Today was all about healthy eating. Lisa Nordstrom, owner of The Sano Cafe located on the North end of Mercer Island joined us on The 425 Show today. Lisa has taken her passion for healthy eating and created a gathering place where the food not only tastes good, it’s good for you too.

Sano, which means healthy mind and body in Italian, offers a full healthy menu, with their mission to give you choices that will sustain your energy and achieve your goals to have a healthy mind and body.

After realizing some personal intolerance’s to food Lisa started looking for
healthy alternatives. In 2015 with the help of her 3 daughters she created her own homemade gluten, and dairy free granola bar, called the Sano Bar. Successful with selling the bars she wanted to also give back, so she partnered with Food Life Line,  a non-profit organization that supplies food to different food banks across Western Washington. All the profits she made from each bar she gave back to the community.

Photo courtesy of Sano Cafe

As a fourth generation family living on Mercer Island, she saw a demand for healthy restaurants in her area so when the opportunity of leasing one of her favorite childhood pizza parlors was available she opened The Sano Cafe in February of 2017.

Putting together a talented, experienced team she and her chef created a menu focusing on the latest health trends. What sets them apart from other healthy restaurants are the freshest, organic, and locally sourced ingredients. Customer’s can stop in for a quick grab and go item, from unique juices, and premium smoothies.If you’re looking for a more substantial meal they offer gourmet salads, Acai bowls, seasonal soups, wraps and  toasts as well! Gluten-free, and dairy-free options are always available. 

Staying on top of the healthy food trends, and working with a health and holistic coach, Lisa has also built a wall dedicated to ‘her favorite things’, offering supplements you can use in your own home. Partnering with companies like Moon Juice Sano Cafe have started workshops, educating their customers on how to use their products and maximize your healthy eating habits.

If you’re looking for some amazing, healthy food stop in at Sano Cafe, located at 7605 SE 27th St, Suite 111, Mercer Island and is open from Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 4:pm | Saturday 9:00 am – 3:00 pm | Closed Sundays, December 24, 25, 31, and January 1st. If you’re in a hurry they’ve made it super easy to order online! Follow them on Facebook for their upcoming workshops and Instagram for new menu items and seasonal specials.