Today I’m launching a new category, page, and feature on this website. First up, A Gutsy Girl Goes to Encinitas.
For context, see the page under which these will all live, Gutsy Lifestyle -> Travel.
A Gutsy Girl Goes to Encinitas
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A newsletter subscriber replied to my email last week and said, “GOODONYA. You must go!”
I know the Gutsy community has each other’s backs, so I went.
Incredible food, great ambiance, and A+ recommendation.
In case you’re going to Encinitas, CA anytime in the near-ish future, make sure to put Goodonya on the agenda.
It’s located at:
1051 S Coast Hwy 101
Encinitas, CA 92024
GOODONYA® was founded in 2001. They make Organic Food for Encinitas, the town they love. The food is 100% Non GMO / 99% Organic and as local as possible. And they believe this is the way ALL food should be. Organic and REAL.
I “met” Kris, the founder on Instagram. Sweet as pie. She was also a field hockey player, and we meshed very well. She wasn’t in on the day we ate there, but I did meet her General Manager, Christy. Also sweet as pie.
The entire staff was friendly and thorough.
A Hidden Gem
I was casually drinking a beverage and talking to my friend Dre, when my other friend Abby returned from the bathroom.
Oh my gosh. You have to see the bathroom. Your readers need to know about this!
I went in, and here is what I saw.
That’s right. A Squatty Potty all ready. I mean, even in Bamboo – how cool is that?
In case you don’t know what a Squatty Potty is, it’s the most basic “stool” ever that let’s you poo much easier. In fact, I have a fun post I want to do for you soon, so stay tuned.
But seriously, why doesn’t every restaurant have one?
This is obviously the part you came for.
The menu is as “clean” as they come. And if you have any sort of food intolerance, you’ll be just fine eating here.
These are their food standards.
And here is a peek at the menu.
I got the Veggie Bowl and added 2 (over-hard) eggs. Of course I got a beverage. Wait, I got beverages. The beverage menu is also beautiful.
Water is basic, and also acted as the vehicle for my probiotic, enzyme, and HCL.
The Juneshine is a Kombucha that contains alcohol (geez, a small amount, settle down!)
The meal and beverage combination was so good. Seriously, look at all of this delightful food.
If you’re intolerant to eggs, don’t worry – there are many other things to choose from. Just look at the full Goodonya menu. Coconut wraps, cassava tortillas, avocado (gluten-free) toast, coconut yogurt parfaits, vegan and vegetarian salads, a probiotic-focused salad, and even bone broth.
Literally, something for every Gutsy girl out there.
Two other restaurants I ate at and loved (honorable mentions):
- Mikko Sushi in Carlsbad. Got a Poke bowl, obviously (also miso soup and a s$%^ ton of ginger!). They are one of my top 5 meals ever. Mikko was fresh, fast, and delicious!
- Nectarine Grove in Encinitas. 100% gluten free. It’s small, but super mighty. Also, this table number stand was in my branding colors. I mean, how did they even know I was coming?!
Alright, now in case you missed my e-newsletter today, click HERE to read it. I think you’ll enjoy this edition. It will give you the option to voice your thoughts and opinion…..because they are great!
You will heal. I will help.