Tom Donnelly knows firsthand the benefits of a live food diet.
Prior to changing his eating habits, Donnelly was significantly overweight.
“It changed my life,” Donnelly said. “I was 50 pounds heavier and really in bad shape.”
Donnelly formerly prepared traditional restaurant meals f0r 24 years at hotels in Manhattan. “Now I do this,” he said.
Shortly after the ribbon cutting ceremony was held to officially open the café, Donnelly described its fare. “We do a mixture of raw, live and micro biotic foods,” he said. “It’s just great for the body.”
The café’s menu is vegetarian, with mainly vegan offerings, except for the dishes that incorporate yogurt, Donnelly said. Proteins served at the café come from such foods as kale, beans, legumes, and grains, he said. “People are always asking vegetarians, where do you get your proteins?” Donnelly said.
Rosemary Devlin, the founder of O2living, said live food is “full of enzymes, natural minerals and vitamins.”
The café offers breakfast, soups, hot foods, salads, juices, smoothies, teas and coffee.
Devlin said O2living is also in the other Saw Mill Club location in Mount Kisco, and a third in Cross River. She is planning to open another eatery in Hastings. Devlin said she chose to operate her cafes in the Saw Mill clubs “because of the lifestyle here and the integrity of the Club. They’re very reputable. We really want to seek the best to put our brand in.”
Mount Kisco Mayor Michael Cindrich took satisfaction in the opening of the new café. “I feel that I contributed to bringing Saw Mill East into the village,” Cindrich said. “This is just another compliment to what we consider a destination location and we take a lot of pride in the fact that here in the Village of Mount Kisco yet another venue, another business is opening even in this difficult economy.”
The café is open daily from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. For more information, call 914-763-6320 or go to www.O2living.com.