Well Kiddos

Improving Kids Menus “One Restaurant and One Family at a Time.”

Where to find good Kid’s Menus


Northern California:

San Mateo Coastside:


Sam’s Chowder House, ElGranada, Ca.

At Sam’s, we use cholesterol- and trans-fat-free vegetable oil, so it’s healthier for you, and can be recycled.  Our seafood is sustainably-fished and our hotdogs are antibiotic free and without added hormones, from animals raised using traditional, humane methods and given wholesome all-natural feeds with no artificial ingredients.  Our fruit and vegetables are seasonal, fresh, and local when available.  The milk we use is rBST-free, and we use low-fat milk in our Mac ‘n Cheese.  Sam’s soft-serve ice cream is certified organic, without antibiotics or rBGH (Bovine Growth Hormone).  It’s also delicious!

As a member of the “Well Kiddos” program, we are continually striving to improve our children’s menu to be wholesome, healthy, and yummy! (Ask for sides of veggies and fruit)

Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Macaroni and Cheese, with Low-Fat Milk

Schwarz All Beef Hot Dog with French Fries

Spaghetti Pasta with Tomato Sauce

Grilled Salmon Fillet with Butternut Squash,
Farro and Baby Spinach

Green Beans and Butternut Squash

Fresh Seasonal Fruit Bowl

Strauss Organic Soft Serve Ice Cream Cone
Vanilla, Chocolate, or Swirl

Low fat milk and fresh squeezed orange juice are available

Mezza Luna, Princeton by the Sea, Ca.

Does not have a kid’s menu but offers healthy choices:

Pastas: examples

Penne Pasta with veggies

Angel hair pasta with tomatoes and basil

Veggie pizza (they will hold the cheese for a vegan option)



Ask for veggie appetizer plate (i.e. carrot sticks)

Very helpful staff that will support your dining needs

Cafe Gibraltar, ElGranada, Ca.

Serving authentic Mediterranean cuisine since 1998, Cafe Gibraltar offers an award-winning menu served in a unique setting with a spectacular ocean view. Cafe Gibraltar is proud to use only organic free-range meat and fowl, organic produce and flour, and only the freshest seafood

Shea’s cous cous

Mapangos fish & veggies

Chez Shea, Halfmoon Bay, Ca.

Chez Shea offers fresh organic food with flavors from around the world. Chef Jose Luis Ugalde has taken an opportunity to break out of the Mediterranean in his new venture, Chez Shea, and is creating comfort food influenced by dishes from around the globe.

Ask for low fat options and create your own kid’s menu using all the yummy options provided. Chez Shea uses organic rice bran oil a GMO free and healthy choice! We like that!!

It’s Italia

“As always, we have remained faithful to sustainability, supporting local growers and producers, bringing produce and cheeses from local farms, meats and poultry from quality and organic growers, seafood from local waters, and selected wines from local wineries. Most importantly, we are a community restaurant that serves locals. Lots of locals!

The kid’s menu is in the works at It’s Italia. While we are waiting for Betsy to deliver a healthy master piece you can go ahead and ask for what you need: create a fresh veggie, low-fat pizza (sprinkle on your own when it comes to the table), lot’s of yummy salads and do ask for kid’s portions. The staff at It’s Italia will help you with a smile!

Half moon Bay Brewing Company:

Chef Gaston takes full advantage of all of the fresh, seasonal, local ingredients in abundance on the Northern California coast. Starting with these raw materials, our Chef has carefully crafted a menu that features just-caught seafood, scrumptious burgers, overflowing salads, and decadent appetizers.

The Green Enchilada, Pacifica Ca. (No website yet)

Don’t panic its organic. Traditional Mexican food with a twist toward healthier options. Hormone and Nitrate free meats, brown rice options, fresh and delicious food.

Granucci’s, Pacifica, CA

Yummy Italian food. KHC reviewed restaurant with lots of good choices and healthy options. Ask for what you need. The staff is very helpful!

Pasta Moon

No kids menu yet.  Order from the adult menu, ask for smaller portion.

The Oceano Hotel, Princeton by the Sea, Ca.

No menu on website available yet.

Ask for what you need. Dominick (executive chef) supports healthy eating for kids!

San Bruno Ca.

Carrots, Coffee and Tea

Mon-Fri 8-4 Sat 9-2 Closed Tue & Sun


Small cafe, close to swim school.

Offers organic fruit and veggies, hormone free dairy. Sarah, the owner, opts for healthy and natural foods.

San Francisco:

Gracias Madre:

Our food is 100% Organic and Vegan
Our menu is seasonal and determined by what is currently available at our Organic (Biodynamic method) farm in
Pleasants Valley, California, the Be Love Farm
All of our cheeses, milks and ice creams are made using nuts
Our tortillas and tamales are handmade from non-GMO Organic heirloom corn, some of which is grown by us on the Be Love Farm

Enjoy Vegetarian Restaurant

754 Kirkham St
San Francisco CA 94122

Enjoy Vegetarian Restaurant serves environmentally responsible and fine Chinese Vegetarian cuisine. (check and be sure soy is non-gmo sourced)

Millennium Restaurant

Pricey, but great. Adults and kids alike will find something delicious and healthy here.

