Monthly Archives: April 2011

Tips & Tricks for Dining out RAW


 

  1. Try to select restaurants that serve fresh green salads. Vietnamese, Italian & Mexican restaurants are great place to dine.
  1. Mexican restaurants usually have homemade guacamole, salsas, pico de gallo and fresh salads.
  1. Italian restaurants have extra virgin olive oil, lemons and typically will offer “raw” vinaigrette and raw veggies.
  1. Steak restaurants are also a great choice; I know I did say “steak”! The higher end places that offer high quality a la carte everything. They typically do “made to order” vegetable sides and often you could order a side of lemons and olive oil, it’s delicious.
  1. Order double orders of salad.
  1. Drink plenty of water.
  1. Ask for extra veggies on the side or with your salad.
  1. When in doubt pack a raw bar or snack, which helps with temptation.

  1. Check menus and even call ahead to inquire about specials not listed to take the anxiety out of ordering.
  1. Order a fruit smoothie or juice to start. If you are driving to meet friends or clients make a super drink/ smoothie and drink it on the way to your destination.
  1. Inquire about cold soups, sometimes they are 100% raw.
  1. Bring a mini bottle of your own delicious raw salad dressing, you’re friends will end up wanting to try yours!
  1. A side of fresh avocado goes a long way accompanied with a fresh green salad.

  1. Bring your own raw hummus and order fresh carrots, cucumbers and celery. It travels well and can be discreetly placed on your veggie plate.
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