Healthy eating and organic ingredients are all the rage around the world. And why shouldn’t they be? Natural and wholesome fruits and vegetables with absolutely no added preservatives, hormones or GMOs help promote sustainability and a longer life. If you need proof, just read Crazy Sexy Diet! Here in Palm Beach, the desire to eat organic is no different from the rest of the population. Let’s hope this new fad is here to stay!
1 Christopher's Kitchen
Creative, organic, vegan cuisine. Christopher's Kitchen has received great reviews since opening in January 2011. The large, varied menu offers many choices. CK Tacos (handmade corn tortillas filled with a delicious mix of avocado, nuts, fresh vegetables and a sweet/spicy sauce) is a favorite. The Lettuce Cups, and the BBQ and Omega trios, are also popular. Christopher's Kitchen also offers fresh juices and blended drinks, and before you leave check out the pastry case full of desserts (pecan balls, chocolate macaroons and more!). Quality ingredients and large portions. Open for lunch and dinner. Indoor and outdoor seating.
darbster is West Palm Beach's first vegan restaurant. It was worth the wait! The new restaurant features outdoor seating in a relaxed setting. We recommend the Palm Cakes entree (the fried hearts of palm have a delicious creamy texture), the "darbster's chik'n" entree, the Mac & Cheez (elbow pasta with a subtle cheesy flavor, topped with toasted bread crumbs), and the Sliders appetizer (faux-steak bites on a crunchy sesame bun with tangy sauce). The menu also includes raw dishes and vegan desserts. Closed Monday and Tuesday.
DIG is a new restaurant (opened in June 2011) with a healthy, "green" menu that has many options for vegetarians and vegans. From the huge salad bar and soup of the day, to vegan lasagna, veggie burgers and sushi. Try the hummus, which is prepared tableside. DIG offers organic juices and smoothies, and a full selection of cocktails, wine and beer.
4 The Green Gourmet
The menu at The Green Gourmet changes frequently, but dishes always start with fresh, organic ingredients, often from local farms. Popular vegan dishes include vegetable lasagna and cabbage/shitake mushroom dumplings. Vegan sides include cauliflower mash, cream-less mashed potatoes. Also soups, salads and sandwiches
5 4th Generation Organic Market
4th Generation Organic Market is a great place for lunch or to grab something to take home for dinner. The deli counter features freshly-made sandwiches, raw vegan options (the raw mock tuna wrap is delicious), and prepared hot foods, such as vegan lasagna, tempeh chili and mac & cheese. The raw/vegan side dishes are also excellent (we recommend the cashew cheese). Don't skip dessert! Vegan options include macaroons, coconut cake, chocolate pecan clusters and homemade ice cream! 4th Generation also has a nice variety of organic produce and packaged goods, and hosts cooking demonstrations, wine tastings and other in-store special events.