Those looking for some healthy, fresh food in Key Largo have a prime destination nearby.

The shop known as Eco Eats has been operating at MM 99.6 oceanside for the past 10 years. Owners Matt and Lisa Boatman have owned the shop since June 1, 2012. 

Eco Eats strives to serve natural food as opposed to processed food, and its owners believe that you are what you eat. Lisa said the restaurant has plenty of vegan and vegetarian options. Food made fresh is mainly ordered for takeout, according to Lisa. 

“We have everything from tofu to gyros,” Lisa said. “We’ve got it all for vegan, vegetarian and meat lovers.”

Patrons entering Eco Eats will see Matt and Lisa busy at work taking orders and preparing food of a wide variety. On the menu, individuals have the option to order all sorts of salads such as the Waldorf chicken salad. All salads include romaine, onion, carrots, tomatoes, cucumber and alfalfa and come with dressing of either balsamic vinaigrette, sweet Asian ginger, spicy Thai Peanut, 1000 Island, Caesar, Chipotle Ranch, golden Italian or Ranch.

As for sandwiches, wraps and pitas, Eco Eats offers quite a selection that’ll make you come back for more. Patrons can find the delicious Thai chicken wrap, which includes chicken breast, romaine lettuce, vine-ripe tomatoes and alfalfa sprouts. Patrons have the option of sweet-Asian ginger or spicy Thai peanut dressing in a whole wheat wrap. 

“Our food is very fresh. We buy veggies every day at the farm stand,” Lisa said. “We make some stuff homemade. The tzatziki is homemade. The hummus and spicy chipotle ranch are homemade as well.”

Eco Eats also offers shakes, smoothies, yogurt and Eco treats to satisfy that sweet tooth. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, visit or call 305-451-3902.

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Jim McCarthy believes in community reporting, giving back and life on the water. A workout fanatic, diver and a bogey-golfer, Jim loves chicken wings, Marvel movies and sports.