After returning to Shanghai from our hiking trip to Yellow Mountain in Huangshan (Anhui Province) coming back to "civilization" was so sweet. I love traveling to rural destinations, I love experiencing less civilized areas of China, I love eating noodles for breakfast or trying weird stable food on a mountain but I absolutely L-O-V-E coming back to salads, smoothies & salads in Shanghai. And lattes yum the first latte back in the city is heaven.
Back in Shanghai we felt like a night out and we felt like treating ourself with something yummy and healthy. And what better place to go to than my friend Alcide's cafe & restaurant Organic Kitchen & Wine.
Here I've enjoyed some of the freshest salads, most creamy hummuses and best red wine in Shanghai. This time we had the most amazing vegetarian and paleo-style burger I have ever tried. Veggie-paleo is my favorite way of eating and I am very very impressed with this recipe. Instead of buns it comes with two tasty chickpea patties layered with fried veggies, fresh salad and creamy spread. So filling, so delicious & so healthy.
Organic Kitchen & Wine is a great cafe choice but an even better restaurant choice if you feel like a simpler and healthy dinner with great wine on the side. Everyday from 17-20 the house wine is 50% of and Alcides often hosts intimate concerts where the vibe is even more cozy.
If Alcides is there and you feel like a drink ask him to make one of his special Sangrias with lots of wine & fruits and no sugary juice or syrups (which are used many places for sangria). Also look out for the new spot IZA on Anfu lu which will open any time soon. IZA is Alcides second restaurant which will offer Japanese Cuisine with the same focus on quality and health. I can't wait to try it!
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