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Naturally healthy

Published:Thursday | October 23, 2014 | 12:00 AM
A scrumptious vegetarian combo, Barbecue Mushroom Delight with Irie Salad, fresh vegetables, fried ripe plantain, and pineapple tart. Jermaine Barnaby/Photographer

If you like your food natural, then this delectable Barbecue Mushroom Delight served with irie salad, pumpkin, and banana quiche flavoured with onion, scallion, and garlic with vegetables - lettuce, tomato, cabbage, avocado - and fried ripe plantain on the side is sure to hit to spot. As if that were not enough, you can top it off with a pineapple tart dessert made with ginger, cinnamon, and whole wheat flour. These are some of the delectable offerings that welcome you to Natural Touch Vegetarian cuisine.

According to owner Davine Moving, you can't go wrong when you go vegetarian. "There are not a lot of vegetarian restaurants that are a part of Restaurant Week (RW), so it's a good medium to spread the importance of healthy food," she said. The vegetarian restaurant joined the RW line up three years ago after changing its name from Viope and landing in Orchid Village Plaza on Barbican Road.

Chef Oniel Williams is confident in his choice of flavours for his Reggae Roti Wrap done Jamaican style, served with ripe fried plantain, vegetables - tomato, lettuce and carrot, avocado - and split peas, topped with a sweet coconut gizzarda for dessert.

Lunchtime is healthy time for all customers during RW. Two vegetarian combos are a complete meal, including dessert. At your disposal will be natural homemade drinks made with local fruits with flavours ranging from cane juice, apple, cherry, guava, Irish moss, coconut water, beet root, June plum, green juice, and fruit smoothies.

Moving said that the friendly staff at the restaurant offers valuable service, with good, authentic vegetarian food in a cool and cosy environment, plus, you are guaranteed to get value for your money.

Moving said that her client base had grown tremendously and she would continue to provide healthy mouth-watering goodness to her customers.

- Cathy Risden