On a brisk sunny day, I ventured downtown Raleigh to meet a friend for lunch. I was having a rough day in the office and was in need of a break. Once I got downtown I couldn’t find any street parking near Raleigh Raw. I circled around the block a few times and found myself letting off a couple of deep sighs. Next thing I know I’m in the parking deck walking a few blocks on this windy day. Slightly annoyed because my hair was blowing all over the place lol. However, my annoyance went away quickly once I entered the Cafe.
The likes of J. Cole, Drake and Jay-Z were blasting through the speakers. Not only was it the healthy vibe I needed, the menu was amazing. I decided to order the following: Straight Wheatgrass Shot, Citron Cold & Flu Shot (Lemon, Grapefruit, Orange, Cayenne Garnish), Hustle Spicy Bowl with Spicy Blue Crab substituting the Seaweed for Kale. Look your girl was hungry! I was on a healthy high as usual. I swear by wheatgrass and other shots to help fuel the body.
I couldn’t help but take in all the decor and vibes related to hip-hop. I just knew this place was new to Raleigh. And when I asked I found out the Cafe had been open for a few years. It is definitely on my list of go-to spots to feed my soul. On my way out I purchased the Quest Love cold pressed juice! Which led me to think about a quote from Quest Love that related to my current state “Switching off perfection switched on the human quality”.
If you’re into organic, 100% and cold pressed food, drinks or a good cleanse Raleigh Raw is the place for you.