Located in Newton, about 10 minutes outside of Boston, and run by my friend and fellow Brown University alum Taylor Wells, The Prana Cafe serves super-fresh, organic raw food. If you are ever in the Boston area, stop by The Prana Cafe. Here is what my father and I had.
The lasagna is made from zucchini, spinach and Brazil nut cheese, and comes with marinara sauce and a side of vegetables. The marinara sauce rocked.
KELP NOODLE SALAD
This salad is made with kelp noodles, mung beans, fresh herbs, carrots, red peppers, daikon and watercress with a mirin plum vinaigrette.
If you’ve never had kelp noodles before, you will be in for a surprise. Kelp is an amazingly nutritious sea vegetable, and the noodles are extremely crunchy – much more than you can imagine. Yet, this crunch gives salads fantastic texture.
This salad was my favorite dish. I couldn’t stop eating it.
ASPARAGUS AND PESTO PIZZA WITH A HOUSE SALAD
The pizza included red bell peppers, asparagus, pesto, olives, onion, and Brazil nut cheese, and came with a side salad. This crust is made from buckwheat flour and flax seeds.
This pizza had an excellent flavor profile. I was very impressed.
On my next trip to Boston, for sure I’ll be going back to Prana and will take more pictures of some of their other fantastic entrees.