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Chef Sara's raw Vegan Academy & Cafe

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6602 E Cave Creek Rd, Cave Creek, AZ 85331-8645
+1 480-760-3387
12:00 - 20:00
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Thu - Mon 12:00 - 20:00
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Phoenix, Arizona
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Chef Sara comes to your table to explain the menu if you you're new. Then serves you delicious, original vegan cuisine that will keep you coming back for more. Absolutely worth every penny!!! My current fave is the ravioli.

Thank smiles9
Carefree, Arizona
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38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

I have issues with the food and the price. Owner is out there and will always tell you the right way to live.

Thank Eileen C
SaraSiso, Owner at Chef Sara's raw Vegan Academy & Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. I understand that the food is expensive. I would love to make it more affordable but to do that I would have to cut down on the quality of the products: use cashews instead of healthy nuts, and buy NON organic produce. Why would I promote health and poison my clients with toxic chemicals? I... More 

Sequim, Washington, United States
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238 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

The food is this restaurant is ridiculously good! Incredible menu!! The first and only restaurant on the planet that is free of GMO, Gluten, Soy, Corn, Peanuts, Cashews, Nightshades, Honey, Agave, Grains and Dried Beans. It isn't that we don't eat any of those things but we try very hard to eat healthy. The three of us ordered a pizza,... More 

Thank msjradennis
Carefree, Arizona
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

For the ABSOLUTE finest in Vegan Dining, there is no other choice. We are so lucky to have Chef Sara choose our community (Cave Creek and Carefree are nearly one and the same, but yeah, different) to bring her talents to when the Northeast turns cold and foreboding. We so look forward to her return ant the opportunity to again... More 

Thank StxBill
Lebanon, New Jersey
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

My wife and I have eaten at Chef Sara's restaurant several times. Every time we go, we enjoy a different dish prepared by Sara with her unique passion and enthusiasm for exquisite raw vegan. Our last visit yesterday was again a wonderful treat. We both shared hummus appetizer, an Italian style Happy Cow and Mediterranean Sandwich. For desert we shared... More 

Thank Mike R
Vernon, United States
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41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

We were in AZ on vacation& a friend of ours called Sara. He had never met her but he knew we were vegan& was trying to find us a unique experience. She came in and opened the restaurant and made us a food extravaganza on a day the restaurant was closed. I have been vegan for years but never raw.... More 

Thank Debra M
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

The food is great...I really love the couple of things I have tried. I know it is raw and vegan so it requires more intensive preparations. However, there just isn't enough served to feel satiated. I spend twenty for a humus plate to split with a friend and it amounted to a small appetizer. We were both disappointed because we... More 

Thank Susanne J
Phoenix, Arizona
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016

Organic, raw, super delicious and healthy! Pricey but well worth it. The carrot ginger soup (warm!) And the lasagne are amazing!

Thank smiles9
Cave Creek, Arizona
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016

Chef Sara's passion for helping people to embrace a healthy lifestyle is expressed through her delicious preparation and beautiful presentation of her broad vegan menu choices. What a jewel of a restaurant! The portions are generous, the food is local, fresh and delicious and the atmosphere permeates good energy. The time she spends preparing EVERYTHING from scratch is apparent from... More 

1 Thank christinabombina
Boston, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

Pros- Everything was fresh, healthy tasty and obviously extremely well-thought out. Portions were small but filling. As things should be. The menu was a three ring binder. It was cool to read about everything you were eating. The waiter was extremely knowledgable and personable. Both him and Sara were obviously very passionate about their lifestyle and diet. Cons- Crazy expensive.... More 

1 Thank Natalie M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$18
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
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Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6602 E Cave Creek Rd, Cave Creek, AZ 85331-8645
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Cave Creek
  • Phone Number: +1 480-760-3387

The only restaurant on the planet that is a 100% organic, raw vegan gluten free cuisine and it is also free of GMO, soy, peanuts, cashews, nightshades, honey, grains, corn and beans. Situated in the beautiful historic village of Cave Creek, with an outdoor patio. The food is outstanding, prepared fresh daily from local and seasonal ingredients.

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