The Naked Cafe - Best Organic Restaurant in San Diego
The Naked Cafe'
I wanted to impress my sister and her boyfriend down for a visit from San Francisco and show them that we do have a few healthy choices even in North County.
I chose the Naked Cafe in Carlsbad for its fabulous menu of fresh organic produce, whole grains and plenty of soy products and vegan options.
We were there for brunch so our choices ranged from the Fresno Chile and Feta Egg White scramble with whole grain spinach tortilla with salsa and organic quinoa; to the Pesto and Artichoke hearts quesadilla.
Everything tasted so fresh and healthy we all fell in love with the place from the first bite. I only wish it were open in the evenings as well. It would be the perfect place to kick back with some girlfriends on a warm summer evening.
There are also locations in Point Loma, Solano Beach and Encinitas. I hope nothing is lost in this expansion as I feel like I have found a true hidden gem.
I recently ate dinner at Native Foods Cafe in the Smoketree Shopping Center in Palm Springs, CA. This organic restaurant is a wonderful alternative to the mediocre, standard fare found in so many Palm Springs area restaurants.
First of all, I should tell you that they have some coupon deals that can bring your dinner down to about $20. with two entrees and drinks (fresh lemonade, organic ice tea). Also, they have a sort of card membership program that results in free meals down the road if you eat there frequently.
The juices were fresh squeezed and delicious, no added sugar but some additional flavorings from natural sources like cactus. My dining partner and I enjoyed the fish tacos. These were faux fish, battered like regular fish tacos but made of a gluten product -- everything at the restaurant is meatless.
We also had a lovely salad (they have unusual Native American and Mexican names) made with lots of fresh greens, jicama, avocado, and other surprise ingredients. Like the tacos, you can also get salads that contain faux chicken. They use a native word for these "meats" that I wasn't familiar with.
There was one small problem with the tacos -- the hot sauce was so incredibly hot, made from some sort of cactus/chile combination, that it was simply too hot. I'm glad I experimented before putting a lot on my dish. We were full by dessert but they apparently serve a wonderful strawberry shortcake that they are famous for.
Service was really wonderful with the wait staff being very helpful to make suggestions and explain aspects of the meal. All in all, I'd go back there for something health and different!
My First Organic Restaurant Visit in Redondo Beach, CA!
(Long Beach, California, USA)
The Green Temple Vegetarian Organic Restaurant in Redondo Beach, California is the very first organic/vegetarian restaurant I have ever visited.
A couple of my friends who are vegetarians have been raving about this place for months. I finally decided to go with them three weeks ago to try it out.
Even though I am not vegetarian, I was not at all hesitant to try this organic restaurant out because I do love to eat vegetables and organic foods. I was very happy with the outcome of our visit.
The food was so delicious and I was amazed with the selection of menu they had to offer. The quality of food was excellent as well. Everything tasted fresh and so healthy. The best part of course was the price, which was very affordable.
My friends and I shared an appetizer of Nachos with organic corn tortillas. It was pretty tasty and I really like the white cheddar cheese that they make it with. For my main dish, I decided to order their Blue Plate special, which came with a veggie burger and sides of mashed potatoes and broccoli. The burger was also very tasty and filling.
I definitely enjoyed The Green Temple and would highly recommend this organic restaurant to others who live or visit the Los Angeles County/South Bay area.
I've eaten at Pizza Fusion in Clovis, CA about 4 times now.
I'm vegan and they serve delicious vegan pizza. My favorite is the one with the garlic. My whole family enjoyed eating there. My two-year-old daughter ate 2 pieces all by herself, and that's a lot for her!
My favorite local pizza place, because it's the only one that has vegan cheese! It's great that a lot of the vegetables they use are organic. They taste so fresh and look so colorful and bright. Not like other pizza places, with their dull and flimsy vegetables and toppings.
The third time we went there, the pizza took a long time and got a tiny little bit burnt. They apologized profusely and let us have the pizza free and made us another one. They have great customer service!
I'll be eating there again and again, and so will the whole family! Excellent pizza.