Park View’s Everlasting Life Cafe is in the process of changing its name to Woodland’s Vegan Bistro to avoid confusion with Everlasting Life Restaurant & Lounge in Capitol Heights, Md.
The two restaurants were at one point operated by the same owner and both called Everlasting Life Health Complex. But they’ve operated independently since wife-husband team Mickiyah and Vernon Woodland bought the location at 2928 Georgia Ave. NW about five years ago. The Woodlands altered the name slightly, but customers were still confused. “We’ve gotten to the point where we want to really separate ourselves,” Mickiyah Woodland says.
Woodland says some new menu items and a new look will accompany the new name. A Woodland’s Vegan Bistro food truck is also on its way, possibly hitting the road as soon as the end of next week. Woodland says the truck will serve some of the cafe’s more popular items like vegan chicken, kale salad, and other rotating specials.
(Correction: Due to a reporting error, this post originally misidentified the neighborhood where Woodland’s Vegan Bistro is located. It is Park View, not Petworth.)
Photo courtesy Woodland’s Vegan Bistro