A few weeks ago while I was home visiting my parents, we stopped to eat at Be Raw Food and Juice in Dallas. As the name suggests, this small restaurant serves raw, organic, gluten free food.
The restaurant is pretty small and cozy. There were only about eight or ten tables in the restaurant. It felt very relaxed inside and almost felt like a coffee shop more than a restaurant. There were only a few customers dining at the same time as us. During busier hours, I am willing to guess that the atmosphere becomes more lively. I liked that it didn’t feel too busy and prefer restaurants that have a intimate feel to them.
Since there were only about six or eight customers there while we were eating, the service was quick and great as expected. There was only one employee in the front, who seemed to be the manager. He was extremely friendly and helpful. He playfully tried to sell the power of veganism to my Dad, who wont be switching to a plant based diet any time soon! The service was outstanding and the manager helped make our dining experience even better.
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I ordered the zoodles (zucchini noodles) which were topped with kale and avocado slices, along with a side salad. It was my first time trying zoodles so I don’t have any baseline to compare them too, but they were great. They were covered in a tasty creamy cashew sauce and the fresh avocado complimented the zoodles perfectly.
My dad went with the pad Thai. I didn’t get a chance to taste it but he was a big fan. He said it had a little kick to it. It also came with zucchini noodles, along with tomatoes, spinach, and topped with almonds. My dad said he would eat the pad Thai again, which is a huge compliment.
The star of the show without a doubt were the coconut kale enchiladas, which my mom ordered. I stole a few more bites than I should have. The “enchiladas” were made of dehydrated coconut and were stuffed with a kale filling and some avocado. There was also cashew sauce layered on top. If you have to order one entree from Be Raw, this is the one. The enchiladas had a small tangy taste, but were also sweet. I will definitely be ordering the enchiladas when I return.
I also ordered the green smoothie, which is made in house. Be Raw has their own brand of juices and smoothies, called “Boom Juice” This particular smoothie was made of avocado, spinach, kale, coconut water, and dates. It was super thick, and could be a meal replacement. I only drank about a quarter of it while at the restaurant because it was so filling. It was very tasty and is a great way to get your fill of greens in a sweet and tasteful beverage.
We talked to the manager and asked where they got their ingredients. He told us they order them daily from local farmer markets and grocery stores. You could really tell, the ingredients were all fresh and wonderful. Be aware, raw food means it isn’t cooked, so the meals are cold. However, don’t let this deter you. The food was wonderful and a great example of how raw, organic food can still taste great. If you are ever in the DFW area, I highly recommend you stop by Be Raw and order some kale coconut enchiladas!
Have you tired Be Raw or any other vegan restaurants that you love? Let me know below!