We worked with Alexandra Rothwell Kelly, a Registered Dietitian with a Masters in Public Health and over a decade of experience in the nutrition. Chef Blair Warsham worked hand-in-hand with her to create a whole-food based menu that takes a variety of diets and needs into consideration, guaranteeing that our menu is fresh, flavorful and will nourish you holistically.
Is eating a plant-based diet healthy?
We believe that everyone can benefit from eating more plants.
A diet rich in plants (vegetables, fruit, legumes, nuts, seeds, and spices) is tied to reductions in inflammation and disease. Decreasing inflammation may benefit our weight, memory, mental health, digestion, energy levels, joint pain, etc. Our menu includes an array of colors - each signifying different vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals with unique benefits. The more colorful our plates are, the more we are maximizing our nutrient intake.
Probiotic foods such as fermented vegetables and yogurt contain healthy bacteria that improve digestion, inflammation, and even our mood. The fiber found naturally in vegetables, legumes, nuts and seeds is a precursor for enhancing digestive flora.
Legumes, such as chickpeas and lentils are a key component of diets from geographic areas associated with extreme longevity and health.
Can you get enough protein on a plant based diet?
Protein is plentiful in plants and it’s entirely possible to get what you need from a plant-based diet. Many people would be surprised by how moderate protein needs are for the average person. Legumes, nuts, seeds, some grains, and spirulina are substantial sources of protein.
What oils do you use?
Olive oil, rice bran oil, and coconut oil.
Fried foods are cooked in rice bran oil.
Are you gluten free?
The restaurant is not entirely gluten free. However, many dishes on the menu are not prepared with wheat or gluten. People with celiac disease should be aware that there is potential for cross contamination.
Ask your server about specific dishes if you are gluten intolerant.
Do you accommodate diets (i.e., Whole30) food intolerances, and allergies?
As a plant-based restaurant, our menu does not contain any dairy or other animal products. Many dishes are appropriate for trending diets - whole30, paleo, keto, etc. Grains may often be substituted for cauliflower rice, and in some cases, problematic ingredients can be omitted from dishes.
In the case of food intolerances and allergies, please let your server know so that they can accommodate you.
Is this a “whole food” menu?
The bulk of the dishes we serve are made from whole, unprocessed plant foods - vegetables, fruit, legumes, nuts, seeds, and grains. A small percentage of our dishes include some refined grains and other more processed foods, which add an element of indulgence to the menu.
Who else is eating plant-based?
Plant-based living is hot. Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez, Zac Efron, Natalie Portman, Ariana Grande, Brad Pitt, Kristen Bell, Miley Cyrus, Bill Clinton, Alicia Silverstone, Woody Harrelson, Madonna, Joaquin Phoenix, Ellen DeGeneres, Benedict Cumberbatch all swear by a plant-based diet to keep them healthy and vibrant.