The Raw Kitchen is situated on South Terrace in Freo inside the Piazza Arcade. I first heard about this cafe from a Today Tonight program promoting healthy and raw food. Since trying the delicious sweets from Rawsome, I’d been intrigued by how raw food are produced, especially as they are free of diary, sugar, wheat and gluten! The Raw Kitchen is even more interesting as it boasts a Raw Pizza! All food are also cooked below 46degC to preserve the nutritional content.
I’d visited the Raw Kitchen twice now, and it’s always packed after 12pm on a Saturday. The best bet to get a seat is to arrive at 11am bright and early just as they open!
Here are some of the drinks and food we had:
- Mango Smoothie, Veggie Juice and Coffees
Most of the smoothies and juices cost around $9.50 and the coffee $5 (can’t remember the exact price). The coffee is made using fresh handmade nut milk! Talk about labor intensity! The coffee tasted a bit strange to me to start with but I got used to it after awhile.
- Raw Soup ($13.50) – a blend of spinach, basil, avocado and nut milk served with raw dehydrated onion bread. Looked appetizing and very green!
- Pasta ($16.90 regular) – hand spiralised raw zucchini noodles tossed with sliced kalamata olives, mushrooms and homemade pasta sauce. Another labour intensive dish! Another dish to get used to! The more I ate of it, the nicer it became. It wasn’t too dry as it looked due to the moisture from the zucchini noodles.
- Nachos ($19.50 regular) – hand cut dehydrated corn crisps layered with ‘refried’ walnut & pepita blend tomato salsa, fresh guacamole & raw dairy free sour cream. This was the yummiest dish out of the ones we ordered that day. It is a good variation from the normal nachos you get which is very oily. I felt healthy eating it. The dairy free sour cream was yum too! I wonder how it’s made! I’d ordered this both times I went. Must try!
- Raw Pizza with salad ($18.90) – dehydrated buchwheat base with raw tomato, basil & capsicum salsa, macadamia & cashew nut cheese. The pizza came as a slice, topped with lots of veggies and a huge portion of salad on the side. This was the dish that intrigued me to come in the first place but I must admit I did not quite like it. I still prefer the old style cheesy pizza hehe. Worth a try though, you may be converted!
- Desserts – the desserts on offer seemed to vary each time. We’d had the Mango Cheesecake, Mint Cheesecake and Macaroons. My favourite was the Mango Cheesecake. It had a refreshing taste to it and a lovely base. I could have a few slices!
Overall, it was a great lunch and I love that I could try different types of food than what I normally eat! The service was great too. Lovely and friendly people. I would go back for another plate of Nachos and hopefully they would have the Mango Cheesecake on the same day!
Rating: 3.75 out of 5 stars
Rating by: N.L.
Telephone: 0409 323 441
Address: 36 South Terrace, Fremantle