We’ll say it: Healthy Substance is not a very appealing name - it sounds more like item #D3 in a futuristic vending machine than a great vegan Mexican spot in Garfield Ridge. But don’t let that deter you, because the food here is fantastic. Everything from the shredded cashew cheese to the spicy al pastor, chorizo, and steak is made in house, and none of it feels overprocessed. Plus, the space is cute - bright and decorated with pictures of historical activists and Joaquin Phoenix.
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