Pineapple Grove is the center of Delray Beach’s arts community. It has plenty to keep the most devoted culture vulture busy, from concerts at Arts Garage to the colorful scene at Artists Alley, a co-op of creators working in every imaginable medium. Here are our lunch picks for the artistically inclined.
Papa’s Tapas: Enjoy dishes from the Iberian Peninsula and Latin America in a friendly space festooned with modern art. Try the garlic shrimp tapas or the Loco Wrap made with roast pork, chicken, steak, onions, and cheese.
Brulé Bistro: This restaurant and wine house specializes in peasant-style dishes like short rib grilled cheese and crispy shrimp tacos. Start happy hour early and pair your meal with a reinvented classic cocktail or a glass of French wine.
Yama: After rents spiked on Atlantic Avenue, South Florida’s veteran sushi master Yama Yamamoto moved to the Grove. His raw and cooked Japanese dishes, Korean barbecue, and Thai curries are some of the finest in South Florida.
Eat Market: This locally owned market and deli features a gourmet salad bar, fresh seafood, and artisanal sandwiches. Try the Californication: pan-roasted turkey, Nueske’s bacon, avocado, vegetables, and a spicy mayo.
Christina’s: Open for breakfast and lunch, this vibrant spot serves conventional fare like burgers and salads alongside Mediterranean delicacies such as spanakopita and avgolemono, a chicken, egg, and lemon soup.