Health-minded Root Cafe diners can choose from a wide variety of vegan and organic offerings, including starters, salads, sandwiches, pizzas and more. Many of the ingredients are sourced locally — even coming from area friends’ backyards — making this a true community affair.
On a recent visit, we dove into the Sweet Potato Sammy, a delicious blend of crunchy, toasted whole grain bread with warm sweet potato strips and a blend of vegan cashew cheddar, smashed avocado, sweet caramelized onion and fresh spinach to round it out. The contents of the sandwich overflowed and blended well in a mix of sweet offset by the bite of spinach.
After such a clean meal you might as well indulge with a dessert from the bakery case. We recommend the almond cookie or the fig and blood orange muffin, both of which were crowd pleasers at our table. All of the baked goods, too, are made with whole wheat flour and organic ingredients (as well as local when available). $8.50, 15118 Detroit Ave., Lakewood, 216-226-4401, theroot-cafe.com