Natasha's Living Foods
Address: various in Dublin
Telephone: 087 9743455
Opening hours: 9-6
Type: General Shop
Description: Raw and Living Food market stall in leapordstown in friday, Dublin Food CO-OP on Saturdays, Dun Loaghaire on Sundays...seling cakes, salads, main courses, sides, crackers, deserts, spreads and dips. all wheat, sugar, dairy, gluten, egg free and mostly organic. deliverys can be arranged contact natasha 087 9743455
Natasha's Living Food said on 2013/01/10:
Hi everyone, I wanted to answer to raw vegan who wrote a review a while ago now. The thing about making food by hand, is that it all takes so much time, energy and cost. I first wanted to address the agave issue. I have attached a report written by a well know food producer from the US. While I am endevering to find alternative sweeteners, coconut necter for one, I feel that as an alternative to sugar, agave is ok. http://www.gnosischocolate.com/agave-report/ I buy product in bulk and of course that is cheaper, but its the manufacturing and tax that is expensive. I am organic, but I don't have a cert because sometimes, I can't get fresh herbs that are organic. There are alot of problems, setting up an organic kitchen when not all things are organic consistanly. All our dried goods are however, seeds, nuts, and everything else. I hope that answers some of the questions, and do challenge raw vegan to make what we do at the price we have! Thanks you eating and buying our foods Natasha
Raw Vegan said on 2010/12/26:
God, guys, do a little bit of research and you will understand that the ingredients Natasha uses are not even remotely healthy... Agave is even worth that a regular sucrose because it consists of up to 80% fructose which is very bad for human body. It is highly processed product and has nothing to do with raw. Or take tamari which she uses in her preparations. What does tamari has to do with raw? And all the chocolate ingredients are very cheap if you buy them in bulk. Natasha, do not fool us saying that all your ingredients are organic. Why don't you state it on the products' packaging. Plus, the amount of salt used in recipes is not healthy at all. It might be acceptable for someone who is not raw and addicted to salt and sugar or transitioning from standard diet to raw, but the products have nothing to do with feeding your body quality and healthy foods!
magic said on 2010/11/21:
natasha is the best! your health is worth paying for...
Fiona Mc Auley said on 2010/02/25:
I have been regularly buying food from Natasha's stall in the Dublin Food Co-op and what has happened is that slowly I have learned about raw food and have introduced quite a bit into my diet. Yes the chocolate cakes are delicious but this is a very small part of what is available. When I buy I am always looking for new ideas that I can do myself at home. Thanks Natasha it is great to have such a fantastic alternative available to us.
amy nora said on 2010/01/03:
I thought the chocolate cake was delicious. Bit expensive but I imagine you get what you pay for. I would support her so, like Karina says, in the long term these foods could become more mainstream and we could pay less for them.
Raw Lion said on 2009/12/05:
Had th chocolate cake was out of this world but a pit expensive.I understand how prices are going up but come on lower your prise a little.
Karina Moller from Denmark said on 2009/10/13:
Thank you Natasha. At a market in Dublin on a Saturday in September - quite by chance - I was pleased to find, taste, and buy Natasha's products. The stall was attended by a very helpful and informative person. I am a health therapist and only go for organic or even better biodynamic products (Rudolf Steiner's way). In Denmark we have an abundance of organic and hand made products. But very few raw foods. Therefore, I was so very possitively suprised by the refined tastes of Natasha's products. Upon reading this site, I would like to say to some of the critics: you are lucky to have access to such devine foods in Ireland. Buy less if the prices are too high for you and enjoy more what you can afford - often less is more... Early on, I had to understand that nothing in life - except from air and love - is for free. If you want Natasha to continue, let her ask the price, that she understands as fair for the big job it is to produce her way. If a real market is created for these organic and raw products more producers will enter and supply similar products. As a result greater import of raw materials will eventualy lower the end price to the customers. This is what has happened all over Europe. I wish you all a healthy life and for Natasha to keep up the good work.
