- $13 for $20 worth of raw food for two
Vida de Cafe
There aren't many American restaurants that you can eat at without experiencing a faint twinge of guilt. Sure, the deep-fryer and the gratuitous use of butter might make the food taste good, but it doesn't do your waistline any favors. Vida de Cafe is different. This welcoming spot specializes in raw food that's 100% meat- and dairy-free.
Executive chef Kristy Williamson prides herself on introducing diners to her healthy version of American food, which focuses on uncooked, unprocessed ingredients. Her food is rich in vitamins, minerals, fiber, and other natural supplements that help boost energy and combat illness, but it's also rich in another important element: flavor. The menu's loaded with healthy twists on classic comfort foods; think Sicilian lasagna with zucchini noodles, chili with sprouted barley, and cheesecake made with fresh lime and cashew cheese. As an added bonus, chef Williamson leads raw cooking classes for those who want to eat healthy or fear open fires.