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Bay Area: Loving Hut, 165 University Avenue, Palo Alto, CA or

1365 StGluten free vegan spring roll wrapockton Street, San Francisco, CA

The Loving Hut is an organic vegan cafe with multiple locations on the West Coast and Florida.  Displayed in the restaurants are pictures of famous celebrity vegans and vegetarians as well as literature and information on the vegan lifestyle.   The food is delicious – sandwiches, salads, desserts, and of course tapioca tea made especially with soy milk (bubble or boba tea).

I recommend the rice spring rolls.  Made with rice noodles, soy, and lots of veggies, they’re suitable for those with lactose intolerance or Celiac Disease (gluten free wraps!).  They also offer lots of choices for those going “raw vegan” or not eating anything vegan cooked over 118 degrees.

Lactose free ice cream

They also offer gluten free and lactose free versions of some of your favorite foods including fettucine, Shephard’s Pie, Cheesecake, and even ICE CREAM!  Lactose free ice cream?  Soy ice cream??  It’s so much more delicious than what you’ll find at the grocery store.  Go there with friends, on a date, or just by yourself.

Find the nearest Loving Hut for you at http://www.lovinghut.us







New York: Peacefood Cafe, 460 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY

Vegan healthy saladHey New Yorkers – try vegan!   The Peacefood Cafe offers plenty of options for salads, raw vegans, PIZZA, but also delicious totally 100% lactose free desserts.

Try one of their salds, like the their asian greens, or one of their pizzas like the mushroom deluxe.

Going raw?  You can’t miss the walnut pasta or absolutely delicious key lime pie (100% raw vegan!  no lactose or cooking!)

Raw Vegan Key Lime Pie

Other desserts include brownies, strawberry shortcake, coconut cream pie, tiramisu, and chocolate chip cookies!

Check out Peacefood Cafe today.

Good luck, healthy girl!

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Bay Area:  Sprout Cafe, 168 University Avenue, Palo Alto, CA

Places to get good salad bay area

For those living on the peninsula, Sprout is a necessity for a healthy lifestyle.  Loaded with organic fruits and veggies, Sprout offers signature salads and sandwiches, and a stellar list of toppings for custom salads.

May I recommend the following vegan and gluten free (safe for Celiac Disease!) salad I frequently get at Sprout:

-Full Salad

-1/2 mixed greens, 1/2 baby spinach

-Cherry Tomatoes, Celery, Cucumber, Sweet Corn, Brocolli, Red Bell Peppers, Carrots

-Apples, Dried Cranberries, Pears, Strawberries

-Light fat free balsamic vinagrette

The salads are incredily filling and good for you!

New York: Chop’t (multiple locations)

Where to get salad in New York City

Similarly, the east coast offers Chop’t, a salad bar with a little twist – the salad is chopped into tiny pieces right in front of you!  It makes salads easier to eat and very tasty!

Chop’t is food allergy and diet friendly.  Their menus offer choices for those looking for low fat, low calorie, low sodium, low carb, and low protein options.  They’ll also publish what’s in their dressings for those who are vegan, allergic to soy, gluten, or nuts.

Make it a habit to choose a salad place for lunch over a heavy steak house or Italian pasta place.  It’s inexpensive, there are tons of choices, and many times there are even larger tables or quiet areas for business lunches.

Good luck, healthy girl!

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