L at First Ave.
Houston St. to 23rd St., Ave. D to Broadway
As the raw-food movement gains momentum, this chainlet serves its signature uncooked versions of pasta and pecan pie. If this, or the menu's rampant use of quotation marks around words like shrimp, puts you off, consider this bit of propaganda from its website: "There is much evidence that those who eat only raw food live free of illness & disease, their minds become sharp, and negative emotions disappear."Lunch Combo
Mon.–Fri., 11 a.m.–3 p.m., $12-$13Recommended Dishes
Pecan pie, $10