Foods for the Raw Foodie Way of Life

The raw food diet consists mainly of plant foods, such as fresh fruit and vegetables, sprouts, seeds and nuts. Here is a list of foods typically eaten on the raw food diet.


Staple fruits include:


Staple vegetables include:

  • Bell peppers: red, orange, yellow
  • Celery
  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Jalapeno pepper
  • Kale
  • Lettuce
  • Onion
  • Spinach
  • Tomato
  • Zucchini

Nuts and Seeds

Dried, raw, and preferably organic.


Beans and Legumes

Dried, raw, and preferably organic.

  • Lentils
  • Chickpeas
  • Adzuki beans
  • Mung beans



  • Water
  • Vegetable or fruit juice – freshly squeezed or frozen, unpasteurized
  • Young coconut water
  • Herbal tea (made with water heated to less than 118 F)


Herbs, Spices, and Condiments


Animal Products

In addition to plant foods, some raw foodists eat raw animal foods such as raw eggs, fish and meat, and non-pasteurized, non-homogenized milk, yogurt and cheese.

  • Fish
  • Beef
  • Spence and Co. gravlax
  • Proscuitto
  • Milk
  • Raw milk cheese
  • Organic egg

Consuming raw or undercooked meat, fish, milk, or eggs products may increase your risk of foodborne illness.

Article courtesy of, by Cathy Wong, found here.

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