Picture in your mind a buffet. You're probably not thinking of locally grown vegetables and homemade soups, but that's exactly what you'll find at Fresh Choice. The restaurant essentially redefines what a buffet can be, filling tray after tray with organic produce and made-from-scratch entr?es. Much of what you'll find is culled from Fresh Choice's very own 100+ acre farm, whose owners pride themselves on growing sustainable vegetables and crunchy salad crutons.
Gaia's Garden's eclectic atmosphere couples vegetarian cuisine with live music and art exhibits, creating an environment that earned the 2011 Reader's Choice for Best Vegetarian Restaurant in Sonoma County. The international vegetarian buffet ($8.95 adult lunch; $10.95 adult dinner) reveals its worldliness by offering cuisine from multiple hemispheres, including red curry, eggplant parmesan, and enchiladas. A large serving of fresh salad and homemade whole-wheat loaves ($7.95) satiate non-buffet-goers, and halavah ($2.50) and coconut vegan pudding ($2.50) incite incisors with a sense of elation they haven't felt since they were spared by the tooth fairy. Diners can tipple glasses of Mark West pinot noir ($7.50) amid after-dinner conversation or sip a Lagunitas IPA ($4) while soaking up good vibrations and live music. Gaia's Garden adorns its interior with art exhibits from local artists and coordinates regular events, such as live poetry readings, author lectures, and narrated flipbook viewings, to support the local artistic community.
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For The Sunflower Center founder Lydia Kindheart, healthy food is a simple, powerful way to strengthen and nurture communities. This nurturing instinct led Ms. Kindheart to found Lydia’s Organics, which supplies grocery stores across the country with organic and vegan goods. Now, at The Sunflower Center, she continues her mission by positing her restaurant as a community hub; the restaurant boasts a kids' playspace with wooden toys as well as 8,000 square feet of space for community events, as noted by Examiner.com.
The cuisine matches the wholesome vibe. Serving Lydia's Organic Cuisine, chefs craft veggie patties from quinoa and beets, and they stuff buckwheat crepes with fresh kale and vegan pesto.
For added entertainment, The Sunflower Cafe also provides live musical events and classes.
After owning a restaurant and motel in Nepal and working as an executive in Indian restaurants in Sonoma County, Gopal Gauchan established Everest Indian Restaurant in 2009 to serve his own favorite Indian, Nepalese, and Tibetan recipes. Colorful bowls of lamb curry catch diners' eyes as they travel through the spacious dining room, alighting on tables alongside fresh tofu matar or chicken tandoori.