Vancouver’s Best Raw Food

Raw food doesn’t have to taste like rabbit food. A handful of trailblazing Vancouver restaurants are moving beyond grass – and wheatgrass – offering creative, delicious dishes without turning on an oven. Here, where to go for the hottest cold meals.

Gorilla Foods
The menu at this jungle-inspired underground dining den consists only of raw food, including Monkey Sandwiches made with veggie-flax “bread,” Prana Pasta with veggie “new”dles and chocolate hemp seed pie (pictured above). 101 – 436 Richards St., 604-684-3663.

Truffle Café at Eternal Abundance
In the back on this quaint organic grocer, you’ll find a charming café run by an enthusiastic raw foodist. Try the spinach pie with a dollop of macadamia nut “sour cream.” 1025 Commercial Dr., 604-255-8690.

Radha Yoga & Eatery
It doesn’t get healthier than this: Follow up your yoga class with the raw daily special – or the chocolate ganache and banana pie. You can even learn the tricks of the trade at Sunday cooking classes. 728 Main St., 604-605-0011.

A new addition to Vancouver’s raw scene, this SoMa gem will surprise you with its gourmet, 100-per-cent living foods menu that includes Thai curry, masala cakes and sushi. 1829 Quebec St., 778-588-7777.

C, Raincity Grill and Nu
To honour Earth Hour this Saturday, these Kambolis Group Restaurants are shutting off more than the lights, offering raw food menus until Sunday. Enjoy keta salmon carpaccio, beef tartare and hazelnut mousse by candlelight.

Image courtesy of sweetonveg.

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