When I first came to Waco three years ago, I immediately started hearing about Food for Thought. Nearly every restaurant recommendation I asked for led me there.


So when I found myself in front of a tiny shop on Speight by campus, I was surprised. I had definitely driven past here multiple times, but never took notice at all.


Upon my first bite of food, I was in love. As we know, Waco can sometimes lead you down a bad path of greasy, unhealthy (but still sometimes delicious) food every day, so finding places with wholesome, healthy options always makes me so happy.


With so many different options on the menu, Food for Thought is a great place to go when your group members don’t all necessarily want the same thing. Someone could get pizza, and some one else could pick a sandwich or burrito. There are also salads, soups, nachos, and desserts. Regardless of what type of food you pick, you know you’ll be getting a fresh meal made with real ingredients that help your body instead of hurt it.


One item on the menu that is a huge hit is Cheesy Avos. It’s an avocado stuffed with, you guessed it, cheese — and three different kinds, at that. It also has chicken, black olives, and tomatoes. Is anyone hungry yet?


On top of the great food, the drink options are super unique as well. Food for Thought has smoothies, juices, teas, and specialty sodas and drinks that you can’t find in many other places. It makes the trip that much more special! Personally, I love getting Fentiman’s Rose Lemonade and keeping the adorable glass bottle as use as a vase later on. I’m partial to Peonies, but that’s just me.


If you’ve been to Food for Thought but it’s been awhile since you’ve stopped in, you’re missing out on the newest addition to the restaurant- a little market section where you can find organic foods and products. It’s like a mini Whole Foods, which is a welcome addition. The Food for Thought market has ice cream, gluten-free pancake mixes, lara bars, whole grain chips, healthy boxed food, and even oils and soaps! They really have you covered.


Food for Thought is really putting forth an effort to care for our community and help make it easier for people to live healthy lifestyles both in and out of their shop, and we couldn’t be more happy to have them in town.




1121 Speight Ave.




10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Daily