Rawlicious

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Good evening morning! I am writing this post at 12:15am. Am I dedicated, crazy, or just really excited to tell you about my fun evening? I’ll let you decide…  :biggrin:

As part of this week’s checklist, I decided that I need more downtime in the evenings…

I put together an impromptu night out and 10 of us met late this evening at Rawlicious in Toronto. A couple of the ladies had already been before and told me that I must try it out at once!

A girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do… 

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“Rawlicious is a totally raw, vegan cafe. We strive to serve healthy delicious food in a comfortable atmosphere … with a dash of inspiration. There is no wheat, no meat, no dairy nor refined sugar in anything served.”

From the moment I stood in front of Rawlicious, I knew this was a restaurant that did it right

It was oozing with character, ambiance, warmth, and health. (Yes, it glowed!!!) They crossed their t’s and dotted their i’s.

It is all about the attention to detail in a restaurant and I was excited from the moment I walked into the door.

I will let the pictures tell a thousand words…

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Cutie Callie!

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Now this is what I’m talking about!!!! I have been waiting for a restaurant like this to tell you about.

It has a warm, inviting, and breath-taking atmosphere. You feel all warm and fuzzy just being inside the restaurant. You want to hug a tree.

Girlfriends Jessica, Kristin, Sarah, Susan, Jess, Jenn, Callie, and Laura were all there to join in on the fun!

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I booked the ‘Zen Den’ tonight and it was so amazing! A low table complete with a ton of beautiful cushions, candles, low lighting, art work, etc. It is a private, serene, and peaceful room to enjoy great company and food!

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Action shots!

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I started with the Lean Green juice made up of Celery, Cucumber, Spinach, Kale + I added Spirulina.

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Finally the green juice that I dreamed and hoped for!!!

Mmmmm. It was awesome and made fresh. The only way it should be!

We all split the Nacho Platter for an appetizer – the classic trio of Guacamole, “Sour Cream” & Salsa served with sliced green olives, green onions, hot banana peppers and a pile of Rawlicious Nacho Chips.

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All three were superb. The raw sour cream was exceptionally tasty! We think it was a mix of cashews, lemon, garlic, and tahini (but we were just guessing!).

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The Rawlicious Nacho Chips were INCREDIBLE!

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Tonight I was careful not to overdo it on nut-based foods. My stomach is very sensitive to nuts and if I eat too many I get terrible pains.

Keeping this in mind, I chose the Rawitch which is made up of Fresh veggies & sprouts with guacamole piled high on Onion Bread.

It sounded perfect…and it WAS!

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I also got a salad on the side with their balsamic vinaigrette. The salad was awesome too!

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The Rawitch in all it’s glory…

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These pictures really don’t do this rawitch justice. It was probably one of the best sandwiches I have ever had in my life!

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I was so full I had to save half and bring a doggie bag home. I cannot wait for lunch tomorrow!  :biggrin:

Then we all split the raw brownie with icing

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Oh. Dear. Me.

Words cannot explain the taste of this brownie. It was perfection.

I also ordered a David’s Tea ‘Exotica’ to end the evening…

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What an amazing night, amazing company, and amazing food. Every single one of us raved about what we ordered and all of us want to go back ASAP.

Other entrees:

Collard wrap…

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Zucchini spaghetti…

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There was also an amazing pizza, but my picture didn’t turn out so hot! I will definitely be ordering it in the near future.

We had such a blast tonight. Thanks to all the ladies for coming out!

Jenn + Jess [They just did an intense Booty Camp Fitness class before arriving!]

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Callie, Laura, Kristin:

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Sarah, Susan, Jessica:

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Thank you to the amazing staff at Rawlicious too. They treated us like queens all night long!

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I have not had better service anywhere in Toronto. If you are in the area you should stop by for a meal. You will not regret it!

And I always support a thumbs up.

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I think I have a new favourite restaurant.  :biggrin:

Well, this girl is off to bed to dream of Rawlicious brownies. Night!

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Emily July 15, 2010

That looks so awesome! What was the price of your meal? Is it an expensive place?

