Gourmet Lettuce Wraps
The WELL Coffeehouse Pub & Eatery
21980 E. Country Vista Drive
Crisp, delicious lettuce wrapped around fresh ingredients, with options including Thai Chicken, Thai Shrimp, Chicken Pesto, Mediterranean, Turkey Caprese and more.
Why you’ll love it
One of The WELL’s most popular items, the lettuce wraps also represent the mission of Natalie Gauvin’s 3-year-old gourmet cafe, part of a menu featuring many gluten free and organic options. Gauvin believes in sustainability, slowing down and eating well.
“Our lettuce wraps are fulfilling in so many ways other than your appetite,” Gauvin said. “They are full of protein, vitamins, minerals and whole-food ingredients. They feed your body’s energy. It’s about eating well and being well.”
While many people enjoy the coffeehouse feel and offerings at The WELL, much of its success is found in how this easygoing vibe extends into dining options as well.
“Not fast food; healthy food fast,” Gauvin said. “You can grab-n-go with many items or choose a made to order gourmet sandwich or Acai bowl.”
Gauvin said all the dishes improve health and wellness in part because they are nutritionally complex. The various ingredients together complement one another, making the impact on the body more complete than if the ingredients were eaten at separate intervals. Even the hummus has 12 ingredients, including 3 fresh organic herbs and organic tahini. All items are made from scratch.
“I always coach my clients to never eat a piece of fruit by itself,” Gauvin said. “Always consume it with some protein and fats, such as an apple with peanut butter or a banana with almonds.”
In addition to sustainable food options, The WELL serves coffee, tea, smoothies, beer, wine and more from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekends. Though The WELL closes to the public at 4 p.m., that’s often because the kitchen remains open for private events and catering.
NOTE: A version of this article first appeared in the 2019 Liberty Lake Yearbook.