Raw Balance Raw Food Deli

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    ( 7 reviews )
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45 Oruanui St, Taupo, New Zealand, 3330

Mobile truck turned brick-and-mortar in 2015. Serves raw food and cakes that are vegan and gluten-free. All vegan except dairy milk option for hot drinks. Open Mon-Fri 8:00am-5:00pm, Sat 9:00am-3:00pm.

Categories: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Organic, Raw, Juice bar, Take-out

7 Reviews

First Review by Dmitry

Yummy desserts - Edit

Felt like something sweet. Had a good selection. Was really yummy. The staff seemed lovely. Would definitely come back again 😊

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The best raw cake I have ever had - Edit

I went here for a coffee and ended up getting some of their lovely chai and the raw coffee cake. Most of the other raw cakes I have eaten since going vegan have been too sweet but this was just right. The staff are friendly and talkative, which makes you feel very welcome. The shop also stocks a great range of vegan products, including coconut bacon and some other interesting items. I wish I had longer in Taupo just so that I could go back and try some of their savoury foods, it all smelled so delicious.

Pros: Great range of cakes and savoury food, Amazing chai, Lovely staff

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Very good desserts - Edit

Mind blowing fermented cheesecake. Price appropriate. Salad was nice. Free wifi. A must if you're in town

Pros: Great cheesecake, Friendly staff, A few doors down from laundrette!

Cons: Small savoury menu

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THE BEST IN TAUPO! - Edit

This shop is what we wish businesses were still like - but fortunately this one really exists. Raw Balance is run by the nicest people you can imagine, who intentionally take the time to get to know you, answer questions, and provide the most delicious food to boot! A variety of options across the board - they even have a great mini-library where you can sit on inventive recycled tyre chairs or at the front in a cozy, sunny nook.
You really can't ask for more. They absolutely put true love into every ounce of the store, right down to the gorgeous green juices. There's always something new in the cabinet, but always your favourite staples. Try one of the raw cakes, you won't regret it!!!

Pros: Excellent food, Knowledgable, friendly staff, Great vibe - music, colours, layout

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Green Meanie - Edit

Great Smoothie with lots of green stuff, healthy and delicious! The place offers even organic cosmetics and very well thought out natural products next to drinks and food. I'd go there again, if I wouldn't go back to Europe soon ;-) all you other guys go there it's worth your time and money!

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Taupo Treasure - Edit

funny location in a semi-industrial street but great atmosphere inside, friendly staff, great food and good value. I had two salads, cake and hot dandelion-almond drink. Also has fresh organic fruit & veg, etc

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Here at last! - Edit

Yay! Finally, those living in or visiting Taupo have a place where they don't have to scan the menu for something edible or ask the staff awkward questions. There is a choce of fresh salads, several juices, smoothies, yummy cakes and some of the best crackers you may taste. There is real raw kombucha on tap (you can see the actual floating wonder mushroom that makes it all) and in-house made almond milk, as well as good coffee. There is choice of fresh organic and health foods on sale and magazines to browse with your meal sitting on some comfy furniture handmade from recycled tyres (surprisingly good quality) listening to nice folk guitar music for the extra ambience (you might be actually served by the guy who recorded some of it professionally and still does it for a living). Raw, dairy/gluten-free, paleo (minus meat) or vegan - you should not be disappointed. The market food truck is run by the same people, the deli itself is just a short walk away - the 2nd street behind the supermarket. It is not too big and modest looking in regard to decor, but it is the food that matters. There are also quite a few secondhand books about the good things and some positive energy-type goodies.

Updated from previous review on Tuesday December 29, 2015

Pros: Vegan, raw etc, Relaxing atmosphere, Open all day ex Sundays

Cons: Not sure cos I'm a bit biased

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