PARAKEET CAFE AND PARAKEET JUICERY
Locations in La Jolla, Del Mar, Coronado, and Downtown
Parakeet is my go-to spot for a healthy brunch. They offer everything from gluten-free waffles to organic salads, soups, and healthy tonics like turmeric lattes. Pop in next door to the juicery for organic acai bowls, smoothies, or a celery juice.
Locations in Encinitas and Del Mar
Nectarine grove caters to the paleo crowd, offering a 100% grain-free menu that includes tacos, pizza, a full breakfast menu and a smoothie bar.
Locations in Del Mar and Downtown
Tocaya is a healthy and organic take on Mexican food. It’s also a great option for lunch or dinner. My go-to order is the fajita del ray bowl with cauliflower rice without the cheese.
HEALTHY CREATIONS CAFE
376 N. El Camino Real, Encinitas
Healthy Creations is a bit of a hole in the wall, but don’t let that fool you. They focus on organic ingredients and allergy-friendly food. They also make the best Grain-Free Vegan Waffles I’ve ever had. They sell the waffles frozen so you can take them home and toast them, just like old-fashioned Eggos.
Jimbo’s is the best in San Diego for stocking up on organic produce and healthy groceries.
5661 Palmer Way Suite G, Carlsbad
Plantiful Kitchen is a grain-free, vegan bakery offering artesian breads, donuts, cookies and cakes free from refined sugars, eggs, and dairy.
Locations in Solana Beach, Carlsbad, and Downtown
Choice offers all kinds of organic superfood smoothies, and they make their vanilla sprouted almond milk in-house.