pure food & wine

i have a handful of friends from south florida that live in new york city & new jersey… one friend happens to be vegan. to celebrate her one year anniversary of being vegan we decided to meet for dinner in the city! she chose pure food & wine and i was way excited because i’ve never been! all i can say is WOW.

the food was absolutely INCREDIBLE. they really know what they’re doing! no wonder it’s so hard to get a reservation! 😉 it totally reminds me of candle 79… but all raw.

we started with two appetizers. a sushi roll & a “cheese” plate. oh. em. gee. i don’t think i’ve had “wedge” type cheese since going vegan. i have NO CLUE how they make this… but the cheeses were DELISH! the nori rolls had some amazing flavors as well. LOVED both appetizers!

nori roll


Plate of Assorted Cultured Dr. Cow Tree Nut Cheeses and Rosemary Crisps

i originally ordered the tacos but our waitress told me she thought i’d enjoy the tamales more. so i went with her suggestion…. and even though both dishes had mushrooms. the tamales were EXCELLENT. every bite was delicious. only one bite i could taste the overwhelming portabella. not too bad. i can do mushrooms as long as they are minced up in other things.

Sweet Corn and Cashew Tamales with Chili Spiced Portabella

my friend melanie and i shared mostly everything. but dessert?!?!? psssssh. we weren’t sharing dessert. i wanted to try the pumpkin cheesecake because you KNOW i’m a vegan cheesecake connoisseur! but once again i went with our servers recommendation because she was totally right about the entree.

there were two off menu desserts which were both sundaes. one was a banana split type sundae and the other was a mint chocolate sundae. i went with the mint chocolate because it’s my girlfriends favorite. 😉 it was PHENOMENAL. one of the best desserts i’ve EVER had. and i’ve had a lot of dessert in my 32 years on this planet!

even though i have a goal of trying every vegan restaurant in NYC & Brooklyn before i depart from NY… i definitely need to go back to Pure again! totally rawsome! 😉 in fact, i think i’ll go back for my birthday in a few months!!!!


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