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5031 E. Mayflower Lanefor, Wasilla, AK
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Dining options: Lunch
Description: formerly known as Red Beet in Palmer, Alaska, but recently moved several...
formerly known as Red Beet in Palmer, Alaska, but recently moved several miles to adjoining Wasilla. the cafe prides itself on using fresh, local, organic, seasonal and sustainable foods. The restaurant food was always good but service not the best. We stopped by their new location for coffee and a light snack before noon. Had to pound on the door an hour after they were allegedly opened because they forgot to unlock the door, apparently because their main business is catering. We ordered coffee and a something called "simply toast plus "fresh cooked spiced apples, for $5.95 each. The coffee was the right temperature, hot but not too hot. Mine was good. My friend found coffee grounds in hers. The "simply toast" dish had barely toasted stuff that seemed to be a cross between bread and a muffin, and it was hardly warm. It was served on a cold plate with ice cold spiced apples, which would have been good heated. We asked for refills on the coffee and were surprised that they charged us $2 for EACH cup of coffee. They also left the back door open most of the time we were there because someone was taking a catered order to a truck. The temperature outside was 15 degrees so we finally asked them to close the door. Everything may be homemade and organic but their food is overpriced and service is really awful. My friend said she would never go back there.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
An eclectic menu with locally-sourced produce

What we really enjoy about Bistro Red Beet is their commitment to local produce, supporting Alaskan farmers and delivering healthy, alternative foods to the typical fried fare at so many restaurants. The menu is smaller than some, but the sandwiches, burgers and soups are all homemade from... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2013
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Alabama
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Ashburn, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Had high hopes for a great lunch as my husband truly must eat gluten free. Menu was GF and the bread, for being GF was better than most, but they had NO ability to adjust meals for other dietary restrictions. For their high prices and with locally sourced food they should be able to accommodate more variety of dietary needs.... More 

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Wasilla, Alaska, United States
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82 reviews 82 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

I've been to the Red Beet Bistro twice for lunch and both times the experience was a little strange. I really like that they have such an emphasis on healthy local foods and offer a really great menu; but the menu reads much better than it tastes. The first time we went the service was slow and very rude, and... More 

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Alaska
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Found this little place simply by accident. Saw the name from the road and knew it had to be unique and it was. The prices are a little high but the quality is really wholesome and healthy and very tasty. It is almost impossible to find a restaurant that has organic, non-gmo, gluten free, and have taste but this little... More 

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alaska
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014 via mobile

Redbeet is the first restaurant I've visited that has a menu conducive to the paleo diet I am on. Anyone with dietary restrictions will find a variety of delicious items on the menu! And those without dietary concerns will enjoy the array of mouth- watering and unusual dishes. The atmosphere is quiet and cozy, the service prompt and friendly, and... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

The menu is small, but the food is very well prepared. Highly recommend the cookies. Chaga Chai was unique, but enjoyed it very much. Homemade Ketchup (I don't normally eat ketchup) is very flavorful and a little spicy. Wait staff was friendly but should have a little more education as to the foods being served.

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Wasilla, Alaska
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28 reviews 28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

If trying to follow dietary restrictions while eating out is a challenge, you're in for a treat! Red Beet offers true gluten free selections, kefir, ferments and other healthy choices. They'll always take the time to cover exactly what's in each dish. They serve local foods whenever possible and most dishes contain their signature red beets in one form or... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I was sorely disappointed, had mushroom soup, never had worse. It was worst I ever tasted and I could not finish, which for me, says volumes.

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Alaska
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44 reviews 44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

Atmosphere: This is an older building to which the owners applied some effort and expense to improved. The dining area is small with a counter up front featuring a variety of take-home foods, like cookies and pastries. Sometimes the environment is loud, as the hard floor dining room is small. Cleanliness: I found the restaurant reasonably clean and tidy. Service:... More 

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Alabama
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91 reviews 91 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

What we really enjoy about Bistro Red Beet is their commitment to local produce, supporting Alaskan farmers and delivering healthy, alternative foods to the typical fried fare at so many restaurants. The menu is smaller than some, but the sandwiches, burgers and soups are all homemade from scratch. And don't forget to try a homemade brownie for dessert! Well worth... More 

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Nixa, MO
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129 reviews 129 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

Slow, not terribly friendly service, though our server was well informed. Oddities include having to walk to the front to refill your own water from a big red jug. While its an intriguing variety of healthy options on the menu, and the smells were great, the execution was lacking. 4 of our party of 5 had sandwiches and all found... More 

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Address: 5031 E. Mayflower Lanefor, Wasilla, AK
Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Wasilla
Cuisine: American

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  • Address: 5031 E. Mayflower Lanefor, Wasilla, AK
  • Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Wasilla

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Description

formerly known as Red Beet in Palmer, Alaska, but recently moved several miles to adjoining Wasilla. the cafe prides itself on using fresh, local, organic, seasonal and sustainable foods. The restaurant food was always good but service not the best. We stopped by their new location for coffee and a light snack before noon. Had to pound on the door an hour after they were allegedly opened because they forgot to unlock the door, apparently because their main business is catering. We ordered coffee and a something called "simply toast plus "fresh cooked spiced apples, for $5.95 each. The coffee was the right temperature, hot but not too hot. Mine was good. My friend found coffee grounds in hers. The "simply toast" dish had barely toasted stuff that seemed to be a cross between bread and a muffin, and it was hardly warm. It was served on a cold plate with ice cold spiced apples, which would have been good heated. We asked for refills on the coffee and were surprised that they charged us $2 for EACH cup of coffee. They also left the back door open most of the time we were there because someone was taking a catered order to a truck. The temperature outside was 15 degrees so we finally asked them to close the door. Everything may be homemade and organic but their food is overpriced and service is really awful. My friend said she would never go back there.

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