Natural Awakenings Healthy Dining Guide
From takeout to family style or fine dining, healthy dining options abound throughout Lee and Collier counties. Natural Awakenings recently taste-tested the following venues, where fresh, healthy food is also delicious. Bon appétit.
Ada’s Natural Market & Green Leaf 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 SE 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 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.
Chef Jude Personal Chef Service
Asian, American, Caribbean, Thai, Southwest, Creole, Home-Style. Certified in nutrition for anyone on diet restrictions and anyone who wants to be healthy.
Cider Press Café
1201 Piper Blvd., Ste. 26, Naples
Local and farm-to-table fresh, Florida-inspired, plant-based modernist cuisine. Enjoy fine dining in a casual setting, as well as a six-day subscription for rotated boxed meals that include a main dish and a soup or salad.
821 Fifth Ave. S., Naples
2338 Pine Ridge Rd., Naples
Made-to-order highly nutritious fresh fruit and vegetable juices, smoothies and wellness shots, as well as delicious food and snack alternatives.
Earth Origins Market
15121 Tamiami Tr. S., Ste. 104, Ft. Myers
Explore a variety of flatbreads, sandwiches, wraps, salads, hot entrées and organic soups made from all natural ingredients. Enjoy freshly prepared juice and smoothies made with organic produce.
Epiphany Gluten Free Bakery
2355 Vanderbilt Beach Rd., Ste. 406, Naples
Delicious paleo bread and rolls in many flavors, sandwich bread and rolls, gingerbread cookies, coconut chocolate chip cookies, paleo chocolate chip cookies, bodacious brownies and paleo raspberry swirl brownies.
Fit & Fuel Bicycle Café
Pavilion Shopping Center, 819 Vanderbilt Beach Rd., Naples
Café welcomes guests with a casual, warm atmosphere and a menu that offers many healthful, organic choices as well as locally-roasted Panther Coffee. Sip a fruit smoothie at breakfast or enjoy a freshly pressed Panini at lunch.
Food & Thought 100% Organic Farm Market and Café
2132 Tamiami Tr. 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, menu items are prepared from scratch. Smoothies and juices are made with no ice, water or sugar. Soups are made with reverse-osmosis filtered water.
For Goodness Sake Organic Marketplace & Café
9118 Bonita Beach Rd., 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. Salads and sandwiches.
Happiness Healthy Café
3332 Cleveland Ave., Ft. Myers.
Enjoy the freedom of ordering paninis, wraps, “naan-wiches”, soups, vegetable or non-veggie curries, fruit smoothies and mango lassis (yogurt-based Indian drink) online for delivery or express dine-in.
innerG Vegan Healthfuel
9331 Tamiami Tr. N., Ste. 12, Naples
Organic, plant-based cuisine. Weekly meal plans, muffins, smoothies, cold-pressed juices and food-based cleanses created with organic and local produce. Paleo, vegan and raw options. Breads, snacks, desserts and more.
1431 Rail Head Blvd., Naples
Freshly picked and locally sourced organic juice concoctions made daily from hundreds of juice recipes or customized. Home delivery or market pick-up: Thursday at Naples Italian American Foundation Farmers’ Market, Saturday at Third Street South Farmer’s Market and Shoppes of Vanderbilt Farmers’ Market, Sunday/Pine Ridge Road Farmer’s Market and The Village at Venetian Bay Green Market.
Joyful Juicing Juice Bar
1035 Collier Center Way, Naples
Varieties of fresh cold-pressed juices and smoothies are created with nutrient-dense organic fruits and vegetables (sourced locally when possible). Choose from 40 recipes formulated by top raw food chefs, functional medicine doctors and a nutritionist. Delivery or pick-up at “grab and go” Naples and Estero locations, as well as at a juice truck parked outside office buildings, hospitals and other venues.
2500 Tamiami Tr. N., Ste. 111, Naples
Choose panini sandwiches served with freshly baked homemade focaccia bread, soups, salads, appetizers, pasta and individualized sauces paired with proteins uniquely cooked under vacuum.
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 Tr. N., Naples
Sample homemade health foods and beverages at the deli and juice bar.
12901 McGregor Blvd., Ste. 5, Ft. Myers
2146 Tamiami Tr. 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.
Royal Café Vinoteca
180 9th St., Naples
Breakfast and lunch. Menu includes protein “frulatto”, fresh seasonal fruit shakes, a variety of salads and sandwiches made with the highest quality natural and organic ingredients. Crusty bread baked daily.
27750 Old U.S. 41 Rd., Bonita Springs
The public can enjoy an organic lunch Monday through Friday from 11:30 to 2:30 p.m. Certified organic gardens on the spa property, in addition to locally sourced organic foods, allow for fresh farm to table seasonal produce. Attendees of classes, programs, workshops or events can purchase “grab and go” meals or partake of before or after meals in the dining room or on the grounds.
14261 S. Tamiami Tr., Ste. 17, Ft. Myers.
Enjoy Paleo-compliant “grab-and-go” meals and vegan muffins. Gluten-free options.
5323 Airport Rd. N., Naples
Farm to table 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.
Tropical Smoothie Café
Seven locations in Naples, Estero, Ave Maria and Ft. Myers
Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner with a variety of fresh wraps, sandwiches, salads and flatbreads in addition to real fruit smoothies.
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 9 St. N., Naples
Fresh, quality, heart-healthy meals and favorite comfort foods. Organic, natural and imported selections. Gluten-free offerings.