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Organic Dinner and Cocktails

Oct 28, 2017 09:24PM









After two years of serving an extensive breakfast and lunch menu, that is 100 percent non-GMO and 98 percent organic, GOODONYA, in Encinitas, is excited to announce their new dinner and drinks menu.

         Kris Buchanan, owner of GOODONYA, shares, “We know our community cares about ingredients and where our food comes from. People wanted us to open for dinner but honestly, we were reluctant—I mean we go to bed at 9 p.m. But seriously, it wasn’t a decision we took lightly. We had to create the menu around what we could find that was organic. It’s a little bit Italian, a little Mexican and very California.”

        Of course, says Buchanan, being open for dinner brought up the subject of alcohol. “We didn’t want to be a bar, but we did want to be able to offer the healthiest cocktails possible. Finding organic alcohol is very limited, so we set out to be, at the minimum, 100 percent non-GMO.”

        GOODONYA offers an amazing selection of drinks, including dry-farmed, organic and biodynamic wine, some that have virtually zero sugar, gluten-reduced local beers, as well as herbal cocktails. “There are foodies out there, who when they choose to drink, have to forget about their standards,” explains Buchanan. “We like to say ‘drink like you eat.’”

        Open since 2001, GOODONYA’s only current location is in Encinitas.  Buchanan previously had five other locations but has sold or closed them over the years. “This menu didn’t work in other parts of the county and I am not willing to sell anything anymore that I don’t stand behind 100 percent,” she affirms. 

Location: 1051 S. Coast Hwy. 101, Encinitas. For more information, call 858-264-8550 or visit Open from 6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. Mention Natural Awakenings and receive $5 off any dinner entrée. Valid any day of the week.


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