Watauga is home to a sweet new vegetarian cafe called The Healthy Hippie Cafe, serving vegetarian and vegan eats, at 6600 Denton Hwy. Owner Kelli Myatt is putting out a limited menu, but they make everything in house and supply a lot of their own organic produce.
Their specialty consists of veggie patties available in a quartet of flavors: spicy black bean, savory green pea, cashew quinoa, and red lentil curry. You can get them in a bowl, a pita pocket, or on a sprouted grain bun. You load it up with greens and garden items, then add sliced avocado, boiled egg, or cheese, and top it with your choice of seeds.
A certified Pilates instructor, group fitness instructor, personal trainer, and dance teacher, Myatt says she was feeling sluggish after a holiday and researched ways to detox. She found relief by following a plant-based diet with little to no dairy. She loves to cook and garden, and has put them both to good use. She began selling her wares at the Keller Farmers Market, where she developed a following, before expanding to this location.
There are frequent specials such as one day's creamy vegan leek and fennel soup, with almond milk and red potatoes. There are also smaller bites such as chips and salsa, hummus and dips in numerous varieties which you can order as sampler, and smoothies. Dessert include yogurt parfraits and chia seed pudding. Prices are cheap.
While customers can dine at the cafe, a big part of the business is to go, with lots of take-out options and products such as seasonal kombucha from Holy Kombucha in apple cinnamon spice and pumpkin spice flavors.
She also hosts cooking classes such as the one on soups she's offering on October 14. Attendees learn how to take a basic soup starter and turn it into seven different soups, then get a bowl of soup and crackers, and all the recipes.
They're open Monday through Saturday 11 am-9 pm. They started out Monday-Friday, but Myatt added Saturdays in response to customer demand.