28 Agias Fylaxeos, 99792057, LIMASSOL, Mon – Fri – 9am – 6pm, Sat 9am – 4pm, Sun Closed
I’ve heard about this spot, which was actually located in Pissouri village and just recently they moved to Limassol. I knew the concept was all about vegetarian and vegan cuisine and I thought nothing really unusual there. Well, one visit was enough (and I’m guessing more will follow), to change the idea I had in mind and to actually discover a whole new world of homemade raw cuisine.
Karen, a lovely lady from Belgium, is the owner of this small, minimal and friendly place. Τhis business is what we can surely say “a one woman show”, since she creates the recipes, she cooks, she serves, she even delivers. Completely self taught, she is a vegan at heart and she told me that this is a way of life rather than a trend, introducing 100% vegan and gluten free selections to anyone interested.
I was very intrigued indeed after I tried a few of her delicious treats. To start with something refreshing I tried a cold herbal mountain tea, an organic energy mix with sage and linden and I moved on to this super anti-oxidant cold press juice with carrots, turmeric, lemon and black pepper. A strong combination, but very smooth on the taste and really filling.
Moving on I tried one of her freshly made pies, the top made of beetroots and the base with figs, cashews, walnuts, almonds, raisins and a bit of lemon. It was so moist and light and the combination of all the ingredients was very subtle, really amazing.
As for the savory options, I tried the kale chips, very tasty and crunchy made with turmeric, cashews, lemon juice and nutritional yeast flakes and the beetroot chips, fresh and a bit softer.
The smoked vegan cheese was a surprise, as it tasted like cheese, but it’s actually made with cashew nuts. There is also the vegan parmesan cheese made with nuts and I tried that with the two types of protein toasts, one with courgettes and red bell peppers and the other one with courgettes, celery, fennel and essential oils. Karen also makes raw bread: one with tomato and oregano and the other one with carrots, courgette, lemongrass and essential oils. The tomato bread was more intense in flavour, while the carrot one was smoother and lighter.
Very interesting selections in vegan ice-cream as well: vanilla, matcha green tea, organic coffee and chocolate with raw cacao, mint and essential oils. Karen also makes seasonal flavors, such as the beetroot flavor she was serving just recently.
Overall, I could tell that everything I tasted was raw and not processed, not heavy at all and at the same time very fulfilling and rich in taste.
As for the prices, a slice of cake ranges between €3 – €5.50, cold press juice €4, vegan ice-cream €4 for 150gr.
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