Try It Raw, Birmingham Michigan ( #NSFW , #FoodPorn )

Try It Raw is a legit raw food kitchen, serving raw living foods, smoothies, detox juice and raw confectionaries in the heart of Birmingham, Michigan (outside of Detroit). (They even have Fine & Raw chocolate!)

They have legit organic offerings made to order, fresh and daily.

I got a green juice (low-glycemic, detox juice with cucumber, celery, dark leafy greens, ginger and lemon)… as well as a raw pizza.20130801-112909.jpg

I’m not kidding when I say the raw pizza blew me out of the water. It was the best I’ve ever had. Seriously. :)

Here’s some raw pizza #FoodPorn for you. ;)


(I strongly suggest you…)
Try It Raw
213 E Maple Rd , Birmingham, Michigan 48009

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Tiny Empire, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York

I like this place. It’s a stylish, clean juice bar, right in the heart of everything, near Bedford Ave, in Williamsburg, New York City. It features and clean and organized work space where employees make the smoothies and ring people up (on iPads).

The juices are original (I got one green juice with mint and pear!) and many feature deep dark green color.

I also liked the raw food selection. I got two juices and a raw tiramisu (which was phenomenal, what a breakfast!). They had salads and other savory stuff, too.20130505-112556.jpg20130505-112812.jpg

There is a really awesome fridge and a nice homemade dehydrated raw food section with items like kale chips and handmade granola (rawnola!).

There’s even a cool wall of self-watering plants, and the whole space just feels clean and “green”.

There is a small bench to sit at Tiny Empire.. But, the space seems to be designed (and the food packaging seems to point) to encourage customers to take their juices, smoothies, and raw food to-go.


Tiny Empire
142 N 6th St
Brooklyn, NY 11249
Open Everyday, 8am-8pm

Raw Food Organic Pesto Salad


Local organic baby chard and kale greens.

Organic sun dried tomatoes, water, nub of organic ginger, organic baby spinach, juice of two organic lemons, Bragg Organic Sprinkle 24 herb seasoning, fresh organic basil, fresh organic rosemary, fresh organic oregano, Himalayan salt, organic hemp seeds, organic chickpea miso, organic olive oil.

Organic raw pine nuts, edible flowers.

Living foods Organic Pesto Salad with Broccoli Sprouts:

Vegan Health-Promoting Breakfast

Do you remember Peaches & Cream oatmeal with brown sugar?…
Well, I’ve updated the recipe – raw vegan style – to be health-promoting!20130404-123552.jpg
I blended frozen organic peaches with organic almond milk and four Brazil nuts.
I mix this “peach cream” into raw organic oat bran (higher in fiber and protein than oatmeal).
I seasoned with organic coconut sugar (lower-glycemic than cane sugar).
I seasoned with cinnamon and nutmeg (antioxidants) and garnished with edible flowers.

I love adding edible flower whenever I can. I feel they add the reminder of the ephemeral nature of human life. Hopefully that reminder can prompt us to appreciate the Life we are living.


Organic Salad (with Kale, Avocado and Bean Sprouts)

Lovely organic kale salad.
Nice dressing with grapefruit juice (hand pressed, fresh)… This salad is a little on the sweet side. Great to serve alongside something a little salty (savory).

Avocado, Dino kale, blackberry vinegar, black pepper, Himalayan salt, grapefruit juice, blanched mung bean sprouts. plated. seasoned with toasted sesame oil and edible flowers.

Chop kale:

Season avocado with vinegar (it’s balsamic with blackberry in it):


Blanch sprouts: