One of the great things about living in San Diego is the amount of organic restaurants and cafes. It seems that in nearly ever area of this city there are a number of spots to grab a healthy and organic bite to eat. As a healthy eater, and also a person who enjoys trying new places, I was excited when Lean and Green Cafe reached out to me via Twitter, inviting me to stop by for an organic wrap and smoothie.
Only a block up from Prospect on Fay street, Lean and Green Cafe is tucked away nicely on the bottom floor of the Merrill Lynch building. When walking into this small cafe, the first thing to catch my eye is the large tree "growing" from the middle of the floor. The whole place looks fresh and screams organic. I'm definitely having an optimistic feeling about this cafe.
I'm greeted by a friendly employee, and after glancing over the menu for a minute, I place my order. Being particularly decisive today, I quickly pick the Rainbow Turkey Wrap and Berry Oxidant Smoothie. Although they do seem busy with large lunch orders, probably from the surrounding businesses, my wrap and smoothie is made surprisingly fast. They thank me with a friendly smile before turning their attention back to the larger orders.
Although the cafe has a counter inside, and tables and chairs outside, the warm sunny weather is begging me to eat at the nearby park overlooking the ocean. So taking my order, I sip my delicious bright purple smoothie and head to the beach.
Being that it's noon on a Wednesday, the beach is not its usual crowded self. Beside a few people, probably tourists, and some surfers putting on wetsuits, this section of the beach is almost completely mine to enjoy and eat my organic lunch. The Rainbow Turkey Wrap is delicious and much larger than I am expecting. The tomatoes, baby spinach and sprouts are so fresh. The turkey mixed in a buttermilk herb dressing is flavorful and satisfying. The Berry Oxidant smoothie is sweet and slightly tart, and is my favorite between the two. Overall, Lean and Green Cafe is a great and tasty choice for anyone who is in the La Jolla area or just wanting a delicious organic lunch!