Ani Phyo's the founder and owner of SmartMonkey Foods, which started out as her catering and events company a decade ago. She launched a line of prepared foods, and eventually her line of SmartMonkey Bars. Since then, it’s grown into a weekly cafe, monthly dinner events, retreats, classes, and her first published uncookbook, Ani’s Raw Food Kitchen.

After many successful years, Ani's been forced to make her decision to take her SmartMonkey Bars off the market due to internal company issues that are out of her control. She's struggled to find resolution over the past year and a half, and finally decided to cut her losses and clear away negative forces.

Ani plans to relaunch her SmartMonkey Foods product line in the future. And, intends to keep SmartMonkey Foods as her raw, living cuisine and green lifestyle brand.

For now, she's focused on her 3rd uncookbook, available in May 2010, and her uncooking shows. Currently, she's planning her DESSERTS book tour, begining in early May in the USA, and in the Fall in the UK and Australia. For more info, please visit her blog:

Watch Ani Phyo on The Travel Channel's
Bizzare Foods' LA episode, Fall 2008!

For more press, recipes, and to watch her award winning uncooking shows, visit Ani at her blog:


September 2004

NW Palate Magazine - Raw Dinners

August 2004
Willamette Week - Naked Lunch
Portland Mercury - Baby, I Like it Raw

May 2004
Herbivore Magazine - The Art of Raw
Healing Lifestyles and Spas - Vibrant Living Foods

February 2004
Portland Mercury - The Best Vegan Desert Ever

December 2003
OPB - SmartMonkey Foods Radio Interview

November 2003
SMF Press - Carnival Cruise Lines Features SMF
SMF Press - SuperSet Tennis
Nervy Girl - Green Cuisine
SMF Press - Food Front's Living Foods Section

October 2003
SMF Press - SMF Caters STOMP Event

September 2003
Willamette Week - Raw Power
Portland Tribune - Trendy Chefs Turning Off Fire

March 2003
Daily PDX - Raw Foods Are Making a Revival

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