Early vegetarians were faced with the challenge of lassoing an apple off a tree or coaxing a corncob into a bear trap. Hunt a healthy harvest the easy way with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of organic vegan cuisine at Live Island Cafe in Huntington.
Live Island Cafe’s certified raw-food chef Okima crafts a seasonal menu out of raw and organic ingredients without so much as hurting an animal's feelings. Pique taste buds’ curiosity with a selection of aged artisan vegan cheeses ($8) or Rock the Quac!, a guacamole infused with pomegranate and hemp seed and accompanied by hordes of glow-stick-waving root-vegetable chips ($6). More ambitious appetites can dip tamales stuffed with summer squash, sweetcorn polenta, and spicy vegetable pâte into a cooling pool of mango salsa ($12). Rawvioli, meanwhile, stuffs its root-vegetable pasta with nutty ricotta, then drenches it in fresh pesto, marinara, or alfredo sauce ($10). A dessert of apple baklava or mixed berry cobbler ($7) defuses sweet teeth before their timer reaches zero.
As they open their tongue-brains to new flavors and cooking styles, Live Island diners can wash each bite down with a banana, blueberry, and coconut-kefir smoothie ($6–10) or—if they're feeling bold—Eric's Ectoplasm, a wild concoction of dandelion, kale, maple syrup, Korean ginseng, milk thistle, jalapeño, and a whole lot more that purportedly grants immortality when chugged. Live Island Cafe's fare is entirely soy-free and contains no MSG or GMOs.