Daily, noon-4pm and 5:30-11pm
4, 5, 6, L, N, Q, R, W at 14th St.-Union Sq.
American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Pure is vegetarian and vegan. It serves "raw food"—organically grown fruits, vegetables, and herbs. The kitchen has no ovens, range hoods, or gas. Dishes are prepared in blenders and dehydrators, with plenty of diligent chopping and whisking. Nothing edible is heated to more than 118 degrees. Pigging out (pardon the expression) won't fatten you up, slow you down, or clog any number of things. Bet you're salivating now. But there's something seductive about being guided by an undeniably healthy looking staff cheerfully committed to a cuisine devoted to upliftment. More important, there's something life-affirming about discovering that such cuisine is not only great at wrestling deep-seated toxins, but also pretty amazing in its versatility, blasts of freshness, and its ability to both startle and gratify. You probably don't think a chocolate ganache without eggs, butter, or sugar could satisfy. But a cuisine too many assume is about denial can offer up awfully sweet rewards.Weddings
This trendy restaurant has health-conscious cuisine and a garden deck that’s ideal for small weddings (up to 150 guests). The food—organic, vegan, and raw—is prepared to perfection, and even the tap water is purified through a high-end filtration system. Prices upon request.Recommended Dishes
Sangria, $12; tomato and zucchini lasagne, $19; dark chocolate layer cake, $12