After the beer and pub grub of St. Patrick's Day folly churns its way through your intestines, clean them back up again at these places.
Casa De Luz is a self-contained, magical little world of wellness, with for-rent yoga and massage spaces, a bookstore, and a macrobiotic cafeteria. There's a set menu here every day with one flat price (usually $10-$15), and no waiters to tip -- you just bus your (family-style) table at the end. Go for the Sunday morning brunch, where a typical spread includes piping hot corn muffins, pumpkin buckwheat pancakes, and a little bowl of savory black beans.
It's a teeny-weeny bit chainy, but Zoe's does affectively shame one into eating healthier: There are calories counts listed next to their food items. Think naked grilled chicken, veggie kabobs, hummus -- i.e., diet food with a sexy Mediterranean spin.
Smoothies that aren't for the timid: Big, bold ingredients (like durian, the smelly, fabled aphrodisiac durian) and huge portions makes a Juiceland shake a whole meal, not a "drink." They also have a fantastic reach-in cooler for hippie food, like kale and soba noodles or Quinoa Ranchero -- a yummy black bean/vegan cheese/tomato-y blend.
My vegan hair stylist turned me onto Beets, and (as Borat would say): WAH WAH WEE WAH. This place is ridiculous. Smoothies are a given, but for something a little more substantial, try the Raw Reuben: Portabella mushrooms, caramelized onions, and Swiss cashew cheeze (the "z" indicates its vegan-ness), served on sunflower flatbread. Each dish here is a little pricy, so if you only have a little green to spend, go for an entree salad: You can get away with a medium size for under $8.
If you've never been to Gonzo's, you may think it's nothing more than a whacked out juice trailer. But they also serve plenty of meat on the menu, layered inside hot sandwiches and wraps. The Ruby Shoes is a New York/Texas fusion treat, combining rye, pastrami, sauerkraut, swiss cheese, and sweet chipotle "Russian dressing" that packs an appealing kick.
This is serious juice cleansing: Juice Spot will prepare you a 21-Day Juice Cleanse to undo your recent food sins. Also, they squeeze (or more accurately, "cold press") all of their ingredients on the spot, in order to extract the most nutrients as humanly possible and put them in your drink.