This list has been updated as of 5/26/20.
Nearly every week, give or take, I will hear someone say, “I wish we had a…” Fresh Kitchen, by Chloe, Joe & the Juice, CAVA, Sweetgreen, etc. You can just about fill in the blank with any healthy-niched restaurant throughout the nation, and no doubt someone has wished for it. And I completely get it. I’d be lying if I didn’t say some of these fill-in-the blank’s were straight from our office.
The culture of Lakeland has grown beyond the point of bbq 24/7. A far cry from when I first came in 2002 as an overly-picky college student when options were limited and Publix + Chamberlin’s were my haven. And let me just tell you how much my parents loved the fact that they were paying for a college meal plan their daughter never used. (Not quite, for anyone who can’t read my sarcasm.)
But since then, the terms GF, paleo + vegan are no longer abnormal.
While many cities may have their vegan or keto-friendly restaurants they flaunt to, that doesn’t mean Lakeland doesn’t have it’s own abundance of fresh, GF, vegan + omnivore-friendly meals too. Or at the very least, ones that can be easily adapted, as you will see.
And yes, for the most part, you can ask the waiter to eliminate something. I’m always mind-boggled when people don’t want to ask for specifics or substitutions. It’s your meal, your money + your body. Please, by all means, be picky.
So, we checked in with you all and gathered a list of your favorite dishes and some from our team, to meet most every dietary need.
Saigon Bistro | Photo by Carly C.
Black & Brew | Photo by LALtoday
🍽 Gluten Free
GF avocado toast | Black & Brew | 205 E Main St. + 100 Lake Morton Dr. | Although, were you aware that the original is served with Born & Bread’s sourdough + some who are gluten-sensitive can still enjoy sourdough?
Check out this list to see more GF options in Lakeland.
🍽 Keto + Paleo
Hopefully now you can navigate your choice approach to eating (be it the occasional vegan omnivore, or GF with weekly Born & Bread visits) more easily.