Locals love the prepared salads here, in particular, two favorites that are both healthy and satisfying. The grilled chicken, spinach and avocado salad also has goat cheese and pine nuts with a poppy seed dressing on the side. The Thanksgiving-inspired turkey salad is dressed up with cranberries, walnuts, a blend of romaine and cherry tomatoes. Top it off with an herb-oregano vinaigrette. 157 Rowayton Avenue, Rowayton; rowaytonmarket.com
The Stand Juice Co.
Hyper-local and sustainable, The Stand Juice Company sources a lot of its vegetables and some fruits from owners Mike and Carissa Hvizdo’s fifteen-acre Hideaway Farm in Connecticut. Of course, The Stand serves excellent juices and smoothies, but also check out the “sammies,” including the BOC, made with avocado, toast, sea salt, cayenne, tomato, basil and olive oil. 1 North Water Street, Norwalk; thestandjuice.com
Green & Tonic
There’s more to G&T than its cold-pressed juices and smoothies. Check out the spicy avocado wrap, the Asian spring rolls or the thai almond curry rolls for a convenient, veggie-based alternative to a sandwich. Also worth tasting on the fall menu are two new lunch options: roasted vegetable wrap with eggplant, peppers and squash; and quinoa rotini with sauteed greens. 1098 Boston Post Road, Darien; 5 Burtis Ave., New Canaan; greenandtonic.com
Lime Restaurant in Norwalk was specializing in all things veggie-based long before it was cool to do so. Maybe that’s why the veggie burger on a wrap is the one we crave. The blend of bulgher wheat, carrots and zucchini gets crunch from both sunflower and sesame seeds. 168 Main Ave. Norwalk, limerestaurant.com
At this intimate eatery tucked behind Elm Street in New Canaan, everything is organic and locally sourced. For quick energy, try the Kale Power drink, a blend of organic kale, blueberries, banana and acai with honey. 17 Elm Street, New Canaan, 203-996-4000
Eating healthy got much more convenient when the drive-through spot called Palmwich opened last year. Among the most popular wraps are the 260-calorie teriyaki stir-fry (greens with grilled zucchini, baby corn, cabbage, carrots and spiced cashews) and the new Mexicali, which blends greens with sweet potato, corn, pineapple, sofrit and salsa. 205 Post Road, Darien