It may look decadent and taste decadent – but it’s not. At least not when compared to a regular dessert at any other restaurant. This sweet heavenly slice is made entirely from raw ingredients – but it tastes just as good, or even better, than the other, sugar, dairy or flour-filled option.
Live Organic Food Bar (264 Dupont Street, Toronto ON) is a small restaurant in Toronto’s “The Annex” neighbourhood. It’s easily accessible by transit – just steps from Dupont subway station.
Live has been around since 2002, but the concept of raw food may still be new to many. With a strong focus on creating tasty meals made mainly from raw, organic, local ingredients, Live never seizes to amaze new customers. For someone who already follows a health-conscious, raw, organic, vegetarian, or vegan diet, discovering this place is great news: unlike many other restaurants, you’ll have many choices here! But even for those of us who are still a little more omnivorous, the food here is so creatively crafted, it can really amaze. Ah yes, they also do have gluten-free and sugar-free dishes, too.
Visitor favourites though, are definitely the desserts. You just won’t believe that Black Forrest Cake or Strawberry “Cheese” Cake are made with raw ingredients such as almonds, coconut oil and cacao powder. Definitely a must-taste in Toronto!
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