When you come to Meet & Eat, you have the option to sit indoors or enjoy the beautiful California breeze. Before you make your decision, you should consider the benefits of enjoying a delicious meal in the fresh air. Did you know there are actual health benefits to outdoor dining? Keep reading to learn how you can enjoy dinner while soaking up the advantages of a patio!
These days, we spend most of our day inside, either at work or in our house. This means we’re breathing in stagnant recycled air that doesn’t refresh us in any way. A great way to get out of the afternoon slump is to get outside and take a few deep breaths. The change in temperature can help you become more alert and grounded. Combine this feeling with a meal to reenergize you, and you’ve got the perfect lunch break combination.
Another great benefit of getting outside is soaking in more vitamin D. This vital supplement can only be sourced from sunlight and some foods, which means that if we’re not getting enough light, we could begin to feel the effects. Sunlight, as well as vitamin D rich foods like milk can help you feel stronger, less tired during the day, and more focused.
Dining outside, especially on patios offers a lot to look at. This can be beneficial not only to keep conversations going, but to keep children distracted as well. There will always be something to comment on, from the weather to passersby, making the patio a great a place to meet someone new or bring coworkers for a break.
When eating inside, it’s easy to become overwhelmed by the sights, sounds, and smells that are standard to a restaurant. If you want to get the best flavor possible out of your meal, as well as talk to your friends and family uninterrupted, outdoors is the best place to be. By eliminating competing sensory inputs, you’ll be able to focus on the task at hand. Listening will be easier, and food will taste like it’s meant to!
While there is nothing wrong with enjoying a meal inside your favorite restaurant, outdoor dining certainty has its benefits. Don’t be afraid to go for that patio table and enjoy nature while enjoying your meal. Meet & Eat even has heaters on our patio to ensure guests stay comfortable even on chilly nights. Stop by and experience it for yourself.