Being a vegan can be hard, thankless work—extended-family members rarely understand, many restaurants don't accommodate you, and cows still try to devour you every chance they get. Today's Groupon proves that vegan eating can be stylish, sexy, and delicious: for $10, you get $20 worth of raw, vegan cuisine and drinks at Rawlicious.
Rawlicious skips such ingredients as wheat, meat, dairy, and refined sugar to put together a healthful menu of animal-free fare in a café setting. All Rawlicious items are cooked below 118 degrees Fahrenheit to ensure that enzymes, vitamins, and minerals are naturally preserved. Load up on living food with the nacho-platter appetizer ($12), Rawlicious' nacho chips served with the tasty troika of guacamole, "sour cream," and salsa, or un-muzzle your inner Red Kangaroo by grazing on the sprout salad ($8), a mix of fresh, organic sprouts. Rawlicious' "rawitch" ($8) skyscrapes with fresh veggies, sprouts, and guacamole stacked high on onion bread, while the special pasta Bolognese ($12) melds marinara, pesto, and crumbled faux-meatballs. Between wellness-boosting bites, guests can seductively sip on a 16-oz. smoothie ($6), available in such flavors as Raspberry Bliss and ChocoMinty, or toast to Pierre-Simon Laplace's theory of tides with a pot of green tea ($5).
Raw foods are said to assist with weight loss, improved skin, and increased energy. As you feel Rawlicious' fare going to work on your bone-bin, take in the locally-produced artwork adorning Rawlicious' walls, or soak up fat-free pillow plushness while seated in the café's Zen Den.
This Groupon cannot be used on national holidays.
- The radical reinterpretation of plain ol’ spaghetti and meatballs on display at this holistic Junction hole in the wall owes little to Chef Boyardee. For starters, it’s served at room temperature and the pasta is made from long ribbons of raw zucchini. Meatballs – here called “neat” balls – are fashioned from nuts, as is its remarkably creamy alfredo sauce. Who says healthy can’t be yummy to boot? – NOW magazine
- …Rawlicious has attracted a tight-knit and vocal community. When we, two omnivores, walked in looking to see how it fares as a restaurant (rather than as a lifestyle) we got remarks from other diners before we even sat down about how the pregnant one of us (not me) would produce a “Hercules baby” by eating raw. – Edward Keenan, Eye Weekly
- It's amazing what this place can do with pretty much just vegetables and nuts! Tasty food and very healthy. The desserts are surprisingly delicious too! – Jocelyn, Urbanspoon
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