Rawlicious in Bloor West Village: NOW CLOSED

UPDATE: This Rawlicious, and all the other Toronto locations, have permanently closed.

We eat regularly at Fresh and Thrive Organic so I was excited to see a Rawlicious pop up nearby. Rawlicious differs from other vegan and organic eateries because it just offers raw food, which is food that has not been heated above 48 degrees centigrade (117 degrees Fahrenheit). So, all the menu items are foods in their natural state. Rawlicious is delicious. The taco wrap (below left) is great for lunch. It is a collard leaf stuffed with seasoned nut loaf, guacamole, romaine lettuce, salsa and almond nut cheese.

The “Rawitch” (on the right) is best eaten with a fork. Pieces of onion bread are covered with lots of delicious guacamole, tomatoes, cucumbers and alfalfa sprouts and then the whole thing is drizzled with balsamic vinaigrette. There is coleslaw on the side. I thought the onion bread was amazing.

The raw food movement has become quite popular because of the theory that since the food hasn’t been heat-treated, it is full of all the good stuff that allowed it to sprout and grow in the first place such as water, oxygen, enzymes, vitamins and minerals… all of which are good for you.

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