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Living Foods Cafe

Holistic Family Practice

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Wellness experts teach ways to use raw ingredients in a range of savory and nourishing meals; 21-day custom detox rids body of impurities

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Promotional value expires Apr 17, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per visit. Reservation required. Valid only for option purchased Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Raw food lets natural flavors speak for themselves, unlike cooked cuisine, which insists on beeping loudly when it’s finished in the microwave. Feast on fresh fare with this Groupon.

Choose from Three Options

  • $20 for a raw-food class for one (a $40 value)
  • $38 for a raw-food class for two (an $80 value)
  • $99 for a 21-day custom detox program (a $300 value)<p>

In two-hour classes of 15 or fewer students, Dr. Erica Steele of the Essential Wellness Center expounds upon easy ways to make meals with raw, organic, unprocessed ingredients that never encounter a stove or microwave. Themed classes—which explore subjects such as 10-minute meals and kid-friendly fare, as well as seasonal topics like “Pumpkin and Spice with Everything Nice” and “Raw Food Thanksgiving”—feature live preparation demonstrations and bestow students with take-home recipes and a Food as Medicine guide upon departure. Sessions take place every Monday at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., Saturdays at 2 p.m., and Thursdays at 2:30 p.m., with additional classes are being added.

Dr. Steele’s 21-day detoxification program focuses on designing customized meal plans for each client, which use raw foods to bolster metabolisms and deep-cleanse the body. In addition to attending meal-preparation classes and meeting with a naturopath to track their progress, clients gain unlimited access to the cleansing dry saunas, steam rooms, and infrared saunas throughout the three-week program. Additional dietary supplements are available for purchase, and Groupon customers may buy these products at a 20% discount.<p>

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.

Customer Reviews

It was great I totally enjoyed my raw food preparation class,Erica the owner is so down to earth so knowledgeable ,so willing to share her gift.
Virginia D. · June 14, 2013
Great time and very informative class. I will return!
Jennifer C. · June 14, 2013
I enjoyed the Raw Foods class. It was very informative and could have gone longer. Dr Steele responded to all questions and shared with the class local merchants to consider when looking for wholesome living foods. l plan to participate in other classes offered at Essential Wellness.
Gwendolyn L. · May 13, 2013
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    Holistic Family Practice

    1209 Independence Blvd

    Ste 101

    Virginia Beach, VA 23455


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