Earlier this month I celebrated my 32nd birthday, and one of the things on my birthday list was an indulgent dinner at Cafe Green. Specifically, I wanted to try the sweet potato gnocchi with sage sauce (since I had loved the summer gnocchi). And the raw brownie since I usually avoid most sugars, including natural sugars like dates. One of the things I love about Cafe Green is the vast gluten-free selection. Every single thing husband and I ordered that night was gluten-free in addition to being vegan – eating out with a gluten and dairy intolerance can be tricky and it is so nice to have variety. Apologies for the flash photography – the food was too delicious not to share with you all. Sadly, the night husband and I went to Cafe Green, they were out of gnocchi, so instead I opted for the brown rice paella as my entree:
It was replete with saffron and vinegary artichokes and other vegetables and very satisfying. I had originally thought I would get the ceviche as an appetizer, but instead we decided to split the patatas bravas:
I do not often eat potatoes so these were a treat. And they were deliciously spiced with a complex tomato sauce. For his entree, husband got the tempeh curry, which I have had several times before and always enjoy:
And for dessert, we shared a raw brownie:
It was gooey and chewy and had avocado chocolate frosting. Totally birthday-treat-worthy!
I always really enjoy the food at Cafe Green. Cafe Green’s menu is seasonal and changes accordingly, so always be sure to confirm an item’s gluten-free status. If you are curious about Cafe Green, see this post on snacks and smoothies, this post focusing on brunch, and my rave for the the awesome gluten-free gnocchi and the ceviche appetizer. I definitely plan to go back to Cafe Green to get the sweet potato gnocchi (I also found a review and the recipe online).
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