Akasha

Akasha is a sceney spot, but this one has its feet planted in a pair of Birkenstocks. The menu goes beyond chef Akasha Richmond’s former vegetarian repertoire, offering meat and popular dishes like mac and cheese. But the tenets of organic, well sourced, and local food serve as a launching point for an entire ecological vision. When the dishes work, whether it’s a bowl of quinoa and edamame¬†or hemp seed-crusted tofu salad, they radiate an earthy integrity.