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The holiday shopping season can be hectic. Finding just the right tie for Mr. Wonderful or scoring the hottest toy for your little one can become Olympic-level shopping. So, do what athletes do: fuel up right. Find grab-and-go options that are healthy at B.GOOD.
The Boston-based eatery planted its roots in Fairfield in 2015 and ever since has relied on local farms to serve quick, hearty, seasonal salads; all-natural, antibiotic-free burgers and sandwiches; and fresh smoothies and milkshakes.
The Fairfield restaurant is co-run by Steve and Molli Hourihan, who were inspired by B.Good’s mission to provide menu options that taste good, use healthy ingredients and are served at Fairfield County speed. The space is as cute as it is comfortable. It also does good. It hosts fundraisers each year and supports food-rescue organizations, such as Community Plates, to ensure that sustainable food is not wasted. Striving to eliminate local hunger, the donated food is given to those in need.
FUEL UP WITH GRAB-AND-GO’S
ALONG WITH FAIRFIELD’S LONGTIME FAVORITES, HERE ARE A FEW NEWER TO TRY OUT.
CANDLEWOOD MARKET Kombucha on tap? We’re in. Try that and healthy lunch items here. candlewoodmarket.com
ORGANIKA KITCHEN The smoothies and açai bowls at this vegan spot are almost too pretty to eat. organikact.com
PLAYA BOWLS Try açai, pitaya, banana, chia pudding, green or coconut bowls with toppings. playabowls.com
POKEMOTO Poke (‘poh-kay’)—diced, marinated fish and veggies—is trending for good reasons. pokemoto.com
YALLA ORGANIC At this organic eatery, choose pita, wrap, salad or bowl and fill with chicken shawarma or shakshuska. yallaorganicfood.com