Eating healthy doesn’t always require counting calories—just remember that “green” rhymes with “lean” and “fried” rhymes with “died.” Nosh mnemonically with this Groupon.
$20 for $40 Worth of Raw Vegan Cuisine
The menu includes entrees such the mexican platter’s mole-drenched enchilada and savory tostada with garlic scallion rice and guajillo chili sauce ($23), and the all-American veggie burger with homemade pickles and kamut or veggie bread ($19). Raw pizzas are $14.50–$15.50.
Flavorful, internationally inspired raw food often draws celebs such as Alicia Silverstone and Liv Tyler to this East Village eatery, according to Time Out New York. But Quintessence has plenty to offer beyond star-spotting. Chefs artfully craft a wide variety of vegan specialties from organic fruit, vegetables, nuts, seeds, and grains to satisfy hunger and taste buds. The tapas menu includes a tostada and delicate pesto pizzette, while large plates offer exotic and classic flavors in the form of all-American burgers, handmade veggie patties surrounded by coconut bread, miso veggie stew, and cooked quinoa pilaf. The brunch menu incorporates sprouted-kamut bread and sweet yam crepes to recreate breakfast staples from benedicts to bagels. All desserts are nondairy and sugar-free, including the house-made ice crème and the pecan pie on a crust of soaked almonds, coconut, and dried apricots. Homemade soups, salads, fresh made juices, and original café-style drinks are available as well..