RAWvolution - Santa Monica, CA.
Reporting back from my trip to So. Cal. I chose Rawvolution this trip as it was the closest and I really needed a kid friendly casual place. . .did NOT want a repeat of the two kid massive meltdown like in last years Juliano's Raw !
I was prepared to bring back The Box but forgot to investigate and I arrived on a non-Box day (Sat). So I decided to splurge on $100 worth of raw snacks as they had a great selection!
I did order food to go. The Big Matt w/Cheese, a green drink and a green soup. All were excellent with lots of flavour. I am so pleased I have the book and can recreat at home:) ! Also all was served in great compostable packaging. The staff were very friendly and laid back.
The environment was very casual; a bit like a hippy/new age fast food restaurant as you order at the counter. I could only dream for a place like this where I live that you can just run in and grab a quick raw snack or meal.
The prices for the menu items are great, no having to save up to eat there. The prepackaged snacks on the otherhand were $$$$. When i arrived back at my hotel room I found I had spent $13 on one bar of chocolate (Fortina).
The only issue I had with this otherwise perfect eatery was that I purchased a bag of chocolate chip cookies(therawbakery.com) and a Fortina bar that were kept in a fridge with a large qty of Durian fruit. I kept all my snack purchases including said cookies & chocolate in the bag they gave me and when I flew home two days later every single item (including the contents of my suitcase) had the very strong oder of the oniony Durian fruit. Some had even taken on the taste, so I now have $100 of oniony smelling and tasting chocolate, bars & flat breads. . .
I would very much recommend eating there & the book is great. I have tried several recipes with great results!
They kindly allowed my to take pictures too.:)
Last edited by eachpeachpearplum; 11-26-2007 at 09:04 PM.
More of the pictures. . .
These are the snacks I bought!
The chocolate chip cookies by therawbakery are devine. The large apple cookies on the plate are made at Rawvolution and were inedible due to the above mentioned Durian contamination.
I have also tried the Herble Enzyme Elixir and that was very nice although way way to sweet, too bad.
I unfortunatly did not like the Fortina chocolate bar although that may be because it too tasted of onions! . . . .OK I have let it sit out w/o the tainted wrapper and this bar really is not edible. I would strongly not recommend it.
I am looking forward to trying all the other goodies and will let you know!
I would like to add that the neagtive comments about the snack DO NOT REFLECT THE RESTAURANT as the food I had there was GREAT!
Last edited by eachpeachpearplum; 11-27-2007 at 12:31 PM.
Originally Posted by eachpeachpearplum
My Big Matt w/ Cheese that I received in "the box" certainly didn't look like that!
WORSE! All mushy and old veggies. It tasted ok, but I was disappointed in the quality of it. There was travel time (I live in southern ca), so it's somewhat understandable. I plan to make it one day, but haven't gotten around to it. I also had the pizza Italiano and that survived a little better and was very good. I did make that a few days after eating it from The Box. It was very good when I made it too. I didn't have the mock tuna in The Box, but I had it at the restaurant. I later made it and it was quite nice! The recipes in his book are outstanding!
Yes, they kept the onion bread and other dry food away from the wet food. However, the veggies for the sandwich were limp and old-looking. They didn't look like they were only a day old from having shipped overnight. I guess the limpness was from the dry ice.
The Fortina chocolate bars are the worst. I can't believe anyone would carry them or like them & they're ridiculously expensive.
Love The Big Matt w/Cheese!
Did you by chance get to try their onion bread pizza while you were there?
I went there one time with RawTruth and it was awesome. Best tasting pizza so far!
Hmmm hope to make it there this weekend
is Santa Monica
near LAx or Westwood?
It is, therefore, evident that it is possible to cure by foods, aliments and fruits; but as today the science of medicine is imperfect, this fact is not yet fully grasped. When the science of medicine reaches perfection, treatment will be given by foods, aliments, fragrant fruits and vegetables, and by various waters, hot and cold in temperature.
Formerly lifeAgift aka RAWMamaSutra aka Nettle Rainbowfly when fasting
Sort of in between but closer to LAX Just off the 10 FWY. on the LAX side. Just before it becomes PCH (Pacific Coast HWY)
Originally Posted by lifeAgift
Last edited by piallda76; 01-11-2008 at 05:19 PM.
Just made the onion bread and am going to get pizza ingredients this very morn!
Originally Posted by PATH301
Have you contacted Matt and told him that? I'm sure, if I were doing delivery, I'd want to know that. One bad word on a forum like this...
Originally Posted by jazzysweet
It doesn't really help to tell us as much as it would help to tell him.
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