This is our second time within a month at this establishment: Pure Food and Wine. Yes, you've seen me here before a few times here, here and here. This upscale raw vegan restaurant is located on Irving Place, just one block from Union Square. Their menu is entirely plant based and does not include any processed ingredients. Nothing is heated above approximately 118 degrees in order to preserve vitamins, minerals, and enzymes.
Cocktails at Pure Food and Wine are made with fresh-pressed organic juices and, if sweetened, they use only a touch of agave nectar, a natural, low glycemic sweetener from the cactus plant.
Master Cleanse Tini
lemon, maple syrup, a dash of cayenne pepper, sake ($13)
Hen of the Woods Tacos al Pastor
smoked guacamole, hearts of palm, fresh corn, guajillo crema fresca, pickled onions ($20)
Salsify Noodles with Radicchio and Fresh Figs
lemon pine nut cream, golden raisins, pine nuts, curly red mustard greens ($24)
"A human being is a part of the whole, called by us the “Universe,” a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings, as something separate from the rest – a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us.
Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty. Nobody is able to achieve this completely, but the striving for such achievement is in itself a part of the liberation and a foundation for inner security."
—Albert Einstein (1879–1955)