I made the mistake of venturing to Main Street Unionville instead of Main Street North when meeting up with Steph for dinner at Rawlicious. Don’t make the same mistake that I did!
Rawlicious has a number of branches located all across Ontario. They feature gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan-friendly meals. This location of Rawlicious is located on the quaint and cozy street of Main Street North in Markham. The inside of the restaurant is very homey and resembles someone’s living room. Even when I closed the door of the restaurant when entering, I felt like I was closing someone else’s front door since it was so delicate and uncommercial-like. The place itself is also romantic and pleasant. It was perfect for some catch up time with my friend Steph! 🙂
We chose two appetizers to share: Spring Rolls and Nori Rolls.
I really enjoyed the Nori Rolls and so did Steph! It looked like a regular sushi roll except that it was all veggie and vegan-friendly! It was made from alfalfa sprouts, marinated mushrooms, avocado, and fresh vegetables and wrapped in your typical seaweed (nori). A bowl of soy sauce came with the plate and you could dip as much or as little sauce as you wanted. I really loved how “fresh” the roll tasted. It reminded me of regular sushi except that this was very good for you and ultra high in fibre. I definitely recommend this dish if you want to try out this restaurant.
Steph wasn’t very impressed with the Spring Rolls, but I liked how “clean” it tasted. It came with a Thai sauce that reminded me of peanut butter. It was two rolls of finely sliced vegetables and herbs wrapped in rice paper. It definitely wasn’t as delicious as the Nori Rolls were though.
Next up, we shared our raw sandwiches as well. They were smaller than we thought, but very delicious! Who would have known vegan sandwiches were so good!? I was really impressed with the quality of it despite the size. The Rawitch was served on onion bread and had guacamole, tomato, cucumber, alfalfa sprouts with balsamic vinegar. The BLT with Kale Chips was made with “eggplant bacon”, romaine lettuce, and sliced tomato and mayo and also on onion bread.
The onion bread that both sandwiches were made with were not actual bread, but gluten-free onion bread. Its texture was very interesting; I’ve never had anything like it! It stuck to my teeth a little after each bite, but both sandwiches were thoroughly satisfying. I also liked the kale chips. They were crunchy and had some kind of stuff baked into it. Cheese? No, it couldn’t be. Either way, I wish there were more of it. Comparing both sandwiches, the BLT with Kale Chips was $2 more than the Rawitch. Two dollars extra for a couple of chips… the price is a little steep I would say.
Lastly, I couldn’t resist having something sweet from their dessert menu. I chose the Chocolate Dipped Macaroon. It is something that you can probably make at home since its presentation wasn’t entirely perfect, but I liked how it was sweet and had lots of coconut shavings in it. It was a good finish to the meal.
I really do recommend you check out this restaurant because I found the food to be yummy and definitely healthy! The prices are a little steep because we both spent $25 ish for what we ordered. I know you can have an AYCE sushi meal for that same price or less. It’s worth a try though! The service was impeccable as our server was very attentive, friendly, and easy to chat with. Also, it is a great place to go when you’re on a detox like I was 2 weeks ago. 🙂.