Top 10 organic restaurants in the US
Gone are the days when people who wanted to eat healthful, organic meals had to rely on cooking daily for themselves and their families. Today, the US has a delicious array of organic restaurants offering everything from fabulous organic fast food to delectable organic gourmet offerings. No matter which state you're in, you can eat out and enjoy an organic meal. Here are 10 organic restaurants to consider.
1. Organic To Go
Organic To Go is an organic fast food cafe and catering company in Washington, California and Washington DC. This eatery specializes in delicious certified organic and natural foods in a casual dining setting. You'll find a juice bar and bakery offering fruit, yogurt, sandwiches, pizza, salads a variety of drinks and snacks, and much more. Find them online at organictogo.com.
With locations in California, Florida, Georgia and North Carolina, EVOS serves up decadent burgers, "airfries," shakes and other indulgent goodies. Appealing to the health conscious, food at EVOS is made without all the artery-clogging grease and contains no artificial ingredients. The establishment's meat is slow roasted, their French fries are cooked through a process called airbaking, and their milkshakes are made from organic milk and sugar. Check it out at evos.com.
3. Restaurant Nora
Not only is this Washington DC restaurant the first certified organic restaurant in the US, it also has the distinction of winning OpenTable.com's Diner's Choice Award in 2009. With a menu that includes grass-fed beef, free-range chicken and applewood-smoked trout, a visit to Restaurant Nora is a must the next time you're in the nation's capital. For more information, visit noras.com.
The next time you're in Manhattan, look up GustOrganics Restaurant & Bar. The only certified organic restaurant in New York, it is also 100 percent organic, serving breakfast, lunch, brunch and dinner. Find out more at gustorganics.com.
Amanda's, of downtown Berkeley, California, was founded by Amanda West and prides itself on offering delicious, wholesome food. Though the food is not 100 percent organic, the produce is fresh and the meat is naturally raised. View their menu online at amandas.com.
6. Pizza Fusion
Featuring a 75 percent organic menu, Pizza Fusion offers high-quality, healthful, scrumptiously topped pizzas. This pizzeria also offers vegan, vegetarian and lactose-free items on the mouthwatering menu. You'll find a Pizza Fusion in California, Arizona, Texas, Florida, Georgia, Pennsylvania and Virginia. Learn more at pizzafusion.com.
7. Sellers Markets
Sellers Market, with three locations in San Francisco, serves yummy breakfasts and lunches that include cage-free eggs, all-natural sausages, organic vegetables and more. This organic eatery also offers organic catering services. Visit them at sellersmarkets.com.
Burgerville has gained its reputation by serving burgers made from beef that is 100 percent antibiotic- and hormone-free. The establishment also has a full menu of milkshakes, smoothies, salads, free-range turkey and chicken sandwiches, and more. Burgerville has 39 restaurants in Washington and Oregon. See their full menu online at burgerville.com.
Serving up a full menu of appetizers, entrees and pizza, Coppi's has distinguished itself by pledging to use sustainably sourced fish, organic produce, grass-fed/free-range meats, a wood-burning oven and wind power electricity. To find out more about this Washington DC eatery, visit: coppisorganic.com.
10. Organic Oasis Restaurant and Juice Bar
If you ever travel as far north as Anchorage, Alaska, a visit to Organic Oasis Restaurant and Juice Bar is a must. This organic restaurant prides itself on serving only the best organic food and drinks available. With fare that includes salads, a variety of burgers (from tofu to organic lamb), wraps, sandwiches, pizza, seafood, pasta and desserts, Organic Oasis has something for everyone. See for yourself at organicoasis.com.