As we were heading over to Perth for a couple of days to attend the Australian food bloggers conference, we asked Bex for a few eating suggestions. She happily obliged and instead of just telling us where should go, she came along and had lunch with us.
We met at The Raw Kitchen in Fremantle, a few minutes stroll from the train station, in a piazza off the main street. Bex tells us they are soon to move to a bigger venue and we can see why as all the tables in the courtyard were completely full.
All the food is made on site and is free of dairy, sugar, wheat and gluten. They use seasonal, local produce and the take away packaging is compostable and biodegradable.
We take turns going inside the cafe to order and the bright display of goodies in the cabinet makes it even harder to decide.
I went with a raw pizza of dehydrated buckwheat base, raw tomato, basil and capsicum salsa and a macadamia and cashew nut cheese. Raw means the food isn’t cooked or heated so it’s a cold pizza but otherwise, you really wouldn’t notice it was raw and vegan. The ‘cheese’ was fantastic – something I’d love to try at home.
I washed it down with a choc banana smoothie which was good but I like the ones I make at home better!
My lunch pals both go for the nachos which has layers of dehydrated corn crisps, a spicy ‘refried’ walnut and pepita blend, tomato salsa, guacamole and raw dairy free sour cream, topped with chives. I had a taste and it was really good.
Of course we HAD to try a few sweets and there were so many to choose from like the raw dairy free choc berry cheesecake, mint slice and florentines. For us this caramel slice was the unanimous winner. Really creamy and not too sweet.
We also tried a chocolate and vanilla macaroon and a chocolate and fig bliss ball. They were all good but nothing topped that amazing caramel slice.
I’ve talked a little about raw food lately and while it’s not something I’m thinking of delving into 100%, I am enjoying incorporating some raw dishes into my days.
I’m so glad we tried this place, it’s somewhere I could really see myself regularly visiting if I lived nearby.