasonal Grill and Wine Bar, the use of sustainable, organic and healthy ingredients doesn’t stop with the menu. From the organic cleaning products to our recycled glass bar tops, and from our recycled paper products to the ink on our menus, we are a truly a green concept.
This is one of the first places I went to when I moved here and boy was I impressed. The only negative is that they’re only open until 3pm! Berry Fresh is one of the true gems of the Treasure Coast. The people who work here are genuinely friendly from the moment you walk in until you leave.
Berry Fresh Cafe is where friends meet friends for an amazing breakfast, brunch, and lunch to enjoy fresh, healthy, delectable made-from-scratch foods that will leave you exclaiming “OMG”!
Their deliciously creative menu has something for everyone, from Vegans to avid carnivores, and many of their foods are sourced locally for authentic farm-to-table freshness. Their sandwiches, paninis, and wraps are splendid with a side of their homemade potato salad, or slaw. Try their Challah bread stuff with coconut cream and cream cheese dipped in almond scented batter! And you can order online!
Healthy, inexpensive, everyday fare is what’s on the menu at Prosecco Café in Palm Beach Gardens, the latest venture from Avi Sekerel, also proprietor of Saquella Café in Boca Raton. As befitting its name after Italy’s iconic sparkling wine, Prosecco puts a more upscale, European Café Bistro spin on things, with granite-topped tables, leather chairs and variety of artwork. There’s indoor and outdoor seating for 140, plus beer, wine, and a full bar.
In keeping with the restaurant’s healthful orientation, it’s a “No Fry” and “No Processed Food” zone at breakfast, lunch, dinner, and tapas. Featured dishes include a Tuscan omelet with pesto, brie and caramelized onions; roast beef sandwiches from in-house roasted beef; pistachio-crusted grouper with mango salsa, and seared Scottish salmon with spinach and red potatoes, and for sweet endings, a variety of desserts, which are made daily by the in house Pastry Chef.
The next time you’re near Palm Beach County come visit any or all of these fine establishments when you’re in the mood for a unique, unforgettable, healthy and wonderful breakfast, lunch or dinner. There’s something for everyone and it’s sure to be one of the highlights of your visit.