Oct. 6, 2015

Whole Body Café

October 26, 2005, 12:00 am
Body is a day spa that offers Rolfing, acupuncture, hydrating paraffin facials and a general feeling that you've been somehow transported to LA. Inside, the tiny Whole Body Café specializes in raw, vegan, wheat-free, dairy- and sugar-free food, which makes it sound like the place serves nothing but shredded carrots and carob-covered raisins. On the contrary. Here you can nosh on a plate of tempeh with sweet potato and greens or a turkey sandwich with smoked ***image1***mozzarella and roasted red pepper, a stuffed collard green burrito or a bowl of yellow curry with brown rice, any of which will leave you satisfied but not stuffed. The juice bar can add hemp protein powder to your carrot, kale and ginger concoction or you could just go for a macchiato. The bakery case contains a fascinating array of raw desserts such as maple hemp nut bars sitting next to regular old chocolate chip cookies. Indeed, the Whole Body Café is the kind of place where a total square could have a perfectly pleasant meal with the biggest hippie in Santa Fe. While one drains three double espressos and wolfs down a tuna salad sandwich with chips and a chocolate brownie, the other could partake of raw "lasagna" with a cup of raw soup and a dehydrated flax cracker, followed by an organic banana chai smoothie. It's a win-win dining destination.

333 Cordova Road, 986-0362.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. $


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