Thursday, August 4, 2011

Ginger's Garden Cafe in Springville, Utah

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Are you vegan? Are you vegetarian? Do you only eat raw, organic, and/or whole foods? Even if you just enjoy eating healthy. Folks? Look no further. Ginger's Garden Cafe, found inside Christopher's Herb Shop, is the best & tastiest healthy food in Utah County. If I'm wrong, please inform me. 


Note: In the above picture, middle right, look at that beautiful old ceiling!



This isn't even the whole menu. Plenty of delicious choices! I love their menu key so you can scan for your preferred vegan or raw menu item. And "Gluten Free Bread available upon request".



We--Cameron, Sadie, my mom, and I--started off with a spirulina ball & an apricot truffle. What is spirulina? It's a kind of blue-green algae that is high in protein, vitamins, minerals, & carotenoids (an antioxidant that helps protect cells from damage). Spirulina doesn't taste very good so it's often masked with fruit, nuts, & 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.



The setting is very bright & vegetated. Plenty of charm since it's within an old building. Friendly & helpful staff as well.



Cameron chose the kid's Cheese Pita Pizza: pita bread topped w/ organic marinara & vegan mozzarella. All kid's meals come with soymilk or juice, carrot sticks w/ vegan ranch, & an organic (quite delicious) sucker.



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





The store side of the place is fully stocked with a ton of herbs, supplements, spices, food items, etc. You can find me here shopping for an occasional specialty item that I can't find anywhere else.



I usually order their grilled portabello sandwich, but I've been dipping into the world of raw foods--not strictly, but here & 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, & avocado placed in purple cabbage shells. Success!! I loved the sunflower seed filling of which I would spoon out to taste on its own.

We always feel great after leaving Ginger's. Never overly full & heavy, just satisfied & energetic. Ready to zip around town!!! Okay, not really ready to zip, but you know, healthy & stuff.

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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