Ezra’s Enlightened Raw Food Cafe 6516 Ferguson
Welcome to Indy’s 1st RAW, “BEE”-GAN, GLUTEN-FREE & GMO-FREE cafe!
The top line is from their website. I know little about raw food. I do know that when creating dishes the temperature of the ingredients never exceeds 118 degrees F. As I understand it if the temperature goes beyond 118 degrees the food is harmed. Nutrition is lost and elements may even become toxic.
This cafe opened up several months ago. I was intrigued by it from the beginning, but it took a while for me and Pat to work up the nerve to visit. Our plan was to visit here for an “appetizer” and then go to a new burger joint, also in Broad Ripple.
I never asked what was in Pat’s bowl. Other than the obvious ingredients he mentioned and the greens and sprouts the bowl was a mystery to me. I really should have been more curious. The presentation was nice and the portion size seemed adequate for $10.
They have a display case for all of their ready-made unbakery confections.
I opted for a bowl of corn soup, a lemon square and a cup of cold tea. A very interesting combo as it turned out.
The lemon square was tasty. Sweet but not all that much lemon for my taste. It was a decent size, approximately 4 inches square but pricey at $6.
I saw the soup on their website. Organic corn with jalapeno. Five dollars for a good-sized bowl. I was looking forward to it, but was rather disappointed. I found no heat component to it and the consistency was much too “creamy”. All I could taste was sweet corn and it really could have been helped by some chunks of chile, or corn or something to break the monotony of the oatmeal like texture.
The tea was good. It had a slight natural sweetness and a gentle tea flavor. A 16 ounce cup, with refill, a bargain at $2.75.
Pat and I found their pricing high. However considering their commitment to local organic sources that is to be expected. Their dishes seem well crafted and thoughtful. They just don’t “call to us”. So I don’t expect to put Ezra’s on my list of go to joints.