Golden Milk, Backbone Cafe
Sure, hippie cafes smell of hemp curry and make you say ridiculous dish titles like “I am humble.” Luckily, the new Backbone Cafe spares you from the latter and owns up to the former: Here it’s called Hippie Hemp Curry. And it never hurts to get your vitamins in a tasty package. The Golden Milk ($6.50) blends anti-inflammatory tumeric with fresh ginger, cardamom, pepper (but not too much), honey, nutmeg and cinnamon for a warm beverage that tastes like a drinkable baked dessert that’s actually somewhat good for you. Coconut oil and nut milk make it all go down like a creamy chai. 729 J Street, www.backbonecafe.com.