Golden Aura Organic Eatery, which opened doors March 20 at 2680 West Broadway, is a new 16 seat restaurant in Kits serving affordable raw and vegetarian food. The menu is organic and free of dairy, eggs, and gluten. While there are a few cooked options, most of the menu is raw and vegan.
I am not vegan. In fact, I eat sugar, wheat, dairy, you name it – yet I still LOVE a good healthy, hippy restaurant and can’t wait to try Golden Aura. Its smoothies, juices, salads, soups, killer dessert list and prepared foods available for purchase present an updated combo of The Naam, our neighbourhood’s historic veggie destination, and Whole Foods.
You might even recognize the restaurant’s co-owner, Mahan Khalsa. She was on CBC’s reality TV series Dragons’ Den in 2011 with her former company, Sunshine Living Foods, a line of organic, raw, vegan, and gluten-free snacks. The investors didn’t invest, but even Kevin O’Leary praised her products. They can now be found under the label “Raw Aura” at Granville Island and at the restaurant.
Items we can’t wait to try:
Divine Ambrosia Smoothie: Mango, Banana, Rose Water, Coconut & Cardamon
Righteous Ruby Fresh Pressed Juice: Grapefruit, Orange & Lemon, Ginger & Turmeric (optional)
Pho-Ever Yum Yum Soup: Kelp, Zucchini & Carrot noodles feature in this Asian-style dish, along with Broccoli & Mung Bean Sprouts in a delicious broth of Miso, Lime juice, Orange Juice, Sesame & Spices
Lua’s Luscious Lime: A Lime-flavoured Avocado-Coconut pie with a dash of Vanilla & a Crust of Macadamia Nuts & Pecans. Sweetened with Date & Agave.
Check out Mahan on Dragon’s Den here: http://bit.ly/13ro5n1
Golden Aura, 2680 West Broadway, 604-738-AURA, Goldenaura.ca
Photo credits: Golden Aura Organic Eatery
Last modified: March 26, 2013