Tastes Good AND It's Good for You: Healthy Dining in Fort Myers

It’s not always easy to stay on track nutritionally when traveling or vacationing. So, it’s good to know that when you’re in Fort Myers, you can find unique café’s that pay close attention to offering selections that are healthful.

Ada’s Natural Market is a popular choice for locals hunting for everything from gluten free, to vegan, to fresh juices and more. Ada's Green Leaf Café is located inside of Fort Myers largest natural food store, offering both sit down service and take out. Among The Flowers is a small cafe on Sanibel where you'll find art, food and food art with a spirited vibe. 

On the other side of the coin are burgers and pizza; you might not think they belong in the same sentence as the word healthy. But when the craving hits you or someone else in your party, you’ll be glad to know about Burger 21 and Pizza Fusion. 

Burger 21 offers gluten free buns and more than just beef patties; Ahi tuna, turkey, black bean to name a few. Pizza Fusion has whole grain and gluten free crusts, organic veggies and vegetarian antipastos. 

Even some of the larger, trendier restaurants in town make great efforts at purchasing grass fed beef, organic produce and other goods from sustainable producers, as well as highlight low calorie creations.

If you are looking for healthful and thoughtful dining options in the Fort Myers area, check out some of these 10Best.

Burger 21
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There's something about the hand washing station at the front door that gives you an indication this place cares about quality and cleanliness. With 21 burgers on the list, plus salads and an impressive gluten free section, Burger 21 is sure to...  Read More

Pizza Fusion
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You might not think about pizza being a healthful dining choice, but the pies found here are cuts above the rest. This pizza restaurant is committed to serving organic and sustainable vegetables and other products. The salads are satisfying and...  Read More

CRU Restaurant
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Even though Cru is one of the places to see and be seen in Fort Myers, it does have a healthful side. The chef's here pride themselves in buying local, organic and high quality ingredients. You'll not only find grass fed beef but bison, venison...  Read More

Twisted Vine
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Twisted Vine Bistro is a popular wine bar and restaurant that sits right across from the newly renovated riverfront in downtown Fort Myers. Owners have a partnership with a local urban farm to grow seasonal produce for the restaurant. Whatever...  Read More

First Watch
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If you want healthful breakfast that is served all day, then First Watch is the place for you. This is one place where you can order cholesterol free eggs and egg whites as substitutes in any dish, and not face additional charges. You'll find...  Read More

Roy's Bonita Springs
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Roy's prides itself in a menu full of exotic, pacific and local fish, all prepared with Hawaiian fusion flare. The butterfish lettuce wraps are a favorite appetizer with cool cucumber and a "sizzling vinaigrette." The sea bass comes in a fresh...  Read More

Happiness Healthy Cafe
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If you're not careful, you might just drive right by this small café in an aged strip mall off of the busy US41. The bright interior is a good representation of the lively flavors you'll find in the food, much of which has an Indian touch. The...  Read More

Chef Brooke's Natural Cafe
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This funky café full of colorful art with Faerie Houses hanging from the ceiling has been serving healthful foodies for more than five years. Chef Brooke cooks for all causes, whether you consume a raw diet, paleo, vegan, vegetarian or just...  Read More

Among The Flowers Sanibel
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A well kept secret in the Sanibel food scene, Among The Flowers serves simple food with a spirited flare. Having a hippie/artsy vibe, the café also sells sage, wish boxes and other goodies. Dishes are designed to reflect the natural beauty of...  Read More

Ada's Natural Market
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Ada's is a family-run health food market that has been in the Fort Myers area since the late 70's. It has changed hands a number of times and briefly shut down before coming back bigger and better than ever. The new Green Leaf Cafe at the front...  Read More


Meet Gina Birch

Gina carries the rare title of "Native Floridian". Living in Southwest Florida for 22 years, she is a well known, award winning radio and TV personality. 

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