We Spa Girls from I.M. Spa, as a work retreat, just traveled to Dallas to relax at the spa and discover excellent raw food and we were not disappointed! Even though Dallas sadly only has one Raw Food restaurant (that I could find) the food there was beautiful and delicious, and the service was spectacular.
When I’m checking out a new raw food restaurant, what I’m looking for is something that I’m not already doing myself. What does this restaurant do that is different and awesome? It turns out that while Be Raw covers the the standard spaghetti and meatballs, the Pad Thai, and Taco Salad, this dish, the Coconut Kale Enchiladas, stole the show.
Not only is it beautifully presented, but it is so yummy and complex. Marinated Kale wrapped in coconut meat wraps, and drizzled with 2 types of raw cashew cheeses. And yes those are green and red picos on the side.
If you have never encountered coconut wraps before let me just tell you that they are not easy to prepare at all. To make them you have to use a cleaver to open a Thai coconut, scrape out the meat, whiz it up in a blender with your spices, and dehydrate them. It’s a process.
I felt very decadent eating such hard work.
And for dessert?
Be Raw has some amazing desserts and this one was fantastic. I have not yet ventured into the world of brownies with my raw food time in the kitchen, but this one certainly gives me something to aspire to.
What the other Spa Girls were having?
Chocolate Cashew Cheesecake! AAAAaaauuuuuuggghhhhh! To die for!
Our server was fabulous. Animated, enthusiastic, and educating everybody who had never been there before about what it means to eat raw. You can’t see his shirt completely, but it has a picture of a dinosaur on it with text that says Lacinato Kale (dinosaur kale). And in the teeth of the dinosaur he had colored in bits of green to show that the dinosaur had in fact been eating kale.
We all loved our food and Jessica and I were still stuffed when we arrived home 5 hours later. We also went to King Spa and Cosmic Cafe during this trip. Details yet to come! Fun Fun!
Wendy Finn is the mother of 4 boys, owner of I.M. Spa, a Raw Food Enthusiast and educator, a world traveler in pursuit of superior massage education, a Master Massage Therapist of 20 plus years, a gardener, and a nursing student. She’s passionate about touching people and sharing health.