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Coffee and Pastries

Monday-Friday: 8:00am-5:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am-4:00pm

Lunch

Monday-Friday: 11:00am-2:30pm

Daily Specials, Soups, and Desserts are posted on the board.

We use organic produce and biodegradable containers.

Our bread is made with locally grown, stone-ground organic whole wheat.


Store


Nature’s Kitchen carries Source Naturals, Now, Nature’s Herbs, Oregon’s Wild Harvest, Rainbow Light, Enzymatic Therapy, Planetary Formulas, Twin Labs, Elan Vital, Life and all Life Force Multivitamins for men and women.

Monday-Friday: 8:00am-5:30pm
Saturday: 9:00am-4:00pm

Nature’s Kitchen is closed on Sunday for a day of rest.


Breakfast


*V indicates Vegan

Muffin – $2.50 *V

Toast – $2.50

Scone – large $3.50 / small $2.50

Cinnamon Roll – $3.50

Granola – $3.75

Espresso Drinks

Freshly Brewed Organic Coffee, Regular or Decaffeinated. Priced Single/Double.

Espresso – $2.25/2/75

Cappuccino – $2.50/3.00

Espresso with steamed milk and foam

Café Latté – $2.50/3.00

Espresso with steamed milk

Café au Lait – $2.25/2.75

Coffee with foamed milk

Espresso Mocha – $3.00/4.00

Espresso with hot chocolate & whipped cream

Café Mocha – $2.50/3.00

Coffee with hot chocolate & whipped cream

White Chocolate Café Mocha – $2.50/3.00

White Chocolate Espresso Mocha – $3.00/4.00

Espresso Mocha – $3.00/4.00

Chai – $3.00/$4.00

Hot Cider – $2.00/$2.50

Hot Chocolate – $2.50/3.00

Brevé – $3.00/4.00

*add .50 for soy milk or flavors


Lunch


Served 11am to 2:30pm/Soup and Chili Served until 4pm/Monday-Friday

All Sandwiches include your choice of soup, green salad, chili or corn chips. On friday clam chowder available for ¢.50 extra. (Non-fat mayonnaise and/or mustard available on request)

One person may have an extra side for $2.50

Cold Sandwiches (full sandwich/half sandwich)

Cheese – $8.50/7.50

(cold or grilled natural jack cheese)

Avocado & Cheese – $9.75/8.75

(cold or grilled. ripe avocado and natural jack or cream cheese)

Egg Salad – $9.00/8.00

Tuna Salad – $9.75/8.75

(dolphin-safe solid white albacore tuna)

*with jalapeno jelly & cream cheese – $11.75/$10.75

Chicken – $9.75/8.75

(marinated, baked breast of chicken with cranberry-mayonnaise

Peanut Butter – $8.50/7.50 *V

(natural peanut butter served with jelly or honey)

Olive & Cream Cheese – $9.00/8.00

(black olive and cream cheese, with purple onion and tomato)

Hot Sandwiches  (full sandwich/half sandwich)

Tuna Melt – $10.75/$9.75

(dolphin safe albacore white tuna and natural jack cheese)

*with jalapeno jelly – $11.75/10.75

Grilled Tofu – $9.00/8.00 *V

(with cucumber, lettuce and tomato with sesame garlic dressing)

Veggie Burger – $10.75

*with cheese – $11.75

(our homemade vegetarian patty on a whole what bun with tomatoes and lettuce. grilled onions on request)

Veggie Chiliburger – $11.00

(our homemade vegetarian patty on a whole wheat bun with chili, cheese and onions)

Eggplant Burger – $10.75/11.25

*with cheese – $11.25

(thinly sliced eggplant dipped in parmesan cheese and sauteed on a whole wheat bun with tomatoes and lettuce. grilled onions on request)

Chicken Wrap – $11.00

*with tofu – $10.00 *V

(chicken, avocado, bell pepper, onion, lettuce and tomato on a tomato-basil tortilla)

Salmon Burger – $11.00

(wild pacific salmon patty with tartar sauce on a whole wheat bun with lettuce and tomato)

Salads

Green salads are served with a whole wheat roll and your choice of homemade dressings: Blue Cheese, Creamy Herb, Sesame Garlic, Honey Mustard, Thousand Island, Italian, or non-fat Raspberry-Walnut Vinaigrette.

Our dressings are available to-go $4.00/cup or $7.00/pint. Blue Cheese $4.50/cup or $8.00/pint.

