What You'll Get
Eating cooked food can be dangerous, because it often leads to messy arguments with uncooperative grills and seared tongues from the taste-testing of range burners. Avoid alarming appliances and enjoy uncooked eats with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of organic vegan dishes prepared raw at Cousin's Incredible Vitality, located in Irving Park. Today's deal is valid for restaurant purchases only and cannot be used in the store.
Cousin's features an impressive, Mediterranean-inspired menu consisting of raw, vegan dishes made with fresh ingredients from local farmers, as well as a delicious juice bar that mixes up health elixirs. Fill your raw stomach with the uncooked, uncanny flavors of the house-special falafel wrap, a medley of pistachio falafels, greens, onions, sprouts, tomatoes, and ginger-tahini dressing, all wrapped in a collard-green skirt ($12). Explore the menu's more excitingly named dishes such as the soup of the day! ($3) and the juicy sprout avalanche, a sprout salad tossed with spices, nama shoyu, and olive oil and doused in homemade hummus ($6). Lunchers can boost their longevity with an E3 live shot—a green shot of 64 vitamins, minerals, Father Time’s tears, and enzymes ($2–$3).
All cuisine items at Cousin's are prepared with the highest-quality organic fruits, vegetables, and seeds and are packed with enzymes that give bodies energy and superhuman stretchiness. Cousin's is committed to more than healthy food; they also offer yoga and detox programs to promote a healthier lifestyle. (This Groupon is not valid on classes or programs.)
Centerstage Chicago reviewed Cousin’s Incredible Vitality. Although reviewers are mixed on the service and food, many enjoy the desserts, particularly the cheesecake. Nearly 120 Yelpers give the store and restaurant an average of three stars, Citysearchers give it an average of four stars, and Metromixers award it an average of 4.6 stars:
- Invigoration kicks in from the get-go: Sit amid chocolate-tone walls and lush plants, sipping coconut water from a freshly cracked coconut ($2), or choose from the juice bar's menu of elixirs, rumored to uplift the spirit and increase alertness. – Emily Fiffer, Centerstage Chicago
- Save room for the dessert menu: the berry-chocolate pie and the vegan cheesecake were insanely delicious. The cheesecake especially was better than any "real cheese" cake, IMO. The flavors and textures worked so well together. – Mars K., Yelp
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Sep 20, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person. Limit 1 per table. Dine-in only. Not valid for products. Tax and gratuity not included. No cash back. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.