DesBrisay Dines

WEEKLY LUNCH PICK: Simply Raw Express provides an innovative take on the trendy taco

Simply Raw Express in Hintonburg is the brainchild of husband and wife team of Mark Faul and Natasha Kyssa

By Anne DesBrisay

It had been a week when everything on every restaurant menu I happened upon seemed to be wrapped in bacon and doused with cream. And I appear to have jumped in whole hog. By week’s end, I was thinking a kale salad was clearly in order. My goal was to find a lunch where there’d be no chance whatsoever of pig creeping into any proffered dish.

Simply Raw Express, newly delivered to the Hintonburg community by the wife and husband team of Natasha Kyssa and Mark Faul, seemed to me a safe landing. It’s a sunny spot, with a big open kitchen, shelves filled with goji berries, and chia seeds, and sprouting things, and though it seems to be used mostly for shopping and taking away, there are a few tables for eating in.

The taco I found in a plastic container in the fridge. My knee jerk reaction was to ask for it to be heated up. They must still be laughing at the raw food counter…