Cali is a healthy restaurant chain with 4 Tampa Bay area locations. For fresh, healthy food made using sustainable ingredients, there are few better choices in the Tampa region. They use antibiotic and hormone free proteins and there are a number of great plant-based and gluten-free options on the menu.
Thus, Cali is a wonderful choice for anyone following a special diet, along with health conscious diners.
Cali is known for their Epic Bowls. There are a number of great options including a Mexican, Fajita, and Spicy Brazilian bowl. You will choose your base amongst a number of options (Turmeric rice, spring greens, spaghetti squash, etc.) and add protein if you like. A few of the options include Blackened Chicken, Marinated Seared Ahi Tuna, and delicious vegan Lentil bites.
The best bowl on the menu is the Big Italy. This amazing option is plant-based and bursting with flavor. The bowl includes your choice of base (I usually go with the coconut avocado rice and spring greens mix), protein (the lentil bites are an excellent choice) and roasted broccoli, roasted cremini mushrooms, charred grape tomatoes, almond ricotta, herb garlic oil, and a side of Pomodoro sauce.
Other menu items include a selection of salads, pizza, and a few wraps. Appetizers include tasty chips and salsa and guacamole. Everything is always freshly prepared and absolutely delicious. The best part of all is that entrees are reasonably priced despite using healthier ingredients.
Sunday features a brunch menu and on Tuesdays they offer a specialty taco menu. Brunch includes a number of fantastic choices including a Veggie Hash Bowl, Ginger Apple Pancakes, and Granola French Toast. They also serve delicious coffee from Bandit, a St. Petersburg based roaster.
Service is always fantastic at the Tampa Palms location. The waitstaff is always friendly and service is always attentive.
The outdoor seating area at the Tampa Palms location is truly beautiful. The patio is covered and there is lots of greenery everywhere you look. It's definitely one of the more attractive outdoor dining spaces in the city. As an added bonus, there is often live music on the weekends.
Overall, Cali is the best place for healthy dining in the Tampa Bay area. You cannot beat their healthy menu, abundance of dietary friendly choices, affordable pricing, and gorgeous patio.