- By Laura Lordi Palm Beach Post Staff Writer
Our Palm Beach Post writers anonymously visit a restaurant in your neighborhood each week in search of the best menu item. We rounded up the best neighborhood eats in West Palm Beach and tell you what was liked at each one!
HOT PIE PIZZA
Reason to go from Post reporter: “The Brooklyn Special pizza ($18.95) won the hearts of our lunch group...It has enough sausage and pepperoni to take us through the night.”
The pizza combinations are well put together and tasty. It’s a must-try if you’re downtown West Palm and want to avoid big crowds. Hot Pie Pizza also has locations in Royal Palm Beach and near Forest Hill on Dixie Highway.
Hot Pie Pizza: 123 S. Olive Ave., West Palm Beach; 561-655-2511
Reason to go from Post reporter: “The chicken rice soup ($4.50) had the perfect balance of rice, peas, carrots, broth and plump pieces of chicken.”
This small diner on Dixie Highway offers good food in a fun atmosphere with seating among unique antique signs, photos and other memorabilia that covers the walls and the even the ceiling.
City Diner: 3400 S., Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach
Reason to go from Post reporter: “The farmhouse hash ($10.49) which features two eggs over potatoes and grilled onions and cheese. Also the Morning meditation ($3.99) with a concoction of fresh-squeezed juices that included ginger and beet juice.
Located in the Palm Beach Outlets, First Watch is a breakfast and lunch spot that spruces up the typical diner fare.
First Watch: 1703 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd., West Palm Beach; 561-640-0884
Reason to go from Post reporter: “Everything was good, but the shish tawook ($10 for lunch, $22 for dinner) was phenomenal. The marinated chicken was grilled perfectly!
This Middle Eastern and Mediterranean restaurant, located in downtown West Palm, is cozy and bright. It offers excellent food and friendly service.
LEILA: 120 S. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach; 561-659-7373