Austin is a very health conscious town. People are always biking throughout the city, walking their dogs or jogging around town lake. It seems that every restaurant has vegetarian options, gluten free options, vegan options...you name the cleanse or diet, and you're covered. Yoga studios seem to be more plentiful than pizza joints. There's so much great food here, but it's also a very health conscious city. One of the places that encapsulates this lifestyle just so happens to be located right next door to us on 2nd Street.
I'm kind of biased, but I really like Leaf. They really seem to have something for everyone. My personal favorite is the El Jefe. The corn salsa and steak strips just work well. In order to keep from getting burned out on that deliciousness, I will often get the Abbi's Asian Chicken Salad. The organic sesame-ginger vinaigrette (which is made in house, by the way) in amazing, but I could say that about any and all of their home made vinaigrettes.
The only negative about Leaf is their hours. They are open 11-4 Monday through Saturday and closed on Sunday. Their salads are huge so there have been many nights that I wanted to take one home and split it for dinner. And (like Chick fil-A) I seem to always crave them on Sundays.