With all the new camera excitement, I almost let a really special lunch slide (note: pictures in this post were taken with my old camera). Yesterday before the football game and the wings extravaganza, I needed a healthier snack. We happened to be in Newburyport, where a raw restaurant, Grezzo, recently opened. I was quite surprised the owners took the risk to open such an unorthodox place in a relatively small city. Can there really be that much demand for high end raw food? Only time will tell, but either way I was excited to see what this place was all about since I’ve never been to a raw restaurant before! 😀
The atmosphere of Grezzo was perfect – clean, funky, artsy, and overall welcoming. I loved the brick walls, high exposed ceilings and gorgeous paintings of vegetables. At 2pm on a Sunday, there were quite a few people there – all seemed to be really enjoying their food.
We sat at the bar, and from their extensive menu I ordered the falafel tahini in a rainbow swiss chard wrap, tzatziki yogurt sauce, pickles and radish to-go.
In fact, I sat right by these raw brownies, and it took a lot of will power not to order one. I will be back and I will have you next time, my friend. 😉
We waited for my food for nearly half hour (at least 25 minutes!), which was definitely longer than it should have taken. The atmosphere was very relaxing and if we were dining in, I’d likely have no problem waiting. Unfortunately we were in a rush, so I was watching the clock. I hoped the food at least be worth it in the end. … It was!
I got my food, I got my food! 😀
Here is my wrap + pickled veggies:
As you have guessed by now, the food was spectacular. The lemon, tzatziki sauce (with no yogurt? how do you make it??), tahini and pickles all worked so incredibly well together. Everything tasted so incredibly fresh and flavorful, and it was 100% veggies!!! The food is very inspired and even Adam said it was amazing. Next time I will have an easier time convincing him to go there for sure. 😀
I still don’t know if this business will strive in Newburyport, but what I do know is that Grezzo serves spectacular raw food, fit for raw foodists and omnivore foodies alike. I can’t wait to check out the North End location in Boston and try a few more things!!
Have you ever been to a raw restaurant? Any interest in checking one out?
*For other restaurant reviews, check out my Restaurant Reviews page.