And Many Mooooore

August 1, 2010

Birthdays are fun. Especially when they involve raw vegan restaurants, chocolate, and cupcakes.

This will be a post of few words but of many pictures..mostly because I’m exhausted as I type this…and I know y’all just want the food porn.

Did not disappoint!

Luna’s Living Kitchen was previously a pure vegetarian restaurant. I was devastated when they shut down a few months ago – so when I found out that they re-opened you KNOW I had to pay them a visit. Very much improved – everything on the menu was vegan and raw!

Raw zucchini spaghetti with mushrooms and pesto.

Sissy and Mum got the sprouted quinoa and kamut burger.

At one point, my carnivorous counterpart said “OHEMGEE this is SO good. It’s amazing!” Yep. Future vegan.

Go ahead and drool.

Or do what I did, and try to lick up all the drippy parts. So worth it.

El Luchador: banana, peanut, hemp milk, hemp protein, raw cacao, agave. Oh yeah, and bliss.

Next up: vegan cupcakes.

After reading about these babies on Caitlin’s blog, I knew I just had to find ’em.

This display was beautiful!

Vanilla cupcakes with raspberry and chocolate frosting.

Eh. I wasn’t crazy about this cupcake. For $2.75, it wasn’t super expensive but it wasn’t a fantastic deal either. The Boston cupcake (AKA best in da world) was $3.50 but double the size and less oily.

This vanilla cupcake sure was moist, but that was because I’m betting there was a ton’o vegetable oil in there. I know cuppycakes aren’t supposed to be healthy and all, but I don’t like when they’re just plain old greasy. The frosting was a bit of a disappointed, too. Upon first tasting it, I didn’t think it tasted like much at all. It was kind of bland. And then I noticed the texture. It was chewy, mushy, almost like eating jam? I can’t really describe it – it made me wonder if there was gelatin in it, though.

I’ll give it a C+ but an A for effort. After all, being able to get vegan cupcakes in the dirty dirty is pretty freakin awesome.

All in all, today was purdy darn good. Food, gifties, and family time.

Oh yeah… and chocolate.

What’s the best birthday you’ve ever had?

15 Responses to “And Many Mooooore”

  1. Megan Says:

    How do you find so many legit places in Charlotte?! I guess South Charlotte is better… up here in North Char we just have “normal” restaurants. That’s no fun! Luna’s looks amazing… and I want that smoothie/shake thing! So glad you enjoyed your birthday!!
    p.s. have fun in florida 🙂

  2. Kiersten Says:

    Happy Birthday! I just heard about Luna’s too and have been wanting to go there. Was the menu pricey?

  3. Foods like these make eating Vegan look like a peice of cake!! Yum!

  4. spoonfulofsugarfree Says:

    Ahh! So glad you had a nice b-day! I’ve always wanted to go to a raw restaurant…..I don’t know any around!!!! Grrr…

    My favorite bday was when I was five…i think… I had the prettiest cake (shaped like a jewelry box) and I got a bike!

  5. indiechic927 Says:

    OHEMGEE!!!! I’m jealous! Awesome birthday, I’d say! 🙂 Yummmy food. I’m drooling… I want it. 🙂 HAPPY BIRTHDAY, btdubbs. 😉

  6. Rebecca Says:

    Oh wow, I just can’t get my mind around the creativity that is raw food. AND IT’S SO PRETTY! Your birthday looks like it’s been lots of fun!

    I turned 17 in a gas station on the way back from a state forensics meet – we sang happy birthday in the snack foods aisle at 12:00 am. Haha, it was unforgettable, to say the least. ^^

  7. Ann Claire Says:

    Your food from Luna’s kitchen looks excellent! That is wonderful that the entire menu is raw and vegan. So sorry the cupcakes weren’t better, but I agree that it is cool that vegan products are becoming widely available (I am not a vegan but don’t eat much meat and try to avoid dairy).

  8. kaztronomic Says:

    I love that you were able to scout out a raw/vegan restaurant in the south. Every time I’m in the south, it’s deep-fried animal this, and sweetened greasy that. That smoothie/shake looks amazing.

    Aww, bummer about the bust cupcake. It sounds like a real disappointment. I hope you’re able to find yourself some better vegan ‘cakes and not have to suffer inferior ones again. They did look pretty, at least! =)

  9. Those cupcakes look cute, too bad they were not as good as they looked like 🙂

    I’ve had many great bdays, many times together with friends when you have a HUGE party 🙂

  10. BitterSweet Says:

    Yikes, I think you just made me drool all over my keyboard. Gorgeous dishes and stunning photos!

    Happy birthday!

  11. Holly Says:

    Happy Birthday!!!

    The best birthday I ever had was when I turned 21. Before we went out to celebrate, my friends threw me a surprise My Little Pony birthday party! I felt so loved. 🙂

  12. happy birthday! wow that chocolate sure looks amazing along with those cute little cupcakes, enjoy your day and i love your blog!

  13. Glad you had a good birthday 🙂 But sorry you didn’t like the cupcakes. Nothing is more disappointing than bad cupcakes!

  14. […] was one that I’m quickly becoming addicted to… Luna’s Living Kitchen! Remember this post? I swear, Luna’s is always a great place to eat. […]

  15. 14yearoldvegan Says:

    Everything you just presented looks delicious :)! I hope you had an amazzing birthday! It looks like you did.. especially starting with those vegan cupcakes!

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