Some of my NYC friends already may be familiar with the raw vegan restaurant Pure Food & Wine. If you haven’t been there yet, now is the perfect time of year to enjoy a meal at Pure, with its backyard-garden dining — great food and a great vibe! Among the dishes to try: King Oyster Mushroom Scallops in Lemongrass Coconut Broth, Sweet Corn & Cashew Tamales with Chili Spiced Portabella, and — dessert! — the Salted Chocolate Caramel Tart: pecan caramel, dark chocolate ganache, sea salt, and vanilla cream. And Pure, staying true to its full name, has a fantastic wine list, all vegan-friendly.
But the fabulousness of Pure is not limited to Irving Place, thanks to their One Lucky Duck Juice & Takeaway locations in Gramercy Park and Chelsea. Also, for those of us not in New York at the moment, there’s a whole host of treats available via the One Lucky Duck online store. Offering so much more than just gastronomical delights, other shopping categories are Glow (cosmetics, bath & body),Wear (hemp hoodies and bamboo baby socks!), Nest (books, kitchen appliances, and… an infrared sauna for $3,395), and Pet (see my purchases below).
My recent little online splurge:
- One Lucky Duck Blonde Macaroons
- One Lucky Duck Buckwheat & Hemp Granola
- SkinnySkinny’s “Fetching” Dog Shampoo
- Biodegradable “Business Bags” by Spike
- Simply Fido Organic Pup Toy
Since I’m in Tucson and it soon will be nearing the usual summertime 100 degrees again, I decided to pass on the sauna for now.