Lydia’s Express, All Aboard

New vegan, raw foods restaurant in Sebastopol. Imagine that.

lydiaRaw foods and vegan food pioneer Lydia Kindheart is opening a second Sonoma County restaurant, Lydia’s Express, on July 13 at Gravenstein Station (6461 Sebastopol Ave.) in Sebastopol.

Housed in the 1930’s Pullman car formerly the Starlight Wine Bar, the restaurant will offer indoor and outdoor seating, to-go items like her raw green soup, coconut curry and kale salad and other vegan, organic, raw and gluten-free foods.

Lydia’s Petaluma restaurant, the sprawling Sunflower Cafe (1435 N. McDowell, Petaluma), opened in 2013 with a community space for wellness speakers, exercise, music and curious crafting events like the Rogue Kitting and Crochet Group.