Raw Rocks! New Location at Dearborn & Huron St.
Posted on 10 / 07 / 2013
This place is amazing. They opened up a new location on the corner of Dearborn and Huron. Mostly take out but they have a small window counter area where you can eat on-site too. I live two blocks away and am thrilled to have them in the neighborhood.
The Salads are all amazing. I've had both Kale Salads and a couple of others. If you love salads you will be very happy.
The Pizza, Collard Burrito, Falafel...What can I say? Simply delicious. Also love their Oat/Fruit Muffin. That's become a regular breakfast for me, but their Raw Oatmeal is pretty incredible too, flavored with apples, raisins and cinnamon (not reliant on cashew or almond butter but still delicious.)
Portion sizes are perfect and pricing is moderate. In my opinion all of the food is price appropriately for the value equation of what you are getting for what you pay.
One thing they do incredibly well is come up with delicious healthy food that, I believe, would be lower on the caloric scale then other similar establishments. I'm a big fan of a few Vegan/Raw places in NYC but the (only) knock I have on those places is they use a lot of Nut Butters in everything they make and so their food is Caloric. At Raw Chicago, this is not the case. They use a great blend of healthy ingredients and their food, its richness, is generally not dependent on Nut/Seed butters. Although they don't put calorie counts on their packages, I know their food is not overly caloric (just moderately and appropriately caloric and certainly healthy calories at that.)
Get yourself to Raw. You will not be disappointed. If you are a Whole Foods shopper it's a half block away from the Huron St. Whole Foods. Go and grab lunch before your next Whole Foods shopping excursion. Don't grab the last Collard Burrito because there better be one there when I get there!
Variety/Selction, Lower Calorie not reliant on nut butter, Location (new store Huron and Dearborn)
Mostly take out, little seating, Tough to find unless you know it's there, Run out of top sellers, get there early