Thursday, December 30, 2010

Cruda Cafe: Raw Vegan Restaurant Review

Gnocchi Carbonara + Flourless Sundried Tomato Wrap + Green Drink (Kale Chipotle healing soup not shown, WAS INSTANT TELEPORTATION TO SHPICY LAND)

Claudia, the owner, and Veronica, employee!

Waiting for my epic food..

Where the magic happens!

Cruda Cafe

92 Front Street East, Toronto


Price: $5 - $12

Open: Tues-Fri: 9 AM to 5PM, Sat: 8 AM-5PM. Closed Sunday, Monday.


Cruda Cafe, another petit restaurant, this time in the glorious city of Toronto, ON is my new favourite eatery. This little hidden gem can be found in the lower level of the St. Lawrence Market on Front Street. Owned by the beautiful Claudia Gaviria, she makes everything from scratch, and with love. A completely raw vegan experience, you will be able to choose from a huge variety of entrees like gnocchi, pizza, nut burgers, quiches to delishhh wraps made with raw vegan pate, and flourless "tortillas", fresh salads, warm soups, and best of all desserts! My favourite is the Gnocchi Carbonara: house made dumplings, creamy rawmesan and fresh English peas with pea shoots and crispy eggplant, over zucchini pasta, and the Green Smoothie: kale, banana, sprouts, udo's oil, raw vegan protein, and E3 Live. Students and Toronto citizens alike, this place is a treasure trove waiting to be discovered. GO. DISCOVER IT!


  1. i LOVE cruda! oh how i miss toronto, cruda, and rawlicious!

  2. A very Happy new year to you n ur family , loved going thru ur wonderful blog !!!

    - Smita
    (fun foods for little eaters

  3. I wish I had that meal right now!! Looks deeelicious!!!!
    I've been in the hospital with Bronchitis.
    Ate a little of the vegetables from the hospital-food.
    Now I'm eating what my adult son & his 4 kids are eating -
    which is not raw. I feel really sluggish and kinda gross.
    I can't wait to go all raw again, when I get back on my feet!!
    Right now I'm just thankful that someone is taking care of me!!
    (Without putting arsenic in my food. As far as I know!:)
    Happy New Year!!!!

  4. HEY GIRL!!! Thanks sooo much for your SUPER SWEET comment!!! I love "meeting" new people through the blog world. I love your blog and you seem like such an awesome girl!

    What a COOL journey you are on!! oh my gosh!! I wish I could join!! That meal sounds AWESOME! Ive only had raw food once and it was..interesting! haha!