Best Raw Food Restaurant - 2010
Green Wave Cafe
The Green Wave Cafe makes raw food fun. The restaurant and market prepares all of its daily specials without ever putting food to fire, which means that its sustainable, organic ingredients have the maximum health benefit. But healthful doesn't mean flavorless here. Chef Lisa Valle creates a wide range of raw dishes that actually satisfy. She whips up crisp lettuce-leaf tacos with walnut and sun-dried tomato pâté, spreads house-made hummus atop healthful onion bread, and even makes amazingly creamy chocolate ice cream you'd swear is the real thing. Since they know no diet should be a rigid rule book, Valle and crew even cheat a bit and serve some warm and comforting vegan soups that change daily. Best of all, Green Wave is a one-stop shop to raw food heaven. Show up at night for free classes on the whys and hows of raw food as well as "cooking" demos that teach you how to eat raw in style every day of the week.