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Raw Foods: Back To Cilantro Live!

If slaughterhouses had glass walls, everyone would be a vegetarian.
—-Paul McCartney

I wrote about Cilantro Live! before (see: Dining At Cilantro Live!) when I went there by myself for the first time to check it out. This time my wife took me, this time for a proper lunch (the last time, our dining experience was cut short by an emergency, so we had to leave early).

Sampler Platter from Cilantro Live!

Sampler Platter from Cilantro Live!

Cheeseburger Royale from Cilantro Live!

The Cheeseburger Royale from Cilantro Live!

So, today was my birthday, and we finally sat down for lunch, had a nice window seat, and enjoyed a nice organic raw vegan meal without any disruptions. The food was heavenly… very fresh and full of flavor and texture!

This time I ordered the “Cheeseburger Royale” which came with a fairly large garden salad consisting of a light vinaigrette-type dressing that was very light and fresh. The actual veggie burger was totally raw:

Our house burger served on freshly prepared almond pulp/flax seed/buckwheat buns. The patty made of sun-dried tomatoes,flax seeds, red peppers, garlic & mushrooms. A layer of cashew cheese, all topped with ketchup, mustard, mayo, lettuce, tomato, onion and avocado.

My wife ordered what I ordered the first time I was at Cilantro, the “Sampler Platter”:

2 Nori rolls, 1 Spring roll, 1 Buenos Vida Wrap, 2 Raw-violis, 1 Mini Pizzzaza and Small House Salad

For desert we shared a scoop of raw vegan vanilla ice cream… heavenly, and tasted just like regular vanilla ice cream, even better… we couldn’t believe it was made with cashews!

Overall, Cilantro Live! is an awesome place to dine out for the vegan, and for anyone who wishes to try something a bit adventurous and different.

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Afterward we went to the theater and watched Woody Allen’s Match Point… excellent movie. If you love the UK and London in particular, you’ll love the fact that this movie was filmed there, with lots of great shots of the Thames River and the English Countryside… upper society living!



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Carlos Rull is a musician living in the San Diego area. His interests include Yoga, Eastern Philosophy, Zen Buddhism, and Gardening. He plays drums, piano, and composes New Age & Ambient music, and his albums are available on iTunes and Amazon.com.

11 COMMENTS
  1. Zaya

    Awww. . .that is a very sweet dinner!:)
    Glad you and your lovely wife had a wonderful time (without interruptions).
    Hmmm. . .ice cream,yum 🙂
    Have a great weekend!

  2. Zaya

    Awww. . .that is a very sweet dinner!:)
    Glad you and your lovely wife had a wonderful time (without interruptions).
    Hmmm. . .ice cream,yum 🙂
    Have a great weekend!

  3. G

    Looks like you had a wonderful birthday. Just curious, is your wife vegetarian too?

  4. G

    Looks like you had a wonderful birthday. Just curious, is your wife vegetarian too?

  5. randomguru

    Zaya: thanks… hope you’re having a great weekend, too! Yes, we finally had closure with our dining experience at Cilantro.

    G: yes, thank you. it was a good one this year. my wife is not a vegetarian, but she’s willing to eat vegan/vegetarian once-in-a-while.

  6. randomguru

    Zaya: thanks… hope you’re having a great weekend, too! Yes, we finally had closure with our dining experience at Cilantro.

    G: yes, thank you. it was a good one this year. my wife is not a vegetarian, but she’s willing to eat vegan/vegetarian once-in-a-while.

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