The Raw Kitchen
From the humble beginnings of a shoebox-sized store, Heath Daly and Emma Gilbert took the leap to not just the next level, but way beyond.
The Raw Kitchen of today is housed in a warehouse space, with shipping-container-dining areas that dwarf the original store. It encompasses so much: a coffee counter, a smoothie bar and a spacious restaurant. There’s even daily yoga (mainly Vinyasa) and regular raw-food workshops that teach the techniques needed to make raw a part of daily life.
While raw food is getting more mainstream, it may still have the association of virtuosity over flavour. Not here. From live pizza with a buckwheat base and macadamia cheese, to spiralised zucchini pasta or vegan cheesecake, any thought of trading down on taste for the sake of healthy eating is quickly dispelled.
The menu satisfies on taste and texture. It’s not all raw, with some hot dishes in the mix. The yellow coconut curry is a particular favourite. The site is fully licensed, so you can opt for a glass of wine or stay on track with housemade kombucha.