#LEAN14: juice press {raw food} review.

One of the things I love most about my new neighborhood is that I’m pretty much surrounded by healthy places to eat. One of those places is Juice Press, which I had previously only tried their (yummy) cold-pressed juices. Over the past two days, though, I finally had a couple of their raw food options. And let me just say…oh my raw.

First up was their Raw Falafel.

ingredients: kale, cucumber, tomato, sunflower seeds, almond, buckwheat, filtered water, lime juice, jalepeno, red onion, sea salt, garlic powder, coriander, parsley, cilantro, spices, tahini sauce on the side (filtered water, tahini, lemon juice, coconut sugar, sea salt, spices).

taste: delicious! It definitely had a different texture than baked/fried falafel, but I personally loved it. The flavor was great, and the meal (falafel + salad) was a lot more filling than I anticipated.

Juice Press Raw Falafel

Juice Press Raw Falafel

 

The next day for lunch I got the Ravioli, which is actually made from turnip and filled with a basil cashew cheese. Served with sun dried tomatoes over an arugula salad with a scallion vinaigrette.

ingredients: arugula, turnip, sun dried tomato, basil cashew cheese (cashew, sunflower seed, basil, olive oil, lemon juice, nutritional yeast, spirulina, sea salt, garlic powder, black pepper), scallion vinaigrette (lemon juice, olive oil, apple cide vinegar, agave, scallion, black pepper, garlic powder, sea salt), rawmesan (sunflower seed, nutritional yeast, sea salt, black pepper, tumeric).

taste: AWESOME. I wasn’t sold when I first learned that the ravioli “pasta” was actually turnip, but it totally worked. It had a bit more of a crunch than regular pasta, but the flavors and creamy consistency of the basil cashew cheese still made it taste like real ravioli.

Juice Press Raw Ravioli

Juice Press Raw Ravioli

 

Finally, for dessert I got the Sin-O-Bun. OMG.

ingredients: buckwheat, date, golden flax, cinnamon, vanilla, topping (irish moss, coconut, coconut sugar, vanilla.

taste: Let me just say that I’ve tried a lot of “healthy” desserts in my day, and this is by far one of the best I’ve ever had. Not only is it rich and decadent, but it tastes…real. Not like it’s loaded with fake ingredients. It was a really satisfying dessert that didn’t leave me feeling sluggish afterward.

Juice Press Raw Sin-O-Bun

Juice Press Raw Sin-O-Bun

Juice Press Raw Sin-O-Bun

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Have you ever eaten raw food? Are you a fan?

Comments

  1. says

    Oh my gosh this is why I’m gonna go broke in this city! So much amazing food to try. I’ve always eyed these while at Juice Press and now you have me convinced to try them.

  2. says

    WOW that Sin-O-Bun looks amazing!!

    I LOVE raw food too – I actually prefer to eat anything that is raw if I can. I love eggs (so I do boil those), but other than that, I really try and keep everything fresh and tamper-free as much as possible.

  3. says

    Mmm, these sound yummy! While I’m not a raw food eater ALL the time, it’s certainly cleansing to integrate this a few times a week. Will definitely give this place a try, thanks!

  4. says

    I’m a huge fan of raw foods, but it wasn’t until we had a raw food shop open locally. But yea, now I’m totally addicted!

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