LR said on 2009/06/28:
Just got some raw sprouted houmous from F+B,delicious.I was at the RDS and talked to Natasha ,whilst stuffing my face with the best cheesecake I ever had,I loved her down to earth attitude and her obvious love for what she does. It'd be great if she had a permanent shop,she'd definitely get my custom.
Agnes said on 2009/04/02:
For all who has been commenting on prices and attitude.... you have never worked in the food industry in Ireland. Over here, if you want ot serve not only organic but simply good irish product ot your customers, you have to pay the price! As for the attitude, it is a kill that not everybody owns but at least they are honest with their feelings. To Natasha, thank you for having taking the challenge to feed us with excellent quality at a very reasonalbe price when we take time to imagine the amount of work it requieres! Keep doing!
natasha said on 2009/04/01:
hi all, Just thought I would clarify a few things about why my prices are high. 1. everything is hand made and takes about 3 days to make certain products from start to finish. 2. all products I use are organic and they are REALLY expensive. Up to 3 times the price in some cases like parsley. my containers are also bio degradable and cost more 3. i am passed on prices by importers. I have just sourced a new supplier so the prices will come down on that front. but the chocs should be 1e at this stage. I need to talk with the stall holders as to why they are not 4. if you look at other houmous on the market 4.75 for my houmous is not that expensive. macdonalds is 3.95 for 150g, saucys 4.85 for 200g etc. I do try to keep costs as low as possible..and will continue trying but I cant compare flavours, ingredients and the amount to dedication and love that goes into the living food process. it all takes time guys and I have to pay for that time. My overheads are not cheap!! 5. The benefits are enormous. On all fronts. 6. I love that you have written a review. this helps me see what you guys think and feel about the range. 7. sometimes I am abrupt and I apologise for that. I am learning what it takes to manage a business such as this and stress is a factor. Please do not be discouraged! I am trying my best to provide you all with food that, from start to finish maintains and supports vibrancy, vitality and a sustainable world. Thanks for your support. any questions just ask natasha
dom said on 2009/04/01:
I am happy to pay for food that is good and that is prepared to a high standard. The quality is what you pay for, i have never tasted chocolate cake like it. I found the staff and Tasha very pleasant and helpful, gave me lots of info on the process of making raw food products.
annie said on 2009/03/27:
I have to say I think Natasha's food is yum :-) and i think the customer service that Natahsa and her team offer is fab. I am a very happy customer. God Bless All
harry said on 2009/03/13:
I agree. Prices are astronomical! I found her very abrupt and rude too at her stall so that put me off even more. Houmous is good but not nearly worth the money
Liam said on 2009/03/11:
I agree with Keely's comment on Natasha's prices. While the food is delicious, especially the chocolates, the prices are excessive even after taking into account the additional work involved. What really has me perplexed is the extortionate markup on the re-packaged ingredients for raw chocolate.
Keely said on 2009/02/21:
Natasha's foods were seriously over-priced during the Celtic tiger era. Perhaps Natasha should readjust her prices to reflect reduced levels of inflation and straightened economic times. 1.50 for a chocolate, 3.50 for a stuffed mushroom, 5 Euro for a small carton of hummous, the constituents are not expensive, I am perplexed?
Lisa said on 2008/08/19:
I enjoyed the very delicious cake during my holidays in Ireland. The saturedays I ever planned to go to Dublin Food Co-Op because of Natasha's food!
samuel gersbach said on 2008/07/17:
we that is the whole family loved the chocolate cake unbelievably sugar fre
Jo said on 2008/06/17:
Got some of her raw hummous at her stand in an RDS event in March. Delicious. Had it once and I'm totally addicted.
Fran said on 2008/05/06:
Just stuffed my face with raw hummous. sooo good. some natasha products available in Nourish on Wicklow St now.
Sandi said on 2008/03/16:
Absolutely gorgeous. Love the salads and the hummous. The chocolate ginger cake is heavenly!
Raymond Cadwell said on 2007/11/12:
The confectionary cakes are sugar free,wheat free,and are more delicious than any treats I have had--you get the satisfaction of eating the most healthy ingredients and at at the same time satisfying all my cravings without damaging my Health