sacramento connect » Food & Wine sacramento blogs & community news around sacramento california Mon, 29 Aug 2016 21:22:33 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Kodo Arts’ Japanese antique sale is Oct. 8-16 in Nevada City Mon, 29 Aug 2016 21:22:33 +0000 0 Nourish Health Bar and Cafe Mon, 29 Aug 2016 07:02:00 +0000

The menu at Nourish is very short -- they have a veggie burger, quinoa bowl, kombucha, herbal tea, and coffee. Everything on the menu is organic, vegan, gluten-free, and soy-free. Life Foods makes the burgers, buns, condiments, and dressings, which are available at Nourish as packaged products if you want to incorporate them into your meal preparation at home.

I was told that the bun used for the veggie burger is very nutrient-dense, and I wanted something lighter for lunch, so I opted for the quinoa bowl. It consisted of a scoop of quinoa topped with salad greens and a cut-up veggie burger. I requested that avocado and pineapple be added to the dish as well. Normally, this would involve an additional cost, but since the restaurant was still in its soft-opening phase, I wasn't charged for the additional ingredients. I guess the tomato slices must have been thrown in for good measure. It was a tasty and very hearty lunch.

The quinoa bowl also came with a side dish, so I chose the mixed vegetables. They were cooked just the way I like them -- still a little crunchy -- and the seasonings brought out their flavors nicely.

I'm a big kombucha fan, so I had to give their house-made kombucha a try. The masala chai ginger flavor was excellent.

Nourish Health Bar and Café is located at 7433 Greenback Lane, and their phone number is 916-740-6034. The Life Foods website can be found at, and the Nourish Health Bar and Café Facebook page can be found at The café is open Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.]]> 0
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