Golden Era vegan cuisine

572 O’Farrell Street

All items are 100% vegan and organic produce isused when available or price permits.



531 Divisadero, San Francisco

983 Valencia, San Francisco

The menu is vegan and organic produce is used when available or price permits. Lots of yummy choices.

The Plant Cafe. organic

Pier 3 btwn Washington & Broadway
Corner of Front St. and Pine St.
Corner of Steiner St. and Chestnut St.
San Francisco International Airport


Everything we serve is made with exclusively 100% organic and local ingredients. Our produce is seasonal from around the bay area, often picked only days before being served. Our poultry is free range and organic and seafood wild/sustainable.  Almost everything served is made from scratch in our kitchens to ensure freshness and quality.


We believe in fresh, seasonal and organic food.We use hand-selected, quality organic food for an innovative mix of traditional favorites alongside unique culinary creations.





Our daily changing menus are inspired by seasonal organic ingredients and incorporate traditional regional French and Italian cuisine. Nearly all of the produce, meat, and fish is farmed or harvested in a sustainable manner.


Greens Restaurant

fresh, organic and vegetarian. Delicious and great views!


Mission Pie

Mission Pie is a corner café, bakery, and neighborhood gathering place in the Mission District of San Francisco, located at the intersection of two busy streets and several vibrant, interwoven communities.

“If you stop into Mission Pie for lunch, you might be tempted by a scrumptious pot pie or Quiche, or maybe an enticing red quinoa, golden beet, fennel and Satsuma salad, with coriander vinaigrette. But save room for the main attraction, pies in seasonal flavors like strawberry-rhubarb or pear-blueberry. Recent offerings also included Shaker lemon, sweet potato, and banana cream.” (by Darya Mead)


Cafe Gratitude

We select the finest organic ingredients to honor the earth and ourselves, as we are one and the same. We support local farmers, sustainable agriculture and environmentally friendly products.


Green Chile Kitchen

Yummy twists to deserts! Blue Corn waffles? Yum.

Our inspiration comes primarily from New Mexico’s red and green chilies and the traditions and flavors from this region. Organic, sustainably grown and local ingredients are also important as we strive to bring you distinctive and affordable whole food.



Beautiful! provides tasty, healthy and convenient prepared food that is fresh, natural and whole. Your food is prepared from the best ingredients, free of hormones, steroids, or antibiotics.

Laurel Heights
3401 California Street
San Francisco, CA 94114
(415) 728-9080

Inner Sunset
816 Irving Street
San Francisco, CA 94122
(415) 664-2033


Park Chow

1240 9th Avenue between Lincoln and Irving
San Francisco, CA 94122

2 SFO locations and 2 East Bay Locations (Danville and Lafayette)

We support our neighbors and local farms by offering fresh, organic, healthy ingredients. Our chicken is organic free-range, our beef – natural & organic. We serve only wild seafood.  All our desserts are made fresh daily in our Lafayette location.  Fresh juices are pressed to order. This commitment to quality has put us on San Francisco Chronicle’s list of the Top 100 Restaurants in the Bay Area nine years in a row.

2154 Mission St
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 864-1888

Cafe Discovery

featuring the best local, sustainable, organic sandwiches, salads, soups and burgers for kids & grown-ups, plus delicious pastries from the acclaimed organic Rustic Bakery.

Thai Idea Restaurant

Taste the good life inspired by good times, good people, and good places. We pair organic wines and beers with our artisan, internationally-inspired Thai vegetarian and savory veggies.

710 Polk Str.
San Francisco
CA 94109

Foster City Ca.

THAI IDEA Vegetarian Restaurant

1457 Beach Park Blvd
Foster City
CA 94404

Burlingame Ca.

Cafe Capuchino

(Well Kiddos approved)

1158 Capuchino Ave Burlingame, CA 94010 |

Get Directions »


Organic, very family friendly, good service, cash only

ask for what you need is ok here!

San Mateo Ca.


Osteria Coppa

139 South B Street, San Mateo, CA 94401
Map and directions

“At Osteria Coppa, our seafood is sustainably-fished and the meats we use are antibiotic free, without added hormones, from animals raised using traditional, humane methods and given wholesome all-natural feeds with no artificial ingredients.  All of our delicious pastas and pizzas are house-made.  Our fruit and vegetables are seasonal, fresh, organic, and local when possible.”

Berkeley Ca.


Lulu’s Mexican Restaurant

876 Laurel St
San Carlos, CA 94070
(650) 596-8226

Berkeley Ca.

Razans Organic Kitchen
2119 Kittredge
Berkeley, CA 94704

Chez Panisse

1517 Shattuck AvenueBerkeley, CA 94709-1598

(510) 548-5525


The menu is vegan and organic produce is used when available or price permits. Lots of yummy choices.

