Why Is Local Food Better?


The meals you eat might look pretty and be delicious, but have you thought about how they ended up on your plate? Where your food comes from is just as important as how it tastes.

An easy way to know exactly where your food is coming from is to buy locally grown food.

At 3Natives, many of the foods we use are grown right here in Florida. This includes all of our produce, vegan proteins and coffee beans.

Learn more about the many benefits of buying and eating local.


Locally-Sourced Food Tastes Better

When the foods you love are gathered nearby, they don’t spend time being frozen and losing their taste. Local food travels less, so preservatives aren’t needed to keep your food fresh for longer.

As a result, berries taste freshly picked from the vine. Vegetables taste more supple and are perfectly ripened. Raw produce maintains natural flavor while things like hummus and dressings taste even better.

Local Foods Make You Feel Great

Since local foods require no freezing and less transportation, the nutrients that your body needs are still intact.

That’s how your smoothie chock full of locally-sourced greens will give you the boost of energy you’re looking for.

So, the next time you have a cold, reach for local citrus. It will help deliver the maximum level of vitamin C and help you feel better faster!

Local Food Benefits the Environment & Community

Local foods require less travel to get to you. Therefore, less fuel and other resources are used during transport.

By eating local, you help lessen our carbon footprint. Not to mention, you support local farmers and small business owners that have less reach when supplying their products.

It may not seem like a lot, but every little bit of local support counts. Now that should make you feel good.

Get Your Fix Of Local Foods at 3Natives

Eating great and feeling great go hand-in-hand. You should love the food you put in your body and how it got there. If you’re looking for a new way to eat local, come visit 3Natives.

With our selection of smoothies, bowls, sandwiches, and more, we have something you’ll love. Learn more about our food philosophy and view our menu today!