There is no denying the raw food movement in Brisbane has taken off in leaps and bounds. It’s now not unusual to see raw food on lots of menus and whole establishments designed around using seasonal, local and organic ingredients. I can’t say I have jumped on the bandwagon fully but I must admit the whole thing intrigues me and I am all for food that is both delicious and good for you. Having worked at a wholefoods cafe/ juice bar in the past that offered predominately raw food, I learnt so much and now have a whole new appreciation for it. Not only how to use ingredients in a entirely different way but how delicious they taste their purest form. The creative flavour combinations both sweet and savoury are endless and more often than not, you really don’t miss all those extra nasties that often lurk in our fave treats.
So on my hunt to discover all the delicious things Brisbane offers, Raw Juicery comes into the scene. Raw Juicery is Brisbane’s only raw food store offering the regenerative power of a predominantly plant based menu. With four locations in Brisbane (Brisbane CBD, Indooroopilly, Chermside and Bulimba) the clan of superfood bars offer nutrient dense cold-pressed juices and grab and go alternatives for a quick and wholesome breakfast or brunch.The Raw Juicery menu is focused firmly on good health, with cold-pressed juices, raw smoothies, light dishes and raw desserts available. Start the morning with a Supreme Roasters coffee or acai bowl, or choose from the extensive list of thirst quenchers on offer. From fresh coconut water served in a whole coconut to raw shots of wheat grass and lemon turmeric, the cafe’s nutritious tonics are the perfect accompaniment to a raw salad, protein bar or mocha chia cup.
On my visit to the super lovely little Chermside store, I could not go past a serve of the raw nachos which were plentiful and absolutely scrumptious. In all it’s Mexican inspired glory, these nachos featured chia corn chips, raw cashew cheese sauce, red kidney bean dip, fresh tomato salsa and the all important, avocado guacamole. So much goodness. I challenge anyone to not enjoy these. I also grabbed a piece of the raw Cherry Ripe cake for afterwards which was beautifully creamy with lots of lovely coconut chunks in the base and cacao ganache on top. Seriously, rawesome and good for you too. It really doesn’t get much better than that. Drop into a Raw Juicery store pronto and taste the deliciousness for yourself!