Local Harvest Cafe
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Tonight LB invited me to a celebratory dinner with the other girls that ran races this past weekend. Jackie, LB, and I all ran the marathon while Anna had to drop back to the half due to a knee injury, but still rocked it!
LB had a Groupon for Local Harvest Cafe, a restaurant that uses sources all of its food from local farmers and has a changing seasonal menu. I’ve wanted to try it ever since I took a vegan cooking class with its head chef, Clara Moore.
Tons of items on the menu looked delicious, included spinach lasagna, and a Mediterranean sandwich on bread from a local bakery. I would have loved to try the vegan enchiladas, but I pretty much had those for lunch today. Instead I went with a cup their well-reviewed vegan chili and the “Green Plate” special.
The chili was just lightly spicy and full of black beans, pinto beans, and chickpeas. I’d never had a chili with chickpeas in it before and I really enjoyed them. The “Green Plate” special was a salad with local radishes topped with sweet potato rice cakes.
I loved the crunch of the radish against the soft sweet potato cake. They were primarily rice held together with the mashed sweet potato. Loved them and purposely saved one for lunch tomorrow.
I think if I lived closer to Local Harvest I would eat there very often. The brunch menu looked amazing (vegan stuffed french toast!) and they had a mango mimosa that sounded pretty incredible. There is also a Local Harvest Grocery across the street where you can purchase the local ingredients the restaurant uses! I’m totally on board with any place that supports the locavore movement.
I was very tempted to hit up Ben and Jerry’s for a free ice cream cone today, but the closest location was pretty far away. Instead I came home and kept snacking on quinoa crackers, a plain whole wheat wrap, and a grapefruit. I’m kind of sad that I missed the first episode of Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution but I’m sure I can find it on repeat later this week. Hope you had a great day!
- Do you have a favorite restaurant nearby that supports local farmers?