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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
Thu - Mon 12:00 - 20:00
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Phoenix, AZ
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 407 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I am not a Vegan, and not even a Vegetarian, but we had one of each in our family, which visited us in Phoenix. Actually, I am probably closer to being a Carnivore. The Vegan in the group is also a strong proponent of “Raw Food,” so Chef Sara’s was added to our dining list. I have to admit that... More 

Thank Bill_Hunt_AZ
Excelsior, Minnesota
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Impressive variety of delicious organic raw vegan cuisine including smoothies, juices, sandwiches, salads, pastas, desserts and more! Sara is a joy to speak with and is very knowledgeable about her food and about nutrition. Inspirational quotes adorn the walls of this cafe which adds a finishing touch to this higher consciousness food experience. It is joyous!

Thank Autumn028
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86 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

I was so excited to find a vegan restaurant in Carefree. Unfortunately the food was inedible. I cannot really express how much we wanted to like it. It is also insanely expensive. And I am more than will to pay if the food is good.

Thank Anna W
Scottsdale, Arizona
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

The food is delicious, fresh, and creative. I wish all her food was available and closer to where I live. I drive a good distance to eat at this outstanding dining establishment. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!

Thank Rhondamiaz
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Chef Sara will go through the menu with you to describe the items and show pictures. I had the "pizza" and it was so delicious I wanted to lick my plate clean. Her presentation was beautiful! Chef Sara makes each dish herself and serves it to you as well. I also treated myself to tea and apple pie after. For... More 

Thank courtney k
Chicago, Illinois
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

I am neither a vegan nor a vegetarian but I've eaten at many places that cater to that diet, including some well known raw restaurants. I can't think of any where the food is better than Chef Sara's. It is a very causal environment, and my wife and I were the only people dining (Sunday night) so I'm not sure... More 

Thank MrK
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 7 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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245 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$18
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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