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Best Restaurants With Organic Food In OC

September 15, 2015 5:00 AM

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(credit: Freesoulcaffe)

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In an attempt to eat healthier, a lot of people actively avoid eating food treated with pesticides or food that includes GMOs. As a result, more restaurants strive to provide better food for the customers. Using organic ingredients is one way to provide better and healthier food for customers. Try these restaurants if you’re making the effort to eat organic.
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(credit: MJ E./Yelp)


The Stand Natural Food Restaurant
238 Thalia St
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
(949) 494-8101
www.facebook.com

Laguna Beach’s The Stand Natural Food Restaurant know their organic food. In fact, they are strong advocates of healthy eating for everyone, especially children. Providing nutritious food is what they do and also support gardening in schools to supply organic foods.
Offering everything from veggie burgers, fruit & nut salads, soft serve, smoothies, sandwiches, and much more.

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(credit: Jerome K./Yelp)


Green2Go
2435 E. Imperial Highway
Brea, CA 92821
(714) 482-2130
www.livegreen2go.com

Green2Go sets out to be different from other restaurants. The goal here is not only to provide organic food, but to sustain it by using organic food from a local source when possible. In addition to great salads and panini, you can choose to create your own salad at the organic salad bar. Green2Go also has an organic burger bar, where you can choose an organic burger made with beef, bison, turkey or salmon. Even the desserts like the seasonal cobbler are organic here, so you can indulge without too much guilt.

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118 Degrees
2981 Bristol St., Suite B5
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 754-0718
www.118degrees.com

Some people may be intimidated by 118 Degrees simply because they can’t imagine eating at a raw vegan restaurant. Well, the philosophy here is that customers should be provided with the food that is most beneficial for their bodies. Part of that philosophy is to use organic produce whenever possible. The organic produce is used to make things like the delicious macadamia coconut curry wraps. Lose your fear of vegan cuisine and try this place. Your body will thank you.

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(credit: Jamie Y./Yelp)


True Shabu
5675 E La Palma Ave.
Anaheim, CA 92807
(714) 462-9223
www.trueshabu.com

Not everything on the True Shabu menu is organic, but you can rest assured that no matter what you want to eat, an organic option is available. One of the popular items here is the chef’s organic vegetable plate. You’ll also find organic grass-fed steaks as well as organic chicken. True Shabu also has organic cold tofu as an appetizer, which goes great with the organic edamame. To top it all off, you can even enjoy some organic sake, green tea or lemonade with your meal.

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(credit: Freesoulcaffe)


Freesoulcaffe
191 E. Main St., Suite 1B
Tustin, CA 92780
(714) 371-0976
www.freesoulcaffe.com

As a vegan restaurant that uses only plant-based ingredients, Freesoulcaffee uses organic ingredients whenever possible. This is especially evident in the salads ranging from a kale salad to the Bloomsdale salad — made with organic spinach and kale, among other things. You’ll find a lot of care goes into the food here. This restaurant also takes the time to do a lot of the preparation — from making graham crackers for desserts to roasting vegetables — in house.

Related: Best Vegan-Friendly Restaurants in OC

Gary Schwind is a freelance writer covering all things Orange County. His work can be found on Examiner.com.

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