RESTAURANT & CATERING GUIDE
A 2017 addition to the Killeen food scene, Eden Cultures Cafe occupies a spacious corner suite in Rancier Plaza. Take a cup of quality espresso to a seat by the window and observe the coming and goings at the tattoo studio, sports bar, nail salon, and row of adjacent restaurants offering Japanese, Korean, and Vietnamese cuisines. If espresso is not enough to tide you over, order from an ample menu featuring organic and glutenfree options. Overheard from the kitchen on a recent Friday lunch: “I’ve been in the food chain a long time.” An apt sentiment, and Eden Cultures Cafe also hosts poetry open mic nights.
AFTER ALL THAT DELICIOUS BUT OH-SO-FATTENING LOCAL GRUB, EXPLORING SOME OF KILLEEN’S HEALTHIER OPTIONS CAN HELP TO COUNTERACT THE ADVERSE EFFECTS OF LIVING IN A CULINARY MECCA. Recalibrate your system with a cleanse from Grabbagreen, the whole food franchise opened in 2016 by local fit-repreneur Lisa Kelly. One-, two-, and three-day “grabbadetox”options are available in $50 increments and offer six juices and two elixirs per day. Choose from Simple Green or Super Green cleanses, depending on your level of juicing experience. When you do start eating solid food again, you can grab a green (salad), a grain (grain bowl), or a wrap. Give the Tokyo Bay a try. GRABBAGREEN KILLEEN 2802 W Stan Schlueter Lp. Killeen Sunday, 10 am - 6 pm Monday - Saturday, 8 am - 9 pm
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Fresh off a 2016 remodel, courtesy of the Restaurant: Impossible television crew, So Natural Organic Restaurant and Market continues to serve healthy and natural foods with abundant vegetarian and vegan options. Owner Luvina Sabree has a reputation for being a bit of a hugger, and at least one member of her family will check on you during the meal. The ginger lemonade is a must, as is the (gluten-free) macaroni-and-(organic)-cheese. SO NATURAL ORGANIC RESTAURANT AND MARKET 706 Edwards Dr. Harker Heights Monday - Thursday, 11 am - 8 pm Saturday, 11 am - 8 pm Closed Friday and Sunday Closes at 6 pm during Ramadan
EDEN CULTURES CAFE 710 W Rancier Ave. Killeen Monday - Friday, 10 am - 8 pm Saturday, 8 pm - 12 am Closed Sunday When you leave Eden Cultures Cafe, take a right out the door and stop into Viviana’s Frutería y Mas for a fruit cup. This isn’t the “packed in heavy syrup” fruit cup you found in your New Kids on the Block lunch box, but a tall, domed plastic cup packed with fresh fruits and a fork. Choose your size and you’ll be handed a chit of paper from which to select your fruits. Add chile, obviously. The friendly staff assures no order is too bizarre or unreasonable; if it’s on the chit, they can put it in the cup. The “mas” offered by Viviana’s does include tacos and carne asada fries, but try to restrain yourself. VIVIANA’S FRUTERÍA Y MAS 710 W. Rancier Ave. Killeen Tuesday - Thursday, 11:30 am - 8 pm Friday, 11:30 am - 9 pm Saturday, 12 - 9 pm Sunday, 1 - 6 pm Closed Monday