Omar Abou-Ismail is the founder of Rawtopia. He studied Geophysics at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City where he earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Geophysics, in 2002. After working in his field of study for several years, he decided to quit his job and follow his passion of making healthy food and contributing to an eco-friendly environment. He loves making healthy, yet tasty food, while supporting sustainable agriculture. His loss of his father to cancer in December of 2004 ignited a driving force in him to create a restaurant that supports peoples’ evolution in their health goals, and provides a safe place for them to come in and eat without feeling guilt or worry. This is when Rawtopia was first established in Sugarhouse in Salt Lake City on 4th of July 2005 before moving to its current location in Olympus Hills Shopping Center on August 18, 2017.
Rawtopia is an all-around healthy eatery specializing in gourmet raw food and ethnic cuisine. Our award-winning restaurant prides itself in its dedication to provide the highest quality organically grown, sustainable, gluten free, non-GMO products available and exclusively use low temperature techniques to preserve all the vital enzymes and nutrients, leaving your body, mind, and soul feeling satiated with health and vigor. Patience, Peace and love are major ingredients in our recipes, and our commitment is to serve the healthiest and most flavorful gourmet organic raw and cooked food you have ever experienced.
Our Food Ingredients
All our food items are made of the highest quality organic, gluten free, and non-GMO ingredients. Our sweeteners are local honey, grade B maple syrup, coconut sugar, coconut nectar, dates, and agave. Our oils are cold pressed and unrefined. Our eggs are organic, local, and pasteurized. Our bison is organic grass fed and our salmon is wild from Alaska.
Our Raw Vegan Living Cuisine
We sprout all nuts and seeds before preparation as it increases the amount of nutrients by 600 percent according to the "Foods that Heal" book written by Dr. Bernard Jensen. Our food is prepared using juicers, blenders, food processors, and dehydrators. The produce is washed with purified water, and our living cuisine takes at least 2 days to prepare.
Our Cooked Food
The few cooked items are roots and cruciferous vegetables, soups, and ethnic cuisines; all prepared in a microbiotic way, preserving the integrity of the food. We also serve organic grass fed bison, and wild salmon from Alaska.
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Rawtopia Living Cuisine and Beyond Team