Published Tuesday, July 9th, 2013
by Nick Polizzi
The family and I were at the Berkeley farmers market a few days ago and I stumbled upon one of the coolest innovations in raw/vegan nutrition that I’ve seen in a long time.
Among the various food tents and farm tables, I saw a truck that said, “Raw Daddy – Fun Cone Food”.. Well, I like raw food and I grew up on ice cream cones, so the gravitational pull was too strong to withstand. I walked over and took a peak.
What I saw blew me away. These guys aren’t selling raw vegan ice cream – they are creating entire meals that fit into a nutritious multi-seed cone! Yes, the crunchy edible containers they use are made from a dehydrated flax seed mix and are absolutely scrumptious.
No longer is the word “cone” going to be associated solely with dessert. Not if the RawDaddy team can help it, at least.
Nutritious multi-seed cones – does it get more creative than that?
Well it actually does The fillings that RawDaddy owner, James Hall, puts into his fun food cones are anything but ordinary. Each cone style contains a different worldly cuisine, re-invented with a raw / vegan spin. The RawDaddy menu includes items like: “The Morrocan Squash Cone”, the “Forset and Earth Mushroom Polenta Cone”, and the “Wakame Daddy Sushi Cone”.
A man of integrity, James refrains from classifying his original cuisine as “Raw Vegan”, because he uses wild honey and handcrafted maple syrup in a few of the menu items. Interesting right? Honey technically comes from an animal (bee) so it’s not vegan and maple syrup is heated to boiling so it’s not raw! I like this guy’s style!
Just reading the names of these living food cones inspires me to get into my kitchen and create new recipes! Personally, I’ve never quite had the patience for dehydrators, but now I might need to grab one.
James told me that his goal is to grow RawDaddy into a fast food chain that serves only the highest quality living ingredients to each customer. Imagine if you could have access to something as delicious and nutritious as RawDaddy no matter what town or city you live in!
If you’re looking for a little culinary inspiration, visit RawDaddy online at www.rawdaddyfoods.com
A question for you: what is the most creative / innovative raw or vegan dish you’ve ever made? If you’ve got one you really love, please share it below!