Driving down Cleveland Avenue, one of the busier streets in Ft. Myers, there are tons of restaurants- both large chains and quaint little local cafes. We found one called the Happiness Healthy Cafe among a small strip of shops. It would be easy to miss it. Upon looking at the menu online, I found a number of intriguing Vegan Indian dishes from paninis to curry.
My companion Chad ordered the Spicy Black Bean Nanwich. It wasn’t large but he enjoyed it. Served with a side of chips, it was a decent value at $6.40.
I went for the Channa Masala, a Vegan curry with chickpeas and a blend of spices. Served with rice, my meal was hearty and filling.
On the side of my meal was Naan served with Rayta (similar to Tzatziki sauce). I loved the Rayta sauce and it was perfect with the Naan bread.
The menu also has a selection of smoothies ranging from Pina Colada to Mango Lassi. Chad ordered the Strawberry-Banana and liked it. I tried coconut water.
The atmosphere doesn’t scream “restaurant”- the kitchen is a small area walled off by a curtain behind the counter. However, the portions were plentiful and rather inexpensive. This is one cozy spot we would visit again.