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Jul 15, 2008 12:45 PM

Best raw food on the Westside?

My friend has just gotten into the whole raw thing. Yuck. But if we're ever gonna eat together again, I gotta find something at least palatable. Suggestions?

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  1. Juliano's, on Broadway and 6th in Santa Monica, is the only place I've tried and it's pretty good. There's definitely some tasty stuff on the menu.

    1. Juliano's is great (but expensive). I would say Rawvolution in SM on Main is next best, then Leaf Cuisine in Culver City. It is also worth the trek to Cru in Los Feliz. You can start by trying some of the raw dressings and cheesecake at Whole Foods or Erhewon. They are surprisingly good. I am not a hard core raw foodist, but have been turned on to it in the last couple of years and have found some things I really enjoy.

      Also, although it is not totally raw, M Chaya also has some good raw choices, and you can still grab a Ahi tuna burger or veggie bacon BLT (also pretty darn good) while your friend "gets raw".

      1. Peaches from the farmers market!
        Fritto Misto is quite accommadating to most weird food choices; maybe call them to see what they can do for you?

        1. Euphoria presents Rawvolution is very good. I couldn't care less about the raw food movement and still enjoy it very much.