It can be tough to tell cage-fed chickens from free-range, and even tougher to discern an organic head of lettuce from a genetically engineered head of lettuce with the body of a lion. Save the time you'd spend deliberating with today's Groupon to Green Room Bistro & Juice Bar in Carlisle. Choose between two options:
• For $15, you get $30 worth of organic fare during dinner.
• For $7, you get $15 worth of organic fare during lunch or brunch.
The Green Room Bistro & Juice Bar serves local, organic food in its freshest and most healthy combinations. Many items are gluten-free or vegan, and some that aren't can be prepared that way upon request. The dinner menu features salads, sandwiches, and small plates. Start things off with a three-bean vegan salad with daikon and edimame, served on top of local greens and under a sesame ginger vinaigrette ($12). An artisan cheese plate ($10), composed of handcrafted cheeses from central Pennsylvania, allows sublime slices time to reminisce about the homeland before trekking toward tonsils. Reel in a roast wild salmon, basted in a spicy orage aioli ($14 half, $23 full).
Noontime noshers can partake of the lunch menu, whose offerings include the hearty Green Room burger, made with local grass-fed beef, lettuce, tomato, onion, and local white cheddar on whole-grain ciabatta ($11), and the three-bean falafel sandwich, made with a medley of chickpeas, black beans, and green lentils, topped with lettuce, tomato, red onion, cucumber, and drizzled with tangy tzatziki, all on a wheat tortilla ($11). Sandwiches are served with house-made fries or chips.
For early risers and really-late late-nighters, brunch options include burgers ($10–$11), french toast ($9), and house granola, made with rolled oats, nuts, seends, dried blueberries, local organic milk or yogurt, and honey ($9).
Green Room Bistro & Juice Bar
After taking a good, hard look at the food Americans eat and the process it goes through before arriving on their plates, the owners of the Green Room Bistro & Juice Bar found not only cause for alarm, but also the inspiration to open their own local foods restaurant using many organic products. With a firm belief that good food can also be exquisite, the restaurateurs teamed up with local farmers to assure their menu presents only the freshest and healthiest unprocessed proteins, vegetables, and fruits available. Dishes such as regional, grass-fed beef burgers, vegan portobello burgers, and gluten-free apple walnut salads come packed with nutrients and flavors, just as Mother Nature's son Carl intended. To complement the green cuisine, the owners set up a juice and beverage bar that slings fruit smoothies, Oogave natural sodas, and Peace Coffee.
36 W High St.
Carlisle, Pennsylvania 17013