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Spice Monkey Cafe & Restaurant

Sure, the East Bay has vegan and vegetarian restaurants and a gluten-free bakery that caters specifically to those disciplines. But Spice Monkey owner Kanitha Matoury has another kind of model going on at her niche-free restaurant — one that handles mainstream market demands as deftly as vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free needs. She takes special dietary concerns to new heights by offering lots of meat-, dairy-, egg-, honey-, and gluten-free options alongside all the other items on her regular menu. At last count on the often-updated menu, there were twelve vegan dishes (Poppin' Popcorn or warm beets and olives, for instance), twenty vegetarian selections (Say Cheese Pizza and the Mediterranean wrap among them), and twenty gluten-free items (slow pork and Sweetness Steak, to name two). When Spice Monkey debuted with homemade dishes using ingredients locally, organically, and naturally sourced whenever possible, people loved it. And now there is more to love because Matoury has taken the guesswork out of eating out for vegetarians, vegans, and celiacs. Easy-to-read icons instantly designate the relevant dishes, so such diners don't have to quiz the waitstaff repeatedly about Spice Monkey's appetizers, salads, "hand-wiches," pizzas, potpies, daily delights, specialties, soups, or desserts.
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