Raleigh Raw is one of a kind. But 8 times out of 10 that doesn’t hold true for the businesses that call this city home. It seems there’s a new coffee shop and a new restaurant every week and in their defense it’s getting harder and harder to stand out.
So when something very new comes to our lovely city and they hit the nail right on the head, I am one excited kid at the candy store and make sure I advocate. This is especially true when this something new advocates for a healthy lifestyle.
And that’s exactly what Raleigh Raw is here to do, and I love them for it. And so does my boyfriend! And that is a huge deal people. He is a carnivore to the extreme, to say the least, but they have him driving 20 minutes to get one of their smoothies for lunch. I don’t know how they have him eating a meatless lunch. Magic.
Here is a picture of his hairy hand for proof:
On my first visit to this Magical Place, I got the Rosarito with the Yellowtail. It was unbelievable. I didn’t know what to expect as I had never tried raw fish before, EVER, but I’m SO glad I did. LIFE CHANGING. To make things even better I got to meet Sherif Fouad on my first visit. What a nice guy! I was completely blown away at his hospitality. For one, he was extremely patient with my indecisiveness. Two, he was completely OK with me hanging outside of the shop outside as I took some pictures after they closed, and he was sure to let me know that I am welcome to come in and use the bathroom while they started juicing. I felt so welcomed!
On my first visit I also tried their matcha lemonade which is perfect with this scorching hot weather. This is the drink for you if you like citrusy drinks. Make sure to try one of these before the summer is over.