Green Goddess Bistro serves a sprightly array of veggie dishes that even the most dedicated meat-eater would happily devour.
The menu is split between veggie and non-veggie dishes so there’s no need to feel guilty about inviting carnivorous pals along.
Set in the peaceful courtyard of the El Encanto Hotel, the stylish Green Goddess Bistro grew out of a desire to make it easy and affordable to eat delicious healthy local organic food. With a certified vegan chef, an organic chef and a health coach, they are promoting the well-being of people and the planet and providing an avenue to support healthy choices and sustainable practices. Everything served at Green Goddess Bistro is made with organic ingredients whenever possible. The food is unfussy, unrefined and gluten- free. The produce is seasonal from the local farm, Los Tamarindos, the poultry and eggs are free range and organic from Baja Natural and the breads and wraps are from our local bakery, Panaderia Punta Espiritu. Everything served is made from scratch in their kitchen to ensure freshness and quality. Items range from freshly made juices and smoothies, fritattas, salads, sandwiches, wholesome grain dishes, poultry and 100% organic house-made raw vegan pastries and desserts. The broad menu aims to provide outstanding food with options for meat eaters, vegetarians and vegans alike. They believe what one puts in their body affects health and long-term well- being of self and environment. We are creating a new chapter in the way we eat and Green Goddess Bistro is in the forefront of a new food revolution and an ethical way of life which includes non-violence for all living beings and changes to how animals are seen and treated.
Health Coach Isabelle Gagnon is a Professional Health Coach and Certified Lifestyle Educator in an ongoing private practice, in addition to being Managing/Brand Development Partner at Green Goddess Bistro. You will find her there most days greeting customers with her sparkling smile that exudes her love of life and healthy living. When she is not biking or swimming at sunrise, she is inspiring and motivating people to get to their best and healthiest self by choosing highly nutritional food for increased energy, vibrancy and optimal body composition. Her motto is: eat less, but eat nourishing real food and move!!
Chef Maria Amore is passionate about animals, nature, books, holistic health, meditation and cooking. She graduated from the Living Light Culinary Institute in Fort Bragg, California where she was certified as a raw vegan chef and a nutritional instructor. Before moving to Mexico, she taught vegan cooking at McGill University in Montréal. She is working to create a new chapter in the way we eat at Green Goddess Bistro. She is in the forefront of a food revolution overtaking the world with an ethical way of life of non-violence for all living beings. Before Maria was a vegan chef, she was a corporate lawyer and she got sick from the stress. She decided to change her diet and researched nutrition and Ahimsa. Ahimsa is the practice of refraining from violent words, actions and thoughts. Ahimsa is the total and complete absence of violence from one’s mind, body and spirit. Maria published a cookbook, Cooking With Amore, with over 100 vegan recipes and feels she is making a difference in the world through her true love: vegan cooking!
Chef Omar Hernandez started out the hard way as a busboy and eventually worked his way into the kitchen, where he discovered his passion for cooking. He went back to school and graduated from a 2 year International Chef Program at Vancouver Community College (BCC). He then went on to become a head chef before opening his own restaurant. As much as he loved to cook, one of the downsides was the pressure to make the food taste delicious at the expense to the health of the consumer. He lost touch with his roots and what it takes to create healthy food. He was born in the State of Chiapas in a farming community and is completely inspired by growing his own food to be used from seed to table. His passion at the moment is growing 19 different exotic species of chilies from all over the world with no GMO so that he can make his fiery sauces. He believes he is living in a very interesting time creating honest food that is not fancy but still tastes delicious and is healthy. Omar is excited to be involved with the new breed of young chefs who let the food shine in its most natural state. His motto is: Be true to yourself and eat more thoughtfully.
Future projects include vegan cooking classes and special dietary dishes prepared and delivered to businesses and homes.
Located in the Historic San Jose’ Art District at the El Encanto Hotel
Open from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Saturday – closed Sunday