Eating Fresh in Encinitas

Encinitas has so much to offer in terms of the restaurant scene. Here are 5 local favorites where you can find freshly-prepared and delicious meals, both sweet and savory.

GoodOnYa Deli & Café

With a tagline of “every ingredient matters”, you know you’re in for healthy food and beverages when you stop by this 99% organic mellow eatery. Try the Kombucha on tap, a cup of bone broth with turmeric, or an organic turkey sandwich with herbed cashew spread; all ingredients are locally sourced and non-GMO.

More info at, 1051-A S Coast Hwy, Encinitas.  

Healthy Creations

This charming café offers a huge variety of free-range, hormone/antibiotic-free meats and poultry, all-organic produce, and gluten-free snacks. Try a quinoa power bowl, gourmet wild tuna wrap, or organic acai bowls made with fresh cashew or coconut milk. They even offer delivery!

More info at, 376 N El Camino Real, Encinitas.


This aptly-named bakery is well-known by Encinitas foodies for their gourmet gluten/corn/soy-free dishes and catering. Even if you regularly enjoy foods that contain gluten, you’ll absolutely love just about everything on this ethically-prepared menu. Favorites include the homemade chicken pot pie, gluten-free cinnamon rolls, and dairy-free cupcakes.

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Chick’s Natural

For good old-fashioned comfort food, Chick’s is the place to go. A neighborhood fixture since the 1980s, they offer the best fresh roasted chicken and sweet potatoes in town. Whether you get a delicious chicken wrap, rice bowl, or just an entire slow-roasted chicken, you can rest assured that there’s no artificial ingredients, preservatives, or additives involved in the cooking process.

More info at, 191 N El Camino Real, Encinitas.

Peace Pies

There’s a reason this place won awards for Best Raw/Best Eco-Raw Restaurant. Peace Pies is a local favorite that offers raw, vegan, gluten-free and soy-free desserts along with a full menu that includes wraps, salads, smoothies, and “mylkshakes”. Their zero-waste policy means you can enjoy a slice of Cosmic Coconut Cream Pie in good conscience.

More info at, 133 Daphne St, Encinitas.

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