2934 W. Cary St.
Second Place: Ellwood Thompson's Local Market
Third Place: Lehja
The Daily Kitchen & Bar loves us all — the gluten-, nut- and dairy-free, paleo adherents, vegetarians and vegans. It wants us to feel happy by creating food that makes no one feel deprived — even meat-lovers will feel at home with one of its juicy Angus burgers in hand. Kale salad gets a twist with pumpkin seeds, pecorino, apples, pomegranate and a citrus poppy seed dressing, and the quinoa salad with chickpeas, mixed greens and a boatload of brightly colored vegetables is a satisfying bowl of healthy goodness. You can score a glass of freshly squeezed juice and even feel virtuous tippling when you order a round of acai blueberry or watermelon kombucha martinis for the table. Ellwood Thompson's Local Market recently expanded with the Beet Café, where you can grab a glass of wine or a beer on tap, and added the Create bar with sandwiches and salads to augment its popular hot bar. Lehja makes healthy delicious, bringing more vegetables to a meal than you ever expected to eat.