What a beautiful Saturday! I just came back from "date day" with my DH and we went to Chaco Canyon Cafe for an early lunch and were plesantly surprised.
As most know it's the ONLY restaurant catering to the raw food group in Seattle. It also serves cooked vegan. The Raw menu is by no mean a side line; I would say 40/60 cooked/raw vegan.
The staff were REALLY welcoming and HAPPY. I dont know about you but happy staff make for a very enjoyable visit. The ambiance was lovley and less "hippy" than I would have imagined definatly more cafe. I considered RawVolution quit "hippy".
Lasagna: Served on lovley greens w/ wht & blk sesame seeds & diced tomato. The greens were fresh & crisp. The lasagna was a bit "earthy" for my taste and the tomato paste top layer a bit bitter. It was three layers; a coarsly ground carrot nut base, a center veg layer (unfortunatly I found only one very small slice of zucchini) and a thick top of tomato paste. I would have loved to see lots of veg. It was very filling.
carrot cake: bought a take home sample will report back!
lemon spritzer: OMG this stuff was devine. Seltzer water lemon, ginger & agave. So simple so amazing. I went to the store immediatly after to buy the ingredients!
artichoke sanwhich: lots of flavor and satisfying
Thai tomato soup: great thick fresh & rich
7003: Apple, orange, carrot, kiwi, and ginger juice, the best juice he'd had!
My husband wanted to say that your other NONRAW half will not go hungry if they join you. He loved his meal and raved all through it.
They also had a very nice take out fridge with lots of raw treats made there. I bought the carrot cake and the coconut carob cake to have later (pictured below). I also bought a peanut butter bar made with raw peanuts and my DD loved it.
Although the lasagna was not my favorite I believe that was just my taste as I was expecting more of a RawFoodRealWorld take on it instead it was more of a pate slice.
I also liked that the price was great. We paid $50 for two. This included two each of meals, drinks, desserts & a bag of take home treats! Given that I spent almost $100 at RawVolution earlier this month on a LOT less I am very pleased!