Macrobiotic Bowl at Cafe Gratitude
By Sarah Gish and Andrea Shores
The “I Am Whole” macrobiotic bowl at Cafe Gratitude, 333 Southwest Blvd., is much more than its base layer of rice and beans.
Kale, tangy kimchi and kombu (a chewy sea vegetable) add bite to the sweet roasted butternut squash and savory adzuki beans. An addictive drizzle of garlic tahini sauce — which is not recommended for first dates — and piquant teriyaki almonds help knock this dish out of the park. If you’re sick and looking for a way to feel whole again, pair the restorative $13 bowl with house-made ginger ale. — A.S.