May 292012
 

I just returned from a relaxing Keys vacation and came back with a Slow Food Restaurant find in Key West!

We stayed at the Islander Resort in Islamorada….our favorite place to stay as the grounds are beautiful and they have kitchenettes which is great for people with families or anyone who would like to save a little money on eating out every meal.

Hotel View in Islamorada

The first night we watched the sunset and ate at Lorelei-a great restaurant right across the street…we rode our bikes everywhere!

Anthony and Courtney
View at Lorelei

At Lorelei, Islamorada
Double Rainbow Viewed from Lorelei, Islamorada
Theater of the Sea

Dolphin Show at Theater of the Sea

Heading into Butterfly Conservatory, Key West
My was practicing her photography skills.
Courtney caught a butterfly!

I. Love. This. Concept.
An old gas station – turned natural foods market and cafe with a raised garden outdoor seating area.
I do think we need one of these in Jacksonville.
I found help yourself by googling “Slow Food Key West”.
Slow Food Key West – Help Yourself
help yourself cafe



Indian Summer Salad – Creamy Mix of Chickpeas, Quinoa, Carrots, Raisins, Onion with Indian Spices Over Mixed Greens with House Vinaigrette
This salad…..oh my gosh.  Protein rich with chickpeas, quinoa and nuts, lots of fresh veggies and Indian spices-I loved the weight and mix of flavors.

help yourself cafe -almost everything can be made gluten free
They made my daughter a GF chicken wrap with lettuce and apples.

help yourself cafe has a vegan lasagna with layers of zucchini.  Next time I’ll be trying that!
Some of the info that really resonated with me is that they use all whole grains, no GMO, no dairy (coconut is the alternative), fresh juices and everything is prepared from scratch. Can you see why this was my kind of place?
That night we ate at Morada Bay – my favorite in Islamorada!
Morada Bay in Islamorada
 Monday, while everyone else was driving back up in traffic I could beat on a bike, we hit the pool and did some shopping.
There is an outdoor world there wish a really cool fish tank.

The last night there we ate at Islamorada Fish Company.  Our waiter was very nice and the view was gorgeous but the food was ok.  I asked if they make their on dressing and they said no.  That is my telltale way to tell the freshness and quality of the food.

Islamorada Fish Company

View from Islamorada Fish Company

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