fort lauderdale and miami are severely lacking in organic & vegan cuisine. yes, plenty of juice bars but no amazing vegan goodness. until this week. one of the owners of tap 42 has started a new venture over on 17th causeway called the green bar & kitchen. and let me tell you. this place is already amazing and it hasn’t been open for a week. raw foods (check). amazing smoothies and juices (check). cookbooks and superfoods market (check). organic wines (check). this place is amazing. the inside counters were done by ecosimplista over on oakland park blvd who specialize in “green” construction and renovations. awesome company owned and operated by a brother and sister team who rock!
so i met my best good friend over at green bar and we ordered a coconut grain bowl, the living lasagna and a gbk burger. wowza. tast buds are throwing a party up in here! i loved every bite. this restaurant is EXACTLY what south florida needed!
the burger was served on a bun with avocado & sunflower sprouts. the pickled cucumbers were a splendid touch! from the menu description: (chipotle garlic mayo) Brown rice, quinoa, chickpea, carrot, onion, parsley, sunflower seeds, garlic, tamari, smoked salt, pepper, EVO, thyme, sage, rosemary, ACV. very very tasty!
from the menu: Brown Rice, quinoa, carrots, coconut oil, coconut flakes, white cabbage, kale, ginger, garlic, scallion, kaffir lime leaves, red pepper. so many levels of flavor. i LOVED this “hot” dish. super healthy. super amazingly delicious.
from the menu: Zucchini pasta, sundried tomato marinara, macadamia ricotta, basil pesto, EVOO. yummmmmmy! awesome “ricotta”. loved how fresh all the ingredients were. for dessert we were given some gluten free / vegan blondies. delish! my friend also loved her organic pinot noir. i ordered the apple pie smoothie and it was yum!
the staff was attentive and totally passionate about this new venture. great vibe. great atmosphere. awesome food. i’m in vegan foodie heaven today!
so yeah, i have a new favorite lunch spot. i will for sure be a regular here. can’t wait to take all of my friends! hopefully green bar can start a new trend for fort lauderdale. healthy eating!!!!!!
1075 SE 17th St.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316