Raw Food in Perth: The Raw Kitchen!

As previously mentioned, Raw Food is slowly starting to make it big, even in our little city more and more people are discovering the health and beauty benefits of eating a non-processed, fresh and organic based diet.

One company that I’ve happened upon recently is The Raw Kitchen, run by Heath and Emma, and after e-mailing with Emma for a while, it’s hard not to get excited about their business because she is so full of information and passion for all the different and healthy ways of eating and existing.

Taken from their website:

“The raw kitchen is a Perth based company offering community classes and workshops teaching the benefits and power of raw, whole, real, nourishing food. In addition, we also offer raw catering, kids and school parties and raw health product supply.
Our classes offer simple, practical, hands-on, applicable ways to incorporate raw food, to whatever degree, into your lifestyle.”

Their cooking, or un-cooking as it’s commonly referred to as, classes include something for everyone!

From an “Intro to Raw” class to find out what the heck Raw Food is, how a meal made just of fruit and vegetables can be filling and ways to incorporate more fresh foods into your diet, with tastings of raw goodies in a non-judgemental setting – you aren’t going to be crucified for being an omnivore. It’s not about being militant and critical of your diet, but showing you how to slowly increase your intake of healthful, wellbeing inducing, life-giving foods!

Other workshops include such treats as; Mains Made Easy (plenty of ideas for delicious dinners), Raw Lunchbox (tips on making great food to bring to school or the office), Decadent Desserts (need I say anything else?) and more!

Photo borrowed from Hold the Beef

Aside from the un-cooking classes, they also have a cute smoothie stall every week at the brand new Subiaco Farmers Market!

There are a few types of smoothies available, all at the reasonable price of $6:

Green Smoothie – baby spinach, frozen banana and water. Great introductory smoothie as it’s a classic and there’s an option to add mango or strawberry for $1.

Strawberry Sip – strawberry, banana, almond milk, vanilla. YUM! Can’t wait to try this!

Choc It To Mecacao (raw chocolate), agave, almond milk.

King Hit: Choc Chilli – cacao, cayenne pepper, almond milk. A real kick!

There’s also a range of supplements you can add too and they use 100% biodegradable and compostable cups and straws. Very eco-friendly.

They also stock many, many raw essentials such as food stuffs, blenders, books and dvds.

In summary, if you can get down to see these guys and try a smoothie then you wont be disappointed! You can find out more information about the classes and catering there, or you can join the Raw Kitchen Mailing List: em.gilbert@hotmail.com!

Three cheers for innovative companies who are bringing us new ways to be happy, healthy & leave our taste buds satisfied.

Ps. Here is a fabulous book on raw smoothies (which I admittedly haven’t read but would love to): Green Smoothie Revolution: The Radical Leap Toward Natural Health

Urban Spoon rating: The Raw Kitchen on Urbanspoon

Be well,



  1. I’ll be back at the markets this weekend and will be trying at least one of these smoothies! I wonder if they do a tasting ‘flight’ 😉

  2. Annette @ Wellness WA says:

    Oh Conor you have to let me know how it goes and which one you choose! I’ve been puzzling over this but I don’t know what you mean by a tasting ‘flight’??? Haha! I feel quite dumb but I’m stumped 🙂

  3. Well, I shall unstump you! A tasting flight is something offered at wineries or breweries (I think they do ones at the Belgian Beer Cafe too) where you get little tasters of a range of their products. So, for example, instead of ordering a whole pint LC’s Pale Ale, you can get a flight of Pale, Pils, Bright and Rogers. I’d therefore love to have a tasting flight of all the smoothies so I can figure out which one rocks my socks 🙂

  4. Annette @ Wellness WA says:

    Okay, it all makes sense now! That would be a really cool idea, perhaps the powers that be are listening ;)!

    Strawberry Sip is the one that I feel would tickle my fancy the most – though I have never tried Cayenne Pepper in a beverage before!

    Thank you for the information oh wise one! I’ll have to spend more time at Wineries & Breweries in the future.. 🙂

  5. Kate Quinn says:

    It’s great to see you featuring Heath & Emma’s great work on Wellness WA! Perth has a big raw food community, with various people (including myself) teaching classes, picnics to go to (visit http://www.rawhope.org and click on ‘Perth Picnics’) and it’s even where Living Raw (www.livingraw.com.au) Australia’s own raw food magazine is based!

    Go raw, go Perth!

  6. Annette @ Wellness WA says:

    Thanks for the links Kate, the raw picnics sound really fun!

  7. suze says:

    I’m so pleased to see Emma and Heath’s store going so public. I have known Emma for years and she is incredibly passionate and knowledgeable about this and I am so so so proud of her!
    When I go home I can’t wait to try one of these 🙂


  8. Annette @ Wellness WA says:

    Oops bit of a late reply from me here Suze! Yeah, she is great isn’t she?!

    Let us know when you get some of their smoothies into you!:)

  9. GrowingRaw says:

    You are so lucky to have these guys around! A stall at the farmer’s market is a great idea, I might try that myself. A raw food restaurant in my area (Canberra) is just too much to hope for at this stage!

  10. Vikki says:

    please advise if you have the excalibu food dehydrator for sale

  11. Annette @ Wellness WA says:

    Hi Vikki,

    Sorry, Wellness WA doesn’t sell products. You might want to contact The Raw Kitchen directly to find out.

    Cheers! x

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