To step into Chaco Canyon Cafe is to enter an idealistic utopia. Its environmentally sound example-setting extends from the menu—which is 90 percent organic and 100 percent vegetarian, with a healthy selection of raw and vegan items—to every aspect of the space, including the nonexistent trash cans. On offer are soup, sandwiches, smoothies, entirely raw entrées, and Stumptown coffee. If you’ve got a fetish for rigorously ethical food—where politics are as important as taste—Chaco Canyon is totally your scene.
Chaco Canyon Cafe
4757 12th Ave NE,
Hours: Mon-Fri 7 am-9 pm, Sat-Sun 9 am-9 pm
Cafe, Local/Organic/Sustainable Focus, Vegetarian/Vegan