54 Irving Pl
New York, NY 10003
As a Vegan who still appreciates decadent food, I can say that Pure Food & Wine is the epitome of elegance and indulgence, when it comes to Vegan cuisine. Never have I tasted more exquisite raw food and drink. Everything on the menu, from top to bottom, is inpeccably prepared and designed to titillate your taste buds. I can confidently say, you do not need to be Vegan to be blown away.
The menu is gluten-free and completely Vegan. The atmosphere is enchanting and feels like an intimate hideaway…especially the outdoor area. If you’re going in the winter, be sure to return in the summer to enjoy the backyard tables, it adds even more to the already fabulous food experience. The service is fantastic and the waiters will help you navigate your way through the menu in case you’re new to raw and Vegan food.
I ordered the Kale Caesar Roll with Avocado and Pickled Onions for an appetizer and the Sweet Corn and Cashew Tamales with Chili Spiced Portabella as an entree. Everything was amazingly fresh and delicious! The Classic Sundae was the perfect dessert to end an already first class dining experience. You will NOT miss the dairy at all! In fact, the table next to us ordered six sundaes for each person! They obviously did not want to share. Can’t say I blame them. 🙂 As for cocktails, they have organic beer, kombucha drinks, all types of sake, and amazing cocktails. Try as many as you possibly can (but don’t drive, of course).
Pure is the pinnacle of fine raw Vegan dining. If you add one thing to your culinary bucket list, let it be a visit to Pure. While it is very expensive, the experience and memory of the food makes it well worth it. Go! Now.