The beauty of the spring season is underway here in La Jolla. We’re saying goodbye to winter and welcoming warmer weather! The change of seasons shows us how beautiful our planet truly is and what it has to offer. La Jolla is a perfect April destination, especially to celebrate Earth Day at the end of the month. One of the best ways to do this is to eat at sustainable restaurants with friends and family. Here are some sustainable and environmentally friendly restaurants to go to during the month of April: 

  1. Green Door Café has been offering their customers environmentally friendly food since 2009. Besides having a variety of choices on their breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus, with dishes such as pancakes, tacos, and pasta, Green Door Café owner and CEO Martin Hall is passionate about serving cruelty-free, plant-based, pesticide-free, and locally sourced food right here in La Jolla on Girard Ave! Green Door Café strives to serve their guests with originally created dishes that are based on a seasonal menu, picking up their ingredients from local farmers markets.      
  2. Olive and Basil is another great place to eat during this time of year. Not only is their food healthy and delicious, but this restaurant serves fresh and organic food from local farmers’ markets all year round. There are lots of items to choose from, with a variety of salad dishes, burgers, and even tacos! Guests are sure to eat excellent quality food either within the restaurant or at home with takeout options. With the head chef having over two decades of experience in the industry, Olive and Basil is passionate about serving the best food to their guests.
  3. Parakeet Café is a wonderful place to go to not only get a morning or afternoon coffee, but also to get fresh, organic ingredients with all of their food items such as yogurt and other breakfast bowls, waffles, and egg dishes. This all started when owners Carol and Jonathan Goldwasser went through a challenging time helping their daughter get treated for a rare disease. Upon this, they discovered food is what made her feel better and have since made it a mission to serve high quality, organic food to their guests with lots of flavor and lots of colors too!   
  4. Trilogy Sanctuary also serves up many environmentally friendly options! This restaurant serves vegan and plant-based cuisine on Girard Ave with items like acai bowls, and smoothies, just to name a few! Owners Joe and Leila have been in the holistic and yoga industry for many years and have extensive knowledge of healthy eating while also wanting to emphasize spiritual, physical, and emotional well-being among their customers. Not only do they want their guests to be eating healthy and wholesome food, but also want them to be happy!