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Photo by Ashley Davis Tilly
Chef Hugo Matheson wants every child to love greens—and beets, carrots, and broccoli. The pioneering eco-chef at The Kitchen, in Boulder, Colorado, recently opened an annex called The Kitchen (Next Door) that serves farm-to-table food with a twist: Every sandwich, salad, and snack costs less than $9, and $2 from every kids'-menu order goes to help plant local school gardens. The veggie fun starts right away, with mustache stickers shaped like eggplants and carrots and a magnetic wall at the back with huge vegetable magnets (at left), where kids can create their own cornucopias during the (very short) wait for lunch or dinner. On top of that, the kids' menu is simple and tasty (garlic smashers, sweet roasted carrots, fluffy quinoa), and all of it is fresh, organic, and local.