The best things in life are raw, from cookie dough to Eddie Murphy's comedy to blues riffs played by pro wrestlers. Keep things delightfully raw with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of raw, vegan, and organic cuisine at Rawbert's Organic Garden Café in Beverly.
The exterior of Rawbert's resembles a corner garden store flanked by dark wood and plant life—a fitting appearance given the living nutrients that await customers inside. The equally quaint and charming interior of warm earth tones, landscape murals, and hanging tea lights offers a spot of relaxation with breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert menus ripe with invigorating vittles, including hot soups and seasonal grain bowls in addition to raw offerings. Try the platter of spring rolls, which unites bean sprouts, veggies, basil, and fresh herbs in golden coconut-flax wrappers ($9.50), or reap a slice of harvest pizza ($13.50 for a half, $24.50 for a whole) to enjoy a savory option of "roasted" rosemary walnuts, cranberry, apple slices, and leeks with cashew "mozzarella." The nut-butter "squash" ravioli with cashew alfredo is a delicious heated dish served in red beet shells and garnished with "roasted" rosemary walnuts. Accent your meal with sides such as falafel balls ($1.95), or unpasteurized sauerkraut, a raw spin on the traditional dish whose active live cultures hold the power to protect diners against the ghost of Louis Pasteur ($3.95).
Rawbert's specialty beverages—most notably its fresh juice and house-made smoothies—are not to be missed, both for their huge flavor variety and the healthy punch contained in their condensed depths. Organic teas and coffee are also served alongside organic wine, sake, and beer to sate all caffeination and relaxation needs.
Rawbert's Organic Garden Café opened in 1999, the fruition of owner Robert Reid's dream to provide an alternative restaurant for people interested in the health benefits of a raw diet. A knowledgeable staff, deeply invested in the raw-food lifestyle, carefully selects each ingredient used before deploying it on Rawbert's mission of "Detox and Awe" into the stomachs of venerable vegans and omniscient omnivores alike. Bring a healthy-minded friend or two and enjoy a flame-free feast with today's Groupon to Rawbert's Organic Garden Café.
- …a vegetarian's stomping ground. Enjoy pizza, roll-ups, soups, salads, sushi, maki, and more. There's even a kid's menu, plus prepared foods and a juice bar. – Northshore
Organic Garden Cafe
Organic Garden Cafe's vegetarian, organic dishes have earned the eatery nods in Edible Boston, Boston Magazine's "Best of Boston" in 2009 and 2013, and Northshore Magazine's Best of Northshore Awards every year from 2009 to 2013. As owner Robert Reid told Edible Boston, the menu consists largely of gourmet raw foods, but has evolved to include "transitional items" such as hot soups, which widen the eatery's appeal. Pizzas on buckwheat, carrot, or flax crusts and nut butter 'squash' ravioli are heated under a food lamp, so that the food remains 80 to 90 percent raw, yet "tastes like it just came out of the oven." He's also added more seasonal and local items, working with nearby farms for greens and root veggies.
The café's staff also whip up smoothies at its juice bar, such as the Yoda's Jedi smoothie with strawberries, bananas, dates, and spirulina. Customers can also add a boost to their drinks with smoothie enhancers such as flax oil, maca root, bee pollen, and poltergeist sweat.
294 Cabot St.
Beverly, Massachusetts 01915Get Directions