Thursday, March 19, 2009

New All-Vegan Restaurant Opens in Cincinnati

UPDATE: Loving Cafe Restaurant reviewed here; the restaurant's Green Earth Grill mobile food cart reviewed here.
The grand opening is Saturday, March 21 from 12:30-4 p.m.

Loving Cafe
6227 Montgomery Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45213
Phone: 513-731-2233

Café Opens In Pleasant Ridge To Support Cincinnati Climate Protection Plan By Offering Plant Based Cuisine

Cincinnati, OH – Headlines around the world are drawing attention to our need to take swift action to reverse climate change. In response to Cincinnati’s own Climate Protection Action Plan, Loving Cafe offers plant based meals as a way to help citizens ease their dietary impact on the planet.

Every Earth loving Cincinnatian can be proud of our city’s Climate Protection Action Plan, which includes a thorough inventory of our collective carbon footprint contributions and recommendations for their mitigation. Also known as the Green Cincinnati Plan, this 212-page comprehensive report examines the potentially harmful effects of our current lifestyle in areas of transportation, energy, waste, land use and food choices. It’s in this last category that Loving Cafe feel they have an easy and delicious solution to offer those interested in greening their diet.

Loving Cafe’s hours are Tuesday – Saturday from 11am-7pm, with an offering of a variety of entirely plant based fare, meaning free of all animal products. The menu brings carbon savings in the form of veggie protein entrees, raw salads, organic smoothies, fair trade teas and fresh baked goods. Dishes like the Baked Spring Rolls, served with fried rice and a garden salad, allows the hungry environmentalist to save 1,000 gallons of water compared to consuming its animal-based counterpart!

In addition to a green menu, Loving Cafe’s environment was created using many found, reclaimed and reused materials. Many of the fixtures in the cafe came from local buildings around Cincinnati. The marble tabletops are taken from a stairway of a home in Walnut Hills; the counter and table bases came from the old Cleveland Machine Company building in Northside, the old doors used to face the counter came from a home in Roselawn and the shelving in the storage room came from a closed Office Depot. And for take-out food, the containers, cups and utensils, are composed of biodegradable and/or recyclable products.

At Loving Cafe, you’ll find a comfortable place to enjoy a meal with friends and family, confident that you’re replenishing your individual health, environment and community, as well as that of local farmers, vendors and the global fair trade market.

1 comment:

Katy said...

I dug around and this was The Peapod cafe I tried once! (photos of my food: Shawn & I are going to their grand opening Saturday (at least that's the current plan). Are you back?