My first taste of Raw Vegan Cheesecake was during a private ‘un-cooking’ lesson with Sharon Wright. I was surprised at how the cashew, lemon and honey together tasted like pure cream and how it just melted in my mouth. It was her Cheesecake that got me HOOKED on RAW desserts! I would order meals and juices from her once in a while too. Fast forward a few years later, Sharon now runs her own Raw Vegan Restaurant called Good Life Cafe in West Columbia, South Carolina.
For Mother’s Day, my dear husband and son treated me to Brunch at Good Life Cafe. I knew they were both making a big effort to go because
1. my husband is a cheapskate and I could hear his head figuring out how much that Raw Vegan meal would cost him even before we stepped into the restaurant, and
2. my son tends to get some kind of nut allergy at most raw vegan restaurants. Sharon’s food has never given him problems before because she was always careful preparing his food… but one never knows how careful other chefs/cooks are in a bigger operation.
The minute we walked into the restaurant, we were amazed at how many people were dining there. At around 1pm, the 3 of us were able to sit at the last free table. Moments later, 2 groups of people came in and they had to wait at least 10 minutes to sit down. The waitstaff were very busy, but after ordering, the food came out very quickly. Looking for fast food? This is it!
Here’s what we ordered:
I had a great time at my own Mother’s Day brunch. Besides my hubby cringing at the $93 bill for 3, we were satisfied overall with our meal and the service: I didn’t have to slave away to make our meal myself, the dishes were tasty, my boys were full, plus my son didn’t vomit everywhere (always a good sign that the chefs are clean and conscious about cross contamination).
What’s more, Sharon dreams of expanding nationwide! Watch out! You may see her Raw Vegan products at your own local health food store within a year! Local peeps – she’ll be selling at Earth Fare soon and opening up another shop in downtown Columbia soon!