You’ve got your favorite food spots down to a science - which is important because you pride yourself on clean eating and for whatever reason, health, mental clarity or whatever, you need fresh and healthy - average restaurant food won’t cut it.
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Some of the most frequented spots may (or may not!) be trendy. One thing they all have in common is a commitment to fresh ingredients. You know, similar to those you would use at home: local, organic, sustainable, wild, grass-fed, and pasture-raised..all the good stuff you’re happy to feed your body, soul and family.
Cruising down the 24, the historic Orinda Theater lights beckon the eyes to look and light up a sleepy downtown that has some vibrant and well-loved businesses. Lafayette boasts the “Hill of Crosses” - which is visible from the freeway and commemorates soldiers lost in the Iraq war - with one cross for every soldier lost...and wholly cared for by community volunteers. . Hacienda De Las Flores in Moraga is a beautiful venue that hosts food trucks, lawn games and family friendly fun on select Fridays in the summertime. While these attractions are defined landmarks of the three towns that make up Lamorinda, each has its own distinct vibe and things to offer the community as a whole. What can you expect from each of these sister-towns?
While we stay away from shameless plugs and try to give you a fair overview of what’s what in Lamorinda - in one category there is really no true alternative to My Sustainable Table. The way many get around ‘Delivery Dilemma’ in the food and nutrition realm is to turn to this unique, fresh cooked, consciously planned and super healthy family delivery service. Sharon and her team offer family-sized portions of balanced meals, delivered to your doorstep.
Meals, soups, bone broths and healthy treats are all made in her Oakland commercial kitchen.
We’ve all been there. Those days when you’ve had a long day at work, traffic is a nightmare and you can’t bear the thought of driving to the grocery store or worse, getting everyone out the door only to sit through a long meal. You know your fridge and cupboards are bare and you know you can’t call in from one of a hundred restaurants like you did when you lived in the city. When you’re feeling “jammy time” rather than playing the shopping cart shuffle during the after-work rush, we’ve got options for you.
Yes, if you are leaving the city behind you’re leaving behind lots of great grubbing! The downfall of the suburbs are fewer choices in international fare - but, all is not lost. As an anonymous foodie, I’ve taken my fair share of excursions to find my favorite spots to fulfill a craving. For me, it’s mostly spicy and Asian - but, everything from Nigerian to Cambodian to hot dogs have been explored! Read on:
Being a mom means you plan the meals. Even if you work! You run the show. When you have a busy life and a special diet, it’s nice to know where to do without having to do the experimenting yourself. Going gluten-free is often a matter of feeling better, but for some it’s a serious health risk to eat foods with gluten, so knowing where to go to eat out is a necessity. Luckily, Lamorinda has many options and they have a wide variety of menu items to fully satisfy those who consider less (wheat) is more in their diet.
Pizza is a mom’s best friend. You might not have it often but it’s there when you need it. It might not be your favorite way to pig out on carbs but it’s reliable and plentiful….hey, kinda like wine! Well, pick your pizza because Lamorinda is not short on pizza options! Depending on your taste, occasion, atmosphere preference, dine-in, pick up or delivery...there is something for you. There are pizzas in a wide variety of budget options and you can find just about any style pizza in Lamorinda, from fancy to fast food. While many restaurants throughout Lamorinda include a couple of pizza or flatbread options on their menu, such as Chow and The Bistro at the Park Hotel, both of Lafayette, there are many restaurants dedicated solely to pizza.
There are so many options for toting your tots to dine out and about in Lamorinda. Little and big kids alike have favorite restaurants as we are not short on options. Ask any child and they will tell you the reason why they have a favorite restaurant and they know exactly where they want to go for their birthday dinner. Ask any parent, and they know which restaurants are ‘kid-friendly’ and where they can find value, variety and...a place noisy enough where they won’t stand out!
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