1903 N. Classen Blvd.
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
“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
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.
3325 N. Classen Blvd.
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
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.
14201 N. May
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.
2409 N. Hudson
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.