Catch a Healthy Habit Cafe in Fairfield, CT
I come from a Jewish-Irish-Catholic-Italian family, so during Easter, our family dinners are basically one step away from sandwiching lasagna in between two pieces of matzah.
The cafe, which adheres to the philosophy of only eating “raw”, gives the customer a unique dining experience which is not easily accessible in these parts (nor in any other parts for that matter).
To understand what “eating raw” actually means, I recommend reading a quick article on raw foods here.
When we first arrived at the Cafe, Michal and I were hungry, tired, and extremely thirsty from biking, so we started with some fresh juices. We chose the “Kalelicious,” which was Kale, Carrot, and Celery, and the “Blood,” which was beet, red apple, lemon, and ginger. I love how rich the colors are…
I also like how they make everything right out in the open, so you get to see how beautiful the produce is.
For my meal, I had the Pasta Primavera which was zucchini noodles, spring vegetables, tomato sauce, and pesto topped with Rawmesan.
The dish tasted incredible, and as you’ll clearly notice from the above close-up shot, this food is extremely fresh.
For our raw dessert, we ordered one s’more and one brownie. Michal and I both loved the S’more, but he found the brownie to be a bit too rich. I on the other hand have never experienced the sensation of a dessert being “too rich,” so I was a huge fan of the taste and texture, and had no qualms with finishing it off myself.
Although I don’t foresee myself ever going completely raw, I have a strong appreciation for this type of vegan diet, and it’s definitely inspired me to try and eat less processed foods (I even bought a bag of raw almonds to keep at my desk at work).
All and all, this was a fun little food adventure, and I will definitely be back to try more.