Vegan and raw in Charlotte. Hard to believe but true. Amazing
Vegan and raw in Charlotte. Hard to believe but true. Amazing
My friend recently moved to Charlotte and she frequently tries to accommodate me. We came here, and have been back sense ! I would go to heaven if they opened another location in Asheville! The food is literally just so amazing. Beverages are as well. Service was great, delicious raw options! Please go try!
Everything was fantastic! Including the service. My food was prepared with love and on time. Love, love, love! I Can't wait to visit again...
Trendy vegan eatery next to PureBody Fitness Studio and the Atherton Market with outside seating and wifi. The menu is deep and diverse. From Pressed Juices and Chia Breakfast Bowls to Vegan Burgers and Kale Salads you won't be disappointed. My fav was the Living Burrito, Cauliflower Rice and Dandy Greens juice. Feeling alive!
from the architecture and menu design I anticipated an experience that would alienate anyone seeking a sustaining meal. Luna's fealty to the "health" demographic is expressed through its marketing and prices- it's food and service are comforting and delicious - though a bit staid. While the Pho was questionably Vietnamese: "did they bring the wrong item?," the burgers and their sides all satisfied the urge for hand held ground round gratification. leaf wrapped burritos were packed and the servings all ample. non-vegan kids (yrs 4-12) all cleaned their plates! Ginger ale was spicy and the juice was heady.
Wonderful experience! I had the sweet potato sushi, and the Living Burrito. Everything that came out of the kitchen looked amazing. Portion size is generous, and it's all fresh, delicious vegan flavor. Amazing.
Pretty much everything about Luna's is perfect, from the decor to the food. The staff is super friendly and knowledgable and they make great suggestions so just ask them. We recommend the lasagna and the burger and the collard wrap, but we've never had anything bad here. You don't have to be a vegetarian or vegan enjoy this! So just go. It's VERY popular so be prepared to wait, even at 2pm on a Saturday. It's worth it.
Updated from previous review on Tuesday March 03, 2015
The location is very modern with an open kitchen and an inside/outside eating area. The staff is very friendly and helpful and the most important thing, the food, is outstanding! Very fresh and yummy meals and smoothies. Go there for a remarkable food experience.
Though I live on almost exclusively fruit and simple salads, I always try to support local raw vegan establishments and so my quick trip through Charlotte, NC included a stop at Luna's Kitchen, where I found a beautiful environment, friendly staff, and delicious fare. While some items looked more complex than I prefer, my meal was fresh, satisfying, and delicious, and I felt great afterward.
Don't miss Luna's Kitchen if you're going to be in Charlotte!
Thanks to Happy Cow app we were able to find this awesome place. I had the Biblical Breakfast and it was absolutely delicious! If you like latte's you will not be disappointed! A Starbucks soy latte will never be the same :) we wish there was a Luna's in Charleston!! AND totally affordable!
I was looking forward to going here for awhile and it did not disappoint! Everything was flavorful, delicious, and quick. The tri-color hummus and Incan Warrior smoothie were what my vegan dreams are made of.
Food is really good I be back here more often.
This place is a very nice Raw Vegan spot in Charlotte. The Happy Cow description is a bit deceptive, as my understanding (from asking the staff) is that this is not a "mostly" raw place, but rather, 100% raw. Very savory food, and a good place to try if you are curious about a raw, vegan, whole diet.
This place is amazing. The food is so uniquely prepared and fresh, it will alter the way you think about food. It did for me.
The people here are also an asset. They are kind and generous.
It is wonderful to find a raw vegan restaurant, but to find one that does it with taste and style AND packs people in the middle of the chicken fried south is beyond Ab Fab! Luna is a treasure. Yes, the space is small, BUT THEY'RE MOVING ACROSS THE PARKING LOT TO A LARGER SPACE! And they're adding wine! I hope they keep my menu favorites: rawco taco, avocado sandwich, veggie burgers, sprout it out! Give Luna a try - you will not be sorry!
Disclaimer, I do work here. But it's because I love the food and people so much, I feel lucky to be a part of it. I moved away for the past 8 months, and missed this place every day. Now I'm back, and chowing down. I just tried a newer dish, the Spaghetti Bolognese. Delicious. I have yet to try the Tiramisu, but I'll be rectifying that shortly. The dishes and drinks are always yummy, the staff is friendly and knowledgable. My body thanks me for eating here, and I've lost at least 20 lbs since fixing my eating habits. If you have any questions about vegan and raw diets, you can usually find the answer here. The cafe will be moving across the parking lot to a bigger space in the next few months. Can't wait to see the expansion. Enjoy!
Wished we lived in the area so we could try every item.
Very creative menu/
Wish there were more of Luna's to be found.
just ate lunch today at Luna's Living Kitchen in Charlotte, NC.....voted One of the Best Restaurants Ever!! (by me) all items except the burgers are raw food & vegan........I had the lunasagna and my husband had a burrito wrapped in a collard leaf.....each came with salad w/tahini dressing....we both drank lemonade sweetened with dates and agave syrup....Deeee-liciousssssss!!!!
I must say, I was nervous about going here. Not because I had heard anything bad, just that I have never eaten at a Vegan restaurant before. And can I just say, YUMMY! Will go again.
