About

Organic restaurant in Naples, Florida

Food & Thought 2 is a new organic restaurant in North Naples. It builds on the principles of the original Food and Thought market and cafe but takes the culinary experience to a new level, offering sit-down breakfast, lunch, dinner, and a full liquor bar. Food & Thought 2 will also feature an organic market, which will open soon and will include a juice and coffee bar. Come experience Food & Thought 2 for yourself.

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About Us

Food & Thought 2 opened in March of 2022 as a full-service organic restaurant, led by Executive Chef Daniel Kniola. Located in North Naples, we’re the only all-organic sit-down restaurant in Naples. Plus, with the soon-coming opening of our organic market and juice bar, we’ll be a one-stop shop for those living the organic lifestyle.

Militantly Organic

The Food & Thought brand has a saying… “Militantly organic, so you can shop in peace.” We’ve carried that credo with us to Food & Thought 2, only now in addition to shopping in peace, you can dine and drink in peace as well.

Organic Ingredients

Food is only as good as the ingredients you use to make it. At Food & Thought 2, we use only the best organic ingredients. We source as much as possible from our very own local farm. The rest is sourced from suppliers that have been thoroughly vetted and maintain the highest standards of organic food.

Organic Lifestyle

We believe that organic is more than a way of eating. It is a way of life. That’s why we are also opening an organic market, connected to our restaurant by a beautiful courtyard. We want to make living the organic lifestyle as easy as possible for the community.

Meet the Team

These experts lead our Food and Thought 2 Team.
They are dedicated to giving you the best experience possible.

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Executive Chef & General Manager
Executive Chef & General Manager

Dan Kniola

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Executive Sous Chef
Executive sous chef - Raena Hobs

Raena Hobson

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Bar Manager
Michele Flocco - Bar Manager

Michele Flocco

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Pastry Chef
Ionda Duncan - pastry chef

Ionda Duncan

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Restaurant Manager
Michelle Lubars - Restaurant Manager

Michelle Lubars

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Restaurant Manager
Taylor Blackstone - restaurant m

Taylor Blackstone

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Pizza Chef
Luigi Soncini- pizza chef

Luigi Soncini

Frequently Asked Questions

We only take reservations for our private dining room. The rest of our seating is first come first serve.

For information about catering options, please contact the restaurant so we can learn more about your event.

We do offer a private dining room, available to reserve for private dinners.

Our Story

The original Food & Thought was opened in 2005 and it quickly became the place for the community to shop and eat in peace. Patrons knew that everything is not only organic but met the high standards that Food & Thought holds suppliers to.

As North Naples grew, it became apparent that it needed something similar, but on a larger scale. Food & Thought 2 opened in June of 2022.

While the two locations share a common DNA, Food & Thought 2 takes the concept to a new level. Food & Thought 2 features an all-organic, full-service restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Executive Chef Dan Kniola, formerly of the Players Club & Spa in Lely Resort, leads a team of chefs to create a menu of made-from-scratch, high-end dishes that will win over the most discerning of diners.

Chef Dan at the Farm

Chef Dan at the Farm

Executive Chef Dan Kniola’s first visit to our very own organic farm, located in Naples, Florida

Chef Dan & Chef Raena

Chef Dan & Chef Raena

Executive Chef Dan Kniola with his Executive Sous Chef, Raena Hobson, months before opening

Truck Wraps

Truck Wraps

Vehicle wraps were another way to get the word out about Food & Thought 2 and introduce them to the “beet”.

Menu Tasting

Menu Tasting

Taste testing the menu items in order to finalize the menu in preparation for opening Food & Thought 2.