Previously Maya Cafe in Wan Chai, this little restaurant has recently moved to Sheung Wan and is now a takeaway place focusing on Mediterranean-style raw, vegan and gluten-free food. On the menu are classic salads (including a Greek salad), as well as some unusual choices such as the Raw Zoodles with Alfredo Truffle Sauce. The zoodles with truffle alfredo sauce are a dish to be reckoned with, utilising high-quality Italian truffle oil you can taste the price of.
Definitely try the chilli con carne and the gazpacho, both of which we have tried in numerous other locales but have been unsuccessful in making any impact. The gazpacho here is not offensively garlicky, and the chilli con carne hums with smoked paprika which sets it apart.
Another stand out choice is the 100% raw, vegan and gluten-free truffle cheeze burger with a portobello mushroom bun. The mushroom is marinated and then dehydrated slightly, giving a wonderfully chewy texture which sandwiches the truffle cheeze.
Mushroom a la king, is a royal dish that holds court against even its more meaty components. There is a delicate bell pepper taste that laces all the way through the velvety cashew cream. The eggless frittata is one both tofu and non-tofu lovers will enjoy. It mimics entirely the taste and texture of a frittata and is enlivened by the generous amounts of turmeric to season and colour the spongey slab. A cheeky tip with this is to request a side of cauliflower mash, which has the texture of mousse and entirely redefines any previous notions of mash.
Maya Cafe Takeaway is a no brainer for anyone looking for a delicious, healthy meal, especially those of the raw and vegan persuasion. Have the brown rice pudding for dessert, with coconut milk and chewy, nutritious rice, it's a winner.
Shop G7, Nan Fung Place, 173 Des Voeux Road Central, Sheung Wan
Mon-Fri: 10am-8pmSat: 10am-6pm