North-of-England-based company Purely Raw has launched the first UK-wide raw food home delivery service. The menu boasts four side dishes, two mains, a soup, a dessert and two sauces, and current offerings include Carrot Onion Bread, Kaliphoul Curry, Apple Crumble and Caramel Sauce. Minimum order is £24, with an additional £7 to £11 for post and packing.
The service was recently tried and reviewed by Debbie Took on her excellent Raw Food UK forum. Here is what she had to say:
My first raw food delivery from purelyraw.com has arrived.
I must stress that I have no association with purelyraw.com. I just
thought you'd all like an honest account of what the food from the
UK's first raw food delivery service is like. I also fully support
Chris and Zoe's stance on ingredients. All their ingredients are
raw, and they are living proof that it is not necessary to use
cooked/heat-treated ingredients to make delicious raw dishes.
Well, here goes:
All the food comes wrapped with labels saying things like 'I Am
Worthy!'. OK, I'll agree with that!
Well, that's easy. It's the best raw pate I've ever tasted, and
indeed one of the best pates I've EVER tasted. I can taste the
walnuts and oregano more than the onion, but it really is GORGEOUS,
and I wouldn't have it any other way.
Again, delicious! I'd hoped to have an opportunity to have just a
couple of reservations, so this didn't read like a 'Chris and Zoe'
fan club, but I can't fault the taste at all. You could give this to
any non-raw person and they'd love it. Aha - one thing: the
ingredients on the label don't state mushrooms. But there are
The best raw dessert I've ever tasted.
No - can't be dates. Must be toffee. Must be from M & S really...
Since going raw at the beginning of the year, I have had the good
fortune to have all sorts of raw cuisine, at raw events, restaurants
I am STUNNED at the quality and pure deliciousness of this food.
Please, if you can possibly afford to spend £24 on an amazing
experience, do give Chris and Zoe a ring. It WILL be worth it.
Well I don't know about you, but on the basis of that review, I am sold! Funnily enough I'd been thinking I needed a treat after toiling day and night on the winter issue of Get Fresh! magazine (printing as I write – my apologies for the under-activity of this blog recently!) and I think I've found it :) Watch this space...