I gave a shout-out to Khepra's cafe, Senbeb! He's great; such an asset to the raw community in this area.
Originally Posted by lifeAgift
I'm not sure if his detoxes are the same as his raw challenges. Check out his website:
Scroll down the page to "Mojo Juice 2009 Detox Schedule".
Originally Posted by RawLibrarian
Cool thanks, missed it and couldn't remember the name of the cafe;)
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I am very excited to try some of these places. Plus I figured out where Trader Joe's and Whole Foods is relative to my hotel. I am leaving on Thursday and will report back!
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Darn. Just found this thread AFTER I got back from the Raw Spirit Festival in DC.
I did manage to find Senbeb, because the chef had a table at the the Raw Spirit Festival, and served up the MOST DELICIOUS sandwich and two salads: one kelp and one greens, so I sought out his cafe..
I dragged my kids in the car, then two trains and a bus to Senbeb and was disappointed that they only had one raw item. It was a lasagna with some marinated broccoli (broc was a little too spicy hot though for my wimpy palate) and although t he lasagna was good, it contained frozen corn and peas, which are not raw! Now, I don't mind, I'm like 95% raw but figured someone else may. This dish was packaged in a plastic container in the fridge.
There is no ambience at Senbeb, just a couple tables and a counter from which you order. That was good advice someone gave about calling ahead. I did call, just to get directions and ask them about the raw food, and they should have told me there was only one choice and what that choice was, but they didn't.
Wish I'd have also known about Java. Would have liked to try them both.
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I was the one who talked up Senbeb. I'm also glad you liked Khepra's food at the Raw Food Festival.
Originally Posted by Mary Kay
Senbeb has no ambiance, you're right ... but then, I don't think I said that it did. Most folks who get food there get take-out. It's also not a 100% raw cafe--Khepra could not keep the place open otherwise. He himself is 100% raw, though. There usually is only one living food option on the menu; he makes it in the morning and packages it for people to take away or eat on the premises. Apologies for not making that clear.
I support him because I live nearby, I like his food, and he is doing something really terrific in terms of offering healthy vegan food (cooked and raw) for people in the area, specifically the African American community. He's a really good guy, and I'm glad you took the time to visit his establishment.
Java Green is probably more what you were looking for, but even it has very little ambiance. It offers more raw food on the menu, but then, it's bigger and the owners have deeper pockets.
I took two of my randchildren to Java Green last spring. It was a good time and the food was good. We bought a pile of raw chocolate treats to take home. I ate most of them, more than the kids did, by a long shot.
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My 10-year old daughter and I went to DC a couple of weeks ago for 4 days, and we went to Java Green once and Soho Cafe & Market twice. Soho is good because there is a nice selection of raw fruits & veggies to choose from, and I had brought my own dressing, avocados, raw crackers, etc. to round out the meal. It was also extremely close to our hotel. We enjoyed Java Green as well, the pizza was really good and my daughter loved the kale salad which I would personally call "chips" rather than salad because it was dehydrated and pretty crispy. I had a raw sandwich which wasn't that great because it was over-dehydrated and very tough. But overall our experience was good and it was nice to have some variety while we were there.
The best part about it was when I went to the counter after eating and asked if they had any raw desserts, and when the lady pointed them out to me and I walked away, the man behind him said "She looks raw..." I didn't turn around and let him know that I had heard his comment, but it made me feel so good!
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I'll be in town for about 10 days starting the 19th to take care of my two nieces while brother in Iraq and sister-in-law gone overseas to take care of her critically ill mother. Sure glad to see this post, just to have a few places that I can go to pick up a few items for variety, beyond what I will take with me and prepare. I'm not sure how their kitchen is equipped, so I'll have to plan simple, and see what Whole Foods has in stock to work with too. It's great to see that there are at least a couple of options to play with.
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