Stopped by this restaurant on our way through NC due to the reviews on Happy Cow. All those folks who rated this a '5' weren't wrong. My husband had the Lunazagna and I had the Fire & Brimstone burger. Both were delicious! If you are in the area -or even close - give it a try
One of the best restaurants I've been too. The food was incredible, unique and mouth watering.
I had the Lunasagna (which didn't taste at all like traditional lasagna, but had incredible flavors).
I also had a parfait for breakfast and a chocolate pudding like dessert which knocked my socks off with the thickness and flavors! Absolutely amazing for both vegan and raw!
very good food, plenty of options for a raw, vegan, gluten, soy free diet!
cute place, nice people, great deserts!
Juices not so good though, they just don’t have the blends right .. either too sweet or just weird tasting , but i really liked the place other than that.
We had a great experince at Luna's! The best part was the smoothies. We had three different flavours and they were all great! The food was great as well. We had burgers and wraps (some cooked, some raw) wrapped in collard leaves. We also tried some of their fresh bread with fig spread. We took some dessert and some juice to go and enjoyed them the next day. We would return to Luna's for sure!
The food is vegan and raw and just tastes awesome, whatever you have. The place is suiting the concept and everything is prepared fresh. I came here often during my year in Charlotte and even flew down from CT recently to have lunch here. Whatever you eat you can trust the food... at least until recently, now they have bee product in some
of their items and I am still shocked about that... No real explanation was brought forward when I asked the (new?) waitress only that people like it... hello?! people like a lot but that's no reason to add animal products to a vegan restaurant.
Happy to hear that hours have been extended though.
The food and the owner of Luna's are simply wonderful. Whenever I travel from New York, I make it a point to visit Luna's. This restaurant stands with the best of the best raw vegan restaurants in NYC and throughout the nation that I have tried. All of the salads are wonderful. Gaia's Treasure and the kale with orange dressing are divine.The entrees which I have tried (wraps, kelp noodles, and breakfasts) were delicious, and they were beautifully plated. Juliana is very friendly and knowledgeable. The smoothies are delicious. I am glad for the extended hours, and to see how this very necessary brings all types of people together. I hope they get a raw pastry chef to round out the dessert experience. I almost want to move down there to do it for them! Still, an excellent place, over all.
I've eaten at Luna's a few times and the food is always plant-strong, fresh, healthy and delicious. The servers are very friendly and the atmosphere is very earthy, inviting and organic. Love this place and highly recommend it for vegan and non-vegan alike.
One of few vegan restaurants in the area. Mouth watering eats.
Being unfamiliar with raw food I wasn't sure what to expect but I came away with a lot of respect for how good it can be. We had the Gaia Treasure which was wonderful, the Fire & Brimstone Burger which was also very good (think falafel burger with great seasonings), the Kale Lemonade which was good but a little bitter and the Chocolate Coconut Pudding with Raspberry's that was simply OMG. We also took with us the Orange Macaroons, some kind of cookies, the Hola Granola and the fresh roasted coffee beans. The whole thing was a fortune but I don't regret it at all.
Most nutritious & delicious meal to date. Try the West Coast Wrap, Incan Warrior Smoothie, The Pinko Drinko, Kale Lemonade, and/or Raw Chocolate Pudding.
At first I was a little hesitant because of the small menu and the high prices. I ordered their lunasagna. $20 for an iced chai and a "lasagna" (raw food, vegan) seem a lot but when I got my meal I immediately got the price. Everything is fresh and hand-made right there whith the utmost care. This meal was an experience and nothing short of excellent. Also, go there when you have a lot of time. Everything took pretty long.
I've visited a few times since the business reopened as "Luna's" and everything has been the epitome of fresh. The folks who run the place are genuinely happy to provide you with the best, and they demonstrate it with the quality and presentation of their fare. The price may be a little high for Charlotte's low cost of living, and sometimes I've had to wait a little long, but it's always been worth it. The menu is exciting and creative. The city is lucky to have them!
My husband and I like this place so much we actually ate there on our 5 year wedding anniversary! Get the veggie burger if it's your first time.
-The food is all real. It's like eating from a garden.
-The staff is very friendly.
-The tables are large (I can't stand restaurants with teeny tables and no space to fit all the food!)
-The artwork is beautiful
-They have some really interesting books on the bookshelf that you can read
-They practice what they preach
-The food is beautifully and artfully arranged, not just thrown on the plate
-They can be difficult to find for first timers who are unfamiliar with the area
-Menu items are expensive and it is not feasible for us to eat there more often
-They could use a more spacious seating area. They are located in the same building as and attached to a fitness center, and space feels kind of small for a restaurant with food so expensive.
As a Vegan/Macrobiotic business traveler it's always challenging to find a good place to eat while on the road. So I was extremely happy to discover Luna's Living Kitchen.
I had lunch there today and the whole expererience was wonderful. The food was excellent, very fresh and alive. The service was genuinely warm and friendly. In fact the entire atmosphere was very postive and full of peaceful energy. (I felt like a regular after one visit!!)
Next time I'm in town on business again I will definitely make a return visit. For those of you living in Charlotte, I'm envious, you have an oasis in a culinary desert you can visit anytime you like.
To the owner's and staff of Luna's, Thank you again for the great meal!!
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