Early vegans were faced with the challenge of lassoing an apple off a tree or coaxing a corncob into a bear trap. Hunt a healthy harvest with today’s Groupon to Pure Food and Wine. Choose between the following options:
- For $10, you get $20 worth of raw and vegan lunch fare.
- For $20, you get $40 worth of raw and vegan dinner fare.<p>
Pure Food and Wine’s chefs prepare seasonal dishes of upscale raw and vegan haute cuisine, never using dairy ingredients and concocting a multitude of gluten-free options. Since the vitamin-rich ingredients are never heated above 118 degrees, they retain natural enzymes and minerals, packing a potent punch to make even the Popeye-iest of sailor men crush their spinach cans in a jealous rage. Pure Food and Wine’s lunch and dinner menus rotate frequently based on ingredients available. A recent lunch menu packs an array of crisp salads and savory entrees, including spicy thai-lettuce wraps ($13) and portobello-and-hempseed burgers ($14). Past dinner menus have started with appetizers such as hazelnut crostinis with crimini mushrooms ($14) and have moved on to entrees including the brazil-nut-crusted almond-and-sea-vegetable croquettes ($24), made with sweet honey-chili sauce, wild arugula, and ocean veggies harvested by the finest plankton farmers. Save room for the delectable dessert menu that showcases the finest feats in un-baking, or enjoy a glass of sustainable, biodynamic wine or a sake cocktail in the warmly lit dining room during chilly winter evenings.
Guests looking to bring their newfound love of fresh food home with them can use their 15% online discount to shop. Reservations are required for dining.
Pure Food and Wine
When Sarma Melngailis stumbled upon the idea of a raw, vegan diet, she decided to try it out for two weeks tops. By the end of her first week, though, she knew she’d found something that would not only guide her personal dietary choices in the future but could also inspire a new business. One Lucky Duck is the third notch in her entrepreneurial belt, just behind her other restaurant, Pure Food and Wine, and a cookbook called Raw Food/Real World: 100 Recipes to Get the Glow. From locations in Chelsea and Gramercy, she and her staff dole out savory entrees, such as zucchini and tomato lasagna, falafel, thai lettuce wraps, and a portobello and hemp-seed burger. They’ve even mastered the art of the vegan dessert, including moon pies, mallomars, and milk shakes, and magazines such as InStyle have lauded their freshly pressed juices.