South Area Food Gems of The Palm Beaches

Local food and dining blogger Cristyle Egitto give us tour of just some of the great food "gems" to be explored around the southern areas of The Palm Beaches

Editor's note: This is one of a series of three installments from Cristyle Egitto of EatPalmBeach.com.
Cristyle's round-up of gems in the north part of The Palm Beaches can be read here
Her round up of gems in the central part of The Palm Beaches can be read here.
 
The south end of Palm Beach County hosts an array of eating establishments to enjoy. From waterfront venues like Old Key Lime House in Lantana to juice and coffee bars like Nomad Surf in Boynton Beach and intimate date night spots like The Grove in Delray Beach there is something for everyone. Delray Beach’s main street, Atlantic Avenue, has become a foodie mecca with door to door dining options and an exciting nightlife scene. 
 
Raw Juce

 
Raw Juce is the local go-to for USDA certified organic cold-pressed juices, acai bowls, smoothies and light foods. With an emphasis on quality ingredients, flavor and stellar customer service, Raw Juce has created a community around its healthy lifestyle and offerings. Make sure to check in on social media for a free shot like the Beta-Immunity or Detoxifier. 
 
Address & Phone: 
2616 PGA Boulevard, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
561-609-2872
with locations in Palm Beach Gardens and Greater Miami 
 
RawJuce.com
 
 
Nani’s Dough

 
Nani’s Dough started as a local delivering homemade doughnuts and has grown into an artisan doughnut shop with flavors like Nutella, Maple Bacon, White Chocolate Mocha and Cannoli. Rows of doughnuts are with filled, topped and sprinkled with goodness and packaged with a few holes to hold you over in the car. 
 
Address & Phone: 
601 N Congress Ave #406, Delray Beach, FL 33445
561-303-1102
 
NanisDough.com
 
Salt7

 
Salt7 is a modern eatery known for its buzzing happy hour and experiential Sunday brunch. Under the direction of new Executive Chef, Paul Niedermann, winner of Hell’s Kitchen, the menu is getting a facelift and a heavy-hitter chef to back it up. Named for the seven fine salts used in their food preparation, they offer small plates to share and entrees including their 28 day aged prime steak selection.
 
Address & Phone: 
32 SE 2nd Ave, Delray Beach, FL 33444
561-274-7258
 
Salt7.com
 
ROK BRGR

 

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ROK BRGR is a gastropub highlighting gourmet burgers in a Prohibition-inspired space. They have elevated the handheld classic along with mac and cheese varieties, signature cocktails and Sunday Brunch. They bring a sophistication but ease to comfort food in a stylish but relaxed atmosphere; think Lobster Corn Dogs. 
 
Address & Phone: 
4 E Atlantic Ave, Delray Beach, FL 33444
with locations in Fort Lauderdale and Greater Miami
561-808-7220
 
ROKBRGR.com
 
Houston’s

 
Houston’s is a part of the Hillstone Restaurant Group and has been a mainstay of Boca Raton for years. Consistently good food and service make it an easy choice for lunch or dinner with the family or as a couple. Enjoy entrees like the Barbeque Pork Ribs that fall off the bone beside shoestring fries or the French Dip Au Jus. 
 
Address & Phone: 
1900 NW Executive Center Cir, Boca Raton, FL 33431
561-998-0550
 
Houstons.com
 
Benny’s on the Beach

 
Located on the Lake Worth Pier, Benny’s on the Beach lives up to its name hovering just above the sand. Serving breakfast daily, Benny’s is a popular spot to enjoy the breeze with a pancake, beach bread or cocktail. They also offer lunch and dinner and feature paella and seafood bake menus. Don’t miss out on Happy Hour or a sunset with their Corona Rita. 
 
Address & Phone: 
10 S Ocean Blvd, Lake Worth, FL 33460
561-582-9001
 
BennysOnTheBeach.com
 
Brule Bistro and Wine House

 
Brule is located just off Atlantic Ave in the Pineapple Grove district. The décor is unassuming but the menu reveals a creative fusion of French and American cuisine. Tapas include items like the Foie Gras “PB&J” while entrees like the Seared Diver Scallops are topped with quail egg. Open for lunch and dinner, the wine house also hosts an elevated wine list. 
 
Address and Phone: 
200 NE 2nd Ave, Delray Beach, FL 33444
561-274-2046
 
brulebistro.com
 
Green Owl

 

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Green Owl is a tradition in Delray Beach. Though they relocated to 4th Avenue in 2016 due to the sale of the building they occupied, Green Owl served the community through its Atlantic Avenue doors for over 30 years.  A cash only establishment, the diner serves breakfast and lunch to patrons who have remained loyal for decades at prices that seem almost impossible along the main corridor. Stop by to enjoy a leisurely meal with service with a smile. 
 
Address and Phone: 
11 SE 4th Ave, Delray Beach, FL 33483
561-270-7894
 
Kapow

 

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Kapow is a restaurant and lounge focused on Southeast Asian cuisine and creating a cool and inviting vibe. The menu features small plates for sharing, gyoza tacos, pillowy bao buns and large plate entrees. I highly recommend the Garden Variety cocktail for a slight kick and flavor that will become your newest craving. They also serve brunch and feature a lengthy sake menu for enthusiasts. 
 
Address and Phone: 
431 Plaza Real, Boca Raton, FL 33432
561-347-7322
with location in West Palm Beach
 
kapownoodlebar.com
 
Sandbar at Boston’s on the Beach

 
Sandbar is a great time on the beach, not at the beach. Just across Ocean Blvd from Delray Beach is an outdoor tiki hut with colorful umbrellas, Adirondack chairs and a sandy-toed good time. Sister bar to the adjacent Boston’s on the Beach, Sandbar serves up finger foods and sandwiches with creative cocktail concoctions sometimes seen served by the pitcher. A great way to take in the sun but also beat the heat. 
 
Address & Phone: 
40 S Ocean Blvd, Delray Beach, FL 33483
561-278-3364
 
BostonsSandbar.com
 
Rocco’s Tacos and Tequila Bar

 
Rocco’s Tacos is a trendy hotspot throughout Palm Beach County with locations on Atlantic Avenue, Clematis Street and PGA Boulevard. Known for their bustling happy hour and bar scene and their charismatic owner, Rocco, they serve lunch, dinner, brunch and late night menus. Enjoy tableside guacamole, street tacos and authentic Mexican flavors with a lively atmosphere. 
 
Address and Phone: 
110 E Atlantic Ave, Delray Beach, FL 33444
561-808-1100
with locations in West Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens and throughout Florida
 
RoccosTacos.com
 

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