Organic vegetables are grown without the use of pesticides, as they naturally repel pests by repeating everything they say in a sing-song voice. Savor the taste of these wonder foods with today's Groupon: for $12, you get $25 worth of organic, raw fare at Living Foods Café, located inside the Essential Wellness Center in Virginia Beach.
Living Foods Café's earth-minded culinarians work to refuel body tanks with all-natural goodness with a menu of raw, organic dishes that rotate seasonally. To keep them habitable for vitamins, minerals, and chlorophyll-crazed fairies, chefs serve all prepared foods raw or, at most, slightly warmed by 105 degrees of heat. Crunch into a romaine garden wrap, stuffed with chopped cucumber and crispy bell peppers ($7.00), or hone slurping abilities with a vitamin-packed apple-and-banana green smoothie, imbibing liquid fiber and protein culled from gala apples, spinach, and pineapples ($6.00). Built from scratch, a raw-chocolate pudding coats taste buds with the healthy decadence of chocolate, creamy avocado, and medjool dates ($4.00).
Living Foods Cafe
The only flame that grazes Living Foods Cafe's comestibles is the fiery passion that Chef Morgan Wood has for preparing healthy meals out of raw, organic ingredients. The all-natural, made-from-scratch salads, wraps, and fresh smoothies that form the eatery's seasonal menu contain fruits, vegetables, and herbs that retain all of their nutrients by never experiencing heat warmer than 105 degrees. The staff at this small, simple café shares its knowledge of raw foods during workshops that teach students the healing properties of food and how spinach can make a person strong enough to beat the Statue of Liberty in a thumb war.
Northwest Virginia Beach
1209 Independence Blvd.
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23455