Spring has sprung here in lovely north Florida! College students from the distant frozen north are just beginning to trickle down, starting the official Panama City Beach "Spring Break season." If you're planning to head down to the beautiful Emerald Coast, you're probably asking yourself, "Can healthy eating habits survive in the land of fried grouper, french fries, and hushpuppies?" Fear not, my friend, I'm here to help.
Warm sun, white sand, and hot (sometimes not-so-hot) bodies are some of the things for which Florida's Panama City Beach is famous. Once a haven for pirates trolling for booty (and it still is, if you trade the word "pirate" for "Spring Breaker,") PCB is a modern city with something to satisfy nearly every appetite.
From world-class fine dining cuisine to glorious never-ending fried seafood buffets, temptations to blow your healthy New Year's resolutions abound. But, other than a limp garden salad available at most restaurants, what's for the veggie loving crowd?
Here's a few of my tried and true favorites, and yes, all of them have meat options for any fellow diners you'd like to bring. Try one of these great spots, which are all personal favorites of mine. You won't be disappointed.