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Cafe: Chakra 4 Herb and Tea House

Health food means it has less butter, right? Look. we'd like to be in shape as much as the next guy, but is it possible to do it without eating rabbit food? This week's cafe column indicates the answer may be "yes." 

Food Critic Michele Laudig on Chakra 4 Herb & Tea House: 

So I've found a new place to binge, guilt-free. It's called Chakra 4 Herb & Tea House, and I credit the kitchen here for putting color back into my cheeks. The fresh, simple menu is all vegetarian and organic -- and it's scrumptious.

Chakra 4 is a hidden treasure, tucked back in the Town & Country Shopping Center past Baby Kay's Cajun Kitchen and Pie Zano's. Shelves packed with tea, incense, aromatherapy oils, and countless jars of herbs fill the retail half of the space, while the cafe section is scattered with floral-painted tables that match a bright wall mural. The color scheme seems plucked from a box of Crayolas, from the cheerful paintings to the mix-and-match plates and teacups. And facing the dining room, an elephant-headed Ganesh is displayed with a sparkly chunk of crystals. It's impossible to feel gloomy here...full story

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Jonathan McNamara