|Music wafted over the concrete.|
Inside is a counter and refrigerator cases. There are many juicy ladies working behind the counter, juicing and prepping. There was a certain buzz going on and a constant flux of people. This was exactly the kind of place I dread. I could significantly lighten my pockets if I wasn't careful! And I wasn't. My juice was kale, beet, apple, ginger, and carrot. I don't know if it was on the menu, just a few things I felt like having. I also ordered a mock tuna wrap, wrapped in Romaine and picked up a couple of containers of Kale Salad from the cases.
|Well, OK, it doesn't look packed but it was pretty busy.|
|There's the white car I shimmied between the truck and handicapped space.|
I found it amazing, although it was Southern California, and such things should be expected in Souther California if anywhere, that a raw organic place was so busy. I was happy that it was, just sort of not expecting it. It was also nice to see the cross-section of people there. Not filled with grungy hippy types, although I did know a few hippies who weren't grungy in my day, but a cross section of people who found themselves there for whatever reasons. It's nice to see the vegan/raw/organic movement growing first hand.
|Wait 5 minutes and a new wave of people fill the seats. That looks more like a hoppin' scene.|
I sampled the three items below. I thought the Kelp Noodle was very sea-weedy (duh, kelp!) and enjoyed the Pesto but my favorite was the Kale. Perhaps I'm just getting more attuned to when my body needs coffee and when it needs greens. I can think back a few years when I would no more think of eating raw kale than I would think of chewing on a chair leg, but now the thought of a lightly dressed pile of kale with some seasoning, garlic, fruit, a sweetener and a spice or two is something I actually crave. I guess you can teach an old dog new tricks, or at least an old dogs palate.
|Sample table with Kelp Noodle Salad, Raw Pesto Salad and Kale Salad.|
|My lunch sandwich sans bread.|
Oh, and the wrap held together much better than I thought it would!