Los Angeles & Southern California Raw Vegan Restaurants – Reviews
One of my subscribers, David, recently visited a number of raw vegan restaurants in Los Angeles, and Southern California—including Go Raw Cafe in Las Vegas, Nevada. David sent me his impressions, and agreed to share his raw vegan restaurant reviews with everyone.
Terra Bella Living Cuisine, in Redondo Beach, has excellent food selection and the energy of the people and environment is a delightful experience.
Euphoria Loves RAWvolution
Euphoria Loves RAWvolution, in Santa Monica, has a great sandwich and salad selections. Generous portion of delicious food and a nice laid-back beach attitude.
Leaf Cuisine – Los Angeles
Leaf Cuisine, in Los Angeles, is a nice relaxing place to eat. The selection consists of primarily what you can buy pre-packaged at most markets, but with that said the food is still good as I do buy their products at the market, when I don't have time to prepare the food myself.
Real. Raw. Live!
Real. Raw. Live!, in Hollywood, didn't meet my expectations as it sounds like a restaurant with a wide selection of dishes. The reality is it sells only pre-packaged food and the fresh made items are only various juices. The positive side of this place is it is a great resource for supplements and reading materials—plus they work with people on educating them on raw eating regiments.
Leaf (now Earthbar) – West Hollywood
Leaf, in West Hollywood, has been changed to Earthbar. This is a "Great Earth Vitamin" store that has been trying to change their image. This is a location that I am actually boycotting and have encouraged all my associates to boycott as well. The working staff are very friendly and nice; however, the major complaint is the inconsistency on prices charged for the exact same drink.
I always order the same combination of ingredients, same size drink, and have always been willing to substitute items if one of the ingredients is not available. I have been charged up to 50% more for this drink at times. When I confronted management, they advised me the owner would call me to discuss, as I am always willing to provide information to management, so smaller businesses will survive. They don't seem to want to address the issue as I have not heard a thing. (P.S. I am not one to expect or accept a free beverage or anything. I just want consistency so I know what to expect when they go to ring it up).
The other issue is Leaf is open until 8:00pm in the evening, but they inconsistently shut down their juicers anytime from 7:00pm – 8:00pm and try to get you to switch to smoothies (higher-priced) because that equipment is still used. As you can tell, my experiences here have not been good and it is a shame that they don't care as I was spending about $50 – $100 a week here because I was also buying pre-packaged food and Raw ingredient and Organic Toiletries from this store. They now get zero dollars from me and I have gone to the major stores like Erewhon and Whole Foods to get the products that I could be supporting small businesses with.
Au Lac in Fountain Valley…all I can say is absolutely fabulous. Besides hearing about it through you, I also heard about it from Go Raw Cafe in Las Vegas and am thankful for your recommendations.
Go Raw Cafe – Las Vegas Raw Vegan Restaurant
David recently visited Go Raw Cafe in Las Vegas, NV and discovered that Go Raw offers delivery and "goes the extra mile."
Go Raw Cafe…what a treasure in Las Vegas. Excellent food and nice people. It cost me a lot of money (over $30) to get there, and they wouldn't let me take a cab back to the hotel. They DROVE me back themselves. That was a pleasant, unexpected treat. I don't know whether this is on your site, but Go Raw offers delivery to the Strip for $10 with a minimum purchase of $25, I think.
Thanks David for sharing your experiences!