Respond to Review of PuraVegan
Review: I recently went to this new restaurant in the St. Louis area. I had heard through the healthy grapevine that a new raw/vegan spot was going to be opening up this spring. So I kept a look out for quite some time. === I'm getting to the point === I heard that the owners of Vega-Deli were opening another one in STL and that it would be even more raw focused. So I knew to look out for that but then I stumbled upon a new raw foods restaurant website (at the same address) and then that is where the confusion went bananas!!! I didn't know whether to look for PuraVegan or VegaDeli. Point being I met some friends once learning that "PuraVegan" had opened up. I had trouble once there - there wasn't really any signage at all to indicate that that was the actual location. That is on top of the fact there was an umbrella over a table outside and then there were bushy trees hanging low in front to of part of the establish. If my GPS hadn't been yelling at me I would have given up. The ambiance, paint, and whole feel of the restaurant was great! It felt very modern in touch and just a place with nice energy. They don't have a printed menu so when you go you will have to go with what foods they will rotate each week. Where the major challenge lies for me is the price for what little that you get. With rawfoods already being confusing/fearful for some it doesn't entice someone to try the lifestyle if their option is for a 12 dollar burger that does not come with any sort of side! I know the whole spill about you have to spend for your health but I could have used my own cookbooks to whip up a few things for far less. Case in point, the drinks that were deemed even more nutritious were almost the same cost (9 and 10 dollars) of that one burger. All in all, me and some friends spent way more money than we even have and in choosing to support a new restaurant we left with small holes in our pocket and most importantly we left hungry.
Posted by saintlouisvegan on Thursday, May 17, 2012