Thursday, August 4, 2011

Ginger's Garden Cafe in Springville, Utah

Favorite:

Healthy food does not taste like cardboard. Who even still thinks that?


They have a huge menu full of delicious choices. Scan the menu key to find your preferred diet, and gluten-free bread is available upon request.



We started off with a spirulina ball and an apricot truffle. What is spirulina? It's a kind of blue-green algae that is high in protein, vitamins, minerals, and carotenoids (an antioxidant that helps protect cells from damage). Spirulina doesn't taste very good so it's often masked with fruit, nuts, and something sweet. Basically you eat it just for the health benefits like you would with wheat grass juice.

The apricot truffle was really tasty.



Hummus with pita triangles is one of my favorite appetizers. This one does not disappoint.





Italian Melt: tomatoes, red onions, zucchini and mushrooms topped w/ vegan mozzarella, toasted on a whole wheat foccacia. Very filling! Almost everything comes with a side of carrots and vegan ranch. You should just order a cup full of their vegan ranch and drink it, it's that good.





The shop-side of the place is fully stocked with tons of herbs, supplements, spices, food items, etc.


I usually order their grilled portabello sandwich, but I've been dipping into the world of raw foods--not strictly, but here and there--so I was excited to see their new special: Raw Tacos. Raw tacos made w/ seasoned sunflower seed filling topped with fresh corn salsa, tomatoes, bell peppers, and avocado placed in purple cabbage shells. Delicious! I loved the sunflower seed filling.

We always feel nice and healthy and content after leaving Ginger's.


Ginger's Garden Cafe
188 S Main St.
Springville, Utah
801-489-4500
www.gingersgardencafe.com


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6 comments:

  1. I've been wanting to go to Ginger's for some time now! Your photos look amazing.

    Thanks for leaving a message on my blog. Wish you could come to the class. Stay in tune for more in the future.

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  2. mmmm yum.
    what is vegan mozzarella made out of?

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  3. Hey!~ I love this little cafe! Great post about it - I hope people will support it so it stays open!

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  4. Becky - I'll definitely stay posted!

    Hi Jaesi! Vegan mozzarella typically has a soymilk base & then other spices & ingredients depending on what recipe or package you look at.

    Donna - Every time I go there I'm not the only one there. In fact this exact visit they had an almost constant line coming in for take-out. So I sure hope they are doing well!

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  5. I love that you have pictures of the people that work there! :) So funny. This place looks really good, we might have to try it sometime.

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  6. I really want to try this place sometime, they're food looks amazing. That hummus with pita chips especially looks good!

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