Most people who know me well would already know that I am not always the healthiest of girls, I don't spend hours in the gym and I won't go crazy over a kale smoothie. I always have the best intentions and want to treat my body right, but none of those things really get me enthusiastic. Without giving you the wrong impression, I have started exercising more regularly but I am no junkie. There has been rumours around town that The Raw Kitchen is a must-try-before-you-die kind of place, so I wanted to see this for myself. M and I paid a visit and we were impressed from the minute we stepped inside. I can already imagine this as a perfect venue for a wedding or party--don't you think?
We ordered the roasted beetroot dip & house made hommus to share (we picked, rustic multi seed bread), M ordered the yellow coconut curry while I ordered the warm winter pizza. The dip was divine and I would highly recommend this, beetroot isn't something I have grown accustomed to but this was exceptional.
All of the items on the menu are dairy free, gluten free and sugar free so there is no need to worry about food allergens. Being lactose intolerant myself, it is a struggle to enjoy desserts and drinks without having to face the consequences later.
M decided on the classic green smoothie and I made the obvious cafe-lover choice of the ice coffee frappe. This drink was like drinking a magician's illusion....if nobody told me that there wasn't any dairy or sugar in here, I would assume they are lying. It was one of the best dairy free drinks that I have tasted, to date. The coffee frappe is worth a try, I'd give it 8/10 stars. Did I mention that they also do dessert? There is a large glass display of goodies from slices, cakes and balls! They're all made with love while honouring their code of raw goodness. My heart was set on the turkish delight slice but my I couldn't fit it in. So I opted for a petite mint slice which was a wonderful way to end the scrumptious meal.
There is also a shop on site, you can purchase all your raw ingredients from here along with some health foods to fill your pantry at home. After eating a meal that makes your feel great (no bloating, here!) you'll feel inspired to take care with your own cooking along with being gobsmacked at all of other the creative options. The Raw Kitchen also run Yoga and Fitness classes and they have recently commenced some Raw cooking workshops, I'm actually keen on signing up for one of these classes as a little introduction to raw foods it would be rewarding to grasp a little more education about core ingredients and cooking methods. Be sure to check this place out for lunch or dinner, take your pick and bring your healthy or not-so-healthy friends--they'll be surprised and inspired, just like I was.
The Raw Kitchen 181A High St, Fremantle Open for Brunch/lunch and dinner Opening Hours: Mon-Thurs [lunch 11-4] Fri [lunch 11-5.30 / dinner 5.30-9] Sat-Sun [lunch 11-5.30 / dinner 5.30-9] CLOSED PUBLIC HOLIDAYS