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When Kermit the Frog said, “It’s not easy being green,” he obviously did not have access to today’s Groupon side deal. With this deal, you get a year-long membership to Live Green, an organization that puts the eco in economical. Plus, you get a $10 gift certificate for organic food and drink at Java Green Eco Café. Live Green has negotiated deals and discounts at 30+ green businesses in the DC-area. With your Live Green membership card handy, you can save $50 off a Zipcar membership, get 10% off everything at Sticky Fingers Bakery, buy $0.94 CFLs from ecobeco, and much, much more.
Being socially responsible (biking, recycling, nursing your own kombucha cultures) can be calorically depleting. Fuel up with some sustainable sustenance at Java Green, voted Best Vegetarian Restaurant for the second consecutive year by VegDC.com. Java Green is the Captain Planet of cafés—it only uses organic ingredients; supports local farmers by purchasing fair trade products; offers biodegradable serving-ware and carry-out bags made from corn, sugar cane fiber, and potato starch; and is a member of the Clean Energy Partnership.
Most of the menu features items that cost less than a Hamilton-faced greenback, so you can fill up on a tofu and avocado wrap (packed with carrot shavings, ripe tomatoes, spinach, onion, and sesame-soy dressing) or a very berry salad (spotted with plump seasonal berries, fresh mozzarella, and almonds) without having to add a cent to your $10 gift certificate. Quench your thirst and sample seven types of milk, including raw-nut and coconut varieties.
You’ll be able to take advantage of more than just chocolate peanut butter soy shakes with your Live Green membership. The extensive list of vendors where you can get deals(which grows every month) includes eco hardware stores, clothing companies, business coaching, massages, and cleaning companies. You will also get discounts on area events and festivals.
Java Green was stamped as an Editors' Pick by the Washington Post. The Washington City Paper’s raters give it four sporks, Insider Pages reviewers give it five stars, Yelpers give it four stars, and 91% liked it on Urbanspoon:
- It's perfect for vegans, vegetarians, wanna be veggies and carnivores! Everything on the menu is delicious! I always get their [sic] rice soup with my main menu. It's so good! – Rowan E., Insider Pages
- I would return, and it's a great option for your veggie-devoted buddies. Happy Dining! – Chris M., Yelp
- The food at java green is consistently delicious with just the right amount of spice. Enough options for your non-vegetarian friends, it's a great place for all. – joanog, Washington City Paper