This restaurant, coffeehouse, and juice bar, whose menu is "approximately 99 percent organic" and 99 percent vegan, serves good sandwiches, entrées, and desserts. About half of the restaurant's offerings qualify as "raw food," which means no heat was used in the process of preparing them. None of Chaco's politics would matter, of course, if the pesto melt (made with vegan cheese) and the Reuben (made with Field Roast) weren't delicious. That they are proves
that progressive thinking and adventurous food go together like . . . mock tuna and spicy apple-cranberry chutney.