New York City’s Pure Food and Wine is the Lamborghini of raw vegan restaurants. Elegant, one-of-a-kind, and consistently delivering unrivaled quality.
The driver behind the wheel is Sarma Melngailis, CEO, co-founder, and general “rawckstar”. Her quirky and laid-back coolness mixed with a keen business sense (she’s a Wharton graduate, folks) is very “Martha Stewart meets Gwen Stefani”.
I have eaten at Pure multiple times, sometimes with people who love raw vegan foods; other times with individuals whose idea of a “dream meal” is a big, juicy steak. Regardless of who my dinner companions have been, the first or second bite of each course was followed by anything from a simple “wow” to “Oh my God, you need to try this RIGHT NOW!”.
Pure’s “sister” store is One Lucky Duck Takeaway , a combination juice/smoothie bar and takeout shop chock-full of raw vegan deliciousness (from the must-have Mallomar to rosemary crackers to salads, macaroons, chocolate bars, and more) that is entirely soy-free and almost entirely gluten-free (no wheat is used, but a small number of products contain oats, which are stored in facilities that also process wheat products).
All the packaged snack at One Lucky Duck are available on OneLuckyDuck.com, along with clothing, accessories, and indispensable ingredients (maca, lucuma, coconut oil, etc.) for raw vegan foodies
I am to announce that three Small Bites readers will now have the chance to taste the amazing creations of One Lucky Duck’s talented chefs.