Chef Rano's Beauty of Sprouts restaurant is a culinary treasure! She is so passionate about preparing fresh, clean, organic, exquisitely crafted, and visually pleasing dishes. I just love that I can choose anything off the menu because every dish is chock full of nutrition and free of dairy, gluten, and soy.
The only consideration to be aware of is that because food is hand crafted to order, service can take a little time when the restaurant is busy. You would be hard pressed to find ANY commercial establishment that attends to as many fine details or makes as many dishes and dish ingredients from-scratch as she does here. Rano makes her own crackers, ketchup, sprouts, dressings, everything!
Yesterday for dinner I ordered one of my favorites, the signature "pizza" on a dehydrated raw crust with a layering of nut cheese, shaved olives, tomatoes, shallots and other yummy ingredients. The side salad has Rano's signature blended herb dressing that is subtle, fragrant, and tasty.
For dessert I tried the day's special, a strawberry "cake." (The names can be a little mysterious ... this was really a vegan mousse smothered in two types of berry compote and coconut nectar.) To say this was superb is an understatement. Each mouthful exploded with a symphony of fresh flavors and textures; I have never had a finer dessert in any restaurant. I was so blown away that I texted my husband to come get some asap! He did and agreed it was exceptional!
Other favorites of mine are the guacamole, pilli nut cheese appetizer, and borscht. The spicier dishes are out of my comfort zone, but she will always advise me or adjust the dish to order. If I could give her a six star rating on here, I would!
Cons: You may have to wait if crowded