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ECHO Opens Healthy Living Café


Published May 8, 2018 at 1:09 p.m.
Updated May 11, 2018 at 6:01 p.m.

Chicken Caesar salad, now available at Healthy Living Café at ECHO - COURTESY OF HEALTHY LIVING MARKET & CAFÉ
  • Courtesy Of Healthy Living Market & Café
  • Chicken Caesar salad, now available at Healthy Living Café at ECHO

Healthy Living Market & Café is the new operator of the café at ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain at 1 College Street on the Burlington waterfront.

The South Burlington-based natural foods store took over the museum's eatery, now called Healthy Living Café at ECHO, on April 18, said Nina Lesser-Goldsmith, co-owner and chief operating officer of Healthy Living. Food concessions were previously run by Sugarsnap and Catering by Dale.

Lesser-Goldsmith said she was interested in partnering with ECHO because her business shares values with the organization, including educating kids and supporting families and the healthy development of children. "We thought it would be a really great partnership," she said, "and a great opportunity to get our brand downtown."

The café serves soups, salads, snack boxes, yogurt parfaits, coffee, ice cream treats (with dairy- and gluten-free options), jerky, dried fruit and nut mixes, fresh fruit, sweets, and more. The food is prepared in Healthy Living's kitchen, and store employees staff the café.

The outpost at ECHO is the only café that Healthy Living runs in Vermont outside of its Dorset Street store. The business also sells products at Hudson News at Burlington International Airport, Lesser-Goldsmith said.

Healthy Living Café at ECHO is open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and welcomes the public, not just museumgoers.

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