too bad they closed business last Saturday.
too bad they closed business last Saturday.
This is the only fully vegan restaurant in Durham, and it offers creative raw organic. I only eat raw occasionally and when I do I rely on Cafe Love. It is pricey but that is expected when purchasing raw organic vegan. The price reflects the quality of the food.
My favorites are the portabella enchilada and spicy thai kelp noodles.
They also recently started offering a $50 "raw food re-set" program where you order a day's worth of raw food (including a kombucha and raw dessert) and pick it up the night before. Great idea! It's a lot of money for one day, but the amount of food you get is more than I can eat in one day! It's worth it to do once in a while.
The owners are very kind and I feel good supporting them. Right now they are only take-out in a hard to find location, but I look forward to seeing their business grow. I know they are at least hoping to offer some seating soon which has been a problematic permitting issue.
You can also purchase some of their items at local Whole Foods locations.
Updated from previous review on Monday August 10, 2015
I took my cousin from Portland with me to check the place out. We ordered online and when we arrived the food wasn't ready. They gentleman said that he was having computer issues, but it turns out the issue was that he hadn't checked to see if he had any orders.
Turns out that they were out of one of the items we ordered, and we waited a bit for him to prepare the others. It wasn't a long wait, and it meant that at least two dishes would be freshly prepared... Yet once we got the meal, I was quite astonished with how small the portion was for the lasagna- seriously?
I ordered the lasagna, my cousin the pad thai, and the falafel for the little one. Everything was good, except the pad thai had no flavour. The problem was that we shared food and within an hour we were all sick to our stomachs. The place looked very clean, and they had a great health score; I can only assume that the cashew cheese or something was off (they don't seem to get much business)... I really wanted to love this place, but after getting sick I was really disappointed :(
Sometimes raw food is so boring, like that iceberg lettuce mealy tomato olive oil watery vinegar dressed salad that you find everywhere, that you want to scoff at the raw vegans. Thank you Cafe Love! Making the world a better place and keepin it raw.
If you eat raw food regularly, it is true that you are a special type of veg*n. It is not common because it is already prohibitive to be vegan when dining out. To be raw all the time is limiting unless you are in a metropolitan area or willing to be malnourished when eating out.
I am pleased and surprised and so happy for Durham to have this treasure of raw food. It is light and fresh, vibrant and flavorful. It can be challenging to make sweet potato dishes taste good when raw, the sushi is fab. The prices are very affordable if you are from a big Metropolitan area, but may feel pricy if not used to the costs that go into raw food.
The entrees vary from pad thai to lasagna to pesto wraps, with dessert in the classic raw style of nuts puréed smooth and sweet over a nut coconut base. There are sides similar to salads and things you'd find in most veg restaurants like kale, collards and sweet potato. They def have energy bars and cookies that are tasty and convenient. Because most food is pre-made, it is convenient to grab and go.
There is no seating but the space is friendly, as are the staff. The hours are short, but they have foods in local businesses. I will be back next time in Durham! Love this place!!!!
Triangle Raw foods can actually be found in several places throughout Durham, at Bean Traders Coffee, Whole Foods Market, and at “Lomo Market.” Their pad thai, falafel and energy bars are some of my favorites. You will not be disappointed. I am just so grateful to have vegan options to-go throughout the Triangle!
I purchased food from the Triangle Raw Foods truck, as well as from local businesses that carry their products. I am not a raw foodist, and not a huge fan of raw foods, so I am definitely not the best person to judge their food itself; except for the chocolate macaroons, which are AWESOME!
But the people who run the business are super nice, and I appreciate their efforts to get good, whole, healthy foods into the local food scene. They also seem quite creative in their dishes, too, so it's not just "boring" raw foods.
It's a bit pricey, which I understand completely, since it probably costs them quite a bit to keep high standards of the produce they buy, and since they're a small business, but that does make it a bit prohibitive in what some people may be able to invest in on a regular basis. Nevertheless, it's fun to get something from them occasionally for a special treat.
Love their food! They make raw food that tastes better then cooked. & the desserts!.. So happy we have a business like that in the Triangle.
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Last updated: 2015/08/24
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