(full salad/half salad)

House Salad – $8.75/5.95 *V

(lettuce, carrots, tomato, cucumber, croutons and sunflower seeds)

Garden Salad – $9.75/6.95

(same as above, but with cheese and avocado)

Taco Salad – $9.75/$6.95

(lettuce, corn chips, chili, cheese, salda, olives, avocado and sour cream)

Salad Sampler – $9.75/6.95

(egg salad, tuna salad and cottage cheese on a bed of greens)

Stuffed Avocado – $9.75/$6.95

(1/2 avocado with tuna, egg salad or cottage cheese)

Caesar Salad – $9.75/6.95

*with baked chicken breast – $11.75/8.95

Blue Cheese, Apple and Spiced Walnuts Salad – $9.75/6.95

(greens lightly tossed in olive oil and rice vinegar)

Greek Salad – $9.75/6.95

(lettuce, feta cheese, calamata olives, tomato and onion)

Chinese Chicken Cashew Salad – $11.75/8.95

(lettuce, chinese noodles, baked chicken, toasted cashews and mandarin oranges with a  sesame and rice vinegar dressing)

*with tofu – $11.25/$8.25 *V

Cottage Cheese, Mandarin Oranges & Apple Salad – $8.75/5.95

Add Chicken or Tuna to any salad – $2.75

Sides

Small Green Salad – $3.75

Cottage Cheese – $2.00

Half Avocado – $2.00

Roll – $1.00

Tortilla Chips and Salsa – $3.00

Vegetarian Soups and Chili

served with whole wheat roll

Cup – $4.25

Bowl – $5.00

Friday-Clam Chowder   Cup – $6.25 / Bowl – $7.00

Soup & Salad combination – $8.00

*with Friday Clam Chowder – $10.00

Dessert Menu

Our daily dessert specials are posted on the board

Chocolate Chip Cookie – $1.75

Ginger-Molasses Cookie – $1.75

Peanut Butter Cookie – $1.75

Carrot Cookie with orange icing – $1.75

Brownie – $2.50

Date Bars, Fig Bars – $2.50

Macarons – $2.50 *V

Seed Bars – $3.50 *V

Beverages

Coffee, Tea or Iced Tea – $2.00

Milk (whole or skim) – $2.00

Natural Sodas (see our case) – $2.00/2.50

Juice or Milk Smoothie – $5.00

(Peach, Strawberry, Creamsicle (OJ & Yogurt), Mixed Fruit, Peanut Butter & Banana, or Peanut Butter and Chocolate)

Power Smoothie – $6.00

(Same as above with protein powder or green superfood)

Milkshakes – $5.00

Organic Juices

Carrot or Orange – $3.00 small/$4.00 large


Story


Nature’s Kitchen opened its doors as a whole grain bakery in 1977 in California’s northernmost town, Yreka. Started by Rajiv and Marianne, who moved from Berkeley where Rajiv taught art at Mills College to a teepee in the mountains, “The Kitchen” has become an oasis for locals and travelers alike who are tired of the wasteland of freeway stops with their mind-numbing jingoes and unhealthy food.

Over the years, through love and hard work, The Kitchen has expanded into a natural foods café, grocery, vitamin and gift store. The bakery still makes organic whole wheat bread, scones, muffins, and cookies from grain grown at a local farm, baking special orders for everyday and holidays. The Kitchen welcomes old and new friends under the vines that have covered the ceilings for thirty years. About fifteen years ago, two sisters, Flannery and Patricia became Rajiv’s partners and, when he was ready to retire, bought his share of the business. He comes by to visit and is still vitamin-guru emeritus to all his friends at Nature’s Kitchen.

The café serves pastries, organic coffee, smoothies, and freshly squeezed organic juice for breakfast. Along with the regular lunch menu, which specializes in sandwiches and salads, the Kitchen makes delicious soups and daily specials. There are many vegetarian and some vegan options. The produce is organic as is the bread, Some of the specials change, but perennial favorites, like quiche on Tuesday and chile relleno and clam chowder on Friday, have beent he same for fifteen years, The café is a happy place. Travelers are urged to take a cookie for the road, as calories don’t count in the car

The vitamin room, through and archway from the café, has a large selection of vitamins and herbs and carries only excellent brands. There is always someone there who will listen and try to help, and there is a library of books on vitamins, herbs, and alternative health care for customers to browse. The Kitchen’s philosophy is that everyone ought to take a proactive role in his or her health care, striving not only to treat maladies, but also to prevent disease with a good diet, natural remedies and a happy heart. When allopathic medicine is needed, we hope to work with doctors’ suggestions for optimum healing. We do not diagnose or prescribe, but we can listen and share anecdotal stories of others’ experiences in similar situations.

The Kitchen carries a small supply of healthy foods and products that are often difficult to find elsewhere, and we are glad to offer products and bulk supplies at discounted prices.

The Kitchen’s gift store specializes in crafts from local artisans and from around the world. It buys directly from importers in crafts from local artisans and from around the world. It buys directly from importers and Fair-Trade organizations. There is jewelry from India, Bali, and Pakistan; alpaca from Peru; and art from West Africa. And there are sachets, soaps, and lotions from the lavender fields of Shasta Valley, locally produced honey, and jade jewelry mined and crafted on the Salmon River. There are sweaters knitted by an English Woman in Scott Valley who spins the wool “in the grease,” and whose husband makes the buttons from wood and found antler. Nature’s Kitchen is a very special place. Many old friends say it is the center of community for them. More and more travelers discover it and plan their stops around lunch there. The Kitchen supports many organizations and causes, is a ticket outlet for local productions, and hosts the annual HIV/AIDS benefit dinner.

Around and above the walls of the bakery are pictures of saints and holy people from all traditions. Their pictures hang at the same height, like the flags at the United Nations. They are there to remind us to eb grateful for our blessings and to help us be kind.

-Thoughtfully composed by Flannie

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