Raw Food Adventure

Last weekend I took a road trip from Hershey, PA, to Baltimore, MD, to New York. I had some of the BEST foods I’ve ever eaten.

I stopped at Liquid Earth while I was in Baltimore (a vegetarian/vegan/raw restaurant) and ordered an amazing vegan Liquid Earth Club, “Agent Orange” smoothie, and a ginger tea.

From their menu:

Liquid Earth Club… our own organic fake bacon, organic baby field greens, red onion , avocado, sprouts, and tomatoes stacked on multigrain bread with Nayonnaise

Agent Orange…soy milk, orange juice, vanilla, banana and ice.

I don’t quite remember what type of tea it was, but it was recommended and it was delicious. Something about ginger and honey.  The entire meal (with tip) was $20.  A little pricey, but the sandwich was one of the best sandwiches I’ve ever had. I almost asked them how they make their tempeh so delicious. They motivated me to try making tempeh bacon on my own again last night, but I failed. I just don’t have those skills. The meal and staff were wonderful.  After I was already eating I overheard their raw special of the day was a raw burger. If I had known that I definitely would’ve given that a try.

I didn’t take any pictures of my food, unfortunately, but I did fail at taking a drive by picture of the restaurant.

Tried to take a driveby picture of Liquid Earth (notice it on the left)
Tried to take a drive by picture of Liquid Earth (notice it on the left)

My next meal was a fast food stop. I decided to try the BK Veggie Burger. I know, I know, it’s Burger King. I never even liked Burger King, but I think it’s cool they offer veggie burgers and wanted to try one. I got it without cheese, but it still had some mayo.

BK Veggie Burger
BK Veggie Burger

It wasn’t awful, but after my glorious lunch, it wasn’t very good either. I decided the reason it feels so big is because they use big buns. Price: $3.08 (with tax) A little higher than normal because I was at a rest stop in MD.

BK was my driving to NYC snack. For dinner, I went to Quintessence in NYC with two of my friends. I love NYC for its pizza, and now I have another reason to love it even more. I got the Santa Fe Pizza and it was amazing. Lynn got the California Pizza, and Jordan got the Mexican Platter. The Mexican Platter looked like it had the most food (and was the most expensive), but he was the only one that was still hungry after.

From their menu:

Santa Fe Pizza

Bell pepper cheese with tomato sauce, Mexican-spiced vegetables, sour cream, & guacamole.

Their sour cream was to die for. I liked my meal the best, but the other ones were very tasty too. We didn’t get drinks, except water, and the meal total for the three of us was $65 (with tip).

Quintessence..I had the BEST raw pizza
Quintessence..I had the BEST raw pizza

The next morning, before leaving NYC, I wanted to make one last stop to the Mecca of raw food restaurants (or at least their take out bar) One Lucky Duck. I spent a while deciding what kind of juice I wanted and went with the Green Spice (greens, lemon, ginger), and it was delicious.

Green Spice Juice
So yummy..greens, lemon, and ginger
So yummy..greens, lemon, and ginger
Green Spice Juice

I wanted a quick breakfast for the drive up to Newburgh, so I also got a Mallomar. Woah! It was definitely one of the best things I’ve ever eaten.  So chocolatey, and creamy…My mouth is watering now just thinking about it.

One of the best things i've ever eaten...ever
One of the best things i've ever eaten...ever

Total cost at One Lucky Duck: $15.

Overall it was a great trip and really really yummy. I think that’s the most healthy/gourmet food I’ve ever eaten at once. If I could afford to eat like that all the time I would. Now I just have to figure out how to do it without going broke.

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  1. I’ve bought a bunch of products from One Lucky Duck’s website and never realized that they had a physical location. Another place I need to put on my to visit list! Anyway, looked like a fun trip!

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