Essensia Restaurant & Lounge is located at The Palms Hotel & Spa, and serves New American fare with a focus on organic, local and seasonal ingredients. They have an indoor dining room, a large Caribbean-style covered terrace and a breezy poolside terrace. They serve breakfast, lunch, dinner and weekend brunch.
They clearly mark their vegan and gluten-free options on their menu. Vegan dishes have included oyster mushroom ceviche, chilled chayote squash soup, Caribbean veggie wraps, fresh hearts of palm salad, chickpea cauliflower kale curry and Haitian legume.
(can vary during public holidays)