Vegetables are the antizombie, rising out of the ground to demand we devour their artichoke hearts and cauliflower brains. Hunt down some new green friends with today's Groupon to Indigo Food Cafe. Choose between the following options:
- For $42, you get a two-hour Raw Food for the Beauty class and food tasting (an $85 value).
- For $76, you get a two-hour Raw Food for the Beauty class and food tasting for two (a $170 value).
At Indigo Food Cafe, raw-food chef and café owner Lovena Galyide orients taste buds toward uncooked fruit, nut, and veggie dishes in an effort to jump-start the body's natural healing process. During the Raw Food for the Beauty class, no more than 20 students converge inside the café and embark on a two-hour culinary tour of gourmet fare devoid of all animal products, wheat, and sugar. Galyide unveils the health benefits and top-hat-decorating potential of figs, coconuts, nettles, papaya, and other vitamin-crammed superfoods. As mouths munch on delicacies such as kale chips and falafel, minds soak up lessons about raw food's potential to balance off-kilter pH levels and discourage inflammation. Budding health gurus also learn how to transform nuts and seeds into creamy beverages and ferment coconut milk into kefir, a yogourt-like drink more wholesome than Michael J. Fox on Family Ties . Additionally, Galyide introduces students to food processors, dehydrators, and other equipment integral to a raw-food kitchen. Call or email for Indigo Cafe's class schedule.
Indigo Food Cafe
At Indigo Food Cafe, vegan chef, café owner, and Ukrainian polyglot Lovena Galyide orients taste buds toward uncooked fruit, nut, and veggie dishes in an effort to jump-start the body's natural healing process. A high tea menu pairs organic, fair-trade teas with bite-size treats including collard rolls, kale chips, and berry cheesecake, and a dinner menu includes collard roll-ups and stuffed portabella burgers. Desserts range from healthy indulgences such as coconut cream pie or lemon goji bars that are also served at breakfast. Lovena also leads classes to help raw foodies bring her café’s nourishing dishes into their own kitchens. During intro classes or more focused sessions on desserts or beauty, Galyide unveils the health benefits and top-hat-decorating potential of figs, coconuts, nettles, and other vitamin-crammed superfoods as her students make and eat kale chips and almond milk and learn to use vital appliances from food processors to dehydrators.