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Cafe Antigua

1903 N. Classen Blvd.

602-8984

If at all possible, get the special. It’s usually a creative collaboration of regular menu items and the freshest daily ingredients. The cuisine is chiefly Guatemalan and the breakfast dishes are incredibly tasty. The mosh breakfast combo ($6.49) is a plate full of migas-style eggs, fresh fruit, toast and Guatemalan oatmeal. If you’re in a hurry, grab a smoothie ($3), particularly the chocolate banana.


The Earth Cafe & Deli

746 Asp, Norman

573-5933

“Healthy, meet Delicious. Delicious, this is Healthy.” That must have been the genesis of a delicious concept on Campus Corner in Norman. Try the Loaded Earth Coney ($7.25), a vegan hot dog on a sprouted-wheat bun, or Moon Maiden Sandwich ($3.99-$6.99), a grilled cheese on whole wheat with organic avocado and sprouts. Finish up with a vegan strawberry cupcake ($1.99).

Green & Grilled

8547 N. Rockwell

563-2605

Low on groceries but want a healthy meal? Green & Grilled offers a grilled meat or tofu plate ($7.65-$7.99) that comes with half of one of its salads, from bacon spinach to seasonal fruit, as well as a side. Sides are spinach rice, carrot rice, brown rice, steamed potatoes, corn on the cob or avocado. Grab a sugar-free brownie ($2.99) for dessert.


Cafe Kacao

3325 N. Classen Blvd.

602-2883

The
menu at this Guatemalan gem has recently been redone, so what better
reason to go? If you’re a red-meat-eater who’s trying to make healthier
decisions, the carne asada ($10.75) is a flavorful and lean option made
with thinly sliced steak with black beans, salad, grilled onions and
side of the rice of the day. Don’t leave without trying the horchata
($2.25), a traditional drink served chilled.


Zorba’s Mediterranean Cuisine

6014 N. May

947-7788

Here,
you don’t just get a delicious, Mediterranean meal: You get a show,
too! Violinists from 7-9 p.m. Thursdays, Flamenco dancers 8:30-9:30 p.m.
Fridays and belly dancers 8:30-9:30 p.m. Saturdays entertain while you
enjoy a zesty appetizer, like the hummus trio ($7), which comes with red
bell pepper, spinach and regular hummus, or the tabbouleh ($3). Try the
side salad with house-made Greek vinaigrette ($3- $6). It’s crisp and
light — perfect for a summer lunch.

Coolgreens

14201 N. May

286-9304

It’s
impossible not to love the fresh options you’ll have here. Try the ahi
tuna niçoise ($11) that comes with seared tuna, assorted veggies, a
boiled egg and raspberry vinaigrette. Tree hugger? They’ve named a salad
after you ($9), which is vegan and gluten-free. It comes with marinated
tofu, edamame and some pumpkin seeds. Don’t leave without trying the
dark chocolate sorbet ($2-$6), a Monday special.


Cheever’s Cafe

2409 N. Hudson

525-7007

With
its comfort food with a gourmet twist, this tempting menu won’t derail
all the hard work you’ve put in at the gym. Try the quinoa avocado salad
($10), fresh avocado with chilelime corn, pico de gallo, red quinoa,
goat cheese and toasted almonds, all tossed in a garlic vinaigrette.
Another delicious and healthy option is the grilled vegetable stack
($16) of zucchini, portobello mushrooms, bell pepper and squash. This is
all on top of a jalapeño gratin.

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