Rawlicious: 3093 Dundas Street West, Toronto
Kreck here. My friend Fiona recently moved to the Junction and tried out Rawlicious, a restaurant featuring raw, vegan and gluten-free food and smoothies, which she has been recommending to me ever since. Today I finally went, and she was right. It ruled.
I ordered the taco wrap ($9) and a side salad ($3). The wrap consisted of nut patty, salsa, soy cheese, tomato, lettuce and guacamole assembled inside a collard leaf. The wrap was really fresh and savory, and the collard added some extra crunch and nutrients (...and guarded against leaking). The salad was a mix of greens, peppers and green onions, with ginger-date dressing. Tasty and unique!
Fiona ordered the special -- a mock chicken sandwich on onion bread ($9) with a side salad ($3). The bread was made of onions, flax seeds and seasoning and was gluten-free. She thought the bread was especially good, and said the sandwich tasted just like chicken salad.
For dessert, we had hot chocolate ($4) which was raw chocolate sweetened with agave nectar. The hot chocolate was the perfect finish for a meal at Rawlicious -- it was thick and just the right amount of sweetness. Fiona had warned me that the first time she and her boyfriend had visited Rawlicious, they made the mistake of ordering appetizers, a meal and dessert, which was delicious but super filling. Even though the pecan pie and cookies looked amazing, the hot chocolate hit the spot and didn't leave us too too full.
I would definitely recommend Rawlicious to vegans and non-vegans alike. The food is reasonably priced, especially considering how healthy and filling it is. I need to head back to sample the raw lasagna and pecan pie. Very soon.