101- 436 Richards Street, Vancouver
Advice: cash only, the closest atm is a block away in Harbour Centre mall.
If you are looking for RAW food in Vancouver then Gorilla Food is the place to go, the restaurant is fairly hidden, underground between Pender and Hastings. I had lunch with Charles, a friend of mine who is Vegan and who can appreciate the cuisine served here. I had the colorful and tasty Thai Wraps ($5) Three collard leaf wraps filled with a sprouted sunflower seed and veggie pate, sesame seasoned coleslaw and served with a ginger raisin chutney. My friend had the Green Taco ($6.50) romaine lettuce leaf taco wrap filled with a spicy chili walnut pate, fresh guacamole and salsa. The menu has a pretty good selection of colorful, nutty, healthy, proteins featuring salads, vegi burgers, pizza, falafel, appetizers and snacks, treats and sweets. Next time I want to try Chocolate Sesame Halva ($3) and the Dark Raw Chocolate Fudge ($2.50) Pure cacao and date sweetened chocolate. The fresh lineup of juices, smoothies and creamy almond shakes looked good, the people next to me at the Green Glory ($5.50) kale, apple, celery, lemon, parsley, ginger and seasonal greens; Blueberry Daze ($6.50) blueberries, bananas, hempseeds, almonds. Date. The atmosphere is relaxed and unrushed.
Review by: Richard Wolak