Editor's Note: This article was originally written by Mark C. Anderson and published in the Spring 2021 Issue of Edible Monterey Bay Magazine. It's re-posted here with permission.
Trendy new spot combines vegan fast food and CBD cocktails.
Behold the chili cheese burger with pumpkin-seed chili, queso sauce, crispy hominy and eggplant “bacon.” The sausage-mushroom pizza with sweet peperonata. The chipotle fried trumpet mushroom sandwich, pimento mac ’n’ broccoli and almond butter chocolate chip cookie ice cream sandwiches.
The Mercury News Reader’s Choice Poll Opens on November 27th
With over 100 categories, we hope you'll consider us for at least one. Metro is host to the Silicon Valley region's longest running “best of” competition. As a newcomer, we'd love your vote for Best Vegetarian Restaurant, Best Craft Cocktails, or Best New Restaurant in the area.
KPIX 5 Reporter John Ramos Interviewed Owners J. and Nick Gaich
As the pandemic wears on, Morgan Hill is doing al fresco dining in a big way. KPIX 5's John Ramos reported, "Morgan Hill is feeling the same economic pressures any other place, but this community is showing how much can be accomplished when you embrace change, rather than try to resist it."
John goes on to point out that the City of Morgan Hill is working to make the downtown area "an attraction of sorts." Local restaurants downtown, including Craft Roots, now extend out into the street thanks to the easing of regulations by Morgan Hill city government and helpful grants to assist businesses with making necessary upgrades to pivot to outdoor services.
Getting Ready to Reopen
We can't wait to serve you!
Oh, how we have missed you! It was a difficult decision to temporarily close Craft Roots back in March. But we felt strongly that we needed to prioritize the health and safety of our team and our local community in Morgan Hill and broader South County.
Since then, we’ve been working hard behind the scenes to update our processes and operations to enable us to safely reopen. And it seems the timing is finally right for us to do just that.
We’re so excited to offer the healthiest cold-pressed juices sourced from California’s Central Valley.
The folks at Pressed Juicery use a heat-free, cold-pressed process to extract the nutrients from fresh fruits and vegetables and turn them into amazing juices and nutrient-rich shots. You’ll notice the “just-picked freshness” in their juice selections derived from juicing ingredients almost immediately after harvest for superior taste and the highest amount of nutrients, vitamins, and antioxidants.
We're Thankful for Your Support
Thank you for supporting our vision to bring a 100% plant based dining option to our hometown of Morgan Hill. We believe food is love and the best way to share our passion is with healthy whole foods.
Special Hours This Week for the Thanksgiving Holiday
Incredible works of art and science are on display at Craft Roots.
Much like our talented local craftspeople who have helped us with our restaurant’s buildout, we’re fortunate to have developed amazing friendships and partnerships with talented local artists in the South Valley.
If you've been into Craft Roots since our soft opening, you’ve seen the stunning nature photography hanging on our walls. And if you haven't, you really ought to pop in and take a closer look at these incredible works of art and science by nature photographer, John Fox.
We’ve been hard at work getting Craft Roots Bar and Veggie Grill ready for a summer open! Here’s a peek at just some of the improvements we’ve made so far to the restaurant at 17230 Monterey Road in beautiful downtown Morgan Hill. Check out what’s happening inside and out:
The Craft Roots Team
Craft Roots is locally owned and family friendly. Created on an idea to give our community a new concept that embodies artesian ideologies. We believe food is love and the best way to share our passion is with healthy whole foods concentrating on a 100% plant-based menu.