LIVE Organic Food Bar
264 Dupont St, Toronto, ON, M5R 1V7
Curious about the raw food trend? Check out LIVE Organic Food Bar.
|Cuisine Type |||Vegan, Californian, Organic|
|Ambiance |||Patio Dining|
|Meals Served |||Lunch, Dinner|
|Amenities |||Beer & Wine, Catering|
|Pricing |||Less than $20|
|Payment |||Interac, MasterCard, Visa, Cash|
|Getting There |||Spadina Bus|
|Cross Street |||Dupont and Spadina|
|Tue-Wed 11AM-10PM | Thu-Sat 11AM-11PM | Sun 11AM- 9PM|
Profile Last Updated: July 11, 2008
Before Woody Harrelson, (a raw food and natural health proponent) ever lit up a screen, there were raw vegetables. Now, the very act, or “unact”, of not cooking food, is revolutionary. Leading up to this trend was raw fish, which found its niche in North America sometime during the 1980s. Now, the raw food movement widely regarded as a Californian food fashion is alive and well and living in the Annex at LIVE Organic Food Bar.
Just as Varied Uncooked
But oh, the things one can do with natural ingredients, unadulterated by the process of cooking! LIVE Organic Food Bar confidently lays to rest the notions of vegetable and dip trays so deeply ingrained in the North American consciousness via years of tame parties. Instead, natural eating is presented as an event unto itself. Dehydrating and cooking at very low temperatures, if it’s going to be cooked at all, is said to preserve the nutritional worth of already-healthy foodstuffs.
Acclaimed as one of the top vegetarian restaurants in town, at LIVE Organic Food Bar your health is certainly in good hands. No single national culinary tradition gets the clear nod in this kitchen. Maki sets (the familiar Japanese rolled sushi) are made with sweetened red beet and mango rolled in untoasted nori (seaweed) paper. Lasagna is made of raw zucchini noodles layered with nut cheeses and tomatoes on offer. That said, the menu at LIVE changes bi-monthly, making dining there a real event. Priced defiantly in the lower range, it’s possible to fill your belly, ease your spirit and lighten your step without any added financial guilt.