Okay. So I’m playing Words With Friends with my friend in New Zealand, and he says in the chat box, “Dude, your blog is a meat fest! You should go to a vegetarian restaurant.” It’s funny, because I actually discussed that with a co-worker the day before. So! I took one for the team! Not only did I go to a vegetarian restaurant, but I went to a VEGAN one that did ALL RAW foods that’s ORGANIC and GLUTEN-FREE!!! This is way out of my zone, but I had to do it. We went to Be Raw (fresh) Food and Juice near Northwest Highway and the Tollway. When I sat down, I asked if they have beer, and they said no and that I need to cleanse myself. Oh man. If this was the military, I’d get an achievement medal. Anyways, I stayed. We ordered the kale salad to start off with, and I honestly thought it was very good. It had avocado and tomatoes on it, and the kale was marinated in olive oil and lemon juice. We devoured it. After that, we shared the coconut kale enchiladas, spaghetti and “meatballs,” and the primavera bowl. Family style. You can tell from the pictures what they had in them, but if you want an in-depth description of the ingredients, I put a link to their menu below. I will tell you that my favorite items were the kale salad and enchiladas. The fake cheese was awesome, and the tortillas had a nice spiciness to them. The noodles were tasty, but they threw me off a bit because they were cold. Duh. Raw. I should’ve expected it. I just wasn’t thinking straight because I didn’t have a beer to wash the food back with. Oh, the “meatballs” are made with walnuts, basil, olive oil, and marinara. I hit a wall when I was here, because there’s only so much healthy food I can eat. I was still a little hungry yet had to stop, but we ended up sharing a chocolate bliss smoothie that had raw cacao, agave nectar and coconut butter. That was the best thing I had and was literally finally full after the few sips I had of it! It’s really hard to believe that it was vegan. So tasty.
They have a lot more items on their menu like soups, sandwiches, raw pizza, wraps, and rolls. I just shared what we had on this visit. Maybe next time I’ll get a soup and ask them to microwave it! Just kidding. They’d probably hurt me if I did that.
Honestly I wasn’t sure if I’d come back because of the lack of a bar, and I didn’t wanna get in trouble for concealing a flask, but Yelp says they’re a BYOB joint. If this is the case, I’ll definitely be back! I really need to add healthier foods to my body. Check this place out for sure, especially if you’re one of “those people.” You know? Health conscious, vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, lactose intolerant, or a recovering alcoholic.
Thanks for reading! 🙂