Healthy Lunch Options in Palm Beach County

The Palm Beach County food scene has many healthy options that make it easy to eat well on the go, regardless of your diet. For a quick bite rich in fiber and low in environmental impact, visit Freshii in Abacoa, which serves nutritional salads, bowls, and burritos. Here, we showcase more local eateries that cater to specific diets. (561-320-0193)

Flexitarian: One can still reap the benefits of a vegetarian diet and enjoy the occasional meaty meal—so says the Flexitarian diet. Made famous by dietician Dawn Jackson Blatner, this diet allows you to sporadically eat animal protein while mainly focusing on “new” meats (such as tofu, lentils, and seeds). Nature’s Way Café serves a healthy combination of vegetarian goodies and lean meat–centric meals at many locations throughout the county.

Gluten Free:  If you eat gluten free but still crave bread, visit Joey’s Home Bakery in Boynton Beach. This entirely gluten-free bakery uses unconventional flours—like millet, brown rice, and chickpea—to make goods such as whole-grain bread, blueberry muffins, and biscotti. Joey’s also sells sweet treats like cookies and custom cakes. (561-292-4004)

Juice Cleanse: Health-conscious foodies opt for juice cleanses to reset their digestive systems. Alchemy Juice Co. and Market sells cleanses in any length, but the most popular is a three-day cleanse ($175), which comes with six 16.9-ounce juices per day. Owner Jennifer Wesley loves making creative blends and also creates custom flavors. The juices are available for delivery or pickup at Subculture Coffee in West Palm Beach and Delray Beach. (561-889-6294)

Mediterranean:  This heart-healthy diet highlights the traditional tastes of countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea, so there’s an emphasis on vegetables, fish, poultry, whole grains, and healthy fats like olive oil. The Chickpea in West Palm Beach and Boynton Beach offers Mediterranean cuisine with a dash of Middle Eastern flavors—all made using organic, all-natural ingredients. Besides, who can resist a pita taco? (561-855-7028, 561-877-8310)

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