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GoGreen Vegetarian Restaurant has been the definitive answer for the last six years for finding healthy and tasty vegetarian food (and also non-vegetarian food) on Bonaire. Owner Tina Woodley is legendary for her use of only the best and freshest of ingredients to make her Indian Ayurvedic menu items.

But with only herself in the kitchen, Tina’s options for offerings were limited.  Recently she has been on the hunt to find a new chef, and Chef Gaurav has just arrived, direct from the New Delhi area of India, to bring his specialties to GoGreen’s dining options.

GoGreen Vegetarian Restaurant expands hours.

Now with both Tina and Chef Gaurav in the kitchen, GoGreen Vegetarian Restaurant can provide additional options for dining throughout the week.  Effective immediately, GoGreen is now serving lunch on Tuesday through Friday from Noon until 3:00 PM.  Dinner is now served Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM.  The restaurant is closed on Sundays and Mondays.

Tina Woodley and Chef Gaurav serve the new Sunday Brunch.

Chef Gaurav joins GoGreen Vegetarian Restaurant.

Chef Gaurav is a specialist in Indian cooking in the Ayurvedic manner.  This means the food is used to boost your health, prevent or manage a disease, and maintain general wellness.  The foods Chef Gaurav prepares will be primarily whole foods, with minimal processing.  The restaurant’s entire ambiance serves to remind patrons to enjoy their food in a mindful manner.

The chef will use many traditional Indian spices and herbs, known for centuries to assist with health, but only now becoming recognized in the Western world.  Turmeric, for example, assists with inflammation and helps keep joints healthy. Many spices are good for maintaining optimum blood pressure and cholesterol.  Ayurvedic food will use a little oil but shuns heavy creams and butter.  Garlic and onions, both good for the body, are used in abundance.  Ginger is excellent for digestion. Hot chili peppers are not included in meal preparation as the norm, but for those who want to add some heat to their dishes, Chef Gaurav has a red chili paste prepared and available.

Chef Gaurav is ready to create exciting and new Indian tastes.

Tina tells us about the wide range of ingredients which have been used over the past six years to flavor the dishes at GoGreen Vegetarian Restaurant.

We frequently use garlic, onions, ginger, cardamom, cumin, coriander, turmeric, garam masala, cinnamon, nutmeg, black pepper, cloves, and star anise.  Additionally, for certain dishes, we may use curry leaves (fresh from the GoGreen garden), bay leaves, and chilis.

— Tina Woodley

So, the next time you are on Bonaire, do your body a favor and try some of the healthy meals at GoGreen Vegetarian Restaurant. Bring your family and friends–groups of 8 or more enjoy a 10% discount. Advance reservations are highly recommended, to avoid disappointment.  GoGreen is a popular eatery so be sure to call ahead to +599 700-5488.

Coffee, Tea, infused water, and still-warm sponge cake and fresh fruit adorn the buffet.

(Source:  Bonaire Insider Reporter)


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Susan Davis, Bonaire InsiderSusan Davis has been living on Bonaire for over 25 years. She is a PADI Master Instructor, a certified bird guide, and an underwater and topside photographer. She also enjoys writing for The Bonaire Insider tourism news blog. 


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