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Pure2raw twins July 14, 2010

This restaurant sounds amazing. We just saw some other bloggers went there too ; )
We cannot handle a lot of nuts too. All the food looked amazing, and we would love to meet all of you beautiful girls!! What fun!!

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Lauren July 14, 2010

Oh wow, I am so jealous! I wish I could have joined you guys at Rawlicious. It is one of those restaurants that I’ve never been to, always wanted to try…but just never make it because I’m lazy and I live so much closer to Fresh and Live Organic Food Bar, so it’s more convenient…
But the pictures look lovely and I love a place with good service. The food looks delicious too. I will have to check it out soon.
Hopefully there will be another meet up there in the future…would also love to meet you gorgeous girls!

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Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin July 14, 2010

This restaurant looks so perfect! I love its decor and the food looks phenomenal too! I love reading all your reviews of Toronto restaurants so that I can weed out all the bad places from the ones worth checking out. This one is definitely going on my list!

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Jodi July 14, 2010

I have sad news to report! This am i was attempting to make green banana soft serve ( spinach and banana and vanilla) when my blender blew up! I know you can feel my pain! Oh and i live in Jasper, Alberta and it snowed here yesterday, Mid july and yes thats right SNOW!!! so when you are baking in over there think about us over here freezing! :)

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bitt July 14, 2010

rawlicious is THE place to be! some other bloggers had a meetup there recently:
http://rawcandy.wordpress.com/2010/07/13/blogger-get-together-at-rawlicious/

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Autumn @ Good Eats Girl July 14, 2010

Wow! This looks like so much fun! And the food looks amazing!

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Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat July 14, 2010

Ahh that looks amazing! I’m so annoyed I couldn’t come, but definitely let me know next time – I neeeed to try this place. :)

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Melanie July 14, 2010

Sounds delicious! I’m new to reading your blog (you can thank FitSugar for putting a link to your smelt pancake post!) and I love it! Hoping to find some good Vegan type restaurants here in San Francisco as I’m trying to find more options. Not going completely vegan but want to try to incorporate it more into my diet.

Thanks!

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Rachel July 14, 2010

Yes! I love Rawlicious! Whenever I go to Toronto I always try to go to great healthy restaurants and Rawlicious was one of them. I also got the onion rawitch and it was AMAZING!!! I would also recommend The Beet, another great organic restaurant!

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Alycia @ Fit n Fresh July 14, 2010

I don’t think I’ve ever wished I lived in Canada more than right at this moment. SO JEALOUS!

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Tiffany July 14, 2010

Wow – what a great restaurant! Everything looks so yummy!

So I’m coming out of “lurkdom” to make my first comment on your blog. I started eating more “clean” and including more vegetarian or vegan meals in my diet a few weeks ago and am loving it! I can’t believe how good I feel. Your blog is one of the most inspiring ones I’ve found and you have some great recipes and tips. I’ve made a couple of Green Monsters and love them and I really enjoy the VOO. Yesterday I made some “strawberry soft serve” to put in my VOO and it was delicious! I can’t have bananas because of my migraines, so I just blended some frozen strawberries with a little bit of milk and it was perfect. The icy, creaminess mixed with the oats was one of the best breakfasts I’ve had in a long time. It was also my first morning trying the Amazing Grass Chocolate SuperFood and I couldn’t believe how much energy I had!

Thank you for all of your inspiring posts and for sharing your life with us to encourage and motivate us to be healthier! :)

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GlendaM July 14, 2010

Wow! Sounds great. I will have to check it out my next trip to Toronto.

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Elli @ 16 and Losing It July 14, 2010

The world needs more restaurants like that! There are almost none were I live! That restaurant and the food looks so beautiful and inviting!

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Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] July 14, 2010

Angela – you look stunning… always GLOing! =)

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Marian July 14, 2010

Mmmmmm…..looks so good! I can’t wait to check it out. I also want to try Raw Aura down in Port Credit http://www.raw-aura.com/menu.html

Have you been there yet?

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