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  1. Penni Shelton

    Oh My!! I feel a road trip to KC in my near future!!!

  2. Trish @ MyBigFatBundt

    I’m very excited to try out Cafe Gratitude. I’ve been ‘following’ the lady who brought it to KC through a ‘spiritual’ and holisitic healing magazine called Evolving, so I knew for a long time it was coming but thought I’d never actually see it open. Glad I was wrong. I actually have experience with some of Cafe Gratitude’s desserts, primiarly the raw cheesecakes. At a former place of employment (*grins*), I used Cafe’s ‘Sweet Gratitude’ book for the recipes. Oh man…there is SO much stuff in that book! Would be a great book to compliment yours, Amber. Nothin’ but sweet stuff. Perhaps you should also pen an all-sweet book in the future? I never had even had ‘raw’ desserts prior to that (aside from fresh fruit and dips, hahaha), and after making and tasting the raw strawberry swirl cheesecake, I was hooked. I don’t like real cheesecake (I DETEST chream cheese), but the raw ones are pleasant, creamy, and super filling thanks to all the nuts. So the small slices they serve really will fill you up vs. one filled with white sugar and flour and dairy, which will only spike and crash one’s blood sugar and leave you begging for more. I would love to try the cakes. Not my husband’s cup of tea (he says too many hippies around places like that, and ‘real’ men eat meat, lol–he grew up in Zimbabwe, where you would never be a vegan by choice…), but I will def be heading that direction soon. Thanks for sharing your post!

  3. hungryvegantraveler

    I’m DEFINITELY going there whenever I make my big return to Kansas City.

  4. Britny

    I am so jealous of all the cool restaurants and stores you have! In Mississippi, I am lucky to find anything vegan. I was so excited to find tofutti mini “ice cream” sandwiches the other day for $3! I usually don’t buy processed stuff, but I got it as a treat 😉

  5. nextsubject

    OMG I hope these open all over the state! o you have ANY iea how hard it is being a raw ood vegan in Missouri???

  6. Bianca- Vegan Crunk

    Fun!!! Adding this to my to-do-in-KC list. And yes, it super sucks when you can’t drink in a free booze situation. I went to an art walk with free wine and beer during my January cleanse, and I was sooooo sad.

  7. Skin Vitamins

    Oh wow that looks fun! I loved Cafe Gratitude, glad to see even though they had some closures they are still thriving!! YUM…

  8. Amber

    Oh Amber…this is so exciting. Cafe Gratitude is my FAVORITE restaurant!!! I live in Davis Ca, and so about an hour away is Berkeley and SF and home to three Cafe Gratitudes – which I often frequent. I own their cookbook too and it’s a wonderful inspiration! We are taking the kids this summer to the Cafe Gratitude Farm (it’s about 1/2 hour away in Fairfield). So excited for you to have this amazing, sustainable, eco-friendly establishment in your neighborhood!!!!


    I talk a little bit about my love for this restaurant and showcase their fabulous fig balsamic dressing here:

  9. elamonster

    How cool that you have a CG there! It was always crowded, in whatever location, when I lived in the Bay…Always buzzing. But I’d have been totally overwhelmed by that crowd too. And just around the corner from you–I see great collaborations in the future.

  10. cheezyk

    That looks like a lot of fun. Those crowds would have had me hyperventilating though …

  11. Pure2raw Twins (@pure2raw)

    awesome!! i had no idea they were opening another location.!!!

  12. Jessica

    So excited for this! And it’s so close to UMKC and Rockhurst that I can bring a bunch of friends! Awesome!
    And the New York Times said we didn’t have enough vegan options….Psh…

  13. Hannah

    I would’ve found those crowds suffocating too. You and I will go when it’s quieter 😉

  14. Bobbie {thevegancrew}

    I’m bummed I missed the opening (until about 4 o’clock Sunday, we were planning on going). Thank goodness it’ll be open soon so I don’t have to wait much longer to try it out!

  15. Vegetarians

    Wow free organic beer and wine?! Congrats to Café Gratitude

  16. Jess from Midwest Vegan

    Hey, CG isn’t in the same spot LuLu’s was, is it? I swear the interior of that building looks VERY familiar. Lol.

  17. Cory

    Cafe G in the big KC! You all are Rawsome! Looking forward to visiting!

  18. Jaime Thomas

    I’m only 3 hours south in Bentonville, AR! I want to come try it out and get to meet you in real life 😀