Way back over Memorial Day weekend, I went to visit my dad in New York City. He's amazing and lets me completely plan our weekends in NYC around vegan food. In the past, we've dined at Teany (a favorite), Candle 79 (a favorite), Candle Cafe, Caravan of Dreams, Zen Palate in Union Square (apparently no longer in existence), and more. This time around, we tried a couple news places instead of returning to our old favorites.
We only had about a day and a half together this time and our first stop (for lunch) was Pure Juice and Take-away. The intention was to eat at Pure Food and Wine, but they are not open for lunch! It turned out just fine because there's a tiny (and I mean tiny; this photo is basically the entire place) take-away facet of their business around the corner from the main restaurant.
I had the delicious Spicy Thai Lettuce Wraps (from the menu: mango, savoy cabbage, pea shoots).
I don't remember whether I had the Green Spice juice (greens with lime and ginger) or the Thai Green juice (greens with pineapple, cilantro, and lime) (I think it was the latter).
My dad had a yummy taco salad that I don't see on the current incarnation of the menu.
For dessert, we shared a Mallomar (almond pecan cookie, cream, chocolate).
The food was really good, but I don't know that my dad is quite ready for raw food. He was extremely gracious about it, though!