In our “better-for-you” food blog series, we touched on what superfoods are and how you can implement them into your menu. Today, we examine this in action as we survey restaurants that offer superfoods to their patrons to try out.
Our food discoveries take us across the nation and around the world, and as a result, we are fortunate enough to experiment some really wonderful dishes – some unique and some familiar (sushi pizza anyone?) We love observing trends in dining and we are definitely seeing more superfoods in the spotlight.
Pura Vida in Miami offers a multitude of healthy options on their menus. They even have a “superfood smoothies” section featuring drinks like “Wanderlust” containing spinach, cucumber, banana, and pineapple as well as “Super Greens,” which is a blend of spinach, kale, granny smith apple, cucumber, celery, ginger, parsley, cayenne pepper, lemon-lime, and honey. At Beaming Cafes in California, you can also enjoy a superfood smoothie. But beyond that, why not try out their build-your-own superfood trail mix bar with options like flax seeds, golden berries, buckwheat, cacao nibs, pumpkin seeds or experiment with their superfood porridge bar?
For some more hearty and savory choices, LYFE Kitchen’s salads feature an array of superfoods like their Quinoa Crunch Bowl with nutrient-dense quinoa, cucumber, snap peas, broccoli, tomato, avocado, organic arugula, edamame hummus, chipotle vinaigrette and Fireman’s Hot Sauce.
Before you think that superfood-centric dishes would only appear on menus of restaurants solely dedicated to healthy eats–think again. Which Wich Superior Sandwiches actually offers a “Superfood Wich” that’s made with a vegan black bean patty, fresh avocado, jalapeño hummus, quinoa and roasted red peppers wrapped in a spinach tortilla. If you’re in a boozy mood, you can still get your superfood fix. Veggie forward cocktails like “The Girl From Ipanema” from The Whistler in Chicago is made of boiled purple corn with pineapple, apple and various spices; pisco; club soda; honey; lime and black pepper. Fresh herbs are making a scene in alcoholic beverages like “Not a Cosmo” from Stockyard Burgers & Bones in Marietta, Ga. It’s a bourbon-based drink made with blood-orange shrub, rosemary-sage syrup, Campari and lemon juice.
Health is in and it’s only gaining steam and menu’s with superfoods options is where’s it at! At Synergy, we work with operators to develop delicious and nutritious menus. For more information, please contact us.