Exploring Brattleboro’s Eateries, Hannah Palmer Egan
“I love you,” said the coffee mug, which actually held steaming, pale-green yerba maté. The words weren’t spoken but were glazed into the base of the stoneware vessel in willowy script.
If Brattleboro offers Vermont’s “welcome” sign, Superfresh! Organic Café is the community meeting room that helps newcomers get acclimated. A wall of notices offers doula training, dance classes and CSA shares. Beneath the soaring, pressed-tin ceilings, arched windows overlook Whetstone Brook Falls.
Behind the counter, chattering ladies pour chaga shots or cure-all “fire cider.” They cold-press raw fruits, herbs and vegetables into foaming glasses of juicy bliss.
Without being preachy, the menu at Superfresh! takes a “food as medicine” approach, treating diet as the basis for all health. Folks with dietary restrictions can have free range here: The menu is vegetarian (and vegan, except for a little honey and bee pollen) and free of gluten, soy and peanuts. Most everything is organic and GMO-free.
Your hash-browns breakfast with greens? Its seasonal veggies probably came from a tiny local farm. At lunch, you can rest assured that everything in your nondairy quesadilla — from nut cheese to kimchi — was made in-house.
Or you can visit Superfresh! between meals and sip tiny, energizing cups of teas and tonics, tap on your computer, and soak in the view and good vibes for hours.