It can be a challenge, and quite time consuming, to find restaurants committed to serving only organic food, so we decided to put together this handy, comprehensive guide to help you quickly and easily find what you’re looking for. Whether you’re out to to enjoy a cup of coffee and a healthy snack, a fresh-baked pastry, a fruit smoothie or green juice, a cafe-style lunch, or a formal meal, this is the guide for you.
If you’re looking for a yoga studio that’s got it all, look no further than Kaia Yoga. They opened eight years ago in two locations in Greenwich and three years ago on the Post Road behind Crate & Barrel in Westport. Kaia boasts yoga classes and workshops, an organic juice bar and café, spa treatments, and massage therapy.
Wedged in a row of unassuming stores in Playhouse Square in Westport is the Organic Market. Don’t fly by or you’ll miss it (despite it being there for more than 25 years) and if you don’t wander to the very back of the store, you’ll miss most of the food action. No bells or whistles, no big advertising, just a few small tables inside and outside on the sidewalk, but lots of good, wholesome food known to many.
Every once in a while I encounter a cookbook that’s worth sharing with sophisticated green eaters, and The Clean Plates Cookbook is one of them. (We shared their sustainable restaurant app earlier this month.) The first 8 chapters are packed with practical guidance on clean eating that begins with making plants the foundation of one’s diet rather than the typical American slab of meat.
“If it’s not 100% organic, it’s not going on the menu!”
Those words were emphatically stated by the three people who joined together to launch Grass RXoots, an organic food and juice shop on Sound Beach Avenue in Greenwich. They call it an “underground movement,” mainly because word-of-mouth is the preferred marketing scheme to promote their business.
Modern, tranquil, and full of natural light, Organic Planet is a refreshing addition to the Greenwich Avenue restaurant scene. The eclectic, budget-friendly menu has something for every eater – from vegan to omnivore to gluten-free – and is a reflection of seasonal, local-organic ingredients and artisan foods carefully selected by Chef Gerry Herfurth and general manager Julien Jarry. Real food eaters will rejoice at discovering another hidden gem to mentally map as a “safe” place to eat when visiting or passing through Greenwich.