Raw food eliminates the hassles of having to change the microwave's oil and of constantly telling the stove to keep its burners off the couch. Avoid unruly appliances with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of raw cuisine at Rawthentic Eatery in Qualicum Beach.
Rawthentic Eatery's chefs craft a raw menu brimming with offerings free from dairy, meat, gluten, and sugar, all prepared at temperatures less than 105 degrees to preserve enzymes present within the food. Straws sink into a Smoothie Sensations' almond mylk, agave, and organic fruits ($6/12 oz.; $7/20 oz.), and made-from-scratch falafel wraps fold around an assortment of raw fillings ($12.95). Meanwhile, cooks craft raw flat-bread sandwiches ($8), and pizza artisans flatten flax-seed dough, slather it with marinara sauce, and then sprinkle toppings to make a Super Melt pizza ($8). For dessert, forks sound their foghorns and then ferry bites of apple pie filled with apples, dates, and raisins piled on a crust made from almonds, dates, and spices ($5.95). Rawthentic also boasts 3–5 special entrees that, like the slowest ferris wheel ever, rotate monthly.