Eat Healthy at Many of Fort Lauderdale's Best Restaurants

Being on vacation in Fort Lauderdale, Florida does not mean the healthy eating has to go by the wayside. Oh, sure, who doesn't indulge now and then during their anticipated days off, eating food that's not a part of the regular diet, and that's perfectly OK during vacation. But it can't be the rule. No one wants to return home having added weight. And those who visit Fort Lauderdale have a wide range of options to keep their diet on track, and even possibly discover some new food items that they were aware of that can be eaten in moderation without the guilt. From wherever you are in the city or throughout Broward County these ten restaurants are just a short walk or a short drive or cab ride away. Without doubt, for fine dining and an amazing menu see why the locals love Sublime. Looking for an eatery with a dedication to organic foods? Market 17 as well as the various Whole Foods stores cannot be beat. And, yes, you can eat Asian favorites. Two local favorites are Coco Asian Bistro and Bar or Christina Wan's Mandarin House. Believe it, or not, those of us who love pizza even have an option. Pizza Fusion. You'll be surprised at the taste, the quality and the service. So here's the plan: Indulge a little but also try out many of these options and go back home without the guilt and impress friends and family that you followed, oh, some of the rules. Enjoy!

Fort Lauderdale
Whole Foods
Photo courtesy of Stanley T. Bird, Jr. Used by permission.

For those who desire to eat healthy organic and gluten-free food, the real Granddaddy of all stores and eateries is Whole Foods, and Broward County is lucky enough to have three locations Fort Lauderdale, Plantation and Coral Springs. This...  Read More

Fort Lauderdale
The Whole Enchilada
Photo courtesy of Stanley T. Bird, Jr.

Mexican food lovers love The Whole Enchilada. With a delightful menu of favorites with delicious, fresh ingredients, The Whole Enchilada is here to stay. Appearing in Fort Lauderdale a short time ago (and now with two locations: one in Fort...  Read More

Fort Lauderdale
Pizza Fusion
Photo courtesy of Stanley T. Bird, Jr. Used by permission,

Gluten free does not have to mean pizza free. Everyone loves pizza but this Italian delight is often frowned upon by those watching their diet due to the carbs and the calories. But there is an alternative, which sets a standard in healthy,...  Read More

Tequila Sunrise Mexican Grill
Photo courtesy of Tequila Sunrise Mexican Grill

Located in an out of the way place off Dixie Highway between Commercial and NE 44th Street, the family owned and operated Tequila Sunrise has been delighting South Floridians since 1995, and offering a lot of food for a great price and even...  Read More

Christina Wan's is the comeback of the famous Wan's that was in Fort Lauderdale since 1966. Originally located on S.W. 8th street in Miami. The family has continuously served guests at various locations in Miami, North Miami Beach, Hollywood,...  Read More

Whether your lunch is for business or pleasure, or perhaps both, J. Mark's is just the place. With two popular locations, one on Federal Highway in Fort Lauderdale and the other on Copans Road in Pompano Beach, J. Mark's has a delicious lunch...  Read More

Located near Port Everglades on the popular 17th Street in Fort Lauderdale is the Coco Asian Bistro and Bar. This elegant, upscale restaurant is a draw to locals and the many visitors that visit annually. Asian food lovers savor striking flavors...  Read More

With a focus on healthy and satisfying dishes, this fine-dining restaurant is the perfect choice for those who want the best quality along with impeccable service. The menu here is seasonally-inspired and represents a unique blend of art and...  Read More

South Fort Lauderdale
Market 17
Photo courtesy of Bahia Cabana

With more and more people searching out organic foods in farmers markets and specialized supermarkets, there has been much talk about town concerning Market 17 Fresh Farm Restaurant and Bar. Unique, as there aren't many restaurants that boast of...  Read More

Photo courtesy of Sublime

Sublime has become one of Fort Lauderdale's favorite restaurants for health-conscious diners. This delightful eatery is an innovative concept in vegetarian dining with its cholesterol-free menu, but has been known to satisfy even the most ardent...  Read More


Meet Dale Mack

Dale Mack has been involved in Fort Lauderdale tourism and promotions for over twenty years. Working for Travelhost Magazine in Dallas, Texas, he was especially drawn to the edition...  More About Dale

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