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Food For Thought

Gulfside Village Plaza, 5800 Overseas Highway, Suite 23, Marathon, FL 33050
+1 305-743-3297
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Ranked #21 of 72 restaurants in Marathon
Price range: $4 - $12
Cuisines: Coffee Shop, Vegan, Vegetarian, Café
Dining options: Lunch
Description: We are a health food store & vegan/vegetarian/raw Cafe in the Florida Keys
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch
Description: We are a health food store & vegan/vegetarian/raw Cafe in the Florida Keys
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Nice to find a healthy place to eat in Marathon. Limited menu and seating inside the shop not very inspiring but the food is fresh and tasty, and I was pleased with the gluten free options. The staff aren't overly friendly nor helpful, when I asked which of their juices or smoothies would suit my sweet-tooth, I was dismissively told... More

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Big Pine Key, Florida
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

I have been going to this place for years, when it was "just" a health food/book store. They are always knowledgeable and care about why you came in, if you need advice. The cafe makes a good place even greater. Every meal there has been a treat, not a sacrifice. Smoothies, sandwiches on this gluten-free bread that's better than regular... More

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foodforthought5800, Manager at Food For Thought, responded to this review

Thank you for the rave review, we're trying to be the best we can be, with customers like you we'll keep growing strong! More

Dartmouth, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

My husband and I went here for my birthday last week during a vacation to Williamsburg, VA. Our waiter Dillon was great, personable and fun! I had the Craba Bella, a huge portabella mushroom stuffed with spinach and topped with lump crab meat, topped with cheese on a bed of mushroom rice. My husband had the pasta, I forgot the... More

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foodforthought5800, Manager at Food For Thought, responded to this review

As much as we'd love to be the place that you had 'the best meal ever'....this review was not meant for us as we are a vegan/vegetarian/raw cafe & do not serve crab, we hope you do get to stop by & visit us & give us as nice a review too. Happy Belated Birthday. :) More

cara2007
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

This cafe is an excellent option for health conscious travelers and those with food allergies/sensitivities. Stopped here for breakfast with my husband and our toddler for breakfast which was delicious. Enjoyed a veggie and egg scramble with cashew cream. The woman who was preparing food could not have been friendlier. When our daughter got antsy she brought us coloring books... More

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foodforthought5800, Manager at Food For Thought, responded to this review

We try to accommodate people with food allergies/sensitivities, we are happy you found us & enjoyed a great meal! More

Boca Raton, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

I found this cafe on Trip Advisor and it is a gem. The staff is excellent and knowledgeable and both the store and cafe offer a great variety and are well appointed. I will definitely return. My lunch was delish,

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foodforthought5800, Manager at Food For Thought, responded to this review

We're glad you found us on Trip Advisor & thanks for the great review of our store, cafe & staff! Come back & visit us soon! More

Elgin, Illinois, United States
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014 via mobile

This is our thirteenth year to visit Marathon and three years ago, we found Food for Thought. It was tucked away in a strip mall , but we hit the jackpot !!! The cafe there makes eating healthy so easy. It is such a breath of fresh air to be able to add such healthy choices to a vacation. The... More

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foodforthought5800, Manager at Food For Thought, responded to this review

Thank you for the rave review, we hope to see you in years to come too! More

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

i was happy to find this place close to where we were staying. i was able to grab a portabella wrap and a berry greens smoothie along with a few other things. i really enjoyed it and ate it over two meals. it was a nice break from "vacation eating" that i needed! the book selection caught my eye and... More

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foodforthought5800, Manager at Food For Thought, responded to this review

We're happy you found us & enjoyed your healthy respite from "vacation eating". We hope you come back when you're in town again! Be happy & healthy. More

Smithtown, New York
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Food and service was great. Loved the vegetarian and vegan options. Homemade vegan sour cream was better then the real thing and this was from the carnivore in the party.

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foodforthought5800, Manager at Food For Thought, responded to this review

How we love it when our food tantalizes the taste buds of unsuspecting diners in a good way! :) More

Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

For the GF/V traveler, this is a great find! Love the organic store, the selection, and the café options. The prices are all a little high, but organic food on an island is not easy to come by, so... keep that in mind. The staff are all really friendly as well.

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foodforthought5800, Manager at Food For Thought, responded to this review

Gluten free vegans breathe a sign of relief, we have options for you! Thanks for the great review! More

Albuquerque, New Mexico
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

What a rare and welcome find! Located inside a health food store the cafe has a limited, yet well planned menu. Great for when you tire of fried entrees and chain restaurants. They also serve coffee, teas and totally natural smoothies (no mixes or added sugar).

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foodforthought5800, Manager at Food For Thought, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review, we love to hear from healthy eaters! More

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