Oh Noosa, how we love thee. Your beautiful beaches, laidback lifestyle, and brilliant bites have us coming back again and again with thrill and anticipation. So, when we were told that one of our fave poke bars was coming to Hastings St, our month was literally made.
It was only late last year that, Raw + Rice, our very first dedicated poke bar opened on the Sunshine Coast, just a stone’s throw from Mooloolaba Beach. So now, due to overwhelming popularity, the team behind these deliciously fresh bowls of goodness have just opened their second (and equally stunning) location in Noosa. Dreams we tell you, actual dreams!
And they’re not just anywhere in Noosa either, Raw + Rice is located right in the middle of Hastings Street. Woot! Talk about a primo location. We can just picture ourselves now chowing down on a bowl while the water laps the shore on main beach.
If you’re not familiar with the amazingness that is Raw + Rice (who even are you?!) allow us to fill you in: they’re the poke bowl specialists on the Sunshine Coast, serving up some of the freshest, tastiest poke bowls on the coast, that’s who.
So, you’ve not been about that poke bowl life until right this very second? No biggie, we’re here to set the record straight. Poke literally means “to slice or cut” in Hawaiian, referring to various protein (typically fish) which is tossed over steamed rice and topped off with fresh veggies and mouth-watering sauces. It’s a slam dunk for healthy eaters.
You can build-your-own-bowl at Raw + Rice, adding ingredients such as The Protein, The Freshness, The Sauce and finally The Crunch. (‘Cause texture matters to us). The menu is succinct but still has everything you’re going to need to get you through summer, and every other season for that matter.
The minimalist space features breeze blocks, indoor plants, oversized windows and warm timbers, giving the star of the show, AKA poke, a real chance to shine. Raw + Rice Noosa is open for lunch and dinner, if you're on the hunt for healthy eats on the Sunshine Coast, you can officially stop the search. You’re set!
And remember it’s pronounced “poh-keh”, kids.
Image credit: Amy Higg for The Urban List