Housemade potato and cauliflower perogies from The Local.
Built on the concept of buying local product for the health of both its diners and its planet, The Local (239-596-3276) uses a lot of organic ingredients and devotes sections to gluten-free, vegetarian and even vegan diets. Non-carnivores can choose from a full array of refreshingly delightful salads, red lentil soup, quinoa with sweet corn and cucumbers, a veggie flatbread, a veggie sandwich with avocado, baba ghanoush, “kung pao” avocado with bell pepper and cashews, The Local Farm Plate, and seasonal vegetables with house-made fettuccini and oyster mushrooms, plus various well-prepared seafood dishes, such as Pine Island clams with capellini.
Food & Thought
Food & Thought’s dishes reflect the kind of creative thinking that raises it above typical health food juice-bar fare. Organic and homemade, most of its cold and hot dishes are vegan or at least vegetarian. (foodan?dthought.com, 239-213-2222)
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