Saturday, July 10, 2010

California to Colorado

My friend Shane was moving to Boulder and since it’s favorite city and my future home in 8 months, I decided to make the drive with him. Our first stop was Las Vegas. Before heading to Arizona we stopped at Go Raw Cafe (the eastside location). The cafe/nutrition store was a great combination. They offer a large selection of raw foods, supplements, body care, and books. The food was delicious. Shane had the Mediterranean wrap and I had the salad bar. Sprouted mung beans and adzuki beans topped my salad as well as curried veggies in coconut oil. The cilantro dressing was amazing and they also offered homemade flax crackers.

Driving into Sedona, Arizona was picturesque and the gigantic red rocks were really a sight to see. Back when I worked at the health food store in Santa Barbara we sold kale chips, onion bread, and other foods from a place called Chocola Tree. Their home happened to be in Sedona. I knew I could not miss stopping in while I was there. The restaurant has such a nice and peaceful atmosphere. You can sit inside, on the patio, or out back in their garden which is where we sat. I ordered the Hummus Sandwich which was delicious and Shane had the Sea Star Cilantro Salad, also really yummy. After dinner we went inside so I could purchase some kale chips and onion bread. Along with those items they sell all their homemade raw goodies and have a large case filled with raw chocolates and other treats.

On my first trip to Boulder back in May, I was able to experience the farmers market on its first day reopening for the season. It was so nice to be back, I can't wait until I move to Boulder so can shop there on a weekly basis. Not only do they have a large selection of fresh foods but they also have an area where restaurants and other vendors sell their food. You can get fresh brick oven pizza, empanadas, potstickers, doughnuts, and more.

I met one of the guys from Cure Organic Farms and he was nice enough to let me take some photos of their stand. Check out their website

1 comment:

  1. It was a great trip! So much good food. Yum!