(….it just might read like one, ’cause it’s that friggin’ good)
It was a weekend retreat to stunning Sedona, Arizona—noted by some as the States’ most beautiful natural spot. And natural not just because of the beauty red rocks, but also the naturopaths, healers, psychics, mid-life-crisis advisors… and as we discovered, eateries.
Though we nearly ran out of fuel and schlepped into a burger joint, a little sign caught our eye for ChocolaTree‘s Live Organic Vegetarian Eatery—a little piece of heaven saved for our hungry souls.
For the first time in weeks, a menu to be ordered from without discrimination… a vegan’s dream! Everything 100% organic, most made on-site, no substitutions necessary, no asking the server “Sorry to be difficult, but can you take out the cheese and meat and eggs and everything delicious but please please don’t serve me another salad?!” Not only were we treated to some damn delicious, wholesome food, but we also uncovered a hippie mecca—a garden in the back with prime seating circled round an old tree, hula hoops for post-lunch digestion, a screen to project documentaries. Inside, organic seeds, unique local crafts, kale chips galore, and the best—shelves and shelves full of unique raw, vegan, GOURMET chocolates, truffles, and bars. Did we stumble across this, or did the spoken-of energy of Sedona really just attract us directly to our match?!
We left with full, happy bellies a large cardboard box full of goodies… Coconut Cream Pie (raw, vegan, gluten-free), Chocolate Chip Cookies (gluten-free, vegan), Chia Seeds, Greens, Chia Seed Crackers (raw, vegan, gluten-free), “Parmesan Cheese” (vegan, gluten-free), a few lattes for the roads, and of course, a tribute to ChocolaTree’s roots—some delicious little chocolate squares. We’ll be back, Sedona, but in the meantime… do you ship to Canada?!