Friday, July 15, 2011

Euphoria Loves Rawvolution Review: First Foray into Raw Food

I've been intrigued by raw food ever since watching Andrew Zimmern's Los Angeles Bizarre Foods episode on the Travel Channel. I really like some vegan / vegan centric restaurants such as Green Peas and Real Food Daily, so raw food isn't really a stretch, just taking the vegan concept one step further and not cooking anything.  Like with veganism, it forces a chef to be a little more creative which can sometimes yield quite tasty results. We decided to try Euphoria Loves Rawvolution on Main Street in Santa Monica, an organic raw food restaurant and store, after the farmer's market on Wednesday, inspired after all the vegetable shopping to eat a healthy lunch. We ordered the Tiger Roll: some sort of coconut wrap with avocado, sprouts, carrots, broccoli with a tasty sweet chili dipping sauce, and the Mushroom and Swiss Burger: a nut veggie patty with mushrooms and creamy seed cheese on onion bread. Both were quite tasty, flavorful and hearty. The roll was really good, even inspiring us to go to the Co-op to find a similar wrap so that we could make our own at home (which we could not find), just wish the portion size was a little bigger. It's definitely not cheap; with an iced tea, our total bill was almost $30. The decor and whole vibe is a little hippie-ish; I could totally see this place in Venice or Berkeley. I wish it were a little cheaper, but still, I'd like to return to try more of the menu items. I don't think I'll ever stop eating meat fully, but going vegan or even raw every once in awhile is a nice and healthy change.
Tiger Roll: it's really all about the wrapper and the dipping sauce
The Mushroom and Swiss Burger: definitely doesn't taste like a burger, but the onion "bread" is quite savory and the mushrooms and patty are hearty and flavorful
Ginormous dahlia from the community garden across the street
Euphoria Loves Rawvolution
2301 Main Street
Santa Monica, CA
(310) 392-5901

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