Midtown Tulsa Real Estate - Lori Cain: Cafe Samana - Brookside's awesome healthy dining choice and Conscious Cafe

Cafe Samana - Brookside's awesome healthy dining choice and Conscious Cafe

Cafe Samana - Brookside's awesome healthy dining choice and Conscious Cafe

Yesterday I met girlfriends on Brookside for lunch at Cafe Samana, located at 3807 South Peoria Avenue where the Blue Moon Bakery use to be. My girlfriend Kalyn is vegan vegetarian, so finding a spot we can both enjoy is sometimes a challenge. Not at Cafe Samana - we enjoyed EVERYTHING we had. Cafe Samana on Brookside

Boasting home cooking from organic and locally-grown ingredients, Cafe Samana also offers gluten-free menu items. Entrees are under $10, but there's no cap on taste!

Kalyn, Lindsay and I shared hummus and vegetables before lunch. Kalyn had the vegan bratwurst with Samana slaw (yum and made with bean sprouts); Lindsay had the roasted veggie sandwich; I had the chicken salad wrap with potato patties. We all shared a moist brownie for dessert.

Cafe Samana - Brookside's awesome healthy dining choice and Conscious Cafe

I was intrigued by their mission statement printed on their menu,

"We are dedicated to being a conscious cafe. What does that mean? Well, I'm happy you asked. We recycle & compost, which reduces our waste. We use post-consumer recycled to-go containers, which are also compostable. Nearly all of our plates, bowls, glasses, vases, napkins, tablecloths, chairs and tables were bought second-hand to reduce our consumption of resources. We buy locally-farmed produce & meats when possible. We NEVER have high fructose corn syrup, NSG, Styrofoam, growth hormones or antibiotics in our restaurant. Also, we do not have a microwave. All of our cheeses & meats are rBGH & antibiotic free."

Then, on their menu, they list their ingredients that are always organic - and it's a long list.

Cafe Samana on BrooksideCafe Samana is open for lunch Monday through Saturday 11am to 3pm, and for date night Friday, they remain open until 9pm.

I am going back next to try their asparagus that is wrapped in marinated chard with a lemon cashew sauce and stuffed mushrooms - baby bellas filled with spinach & tomato cream, parmesan and pecans. And after reading several online reviews, I'm going to try their soup of the day and another dessert.

Dining on Brookside will never disappoint you, and this locally-owned cafe has a lot going on that I want to support!

Originally Posted at: Midtown Tulsa Homes for Sale - Lori Cain

 

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Comment balloon 9 commentsLori Cain • January 27 2011 11:33AM

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Lori -- Looks like a very interesting place. Home cooking AND organic?  That's a great combo. I like your statement about there being no cap on taste!  Sounds like you really enjoyed it.  I love to try different things. Never heard of lemon cashew sauce. I'd be giving that one the taste test!

Posted by Barbara Altieri, REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale (RealtyQuest/Kinard Realty Group, Fairfield and New Haven County CT Real Estate) over 7 years ago

Barbara, I already have lunch planned there next week with another girlfriend! The lemon cashew sauce DOES sound great!

Posted by Lori Cain, Midtown Tulsa Real Estate Top Producer (eXp Realty) over 7 years ago

Lori, Cafe Samana sounds like a terrific place.  Locally owned and delicious is a fantastic combination....you've made me hungry!

Posted by Diane McDermott, Charlotte NC Real Estate Market (Realtor®, GRI, Landis e2 Real Estate, LLC) over 7 years ago

Lori, both of my sisters went on the Skinny Bitch diet, which is basically vegan.  So when we take my mom out for Mothers' Day, it gets pretty interesting.  Maybe we should come to Tulsa for the next one!

Posted by Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital (RLAH Real Estate) over 7 years ago

Diane - I brought a menu home and have been salivating over it!

Patricia - we would love to have you in Tulsa anytime. Have not heard of the Skinny Bitch diet, but I would love to be one!  :=)

Posted by Lori Cain, Midtown Tulsa Real Estate Top Producer (eXp Realty) over 7 years ago

Lori, Sounds like a very earth friendly place and yet offers real tasty food.  Yes dining with people who are Vegan can be a challenge yet are more and more places are becoming aware of this type of diet and do offer selections on their menus.

Bon Appetite!
Gloria 

Posted by Gloria Todor, & Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA (Century 21 Absolute Realty ) over 7 years ago

Lori, yum..I am hungry and the foods sounds so delicious..I would love to try the asparagus dish...it is so good and good for you.

Posted by Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®, Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate (Vision Quest Realty, Martha Hilton, Broker) over 7 years ago

Lori, this is the type of cafe that every town needs.  It would be easy to go vegetarian with this restaurant at hand.  Sounds delicious!

Posted by Kathryn Acciari, RSPS, SRS, REALTOR(R) Sturbridge-Shrewsbury MA (Cameron Real Estate Group) over 7 years ago

Bon Appetite to you also, Gloria. Actually we have several local restaurants with vegan options. Tulsa also has the only Whole Foods Market in the state - isn't that interesting?

Rebecca - I know. Definitely having the asparagus next.

Kaathryn - I'm sure we'll be dining there often during our Lenten periods!

Posted by Lori Cain, Midtown Tulsa Real Estate Top Producer (eXp Realty) over 7 years ago

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