In a previous post, I mentioned that my hubby had to be in Dallas. After his appointment, we went to the raw food restaurant in Dallas, Be Raw Food and Juice. As far as I know, there are other places to get raw vegan food, juice bars, Whole Foods, etc. but this is the only dedicated raw food restaurant at the moment. When I heard that Bliss Café shut down without my ever getting a chance to try it out, I was pretty upset having just moved back to Shreveport. So of course I was just so happy to hear of another raw foods place. I called to make sure they were going to be open and the woman who answered the phone was very friendly and professional. I really don’t know much at all about the layout of Dallas, but I do know that driving is notoriously stressful there. However, finding the restaurant was not really a problem at all. I can’t really tell you where it is, but google maps works 😉
Dan and I kind of went crazy when we got there. We each ordered a soup. I got the corn chowder.
This was phenomenal. Creamy, chunky, peppery corn goodness. The menu said it contained coconut water and hemp seeds so if the base is made from that, then it is much more nutrient dense than a traditional raw corn chowder made with cashews.
And he got the pho.
Really, really good. Slightly spicy, gingery and with a flavor that neither Dan nor I could put our finger on. I love it when that happens! I am normally really good at dissecting raw recipes and it is awesome when someone can keep you guessing!
Then he ordered the trio of pizzas
The pizzas were alright. I liked the variety- Greek, Margherita and another one with pineapple on it. Also the portion size was amazing for the price. The base was really soggy though, and some of the flavors were a little bland. I hate that I didn’t like this dish much, but maybe it was just an off day? Or that I just reeeally like my own raw pizzas?? LOL
And I ordered the coconut kale enchiladas
These babies were the BOMB! I liked them way better than the enchiladas at Daily Juice in Austin and I thought those were great. The enchilada wrapper just melted in your mouth, the kale was massaged with avocado and spiced to perfection and the sauces were just perfect. Green and red salsa on the side as well! Just about the best thing ever!!
We also ordered a brownie, the amigo wrap and a pad thai to go, not knowing what our eating situation was going to be like in Fort Worth.
The brownie was super delicious but did not want to be photographed after a long car ride. It was expensive, but big and I liked the fact that they covered it in a fresh berry sauce.
The amigo wrap was like a raw mexican burrito inside of a lettuce leaf. We ate this as a late night snack after a dip in the pool and a soak in the hot tub at the Omni where we were staying. This was incredibly delicious as well. The staff at Be Raw really know how to bring in the Tex Mex flavors that the area is known for into raw food.
Last was the pad thai, which to be fair we had the next day. I thought this was alright, but paled in comparison to the other dishes we had. The variety of spiralized veggies was colorful and tasty, but the sauces were lacking something and there wasn’t enough of them to really coat the veggie noodles. For my tastes, this could have done with some fresh herbs like cilantro or thai basil and the addition of more textures like crushed nuts or something.
All in all, the food was stellar. I know now what kinds of things that are more suited to my tastes and I cannot wait to try more!!