2451 Shattuck, Berkeley

Menlo Park, CA



3539 Alameda De Las Pulgas
Menlo Park, California 94025
(650) 854-8226

Novato, CA


Sonoma Latina Grill

Organic Mexican Food

5800 Nave Drive, Suite D
Novato, CA 94949
(415) 883-2662



Palo Alto/Stanford


The Cool Café
Cantor Arts Center
Stanford, CA
CoolEatz makes a difference by using food and wine raised, harvested, and produced sustainably and regionally. Buying locally provides great quality, boosts our economy, protects our farmland, enhances our local food systems, and keeps us and our environment healthy. We support and use as many organic ingredients as possible–those produced without petrochemicals, artificial coloring, growth stimulants, antibiotics or pesticides.

Flea Street Cafe
3607 Alameda de las Pulgas
Menlo Park, CA
(650) 854-1226

Lulu’s Mexican Take out cafe

855 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA 94301-2305
(650) 327-8226

Peninsula Macro

Disguised in a Baptist Church, is an eat-in, take-out site for gourmet Vegan dinners. It’s been a 20+ year tradition of offering organic, vegan meals in this church on Monday nights
in Old Palo Alto by a chef trained in Macrobiotic and French cooking.
Put in your order by 9:30am on Monday and treat yourself to yummy, healthy, dinners
that even your kids will love.


Vegetarian and vegan options available

Town & Country Village Suite 130

855 El Camino Real (at Embarcadero Road)

Palo Alto California

(650) 322-9200


Sprout Cafe

Soups, sandwiches, small bites

168 University Ave
Palo Alto, CA 94301

(650) 323-7688

San Jose Area:

Aqui Cal-Mex

We serve…

Organic, whole-grain corn polenta

Organic mix greens

Organic spinach

Organic tofu

Organic blue corn flour from which we make flatbreads, pancakes and tamales

Santa Cruz Roasting Co. organic, fair trade coffee   www.santacruzcoffee.com

Creekstone Farms Natural Angus Beef   www.creekstonefarms.com

Natural, White Meat, Grain-Fed Chicken Breast

Natural Pork   www.farmlandfoods.com

Wild Canadian Rock Crab

Sustainable British Columbian Salmon
Our Current Thinking on Salmon

Pure 100% Natural maple syrup

Whole wheat tortillas

Sonoma Chicken

The menu seems nice, but ask:

Organic salad choice?

Chicken hormone free, free range?

Cooking with olive oil (avoid non organic gmo canola oil, olive oil or butter are non-gmo choices)

Dairy rBSTE free?

Juice: no sugar added?

low-fat and low salt choices?

fresh fruit for dessert?

White Lotus Restaurant
80 N Market St
San Jose, CA 95113,
(408) 977-0540

Southern California:



8401 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90067


12851 Riverside Drive
Studio City, CA 91607

We like to start with fresh ingredients.  We believe in sustainability.  Our eggs, house-made linguine pasta, tofu, rice, and catsup are organic.  We have vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options (keeping in mind we’re a transitional facility.  We do everything we can to train our staff and clean equipment thoroughly, but we cannot guarantee there has been no cross-contamination, and that’s of particular concern to people who have a gluten intolerance.)   Everything is made to order and the kids menu has everything from pancakes to pastas. The tea, smoothies and juices are heavenly.

Mani’s Bakery

519 S Fairfax Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036


2507 Main Street
Santa Monica, California 90405

Wow, this place has something for everyone! From organic waffles, to organic tofu in salad, there are gluten free options, vegetarian, vegan, egg free, wheat free, and dairy free.  All ingredients are free of hormones, preservatives, artificial sweeteners. Sounds wonderful! Congratulations.

Soup Plantation

*Check website for multiple restaurants around the country

Parents magazine just named this spot one of it’s top 10 friendly family restaurants. How fresh is their produce? They say that within 24 hours of being in the ground, it’s on a refrigerated truck on its way to their locations. Their is made from scratch every day and the salad bar features over 50 fresh ingredients, including specialty tossed and prepared salads. In addition, they serve original recipe hot pastas, hand-crafted soups, scratch-made muffins, and Focaccia breads. Before ordering have a look at the nutritional content of the meal you are about to select: many dishes seem really high in fat and salt. Opt for low fat and low salt.


8593 Santa Monica Blvd.

West Hollywood, CA 90069

Tel: (310) 854.0234

On our recent family get away to Santa Monica, we stumbled upon this great burger place in West Hollywood. O Burger prides itself on a 100% organic menu.

Co-owner Andy Soboil: ” We have been open for around 3 and a half years. We felt there needed to be responsibility In the fast food arena and we launched O!burger.”

Hours: 11:00am – 9:30pm, daily


Dallas Fort Worth Area


DFW restaurants that serve local, organic and pasture-raised ingredients. New reviews added weekly.

By Heather “the Mommypotamus” reviewed DFW Restaurants. Please check out her blog and subscribe to it.



United Kingdom:

Jamie’s Italian

Jamie’s restaurants feature menus that kids like, from healthy ingredients to fun presentation. This menu is aimed to please your kids!

The menu has been created with both kids and parents in mind.  Chunky wooden serving boards and colourful Jamie’s Italian ‘Shake Me’ salads which accompany each dish are perfect for little hands while the different colours make it look even tastier!

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