Date & Thyme
829 Fleming St, Key West, FL 33040, USA
Photo courtesy of Date & Thyme
Date & Thyme Lately I've been very into finding healthy eateries while traveling. My favorite nutritious spot in Key West is Date & Thyme, owned by Charlie Wilson, who studied at the Natural Gourmet Institute for Health and Culinary Arts, then moved to Key West and focused on improving the lives of others through food. The building is an old gas station with a market—supporting the community with locally made soaps, produce, grocery items, and handmade textiles—and a café, serving coffee, fresh juices, smoothies, and teas. The colorful, mostly vegan menu offers an array of salads, bowls, and toast. I chose the acai bowl with blueberries, banana, and goji berries, blended with creamy coconut milk and topped with granola, coconut flakes, goji berries, and cacao nibs. It was heavenly. The restaurant's off-Duval location makes the patio seating area a peaceful place to spend some time, away from the tourist crowds. At night there's live entertainment and organic wine.