Submitted by: Melissa Jones, Silver Spring, Maryland
Great Sage provides delicious organic, vegan, and vegetarian food Tuesday through Sunday. Lunch is served Tuesday through Saturday with a brunch on Sunday. Lite fare and dinner are served every day. Food is sourced from local, organic farms and low impact practices are emphasized not just with the customers, but in the kitchen as well.
Melissa says, "The food is AMAZING and they have weekly meal specials, jazz bands and more!" Indeed! This restaurant is also a favorite of mine, so when Melissa submitted it as a favorite, I had to give her a virtual high five. I've taken carnivores there who have learned about eating healthier and have enjoyed the food (there are faux versions traditional meat dishes). Once I took my sister there for Sunday brunch and was a bit embarrassed when she asked for Sweet'N Low to sweeten her tea. The non-judgemental server happily provided Stevia and I am delighted to say that my sister has now replaced her evil fake sweeteners with the natural stuff! I am also a fan of beer, wine and hot tea, and Great Sage has an abundant supply of organic offerings for all of these beverages. The decor is also pleasing and relaxing and when the weather is warm, you can sit outside. Thursdays feature live music and half price wine bottles.
If you have to wait for a table, visit nest, the gift store next door, which sells organic, recycled, fair trade, eco-friendly and handmade items such as "...the cutest eco-wear, accessories, paper products and more!" according to Melissa. On a personal note, I rarely leave nest empty handed.
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Roots Market, a natural and organic food market, is within the same complex -- Conscious Corner -- along with Bark, a pet store offering pet food that is preservative free with no by-products. Visitors from far and wide make an afternoon out of visiting Conscious Corner, and I completely understand why! And this just in! Boulder, a new, men's eco fashion store is coming this spring!