Respond to Review of CLOSED: Raw on da Porch
Review: A couple of notes to start: * Opening times are right, but it's M-F only. No weekend opening. * Also, although all the produce is vegan and I belief also organic, all the dishes are NOT raw - as you may be able to tell from the frying going on!! Most of the menu is raw, but for example, the Porch burger, is not. So, if you are 100% raw, check before ordering.. OK. So, Raw On Da Porch was a very important find (thanks to this website!) on my first day of 3 weeks in the Bahamas. The islands are not the most vegan friendly place (having come from living in London for the almost 4 years I have been vegan, it was a very different terrain for finding vegan food). But even though there is only one option for wholly vegan cuisine, it's a good one! The atmosphere is good, people are friendly and the food is tasty. On Tuesday and Friday there is a DJ playing outside. Personally, I found it a little loud, although not to the point of being a problem. The menu has a mix of drinks (the signature green smoothies and nut mylkshakes) snacks (like 'ish' and chips - 'ish' being a replacement food for tuna, seved with tortilla chips) burger types (the infamous 'porch burger' and the 'Friday only' Falafel. NB, I found that asking for these to be lightly fried as opposed to the pretty crunchy texture they otherwise came helped me) and then some nycecreams. All the food was pretty good. I think I had almost everything on the menu during my numerous visits. I did find the food a little salty and being the Bahamas, it wasn't cheap. But, being used to a pretty healthy diet the green smoothie and some fresh organic produce was always something to look forward to each time I visited. The people are lovely and if you get a chance to talk with Chrissy, you should. She's a radio presenter who has lost substantial weight by introducing raw food into her diet and generally learning more about a healthful life. She is now on a mission to educate her fellow Bahamians (and travellers lucky enough to find out about Raw On Da Porch).
Posted by Neillmatic on Monday, October 17, 2011