Since my first blog post about Raw Trader in the city (Melbourne’s CBD) I’ve been back a few times on my own and with company. I follow Raw Trader on Instagram and sit there drooling every morning when they post a photo of what’s in the cabinet, though I get bummed out when I see the stuff I really want to try on days when I’m not in the city! Still, there’s plenty more to keep me happy.
As the name suggests, everything at Raw Trader is raw as well as organic, vegan, paleo, gluten free, dairy free and sugar free. I love the creativity and seeing what they come up with next.
Here’s a look at what I (and company) have had over the past year. The $15 tasting platters are great when you want to try some of everything. The banoffee slice (far left) is one of the more popular treats. I really like the peppermint slice (second from left) and the caramel slice (far right):
This apple crumble cake is so good. What I really like about Raw Trader is that nothing, to me, is sickly sweet:
Lemon layer cake! Arthur and I shared this and I was happy to learn Raw Trader don’t use agave, as Arthur (we suspect) is allergic:
The cappuccino cake may be my favourite. The texture of these cakes are so beautifully smooth:
No, maybe this white chocolate salted caramel cake is my favourite… (hello raw mint slice biscuit!):
Everything is hand made there at Raw Trader, including their nut milks. You can also order tea, coffee, hot chocolate, juices and smoothies. There are breakfast options, chocolate bark, bliss balls and raw versions of biscuits.
I always look forward to seeing what Raw Trader have in the cabinet, even if I can’t be there in person. I’ve been told that there are some items like custard tarts that fly out the door so I’m hoping to get lucky one day and finally grab one. Until then, I’m content with eating my way through whatever’s on offer 😉
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