I’m not a vegetarian, vegan or raw foodist (is that a word/term?), but I love vegetables and I love trying raw restaurants when I travel. I’m pretty much guaranteed to find something good, healthy and gluten free.
I’ve spent a lot of time in Fort Lauderdale for work, and the hotel I always end up in isn’t what I’d call convenient. I’ve struggled to find quick and healthy eats in the past, but I was more than excited when I learned about Green Bar & Kitchen while perusing Yelp before my last trip. It was an easy five-minute drive, so I stopped by twice!
The restaurant is small, but full of peace, zen and all those other things I’ve come to expect from my favorite raw food restaurants. If you’re not in the mood to sit down and eat, they have plenty of juices and snacks as well. I picked up a couple of things to take back to the hotel with me. There’s also wine, beer and dessert!
I loved the simple white walls, wooden tables, the way the sun shined in, and all the pretty personal touches.
Did I mention they have a good sense of humor, too?
The staff was happy to answer all my menu questions, which is always appreciated. I ordered the living lasagna and sipped on some water while I waited.
I wasn’t sure what to expect the lasagna to look like, but it was a good size. The flavor was great. Another thing I love about raw restaurants- food isn’t usually oversalted, overseasoned, etc. You can actually taste the flavor. I was excited to try the macadamia ricotta on this dish. I’ve made cashew cheese before, but I’d never thought about macadamias. They’re so smooth though; I guess it makes sense they’d be a good cheese or dip replacement.
The second time I went back I had the green bar salad. It was a good size and an easy way to get some veggies in for the day. I didn’t take a picture because I was too busy thinking about the torrential rain outside. Good thing I wore old shoes!
Fresh, fun and flavorful- that about sums up my raw food exploration in Fort Lauderdale.