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Food and Thought, Naples


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Food and Thought, Naples

TomOHaver | | Mar 3, 2009 03:04 AM

We have eaten several times recently at Food and Thought, a small café cum organic produce stand and grocery located at the Gateway Plaza, 2132 Tamiami Trl N, on the East side of 41 just north of Golden Gate, not far from TGI Friday. This place is so atypical of Naples, it's worth going there just for the change: it has a very "granola" hippie-commune atmosphere: a limited menu, very reasonable prices, and deliciously healthy food. Each day there is a different menu with just three featured dishes: one fish, one fowl, and one veggie, plus a daily soup and selection of sandwiches and smoothies. Everything is organic and is made from scratch right there, using locally-grown produce from their own farms. You order at a counter and take your food to your table, most of them outside in the shaded courtyard, adjacent to the produce stand. You walk into this place and you'll find yourself thinking, "Am I really in Naples?" The place is expanding into an adjacent much larger space some time in March, 2009. Take a look at their web site (, which mixes menus, philosophy, literary quotations, and life-style advice in a very non-Naples way. I admit it's a tad over-the-top, but what the hay, we're cool, right?

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