A couple months I went to Darbster Bistro in Boca Raton, FL for my birthday dinner. I actually wrote this post the same week I went but had issues with my photos so I had to hold off on posting! But I’m happy to share my experience now! Darbster is a vegetarian (mostly vegan) restaurant and has a whole raw foods section to their menu. I had always heard great things about them so decided my birthday was the perfect opportunity to check it out! They have a location in West Palm Beach as well.
Jesse (my husband) and I arrived for our reservations at 6pm. South Florida didn’t disappoint on the weather, so we sat outside to enjoy the night. The ambiance was really relaxing and they had live music playing. We were so excited to check out the menu! Though we aren’t vegans, we have been in the past and still enjoy vegan and raw meals whenever we can.
Our waitress was really sweet and had no problem answering all of our questions and giving her opinion on all the dishes.
Everything looked so good, it was hard deciding what to get. First up we shared the soup special of the night which was a raw cream of spinach soup.
For anyone who isn’t familiar with raw foods, raw means anything that isn’t cooked above 115 degrees. They believe that after food is heated above that point, nutrients are lost. So this was a room temperature soup. We loved it and thought it was really flavorful. We asked and the base was made from cashews.
I’m not a big drinker (literally probably 3 times a year) but I couldn’t resist the organic peach nectar martini. It was SO good. I hate when drinks are over powered by a strong vodka taste and was worried this would be the case. But it was literally perfect!
Jesse had one too after I convinced him he shouldn’t be embarrassed to get that instead of a beer haha
As you can see we hated the soup (kidding).
Here we have my main dish! I ordered the special of the evening which was eggplant ravioli. It was divine. So flavorful and fresh. You would never know it was vegan.
Jesse decided to get another special of the night, vegan enchiladas. Again, they were so good! He kept saying he would eat these over real enchiladas any day (and that’s coming from a Mexican)
Perfect food, drinks and atmosphere. Next up, dessert! This had to be the hardest decision of the night.
After a long conversation with the waitress where we asked her to describe every dessert, what was most popular and what her favorite was- we made a decision. Vegan brownie a la mode and vegan strawberry layer cake.
Literally my mouth is watering thinking of these! I can not express to you how much we loved these desserts! You would never know they were vegan and they were super decadent.
Yes, I just inserted 50 pictures of dessert. The night couldn’t have been any better. We loved it there and can’t wait to move back to South Florida so we can become regulars!
I highly recommend if you are in West Palm Beach or Boca Raton to stop in! Not only is their food amazing but they are actually a non-profit and 100% of the profits go to their foundation to assist animal welfare and rights. Pretty awesome. You can find all their information at http://www.darbster.com