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February 25, 2012

Delicious Raw Vegan Cuisine: Green Wave Cafe in Plantation, FL

by ashley

by Ashley Morgan

Raw Vegan Nachos: Green Wave Cafe in Plantation, FL

My first experience with raw food was not pleasant. The food was bland, more interested in being appealing to the eye rather than the palate and at some times just completely inedible. This turned Jessica and I away from raw food for quite some time, I think even more than a year. We frequently would talk about trying another restaurant, however we couldn’t shake the ill feelings that our first try left.

For Jessica’s birthday I decided to surprise her by finding a raw restaurant, one with good reviews and something less pretentious food. Green Wave Café inPlantation,FLlooked perfect. Albeit a far drive fromMiami, especially in rush hour traffic, once we pulled into the quaint shopping plaza and saw the sign, I knew I’d made the right decision. The entrance to Green Wave looks like a restaurant you’d expect in a small town, as though you were being invited into someone’s home rather than a restaurant. Space is limited, as the restaurant is very small, however the intimate experience with the staff and the ability to watch all aspects of your food being prepared more than makes up for the lack of seating. There are two or three high-top tables and several barstools to sit along the kitchen.

The menu includes several options, of which we chose their nacho appetizer, a cheeseburger, the hummus sandwich and homemade ice cream. The nachos were by far the star of the evening, made on their housemade onion bread (which was only because they were out of the crackers, however this was so delicious I recommend requesting the onion bread). A perfect combination of sweet and savory, the nachos were something I will be craving for years to come. I ordered the hummus sandwich, which is more lettuce than hummus or bread. The bread again was the delicious onion bread, however I don’t think I would order the hummus sandwich again. Jessica ordered the cheeseburger, which again was delicious. Smothered in the same cheese sauce as the nachos, with mushrooms, onions and again on their amazing onion bread, I would absolutely recommend trying this. For dessert we were treated to a free ice cream for Jessica’s birthday, she chose chocolate. I also wanted to try their vanilla ice cream, so we ordered both. I cannot believe there was no dairy in the ice cream, it was rich and smooth, delicious.

This is a new favorite restaurant for us and we will be certainly visiting again. My only complaint is that it is so far fromMiami, otherwise I’d probably be there everyday. Thank you, Green Wave Café, for showing me that raw food can be delicious. If I had your chefs preparing all my meals, I know that I could eat raw on a regular basis. The staff is lovely, knowledgeable and willing to talk you through how they make each item. If you haven’t yet tried raw food, Green Wave Café is the place to go.

Green Wave Cafe

5221 A West Broward Blvd.
Plantation, Florida 33317

+1 954 581 8377

http://www.greenwavecafe.org

Raw Vegan Cheeseburger: Green Wave Cafe in Plantation, FL

Raw Vegan Hummus Sandwich: Green Wave Cafe in Plantation, FL

Raw Vegan Ice Cream: Green Wave Cafe in Plantation, FL

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