Food & Drink

This place could save your life, is delicious

Mulberry and Vine Interior

Prepare yourself, because you're about to eat healthy, and like it. Terrifying, yes. But M&V -- opened by two neighborhood folks who just wanted an actually delicious, actually healthy lunch (even though there was presumably an easier way than devoting their entire lives to opening a restaurant) -- is making you-friendly eats created by a chef with a background in holistic medicine and a focus on herbs and spices for flavor instead of, well, bacon. And there's even a blackboard up front that lists off the specific health benefits of all the ingredients. Here're a few dishes and how it's thought they might save your life and/or enhance your memory:The Dish: Chicken Enchiladas with cumin, coriander, Greek yogurt (instead of sour cream), tortillas from Tortilleria Nixtamal, roasted poblanos and jalapeños, and organic free-range chicken.Noted Health Benefits: Cumin enhances your memory, coriander alleviates gout (you know, just in case), and chillies may fight prostate cancer and ulcers.The Dish: African curried tomato soup made with hot madras curry powder (turmeric, cumin, coriander, chipotle peppers, clove, and cardamom) and just a touch of peanut butter.Noted Health Benefits: Clove is a painkiller, turmeric reduces inflammation, and cardamom takes on heartburn.The Dish: Kale salad with pickled onions and chia seeds.Noted Health Benefits: Chia seeds grow your hair super fast. That's probably not true, actually.The Dish: Southwest Quinoa bursting with whole cumin seeds, coriander, chipotle peppers, lime juice, and cilantro.Noted Health Benefits: Cilantro removes heavy metals from the body, and cumin is also an antiviral. Go cumin!

Mulberry and Vine Enchiladas
Mulberry and Vine Soup
Mulberry and Vine Kale Salad
Mulberry and Vine Quinoa