I had an excellent lunch for under $5.50 at Four Seasons Natural Foods Store and Cafe. The hot food bar was enticing and all three in our party were very pleased. We enjoyed the black seaweed with sesame seeds (SO yum! Glad I got bold and tried it!), a fine blend of gorgeous steamed veggies, excellent sweet potatoes, fabulous hummus, etc. Everything tasted fresh. One modestly filled plate satisfied & kept me going 'til supper time.
It appeared the soups, sides and entrees offered were all vegetarian and mostly vegan, but not one dessert nor baked good offering was gluten-free the day we visited (I asked).
The food bar can be crowded (narrow, tight space) but traffic ebbs & flows so you can slip in. Seating is available outdoors or inside at small wooden tables near large windows (looked O.K. but a tad shabby and the orange walls repelled me).
We were very happy under the large awning in the outdoor dining area, even when it rained. Their wood slat seats are very comfortable! Although situated on a sidewalk along a sloping city street, it's a side street with little traffic. Four Seasons' outdoor cafe is defined by wrought iron rails and at times felt fairly private. Good choice if you're looking for value-priced delicious food to enjoy in an outdoor cafe setting.
This establishment also runs an active retail health food store with groceries, bulk food bins, and an array of nutritional supplements. One in our party did a bit of shopping after the meal while two relaxed at the table. The place was busy, but everyone seemed content and pleasant.
We'd all definitely return! Had looked in at Mrs London's first, but their few healthy lunch options were clearly overpriced and gluten-free options were near nil. Very happy we lunched at Four Seasons instead! The food was more unique and healthier.
Four Seasons is open 7 days a week.
Intriguing note: The rectangular silver trays on the hot food bar had a nifty innovation. The large lids were hinged in back and attached to a pulley system, so they opened & closed easily without being in the way of anything. Nice feature!
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