158 Orchard St (Stanton & Rivington)
City: New York, NY
Phone: (646) 767-0373
Site: Visit the restaurant site
2nd Cuisine: Vegan
Area: Lower East Side
What's better than having dessert without having to feel guilty? That's the idea behind Rawsome Treats on the Lower East Side. Watt Sriboonruang, a Muay Thai fighter, is also a chef. She created these raw plant-based treats to satisfy her own sweet tooth without impacting her athletic prowess. The results are not just stunning, they're truly decadent. There's Trisome made with mixed berries, vanilla cream and a drizzle of chocolate all tucked into a chocolate chip crust; Matchamisu made with TriRawMisu and a matcha cream crunch, Mighty Lychee (which is already developing a following) made with lychee cream, white chocolate fudge and fresh lychee fruit. Other desserts include a Lemon Ginger Cream Pie, Banana Dark Chocolate Tart, Mint Chocolate Chip Pie, and a Raspberry Tart. Rawsome also makes Berry Bombs. The bite-size truffles are filled with cacao powder, nuts and coconut flakes and then dusted with dried raspberry. All of the desserts are available as small cubes and rectangles, or you can buy an entire pie or tart.
- Thomas Rafael