Raw Star Cafe


Raw Star Cafe 687 Washington Ave. (between St. Marks & Prospect)  Brooklyn 718-975-0304 menu

Delicious Raw vegan Caribbean food in a great atmosphere with super friendly people. My husband and I both completely loved this place! We went last weekend for the first time although I have wanted to go since it opened in June 2008. It is a totally laid back Caribbean vibed place that has great food and amazingly friendly service. I felt like I was on vacation and I could have hung out there all day if it wasn’t so gorgeous outside! The space is really tiny but cozy in a good way. The place, the waiter and chef really give off such a friendly vibe that even all the customers are feeling at home and super friendly with each other.

The ambiance is important of course but you are there to eat, and mmmmm, the food is soooo good there! All time favorite of both my husband and I was the Curried Plantains. I have dreamed about them since 🙂 We also loved the Hi Green Salad, so divine! We started out with the Spinach Cheese Puffs which were fun! The nut loaf was yummy and the lasagna had just come out of the dehydrator and was so warm and soft that I thought it was cooked! (of course it wasn’t) Melt in your mouth goodness! The Pineapple Mango Chutney was also amazing! We were there for lunch so we passed on dessert, but I want to try them all! I am actually really looking forward to trying all the dishes there! Plus they have a brunch that looks divine!! I am already planning my next visit back.

One of the best parts is that the cost is very reasonable. The menu does not change for lunch or dinner, so apps will run you around $6 and entrees $7-13. And most of the entrées come with a salad and a side! This is a great deal for such a fabulous experience and delicious organic raw food.

Update: Since I wrote this review I have already been back 2 other times and this place just gets better and better!! I always get the Hi Green Salad and the Curried Plantains because they are just sooo good!! But I have had many of the other entrees and tried some of my friend’s entrees as well. The Spinach Pie was yummy, The Curry Tempeh with Tamarind Sauce was super good (I am totally getting this again next time!),  Stuffed Bell Pepper was great and had some really nice spice, the Pistachio and Pine Nut Pesto was some of the best pesto ever and they really were generous with the portion and the Nappa Sandwich was a little messy but super deelish! I will try the desserts and brunch soon I am sure! Love this place 🙂


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8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Surya
    Dec 16, 2009 @ 23:16:31

    ABSOLUTELY wonderful place to get the best of RAW! The decor is very bright and inviting. It is snuggly and cozy and there is no way you can dine there and not make a friend or two because it is laced with intimacy… and I haven’t even gotten to the food. The food is to CRY for!! LOL!!! Beautiful presentation, sensual delights and you will be amazed at how diverse RAW foods can be for those skeptics. And it’s owned by a Jamaican bro. SUPPORT your healthy lifestyle and in the process support your own kind. A MUST!! BIG BIG BIG UP FOR RAW STAR!!


  2. Mahasin Muhammad-Mais
    Dec 18, 2009 @ 02:12:24

    Happy to see the Live Food happiness and Joy. When evere I ‘m in N.Y. I will make it my business to visit my favorite type of food spot. Peace and love Maama Mahasin.


  3. Ronni
    Apr 12, 2010 @ 02:49:55

    Traveled from the Bronx to Brooklyn for my “Raw fix”. LOL! Well worth the three train ride, with baby in tow! Haven’t had in a while and I loved it. Have to make it a point to go more often….at least twice a month.


  4. Ronni
    Apr 12, 2010 @ 10:41:23

    Well he actually took to the spinach pie…..he loves greenery, not a big banana fan. In time.


    • marisashealthykitchen
      Apr 12, 2010 @ 22:48:12

      very cute! I am sure he will find it in time. beautiful how you give him healthy and deelish food 🙂


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