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Food & Thought 2 – Everything Organic

The winning combination of live entertainment Thursday through Sunday, farm to table organic produce, delicious menu items for breakfast, lunch and dinner, freshly made vegan and gluten-free bakery items, as well as a fresh juice and coffee bar, make Food & Thought2 Organic Restaurant and Market a hard act to beat. Built on the principles of the original Food and Thought, the organic general store opened in 2004 by Naples resident Frank Oaks, the newest addition to the family of Oaks Farms businesses takes the culinary, shopping and dining experience to a new level for individuals that enjoy living an organic lifestyle.

With a full-service, organic restaurant, live entertainment and a full liquor bar, there is no need to go elsewhere for musical enjoyment because The Yard, located in the courtyard which connects the restaurant and market, is Food & Thought 2’s very own entertainment scene. With live music Thursday through Sunday evenings and Saturdays and Sundays during brunch, The Yard has everything individuals need to enjoy a variety of live music. A satellite bar in the evenings, along with a large fire pit and Adirondack chairs, provide the perfect setting for relaxing and enjoying a colorful Florida sunset.

Food is only as good as the ingredients used to prepare it. At Food & Thought 2, only the best organic ingredients are sourced from the 3,500 acres of Oakes farmland in Immokalee. The rest is sourced from suppliers that have been thoroughly vetted and maintain the highest standards of organic food.

“The restaurant and market have been a great success. Our excellent kitchen staff has been able to offer consistently good meals, along with good customer service, helping us grow by word of mouth from our customers, which are our best advertising. We’ve completed the bakery, which features everything made from scratch by our pastry chef, who prepares everything conventional as well as organic, vegan and gluten-free. Few stores or bakeries in the area can do this,” says grocery manager Jesus Blas. Frank, whose philosophy applies here, was originally responsible for the Food & Thought brand. “He always told our staff two things: we’re militantly organic so our customers can shop in peace and, we, the staff, should always look at our produce, service, cleanliness and food items, etc. from the customer’s perspective. We’ve carried that credo with us to Food & Thought 2, only now in addition to shopping in peace, people can dine and drink in peace.”

Food & Thought 2 is located at 7941 Airport Rd. N., in Naples. For more information, call 239-325-9590 or visit Food&