Saturday, June 16, 2012

Organic Lives, Vancouver BC

Location: 1829 Quebec St, Vancouver, BC V5T 1B1, Canada
From Vegan Gastrobot
After our failed attempt at breakfast at Café Deux Soleils we were still hungry so we ventured over to Organic Lives for a raw breakfast treat. First up was the cinnamon raison toast which is served with almond butter and blueberry jam (I mean here is the description from the menu: “If you miss the taste of toast and jam then this is just the right prescription for you. A bio-dynamically grown cinnamon that is pure in flavour and heart along with our Hunza Golden Raisins make this pleasure guilt-free. Fresh made jam from seasonal fruits and a dollop of almond butter will complete your craving.” Doesn’t that sound amazing? Well it does to me:) This was really delicious – super cinnamon-y which I loved, though it was really dry and hard for me to eat. It just dried my mouth out so much it was hard to chew and swallow, though the flavor was amazing. The jam was delicious, the almond butter was just so so to me – it did not have much flavor.

From Vegan Gastrobot
We also ordered the original pizza with no mushrooms. This was incredible! “Vegetable flatbread topped with our macadamia-pinoli cheese, mushrooms, red peppers, onions, olives, pineapple and drizzled with an heirloom tomato sauce and pesto” So good. The flatbread was light and crispy like a cracker, the cheese was creamy and delicious, the veggies crisp, the sauces complimented everything nicely. Exactly what I wanted in a raw pizza. Raymond commented on how I should make some of the vegetable crackers to take with us hiking – I should really try that out as they are amazing. This was served with a ceasar salad (“Herb-Infused Himalayan Pine Seed Dressing with Almond Croutons”). Raymond thought it tasted like blue cheese, I thought it just tasted like a creamy nutty dressing. He really loved the salad and I thought it was good, but not amazing.

From Vegan Gastrobot
We also order a dessert – You Had Me at Hello – a caramel cream tart. I thought it looked amazing, and it sounded amazing but…it was WAY too coconut-y for me. I really do not like coconut, but I will eat it if there is a light flavor, or like coconut milk in Thai curry and such. The only thing I could taste on this was coconut. Raymond really enjoyed it though so if you like coconut you could give it a try.

Overall – I would stop by here again and try out more of their foods. It took a while to get the food, but once we did it was delicious. This is how raw food should always be – tasty.

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