“A raw, vegan and organic restaurant that is helping you feel good about what you eat.” That is Rawlicious’s motto and way of life. This restaurant believes that eating a raw diet is the best way to optimal health and wellness. The eclectic eatery has locations all around town, but their most popular is found in Yorkville. Growing up as a carnivore, I thought that it was time to try out a new way of eating. Most people would think that vegetarianism is linked to weight loss, however, this is not always the case.
During the first stages of cutting out meat, it is common that some people will actually gain weight due to the amount of carbohydrates that are consumed in place of protein from meat. By retrieving knowledge on the foods one is consuming, it is easily learned how important it is to balance your food intake while still feeling satisfied. FW would suggest starting off your visit to Rawlicious with the Nori Rolls: alfalfa sprouts, marinated mushrooms, avocado, and fresh vegetables ($7.00). For an entree we would recommend trying the Pad Thai; zucchini and kelp noodles, shredded romaine lettuce, carrots and bell peppers mixed in a tangy Thai sauce, topped with green onions with crumbled cashews ($15.00). Everything on the menu looks delicious and makes you feel good about what you are putting into your body.
What’s a satisfying meal without dessert? Rawlicious offers a lot of decadent options on their menu; we went with the Superfood Cookies. Thirteen ingredients that make up this energy cookie; almonds, walnuts, coconut, goji berries, cacao nibs, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, bananas, currants, cinnamon and a dash of agave ($2.25). The meal was tasty and doesn’t leave you overly full, but energetic and content with what you put in your belly. It was a fantastic experience and such a comforting vibe.
This fad of healthy living and eating isn’t going away anytime soon. If you want to maintain a balance within yourself, try eating 100% clean and getting outside to enjoy nature.
Enjoy what they call clear conscience eating!
Locations in Toronto:
20 Cumberland Street
2122 Bloor St. W