Rawlicious, NYC

During a recent visit to my Aunt's - she had her heart set on traveling into Little Italy for a free tour. We arrived in the city around 1:00pm ish and I was already starving. The plan was to join a 2:00pm tour... which theoretically gives one plenty of time to sit down and eat somewhere, the problem now - where to eat in Little Italy that is gluten free safe and free of contamination.

To be very blunt, there was a number of places that offered gluten free dishes, but they just did not look like they would pass my cross-contamination test. I was sort of in panic mode and trying to not freak out - I pulled out my phone and was using my favorite app - finemeglutenfree.com. I found a raw food place a block or so out of Little Italy. Now, my Aunt was not super pleased that we were stepping out of Little Italy, not even more a moment, but a girl needs to eat!

After a short walk, we found it! Rawlicious was just sitting there - as if it had been waiting for me! I'm still rather new to the raw food world and I have to say, I was a bit nervous because you never know what you are going to get - taste and portion wise - but hey, it was going to be gluten free by-golly!

I got a little overwhelmed with the menu but spotted a couple things I new I would like to check out - so I asked for some suggestions for the staff.

The Pad Thai won me over. Made from both zucchini and kelp noodles tossed with a little romaine lettuce, carrots, bell peppers, green onions, cashews, and a tangy Thai sauce.

I took my order to go, thinking this way my Aunt and guests could head to another Little Italy location and get something to eat.

We ended up sitting at a local bakery - they were kind enough to allow me to sit there and eat my raw meal.
At this point, I was starving, I didn't care if this dish tasted like dog food - I was going to down it.

Lucky for me, this dish was actually amazing! The noodles where just the right texture and the sauce was a little sweet, a little tangy, and ever so addicting!

I wrote to rawlicious almost immediately and asked if they would be willing to share their recipe. While I had no luck with the recipe - I did get an inside scope that a cookbook is expected to be released next summer - I will of course purchase this book, cross my fingers, and hope that this recipe, or at least the tangy Thai sauce will be included.

Thank you Rawlicious!


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