"Salads are good, but here we seek to engage all your senses that you would when eating cooked food -- diverse tastes, textures, aromas."Chef Khepra got into raw food and fresh juicing before it was cool. "It's probably been about 10 years," he said. "I do it for the health." I'll be doing it for the taste thanks to Khepra's Raw Food Juice Bar, which makes everything from animal-free, raw-food lasagnas to raw-food burgers to raw-food apple pies. "It's really a new art form," he said. "Salads are good, but here we seek to engage all your senses that you would when eating cooked food -- diverse tastes, textures, aromas," explained Khepra, who doubles as a cooking instructor for those who want to learn more about the raw-food lifestyle and how to make the most out of it. Of course, I'm more excited to stop by this little establishment nestled in the back of a wellness shop and purchase a meal. You get a lot for your money, and with two or three rotating main dishes to choose from each day and an additional five to six sides, your palate won't ever be bored. And then there's the juices. "We're big on coconut water here," said Khepra. "We bottle it fresh right here every day." Now, all I need is a sandy beach to dig my feet into...
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