In The Raw, Highland Park, IL, has moved to the top of my favorite Raw Food Restaurant list.
I went there this past weekend. Great food. Great Atmosphere. Great Service. Great location.
I was at a talk with Dr. Cousens recently, and In The Raw was represented. At their booth I bought one of every dessert they had; all were amazing! I also found the restaurant opened in July.
I love Chowpatti. Chowpatti is a great vegetarian restaurant, located in Arlington Heights, IL. Their menu is very large and offers something for everyone; including vegan, gluten-free and some raw food items.
I have been there many times, and I recommend it highly!
I had the opportunity to go to a great raw food restaurant in Minneapolis, MN, called Ecopolitan. It was excellent. The server was happy answering questions of those not familiar with raw food. There were 7 of us, we all ordered something different. Also tried soups and appetizers. These items were all enjoyed for lunch.
A few days later, before leaving for Chicago, I stopped at Ecopolitan for a morning juice, and a to-go order for lunch. Just as good as eating at the restaurant.
The restaurant is in a great area, easily accessible and easy parking. If you find yourself in Minneapolis I would highly recommend you stop by.
In Menominee, WI there is a great Raw Food Deli, just a short drive off of 94. It is called Raw Deal LLC. Every time I go to the Minneapolis area I have to stop there for lunch, dinner, or carry-out.
I was recently there and had a great dinner of pizza rollups, spinach quiche, a broccoli and cashew salad, and a piece of chocolate turtle pie. There is no set menu. Feel free to call ahead and they will tell you what they are serving on that day. With every stop I have made I have never been disappointed.