Though breaking bread brings friends together, it tears bread apart. Rampage mercilessly through healthy grains with today's Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of healthy flaxen fare at Flaxella in Bethesda.
Flaxella sprinkles its menu of wholesome bites with flaxseed, a natural source of protein, fiber, and heart-healthy omega-3s. Start the day with an invigorating flaxseed mocha ($3.25–$3.95) or a sunrise sandwich, which tops a croissant with a fresh egg and a serenade from a rooster ($3.75). The veggie delight sandwich whisks antioxidants to mouths on a rainbow of red tomatoes, yellow squash, and roasted green zucchini ($6.50). Instead of dining in a sleeping bag, make lunch snugglier with the Dakota Roll-Up ($5.75) or a bed of romaine salad with a chicken-salad pillow and a flax-vinaigrette blanket ($6.25).
In addition to calming tummy growls, the locally owned café relaxes body and mind with comfy chairs and a cozy neighborhood vibe. When visitors aren’t trekking through salads and sandwiches, they can surf the shop’s free WiFi on laptops, smartphones, or flaxseed-powered tablets.
8218 Wisconsin Ave.
Bethesda, Maryland 20814