Madison is getting a low-carb (and largely paleo-friendly) cafe, and they plan to open their doors this Monday!
Have you been waiting for a place that really understands your dietary needs? A restaurant that uses healthy fats, doesn’t rely on grains or dairy in every dish, and uses no added sugars or mysterious ingredients?
Good Food – Low Carb Cafe opens on April 3rd, 2017 11am-8pm, at 4674 Cottage Grove Rd, Madison, WI. Expect to see fare like hot zoodle bowls, grain-free flatbread pizza, lettuce tacos, homemade soups, organic chicken bone broth, salads, appetizers, pasture-raised chicken wings, locally-roasted organic coffee, and a weekend brunch menu.
In addition to the new restaurant, Melanie and Kory also do catering, as well as operate two food carts which are available for private parties. They try to source produce locally when possible, and there are always vegan/vegetarian options.
This information and more is available in their MPR listing, which I’m eager to update with a full review as soon as possible. In the mean time, go check it out for yourself, and leave a comment below!
Good Food Low Carb Cafe
4674 Cottage Grove Rd
Madison, WI 53716
Mon – Fri 11am – 8pm
Saturday & Sunday (brunch menu only) 9am – 3pm
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I’m one of those people who consider coconut milk something of a staple. I’ve been known to travel with it for use in hotel/restaurant coffee. Until recently, I had to choose between the brands in BPA-free cans and the ones without problematic additives like guar gum and carrageenan.
Estrogenic activity from BPA has been linked to diabetes, ADHD, endocrine problems, heart disease, infertility and cancer. Guar gum and carrageenan have been associated with a variety of digestive issues, and more than a trace of guar makes my tummy unpleasantly gurgly.
Great news: Natural Value has finally brought to market a canned coconut milk free of all these things, and if you live near Madison you can get it at the Willy Street Co-op! (I may have a had a little tiny bit to do with this.) It’s been available for a while by mail, but I’m happy I can now get it at the grocery store!
Since it’s just organic coconut and water, it’s not as inexplicably smooth as the other canned milks – more like homemade, actually. Delicious coconutty taste, nice fat content, and well worth a little extra stir to avoid those extra chemicals.
Willy Street Co-op in Madison now offers So Delicious unsweetened coconut milk as a milk option for smoothies, coffee drinks, etc! While I’d prefer one without carageenan and guar gum (inconvenient for a variety of reasons), this is a big step in the right direction, and one I’m happy to see! Stop at the Co-op and order something with coconut milk today!