Written by Jenna Marvet
- Lemonade 151 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301: This up and coming California healthy restaurant chain opened their doors to downtown Palo Alto this summer. Along with sandwiches, salads and other healthy entrees, Lemonade’s signature items are—you guessed it—gourmet lemonades. Try something new with Guava Limeade, Blueberry Mint or Carrot Ginger lemonade.
- Sweetgreen 581 Ramona St #120, Palo Alto, CA 94301: Looking for a new place to get your health-food-fix? Sweetgreen opened earlier this summer in downtown and is serving up local, organic salads and soups to Palo Altans downtown. They offer a variety of salads, including three that vary by season. Customers also have the option to create their own custom salads.
- California Mochi 570 N Shoreline Blvd, Mountain View, CA 94043: This bakery wants to bring traditional Japanese desserts to California. Mochi of various flavors runs at about $3.50 per piece. While most of their mochis feature classic fillings like red bean, they have more experimental flavors made up of fresh fruits, such as pineapple and green grape. They also serve tea and fresh fruit juices.
- This restaurant originally opened in San Jose, but is planning on opening in Stanford Shopping Center this fall. Poké is a raw fish salad native to Hawaii, and diners can customize the bowls with rice, noodles, and a variety of sauces and toppings. The restaurant will also offer handrolls and meat dishes.
- Mademoiselle Colette 499 Lytton Avenue: Known for its upscale authentic French pastries, Mademoiselle Colette has quickly risen to popularity. Based in Menlo Park, the French restaurant is best known for its authentic pastries. Besides the pastries, Mademoiselle Colette also offers a variety of soups and salads. Soon, Mademoiselle Colette will also offer a happy hour with wine paired with charcuterie cheeses, foie gras and cheese gruyere. With its delicious foods, the Mademoiselle Colette location in Menlo Park has accumulated a 4.6 star rating on Yelp and also won the award for best croissant in the South Bay from the San Francisco Magazine. It is open the entire week besides Monday.
- Zareen’s 365 California Avenue: This restaurant features a diverse menu of both Pakistani and Indian food. Originally located in Mountain View, Zareen’s is taking over the old Pizza Studio space on California Avenue. A great spot for vegetarians and meat lovers alike, Zareen’s will be a wonderful addition to Palo Alto’s foodie community.