Five Places to Eat Healthy in Broward and Palm Beach Counties

Gnocchi Aglio e Olio at Farmers Table.
Put down the beef; pick up the veggie.

We've been hearing about the dangers of the Western diet for quite a long time. Heart disease, stroke, obesity: All can stem from gorging on burgers, fries, and ice cream. And although we know we ought to eat mostly plant matter, we've all had that veggie burger that is strangely reminiscent of cardboard.

Fortunately for South Floridians, the food scene has been changing rapidly over the past couple of years, with a surge in health-centered restaurants. A lot of new joints are using fruits and vegetables in creative ways, and even meatcentric restaurants are offering lighter options and creative veggie dishes. The salubrious fare sprouting up at these wellness hot spots won't benefit just your waistline; it will excite your taste buds as well. From vegan to gluten-free to just plain wholesome food, some nourishing grub can be found at our favorite nutritionally sound eateries. Get a bite.

The Farmer's Table
1901 N. Military Trail, Boca Raton. Call 561-417-5836, or visit
Hotelier Mitchell Robbins and chef Joey Giannuzzi teamed up to open this healthy and ethically conscious upscale Boca Raton eatery in November. The sophisticated, rustic-inspired dining room and bar gives way to a menu of fresh whole foods devoid of excess salt, fats, antibiotics, and hormones. Seafood and meats are sustainable, and local produce is sourced as much as possible; the "dirty dozen" fruit and vegetables are always organic. While those buzzwords -- "sustainable," "local," "organic" -- sound expensive, the proprietors are cost-conscious. "The food makes us different," says Robbins. "A lot of organic restaurants come at a high price tag; here, Joey developed a restaurant with reasonable price points. We wanted people to feel that the Farmer's Table could be their healthy choice for eating out." With a bar program offering locally sourced, cold-pressed juice cocktails and a lively atmosphere, it's a sure bet for a fun -- and nutritionally sound -- night on the town.

Location Info

Farmer's Table

1901 North Military Trail, Boca Raton, FL

Category: Restaurant


1431 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Category: Restaurant

Myapapaya Juicery + Kitchen

1040 Bayview Drive, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Category: Restaurant

Green Bar & Kitchen

1075 SE 17th St., Fort Lauderdale, FL

Category: Restaurant

Fresh First

1637 SE 17th St., Fort Lauderdale, FL

Category: Restaurant

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You forgot to mention Weezie's GF Kitchen in Oakland Park. Louise serves up some AMAZING gluten free goodies for her customers and uses fresh organic produce in her food. Definitely deserves to be included in your list.


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