Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Rawtastic!

 

Today I finally went to this raw vegan restaurant on Main Street in Santa Monica called Rawvolution. Im ssoo glad I went because I had the tastiest food ever! Im very comfortable with eating vegan since its how I grew up but I very new to the whole raw food scene. (I have alot to learn) But I went there totally excited to try out some new things. Plus the Best of Raw awards were being broadcasted from there which was also really fun!

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When I got there I was a bit surprised how small the place was. For some reason I was expecting it to be bigger. Although to be honest most places Ive been to on Main Street are very small. Anyways…I was totally loving the wide variety of foods. From pastas to pizzas and even sushi there was a bunch to choose from. It took me forever to decide but I ended up getting the Simplicty Roll and my friend got the Zucchini pasta with sun dried tomato sauce and onion bread. We decided to split since we were having a tough time choosing.

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The pasta was ssssooo good. Honestly, a bit better than I was expecting. I was so mad I got full really fast! I just wanted to keep eating! The zucchini had an awesome crunchy texture and the sauce was super flavorful and paired perfectly with the pasta. I was really excited to try the onion bread too. It was very very onion-y but oh so delicious. Very chewy and tasty. I couldn't stop eating it. I was really excited about the onion bread because I keep hearing how awesome it is. And it totally lived up to the hype. (Anyone know how to make this???)

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The Simplicity Roll was amazing as well. Daikon, kale, collards and sprouts all wrapped in a gigundo piece of Nori. I've eaten a lot of sushi before but Ive never had a large piece of Nori rolled liked a burrito before. It was a bit fishy smelling right as you start eating but had a completely neutral taste. There was a miso ginger sauce to dip in which was phenomenal. I am so going to have to make Nori rolls a staple in my diet. It was delicious!!!

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I really wanted to try dessert but I couldn't fit any more food in. So I HAVE to make a trip back for some dessert soon. I even saw some raw balls on the way out! yey!!

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Look at those Balls! Yum!

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The awards ceremony was not too bad. We didn't get to stay too long but the opening speeches were very nice. They were having some entertainment before the awards were announced. I gotta say the place was packed. Which was great. Overall it was an awesome night and I cant wait to try more raw foods out!

Yummy Coconut ice cream giveaway!

22 comments:

  1. You grew up eating vegan? That is so cool! If you ever make your way up to NorCal you have to check out Cafe Gratitude! It's raw vegan, great food (even though they have really cheesy names, haha.) Glad you had a good experience at the awards ceremony and at dinner! The pasta and roll look delicious!

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  2. Oh this restaurant review is RIGHT up my alley, thx Chrysta!!!!!

    The balls. Oh my. Good stuff. TWSS :)

    I’ve been up for 26 hrs. I am truly insane. Get home after 3+ weeks away, go groc shopping at 1am, unpack everyone, do the mail, and then crack the google reader. Yes, I love my bloggie friends :)

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  3. my goodnes...what a day....you are very adventurous. Thanks for commenting on my blog --I love your comments and appreciate them muchly.

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  4. Whaaa? No dessert? Are ya cray, girl? You MUST go back! And take me with you ;)

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  5. This restaurant looks delicious! Especially all of the pasta. And I am a sushi addict so that huge piece of nori is definitely calling to me.

    The desserts look amazing. I can't wait to hear what you think about them when you go back.

    Happy New Year!

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  6. That looks like so much fun! I've never been to a raw restaurant but there is one near me in Boston that I want to try out ;-)

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  7. Awesome restaurant!! That zuc pasta looks amazzzing!

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  8. oh my goodness! all those raw meals look amazing! especially that zucchini pasta! you cake remake that at home with a spiralizer too! Hope you have a great new years!

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  9. That looks like an incredible restaurant. I would have went for that pasta dish as well.

    Happy New Year!

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  10. Everything looks fabulous! I know what you mean about getting full and being angry about it. I mean we are always taught (and I always preach) to stop eating when you are full, or even BEFORE you are full, but sometimes you just want to keep going! As long as it's not an everyday, continuous occurence it shouldn't be a big deal.

    Glad you enjoyed yourself. Have a happy new year!

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  11. Wow that restaurant looks absolutely delicious, glad you enjoyed it!

    wishing you a very happy safe and healthy new year, lovely lady!

    rebecca <3

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  12. What a fabulous place.. I wanna go!! Glad you enjoyed it.. that "pasta" looks amazing!
    Happy 2010, hun! :)

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  13. oh my gosh that place sounds AMAZING!! yum!!

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  14. What a great eating experience! It sounds great!

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  15. that restaurant looks great- i love the look of the sushi roll & how they have so many different types of food . happy 2010!!!

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  16. I am so glad you went there! I live very close to Rawvolution and have always wanted to go, but sadly, haven't yet! Bummer!!!
    I'm definitely planning a trip now!
    Good luck on my giveaway!
    Happy New Year!
    XO,
    Erin

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  17. Wow that restaurant looks amazing! I love zucchini pasta, and that one looks delicious. I totally would have wanted that raw "cheesecake" too! Happy New Year :)

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  18. that restaurant sounds terrific! i can't remember if i asked if you wanted to come to the l.a. area blogger meetup on jan. 24th at noon. email me at actorsdiet(at)gmail.com if you do!

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  19. That place looks fabulous. I wonder if Santa Monica could be a day trip from San Jose... haha

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  20. yum yum and oh yea... yum! I cant wait till I can visit that place someday :)

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  21. I wish we had cool healthy places to eat here in Indiana!!!

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