Raw food lets natural flavors speak for themselves, unlike cooked cuisine, which insists on beeping loudly when it's finished in the microwave. Feast on fresh fare with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $20 for a two-hour vegan-and-raw cooking class at Whole Foods (a $40 value)
- $20 for a two-hour vegan-and-raw cooking class at Rollin' Oats (a $40 value)
Grass Root chef and owner Sabrina Greene imparts recipes for comforting cooked vegan food as well as invigorating raw dishes in her interactive classes, which hold up to 30 people per session. Classes focus on therapeutic fare, integrating aromatherapy in cooling, summery dishes such as chilled coconut lemongrass soup, raw pad thai, and vegan basil dressing. Students leave with a copy of each recipe for easy home cooking. Each class runs from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.; click here for a list of class dates at each location.
Grass Root Organic Restaurant
Owners Spencer and Sabrina Aird parlay a passion for nourishing vegan fare into Grass Root Organic Restaurant, which CBS Tampa named one of the best veg restaurants in the city. Carmine walls envelop diners in the cozy café space, creating a soothing atmosphere punctuated with vivid abstract paintings hung along the wall. While settled into high-backed wooden chairs, each topped with a lattice design, diners dig into a menu that features cooked vegan dishes as well as raw dishes. Raw vegan pad thai, guacamole, and spinach and basil pesto, among others, star on the restaurant's roster.
The Airds also run a customizable meal delivery system that sends clients fresh meals from a rotating weekly menu several times a week. Sabrina teaches occasional classes on how to replicate her culinary expertise and mimic items on Grass Root's menu by sitting very still on an oversized plate.