It’s such a cute little café serving healthy and wholesome meals. Their mission: “We support people’s choice to eat healthy by creating a restaurant concept that works for every lifestyle” – awesome! They use locally-grown organic produce whenever possible.
This location (there’s a few others locally) is tucked away in an area of Midtown I don’t normally walk through (behind the Money Tree and the Wild Orchid – any coincidence those places are visited in consecutive order?!). At Great Full Gardens, you can rest assured that the critters you’re eating were all raised right and treated kindly, not injected with hormones and other horrible stuff. It’s at least comforting to know they probably led a nice life before they found their home on my plate…. (I’m by no means a vegetarian, btw).
I had the Fiesta Bowl which is massive (for me at least). I could’ve shared this salad with like 3 other people! It was incredibly filling too. I think I took a total of 5 bites before I packed it up in a go-box.
The fiesta bowl contains: spinach, cabbage, organic quinoa salad, organic black beans, carrots, roasted organic corn, cilantro, tortilla strips, salsa, and cilantro lime dressing which I got on the side and sprinkled on a bit. It’s also gluten free and vegan, neither of which things I am. But it was wholly delicious!
They offer all kinds of food here, including power bowls, sandwiches, soups, salads, tacos, liege waffles (MUST try), pizza, seafood and even burgers! It definitely goes to show that you can eat healthy and still have an amazing flavorful meal. It was very busy when I visited during my 12-1 lunch hour, but I was able to snag a barstool in the corner.
Also, check them out if you are participating in the Reno Vegan Chef Challenge! In the month of April, local restaurants have taken the challenge to serve healthy, filling, and tasty plant-based dishes that will satisfy all eaters, not just the vegans among us. Visit renoveganchefchallenge.com to vote for your favorites! There’s 27 places locally that are participating.
**My participation in the challenge amounted to snapping a picture of their featured dishes**. Do I still get a trophy??? Sorry – I had fiesta bowl on the brain and didn’t have room in my agenda for their agenda. But it all sounds terribly great!!!
Bonus – there’s a rewards program! Each dollar you spend earns you 1 point, and after 100 points you start getting rewards ($6 discount for every 100 points redeemed)