Located at the end of the hustle and bustle of Regent Road in Seapoint, is this quaint little health spot by the name of Scheckter’s Raw. Boasting an impressively healthy menu, it is the perfect place to pig out on gourmet food without immediately being hit with a pang of guilt and an urge to hit the treadmill.
The size of the restaurant really is very unassuming, but don’t let that fool you. There are a handful of tables scattered around, with bar stools around the centre counter as well as on the outskirts facing the street. The decor is simple and clean with the signature neon red heart in the Scheckter’s Raw logo on the wall as you come in. It feels clean but still homely and inviting, with wooden finishes and a beachy vibe.
For food, I ordered the Summer Salad (R75) which had baby leaves, spring onion, sweet potato, colourful veggies, walnuts, and Organic hemp seed cheese, all drizzled with a berry dressing. Guys, I’m not exaggerating when I say it was one of the best salads I’ve ever ordered in a restaurant. All the flavours and textures were right up my alley and I thoroughly enjoyed it. My friend ordered a berry smoothie (offered in two sizes) and she enjoyed that too. They also offer breakfasts, sweet treats, juices, and loads of superfoods to add. Everything on their menu is plant-based and cruelty-free.
Scheckter’s outlook on food is that it should be made and served with love, while still being produced ethically and eco-friendly.
Disclaimer: I am not vegan, but I have incorporated vegan meals into my diet and love trying restaurants that centre around this way of life, especially if it’s as scrumptious as this.
If you’re a health nut, or just feel like giving your body a break from all the pizza and ice cream (also delicious), then definitely give this a try.