Growing up in Canada, you learn to have a strong appreciation for vegetables from a very young age. Children’s birthday parties come with the traditional chocolate cake but also include veggie tray snacks (I suggest you google it if you have no idea what I am talking about it). Living in Italy, I must say that people usually frown when they see me eating raw broccoli or cauliflower. Mantra Raw Vegan is heaven when it comes to creative culinary dishes all made of veggies!
When my friend invited me to have dinner at a vegan raw restaurant I was immediately excited! As you would expect, Mantra has a minimal earthy ambiance and tone to match the menu.
The restaurant offers an impressive selection of entrées and main dishes entirely made of raw vegetables. I know what you are all thinking right now…How can pasta made of raw vegetables be as good as the real deal….I must say I was somewhat skeptical at first…I tried the zucchini lasagna with pistachio and ricotta and I must say my taste buds were pleasantly surprised! It was just as good as a traditional Italian lasagna!
In addition to serving lunch and dinner, Mantra also has a “market” area where you can purchase their custom made healthy snacks, smoothies or t-shirts.
I recommend this spot to everyone who can get excited about trying something new and fresh!
P.S. I am not a vegan and do enjoy a burger from time to time!