Healthy living, like catching a really fast pig, requires balance, discipline, and a lack of grease. Move toward a healthier existence with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of gourmet organic vegan fare at Green Wave Cafe in Plantation.
Green Wave Cafe's menu foregoes dishes that include gluten, refined sugar, dairy, and animal products, though its organic cuisine still contains enough flavor to earn it plaudits as the Best Raw Food Restaurant of 2010 according to New Times Broward-Palm Beach. The sushi hand roll starter blankets a tuna-free pate in a raw nori roll ($9), and the refried bean pate of the super nachos pals around with fresh guacamole, salsa, and cheeses that have less dairy in them than a wrung out moon rock ($12). Meatless meatballs and a dairy-free cheese sauce crown the nest of raw kelp noodles that compose the spaghetti and "neat balls" platter ($14), and onion or almond breads bookend the vegan cheese burger, a raw vegan patty smothered in cheese sauce and dressed in fixings ($14). The dessert menu rouses sweet teeth with seasonal and organic fruit pies ($8), chocolate brownies ($8), and dairy-free ice cream good enough to have forced Louis Pasteur to give up pasteurization and turn to purifying his own thoughts.
Our customers loved this deal last year, earning Green Wave Cafe a spot on Groupon's Best of 2011 list.
Green Wave Cafe
Although each of their dishes is made without gluten, animal products, or refined sugar, Green Wave Cafe proves that raw, vegan food can tempt palates. The eatery earned laurels in 2010 for being the Best Raw Food Restaurant according to the New Times Broward-Palm Beach for flavorful dishes "that actually satisfy." They were featured in an episode of Check, Please. Among such edibles is a vegan chocolate ice cream that tastes close to "the real thing."
All dishes are made onsite daily, and the only cooked dish on the menu is the soup of the day. The hummus sandwich is made from chick peas sprouted in filtered water. The lettuce taco boats, which the staff calls one of its most popular dishes, include with housemade guacamole and vegan pâté rich with Mexican seasoning. Raw-food enthusiasts can also fill their baskets at the Monday farmers' market or earn raw-food certification with cooking classes.