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Veggie Magic - Raw Food in Sarasota

snickerus | Apr 8, 200809:11 AM     1

I've been to Veggie Magic now 5 times and been more than pleasantly surprised each time. They're not doing a whole lot of business right now, I think due to (well, mainly the fact that it's a raw vegan restaurant, but also) their location. They're in a strip mall, and very easy to miss. But anyone who has any interest in a) raw food, b) vegan or vegetarian food, or c) something totally different than anything you've tried before, check it out. We've now tried almost everything on the menu, and it's all been excellent. I mean, yes, I'm a vegetarian, and yes, I like raw cuisine, but my boyfriend is a confirmed meat-eater and I'm incredibly picky, and we both love it.

The tomato sauce on the pizza and spaghetti is better than any I've ever had that was cooked, and the desserts are outstanding. We have the apple pie every time we go, I don't know how they manage to make a crust that's got that oily mushiness, but the flavor reminds distinctly of a pecan pie crust...I'm LOVING the waldorf salad, as well as everything they serve their creamy garlic sauce with. We had a strawberry cheesecake that had quite possibly the best strawberry mousse I've ever tasted, and the lemonade has got lemon zest and ginger for zing, the banana/chocolate smoothie is to die for. Both of us make the "foodgasm" moan at least once per visit, and you can't feel guilty about pigging out.

It's also totally reasonably priced, cheaper even than your typical Thai dinner out - appetizers, small drinks and desserts run about $5, and entrees and large drinks $8-9. This means that the second time we went, we both ate full meals (appetizers, entrees, drinks and dessert), and got a 3 course meal and a smoothie to go - all for $65.
Check it out http://www.veggiemagic.com/

(I'm not affiliated with them at all, I just don't want them to close!)

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