A trip to a retreat in Vermont last weekend (more about that in another post) delivered great fun... and a wonderfully unexpected stop at Rockin Raw Restaurant. It just so happened that there was a three hour stop over in New York City, so I figured what better time than the present to hit up the resto for a scrumptious bite?! A rushed walk through the airport, a dive onto the sky train, a hop into the subway, a hike up the longest flight of stairs I've ever climbed, and another subway ride later... we arrived! It only took almost 1 1/2 hours, LOL. It gave me the utmost excitement to be standing outside the resto!
I'd been wanting to go there ever since checking it out online a while back - and a few friends have given rave reviews.
They have a fabulous menu featuring Peruvian/ New Orleanian/Creole dishes.
Adam and I had a hoot on the subway... part of me couldn't believe we were going on this escapade when time was short and we really had no idea where we were going...
Upon arrival I already knew I wanted to start with a Cookies N Cream Milkshake - almond milk based, frosty, and sweet, with little bitties of cacao nibs throughout providing a nice crunch. It was delish, the only disappointment was the lack of thickness that comes with the thought of a milkshake... you know, thick and creamy... this was more icy.
Adam got the Apple Maca-licious Smoothie - light and frosty with lots of zingy ginger power! It was yumm-O!
After ordering the shake, I stopped by the dessert case to see what would be on my dessert plate.
The lucuma cheesecake appealed so much, but I knew I'd have to get something to go, and wasn't sure it would travel too well.
Since time was of the essence we ordered dinner to go. I got the King Oyster Mushroom Po' Boy Sandwich on their in-house essene bread, with chipotle aioli and a side salad. I got a side of the Caramelized Plantains too. My goodness - all of this was amaaazing! The bread was so super moist and thick enough to hold everything in together, the mushroom patty and sauce were phenomenal!
Adam had the Raw Boy Sandwich with Cajun Mayo - a sea veggie patty, in the same bread/toppings, and a creole slaw. It was also good, but I preferred my mushroom sammie.
It was a mad dash to find a cab and get back to the airport when we realized where the time had gone... fortunately the plane was delayed by 45 minutes, allowing us to catch it in time. Whew! Close one!
I settled on the Chocolate Hemp Brownie - big enough for us to share and solid enough that it would travel... buuut as it turned out, we enjoyed half the brownie on the cab ride. We weren't impressed... it was rather dry and bitter... ugh. We ended up eating it with some dates and mulberries.
That wraps up another raw restaurant adventure. I believe it was destiny for us to eat at Rockin Raw!