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One Lucky Duck Chelsea Market

Crave tasty raw treats on the go? You’re One Lucky Duck to be in New York City

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If you’re in New York City and looking for a restaurant with healthy, vegan light meals and snacks, consider popping into One Lucky Duck Juice and Takeaway. With two locations in Manhattan (the original juice bar sits in Gramercy and you’ll find a newer location in the cute Chelsea Market, One Luck Ducky Juice and Takeaway makes it easy to get a nutritious and delicious bite on the go. [Editor’s…

LYFE Kitchen herb wall

A healthy LYFE-style is natural at this Palo Alto eatery

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It’s always a bonus to find a restaurant where I can eat delicious and healthy vegetarian food on the road. Being hungry in Palo Alto recently, a quick web search directed me to a LYFE Kitchen that looked promising. LYFE, which stands for Love Your Food Everyday, is a nationwide franchise that promotes sustainable agriculture and uses locally sourced produce whenever possible. The fresh “LYFE-style” begins near the door where an herb wall…

Condor Cafe

Sucre, Bolivia’s vegetarian Condor Café takes visitors by surprise

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At over 9,000 feet above sea level, Sucre, Bolivia — the constitutional capital of the country — impressed me right away. I arrived in the cozy city in south-central Bolivia at 5:20 a.m. after spending three nights on a bus, so the cool air of the mountains was a nice change to the humid and super hot weather that I had encountered the previous days. From what we had read about Sucre,…

The Chefs 10 at Mother. Photo collage: Kristi Garrett

Mother Sacramento proves vegetarian cuisine is not too exotic for the masses

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It’s been just a year since the vegetable-centric Mother restaurant shook up the Sacramento culinary scene. Its trendy décor and informal atmosphere was a welcome addition to the K Street corridor, just a block from the state Capitol. After its January 20 opening, lines soon formed out the door during lunch. While most patrons are likely aware of Mother’s vegetarian focus, on my first visit it was amusing to hear…

Tacos come topped with seasonal vegetables and cashew cheese. Photo: Jana Free

Gracias Madre: Gratefully vegan Mexican Food in San Francisco’s Mission District

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Looking for great Mexican food in San Francisco? Head to Gracias Madre in the Mission District. Gracias Madre sits in an area that’s filled with small taco shops, panaderias, and family-owned Mexican restaurants. Like its neighbors, Gracias Madre caters to those who want the flavors of traditional Mexican dishes  — enchiladas, empanadas, tamales, and quesadillas. But unlike other Mexican restaurants in San Francisco’s Mission District, Gracias Madre’s cuisine is all…