These five South County spots serve adventurous and delicious midday meals.
Kapow Noodle Bar: Asian street food is dressed up and celebrated in a creative, innovative menu.
Our Pick: The wok-charred edamame’s high heat seals in the flavors of sesame oil, garlic, and smoked sea salt. Follow that with a Vietnamese banh mi, a baguette filled with slow-cooked pork, vegetables, buttery aioli, and a smear of pâté. (561-347-7322)
Piñon Grill: Located at the Terrace at Town Center, this New American eatery offers satisfying fare with Southwestern touches.
Our Pick: Topped with shoestring onion rings, a trio of American Kobe beef sliders works well as a shared appetizer or light entrée. (561-391-7770)
Sapphire: Experience delicate Indian cooking in an elegant atmosphere. Sapphire’s three-course lunch includes soup, an appetizer, and an entrée.
Our Pick: Everything goes better with naan, the fluffy bread used to scoop up dishes like malai kofta, cheese and vegetable croquettes simmered in a creamy nut sauce. (561-362-2299)
Tin Muffin Café: Dotted with chalkboards, exposed brick, and potted plants, this charmer on Palmetto Park Road is Boca’s hidden gem.
Our Pick: If you can resist the baked goods, insiders recommend the chicken salad—either as a sandwich or a platter garnished with greens and served with a homemade muffin. (561-392-9446)
True: Baltimore native Frank Hawkins has set up shop in the heart of the bustling new downtown Boca.
Our Pick: Hungry for the best crab cake south of Chesapeake Bay? Order it on a Kaiser roll with homemade tartar sauce. (561-417-5100)