Saturday, July 25, 2009

New Raw Food Restaurant in Detroit

A couple weeks ago, while visiting friends in Detroit, I made a wonderful discovery at the Detroit Zen Center. In the Hamtramck neighborhood is an organic cafe and co-op featuring live and gently cooked vegan dishes, juices and desserts. I was not expecting to find anything like this at all while in Detroit so this was a major score.
Kick your shoes off, grab a cushion and get cozy. The menu changes daily but try the live pizza if you get a chance. My friend and I also ordered the live burger, butternut squash soup, and salad. All delicious. We went crazy for the banana parfait. Seriously, so good. It was no surprise to find that the head chef, Emju, learned how to make these wonderful raw creations by Juliano. She's probably the only raw gourmet monk/chef in the world.

They haven't been advertising the cafe yet, so if you're in the area, please pay them a visit and pick up a few items for your kitchen as well. Better yet, be part of their co-op and what the heck, take some meditation classes. You know you need some yoga classes, too. I was so impressed and touched by the vision of the center that I gladly handed Emju the recipe for my famous brownies. Word on the street is that she made a batch this weekend. Now if that isn't reason enough to go then...


Kristen's Raw said...

Very cool... I'm oh so familiar with Hamtramck - we used to spend quite a bit of time down there (pre-cooked and pre-vegan days). We're polish. :)

That place sounds great and I'll have to tell my mom since she's visiting MI soon.


Judy's Nutrition said...

Sounds like a great place!

Hello My Name Is said...

Wow! Amazing!! I wish I would have known about this place when I was living in Toledo. If you're ever in the area again you can also visit The Treehouse for Earth's Children in Farmington - a suburb of Detroit. They've got an amazing raw food buffet every Sunday afternoon based on a different part of the world. When I went for my birthday it was Mediterranean...yum!

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the place looks really excellent, and the food oh my god, better better, I would like to go to this place as soon as possible, it looks really amazing...thanks for this post and the recommendations..

viagra said...

This is one of the best places I ever seen really! The food, the attention of the waiters everything! My congratulations for the owners and the chef. Great place.


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