Vegetarian Dining in Cave Creek? You Bet!
Chef Sara's Raw Vegan Academy & Cafe is advertised as "The first restaurant on the planet that is FREE of GMO, gluten, soy, peanuts, cashews, nightshade, hoeny, grains, corn and beans."
The vegetarian cuisine is delicious, healthy and a work of art to view, and Chef Sara - who does everything there herself - is lovely and personable. She will happily answer any questions about how something is made. She is definitely knowledgeable about her craft.
Parched in the 106-degree afternoon, I asked for an iced tea right away, and ordered a chamomile tea which she sweetened with coconut sugar. Very thirst-quenching. For my lunch I copied my lunch companion at the counter, and ordered the "Young Coconut Crepe Wrap" - it actually has a wrap made of young coconuts, and is filled with the most delicious assortment of vegetables and an avocado pate. I also was talked into dessert (yeah, right - just try to keep me away from dessert) the most delicious tirimisu I have ever had! And somehow it tasted even better knowing that I was eating an all-healthy dessert! Give me three, please!
Some of the items on her menu include:
Superfoods Shots, Raw Temptations Smoothies, Rawlicious Cereals, Milks, Rawtastic Appetizers, Viva Las Vegans Soups, "Rawk "n" Rawl Wraps & Rolls, Nature's Harvest Salads, Main Courses (like pastas and raviolis - you gotta try 'em to believe 'em), Breads and Guilt-Free Fantabulous Desserts
I am excited to try it again soon and take all my veg friends there, but sadly will have to wait until September when she will re-open for the fall. Chef Sara will close for July and August and pick up back again September 1st, 2012.
Check the website for hours.
Chef Sara also has food preparationclasses for individuals or groups, and private dining opportunities, too.
480-575-7853 --- 480-760-3387