News Clippings

–A food revolution is underway and Lydia Kindheart is helping to lead it. You can taste this fresh, local, healthy rebel food at Lydia's Kitchen — the restaurant, shopping venue and community center all in one — at Lydia's Organics Sunflower Center headquarters in Petaluma. Her approach to food is summed up by her vegan, gluten-free, organic tamale plate, which won a blue ribbon at the recent Marin County Fair. Besides the corn tamale wrapped in a banana leaf, the plate holds black beans, salsa, avocado and fresh green salad... Read More

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The Bohemian:  "At Lydia's Organics, you don't need to ask—everything is vegan, gluten-free and organic!"

–In my pre-coffee morning haze, before shower, pants or even sitting upright, I often find myself wondering what breakfast meat I'll have that day. I very much enjoy eating animal products, but that doesn't mean I'm married to them. Every once in a while, it's good to sneak in some earth-grown goodness to balance out my inner lion. It's a day like this that I'm grateful for Lydia's Organics... Read More


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The Press Democrat: "At The Sunflower Center, Lydia Kindheart envisions a community"

Picture yourself in a warm, peaceful, spacious room set with small tables. Some of the tables are occupied, people chatting quietly and eating, for this quiet haven in a business park at the far north end of town is a restaurant—and a place where the community is welcomed... Read More

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San Francisco Chronicle: "Lydia's is leaving Fairfax, packing its vegan-raw foods to Petaluma"

It’s a sad day in dining when bohemian-chic Fairfax won’t have a health food empire to call its own. Yet such is the case – as of June 30, Lydia’s Lovin’ Foods health food store and Lydia’s Kitchen Café will close, after 9 years of serving vegetarian, vegan and raw foods to a dedicated clientele... Read More


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San Anselmo-Fairfax Patch:  "Jerry Brown Lunches at Lydia's"

It’s not every day the governor of California has lunch at your place – not even in Fairfax.

"Am I crazy, or did I just see Governor Brown walk into Lydia's Cafe in #Fairfax?" tweeted artfuljammer at 12:58 p.m.

No, you're not crazy... Read More


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Press Democrat: "Lydia's Kitchen Opens In Petaluma"

Fans of all things vegan, raw, organic, gluten-free and generally non-toxic to your body are celebrating the opening of The Sunflower Center, serving Lydia's Lovin' Foods in Petaluma. It's a combination restaurant and gathering spot where you can have your vegan cheez cake and eat it too — possibly while watching a music workshop, yoga group, or checking out some wellness literature... Read More


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 –PETALUMA — A Fairfax-based organic and raw foods maker and kitchen is moving much of its operations to northern Petaluma as part of an expansion of production and to open up a larger café and holistic center... Read More