"Pure living super healing prana boosting sweet & creamy exotic pleasure food is here!" boasts a flier from Org Vegan Kreem & Raw, a traveling all-organic, all-vegan, and all-raw restaurant from Chicago that has taken over the Hugo Street Cafe in the Sunset through Aug. 13. The flier shows a couple in an erotic pose and a large hand holding what looks like a condom but is actually a Shiva lingam, a phallic-shaped religious fetish. Women in India straddle the object before having a baby, according to owner Juliano, who uses only one name. Juliano, who's eaten only fruit for four years (though he occasionally "cheats" with wheat grass and sauerkraut), told Dish he's Jewish but finds "more religion in strawberries than the Bible." Despite the Indian references on the flier, he has never been to India but "identifies with it." Calling his traveling food show a "rave restaurant," Juliano says he uses all his own equipment, explaining that the Hugo Street Caf's counters have "negative energy" be-cause the restaurant serves "flesh." Org Vegan's signature dish is all-fruit ice cream with a "crunchy gooey layer of raw nuts, seeds and raisins and almond butter" topped with "black tar" (honey and raw carob). The menu also features all-fruit pizzas with a crust made of dehydrated buckwheat groats. You can even order Tachyon water, which Juliano describes as "highly energized -- if you put a rose in it it'll last three times longer than in regular water"; it's from the Tachyon Institute in Los Angeles and costs $60 for 32 ounces. "There are advanced food people here," says Juliano, referring to the city. "But they need help."
By Barbara Lane