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Cafe Gratitude - What are you grateful for?

Café Gratitude is a raw food organic restaurant. All the food is prepared without cooking it to "preserve the full enzymatic and nutrient content of foods." The dishes also have names like "I am Beautiful" to promote positivity and gratitude.

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From Café Gratitude's website ( http://www.cafegratitude.com/)



"Café Gratitude serves a menu of 100% organic, 100% vegan, local fare. Our food is free of refined sugar, flour, and additives. We have an extensive menu of raw foods and have recently expanded to serve cooked foods in many of our locations. We create all of our own food -from the produce bin to your plate - so we can avoid serving certain common allergens like wheat, soy, and peanuts. Over 45% of our produce comes from our Be Love Farm, and the compost from our Cafes is returned to the farm to nourish the next meal."



"Cafe Gratitude: A Bright Green Company



We choose to work in partnership with vendors, customers, and the community in making choices that support the environment we share. Plastic containers & water bottles have been eliminated from our retail store, and we often request that new and treasured vendors repackage their products in cellophane or glass - just for us. But that is only the start. Here is a short list of the environmental commitments we are steadfastly loyal to:



    * If the organic variety of produce is not available, we do not choose conventional.sprout

    * We use non-bleached, 100% cotton cloths for napkins. After used, these napkins are sent to the auto industry for rag-use purposes. This creates an additional life-cycle and eliminates the use of harmful chemicals such as bleach, which is used in common laundering practices.

    * We filter our own water at all locations.

    * All our food scraps are composted and are often sent to the Be Love Farm.

    * We recycle our paper and cardboard.

    * Our dishes are washed with the most environmentally-friendly products.

    * All of our books, private labels, and menus are printed on recycled paper with soy based ink. Our offices also use recycled paper.

    * We take pride in our high standards, and we thank you for every dollar you share with us, further empowering our investment in the environment."

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Ok ! Sold. I am going tomorrow for some pure enzymes !!
I am growing Mushrooms from Coffee in San Francisco
a la "Blue Economy" and would love to scale the process.
Eterna Gratitud !!

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