Mood rings offer convenient color-coded glimpses into our emotional state: red indicates stress, yellow suggests blinding rage, and green means rich in vitamins, cellulose, and fiber. Indulge in delicious food to suit every mood with today's Groupon. For $10, you get $20 worth of health-conscious fare at Treehugger's Café in Berea.
Treehugger's delivers healthy, creative fare with big taste and a small environmental footprint. Nearly all ingredients used are organic, and produce from local farms is used whenever possible, creating a brunch, and lunch and dinner menu that are free from manufactured meal miscreants such as hormones and chemicals. Giant-panda paninis (menu categories are named after endangered species) feature the manatee grilled-eggplant panini, topped with caramelized onions, buffalo mozzarella, and basil ($8.95), and Siberian-tiger salads ($5.95–$10) include the 2010 farmers-market Raw salad. Treehugger's blue- whale burgers ($8.95) are actually made of a variety of ground beans, chicken, or oats, grilled to kind-hearted perfection and available with regular or sweet-potato fries (add $2.95).
Aside from using only compostable and recyclable containers, the funky, laid-back restaurant was designed using as much recyclable material as possible, accounting for the sandwich press made from the reclaimed wooden teeth of George Washington. In addition to delivering healthy fare and vegan options, Treehugger's donates a portion of all proceeds to environmental organizations and hosts an frequent open-mic nights.
Treehuggers Café has a 4.5-star average from fifteen Yelpers, won fourth place from CityVoters for Best Brunch of Cleveland in 2009, and has more than 850 Facebook fans. Eighty-six percent of Urbanspooners like the café.
- I love this place; great homemade recipes and different menu options to match the seasons. Love the Power Muffin! – Redheadedgoddess69, CityVoter
- Easy to miss, this relaxed-atmosphere cafe offers a comfortable, relaxing indoor eating space, with an outdoor area containing tables, chairs and umbrellas - nice! – Sean G., Yelp, 6/8/2010
Tree Hugger's Cafe
The environmentally conscious chefs at Tree Hugger's Cafe unite locally sourced organic ingredients into healthy, flavorful fare that respects Mother Nature. Every dish on the eco-friendly menu comes free of hormones, pesticides, and plastic fruit, and many are also vegetarian, vegan, raw, or gluten-free. They also serve dishes made with organic beef, chicken, and seafood. Paninis cram fillings such as grilled eggplant and homemade pesto between slices of fresh artisan bread, and burgers mash up such ingredients as organic chicken and feta or sweet potato and quinoa. Breakfast dishes include house-made granola, muffins, new healthy breakfast sandwiches, and a beautiful smoothie menu all with whole fruits and raw veggies. Tree Hugger's Cafe tries to reduce its carbon footprint by using compostable containers, blowing kisses to clouds, and outfitting the café's interior in recycled decor.