Vegan-raw. Alive in my mouth! I have a full respect and appreciation for this stuff, believing that I would probably be healthier eating a raw vegan diet. The Sprout, in Mt. Pleasant, where Ecco Fitness is, is the only place that I know of in Charleston serving mostly raw vegan cuisine. The restaurant looks more like a grab and go type of place, with various shakes and pre-made meals. Well, how would you need to sit and wait for your meal, when it doesn't have to be cooked. I had The Sprout Burger (served on a sprouted Ezekiel bun with fresh greens, tomato, onion, and sprouts) with an addition of Raw Cashew Cheese)
The bad: My body is addicted to junk right now. Yes, butters, oils, fries, beef, diet coke, and I feel toxic. So, my cravings at the time were not so raw-vegetable-ly.
The good: The service was wonderful! The people there were very knowledgeable and exceptionally friendly. The restaurant not only has food and shakes, it has detox programs. And, I honestly felt fantastic after eating the burger.
In Conclusion: Don't knock it until you try it. I would love to try more on their menu....and will do that....as I detox. Thank you, Sprout!