Last up in the series is the Daily Juice. They apparently have quite a few locations but we went to the one on Duval St. Let me just say- I freaking love this place. By far my favorite of the joints we tried out for raw foods in Austin. We ended up there by accident one night. My parents weren’t really into having raw food again that night and so we went to some food trucks (I had a dosa at Nomad Dosa, which was awesome by the way- pure vegan gluten-free goodness!). There wasn’t anything at the food truck court for dessert, especially not for me. I said that I had heard about the existence of a vegan ice-cream parlor and my Dad thought we should go…so I looked it up on my iphone and off we went. Well, the ice cream place was inside of Daily Juice and I insisted we come back the next day to try out their raw food. And we did!
So…Daily Juice. First off, the vibe in the place is just really cool. It is not austere in any way, very colorful and they play good music (I don’t remember exactly what was playing when we were there but it ran the gamut from drum n bass, reggae, dub, indie, trip-hop, etc.) The only photo I have of the interior is this one with my two loves.
I had a green smoothie, as did my hubby but we both had different ones. They have an extensive and amazing smoothie menu. Even my Dad had some kind of goji berry based smoothie. My Mom went for a Kombucha.
Our duo of green smoothie love going on:
Then we all had raw kale enchiladas. Well, except for my mother who had to be a rebel and ordered a vegan frito pie. Man, these enchiladas were uhmayzing. We all enjoyed them!
Of course, we had to hit up the chocolate case as well before we left! Dan was sooo excited when he saw that they had durian chocolate in there!
Sorry for the craptastic photo, but we can’t all be perfect 😉 I tried so hard to like it, but as it turns out, I just can’t do durian. This was my fourth try with durian, the other three being fresh stuff and I thought ok, surely with chocolate i’ll love it. Well, no. No, I don’t. And I want to, I really do. So, it pains me deeply to admit it but I FUCKING HATE DURIAN FRUIT!!!
But that’s ok cuz I got some amazing chocolates anyway and Dan went back and bought out the rest of the durian choccies so everybody was happy in the end.
and then a beautiful drive to Luckenbach where we were blessed by an impromptu concert and a tribe of chickens.