Roots Gourmet is hard to pigeonhole. Is it a coffee joint or a sandwich shop? Is it a Latin restaurant that serves vegan food or a dessert place that does juice? To describe it as all of the above is the same as not describing it at all. The 4-month-old eatery takes residence at a corner spot in a breezy commercial center where Trader Joe's does brisk business and boats dock at a marina less than a block away. With little more than a cash register, a few cookie jars and a mess of chalkboards flanked by a rut of kitchen equipment, the store has no real seats inside save for a few stools. There are round, metal tables on the sidewalk outside, some shaded by umbrellas. Most diners choose to bask under the... More >>>