Your quick, healthy options in Downtown are very limited, which makes Manna all the more valuable. This casual spot can work for takeout or a quiet sitdown meal, and the food is all plant-based and vegan (with the exception of some smoothies that use honey). It’s relaxing in here, with plants and a couch and a general atmosphere that is the opposite of the grimy traffic that awaits you outside. They have smoothies, soups, bowls, and a selection of “arepas” that look more like little pizzas. The coconut meat ceviche arepa is our favorite thing to get here. The slightly sweet ceviche comes in a cup and you can spoon it onto the arepa (or directly into your mouth).
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