Being an introvert, I like to keep things simple. I don’t really need loud party poopers, fancy balloons or streamers to celebrate the day I was born into this world. Seriously? All I need is some love and spending some quality time with the people who regard me as true friends. Nothing really beats that.
Like the old times, I would gather together with my friends to celebrate birthdays over little gifts and cake. Nothing too extravagant or expensive, but it’s just a simple affair that reflects the true meaning of this saying that goes, ‘it’s the thought that counts.’ But this year’s birthday celebration is pretty neat as I was asked out quite often to enjoy birthday treats and meals. That made my heart sing a sweet tune and at the same time, my friends were pretty accommodating when it comes to the type of places to dine. I prefer vegan, vegetarian or health living cafes. So, when they asked where I would like to have my birthday meal, I said, ‘Let’s go RAW!’
The Living Cafe and Deli (TLC) at Balanced Living which is located near Sixth Avenue is the cafe to be if I want to enjoy a good hearty raw meal. I’ve been here only twice so far and I’m really looking forward to be back again to try out their other raw food options. It’s a good thing that they offers a variety of food which include non-vegan dishes like fish and chicken burgers to cater to the masses. Having that said, it’s certainly both vegan and non-vegan friendly. If you just want to have a clean meal, I reckon you should hop into this cafe as grab some green juice and their signature raw foods.
While the other two musketeers indulge in the meaty affair, I went for their raw ‘cheese’ burger that has a raw pattie sandwiched in between to leafy lettuce. Where’s the cheese? It ain’t cheese but blended cashews mixed with spices.
Our catch-up conversations could go on and on. If you haven’t try Coffee Bean’s Topical Passion fruit tea latte, please try it!