Try it Raw

  • Vegan Vegan
    ( 6 reviews )

213 E Maple Rd (at Old Woodward), Birmingham, Michigan, USA, 48009

Small lively vegan raw food cafe in downtown Birmingham. Open Mon-Fri 7:00am-6:00pm, Sat 9:00am-6:00pm, Sun 11:00am-3:00pm.

Categories: Vegan, International, Organic, Raw, Take-out

6 Reviews

First Review by SynthVegan

Delicious Organic Food, Prime Location - Edit

This organic vegan cafe is wonderful. The food is delicious - my favorites include the Avocado Roll, Carrot Crust Pizza (one of their specials on Wednesday), and the Veggie Stew (also a special.) The great thing about this place is that it’s all vegan - no animal products served here - and it tastes super great.

The staff is very knowledgeable and make everything in house. There is counter seating for about eight people. Parking is on the street using a parking meter. It’s a great location, too, on Maple Road in downtown Birmingham. We love sitting at the window and people watching. They play music that I’d describe as old school funk. Overall, Try it Raw provides a great atmosphere to eat healthy raw Vegan food in a light, bright setting.

And for those so inclined, the wheatgrass shots are sweet and delicious. Another great way to stay healthy in the winter.

Two thumbs up!

Pros: Fresh, Organic

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Best Vegan Food I've Had Yet - Edit

I've been vegan for about a year and have been to vegan places in a bunch of different cities including Tokyo, Kamakura, Sendai, Karuizawa, Atlanta, New Orleans, and Windsor. The variety and quality level in these places suggests Detroit has some catching up to do. However, Try it Raw was simply the best vegan meal we've had period, including white table cloth places in Atlanta and Tokyo, for a fraction of the cost. Unfortunately, we've moved from Detroit to Karuizawa Japan so we won't be able to dine their often. But vegans and non-vegans alike in the Detroit Metro area should. We had the sushi and reuben sandwiches and both were phenomenal. In our opinion, the sushi was better than Detroit's pre-eminent sushi place Noble Fish.

Pros: Absolutely Amazing Food

Cons: Limited Seating

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  Contributions +11

Hoping to Become a Regular! - Edit

Just tried it today, and loved it! "Burger" was delicious--did not taste like fake meat, but more like a falafel--and the Green Guru smoothie was to die for. Really filling, too! The staff was friendly and helpful. I am hoping to pop in for a takeout at least weekly!

Pros: Delicious, Filling, You know it's good for you!

Cons: Pricey, Lack of parking in the area

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Great little vegan restaurant - Edit

I work across the street from this restaurant. As a vegan, I was very happy when they opened. I've had almost everything on the food menu. It has all been great. My personal favorites are the "nachos" and Mike's Hand Rolls. The Nori Roll is good too. Remember to order dessert if you go here. My personal favorites are the coconut macaroons. I've also had incredible raw brownie bites, "cheesecake" and banana ice cream.

This restaurant is 100% vegan. And mostly raw. They do have warm soups in the fall winter, but they don't seem to do them in the summer.

I'd love if they made some more cooked dishes, but the raw food they make is great. I strongly recommend it for vegans, vegetarians, and anyone interested in eating healthy.

They make smoothies, wheat grass drinks, etc. but I haven't had many of them so I cannot make much of a recommendation there.

I wish they did a tofu breakfast roll up and other warm vegetarian foods, which is sorely lacking in Birmingham.

Overall, I love the restaurant.
Updated from previous review on Monday August 12, 2013

Pros: Great tasting food, Great specials, Amazing deserts

Cons: A little pricey, Not much ambiance, Could use more warm dishes

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Amazing food for this cozy, small place! - Edit

I've been here twice so far, and I must say that it's about time that Birmingham got a vegan cafe. The food is strictly vegan, healthy and delicious (you MUST try the earth "burger"). It provides a quiet and simple ambiance with a very conveniant location, making this place the perfect stop for a light lunch, breakfast, or dinner.

Pros: strictly vegan, amazing food , quiet with amazing staff

Cons: small space

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Try it Raw - Edit

This is a very small restaurant serving tasty raw food. I had the zucchini pasta, it was good but maybe had too much coconut flavor for my liking. My friend was impressed with their meal too. I would eat here again.

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