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L at Bedford Ave.
- Brunch - Weekend
- Delivery after 10pm
- Beer and Wine Only
- Sake and Soju
North Side and South Side of Williamsburg
This venue is closed.
Peruvian musician and nutritionist Luis Salgado partnered with girlfriend and New Orleans native Tere Fox on this raw and gluten-and-wheat-free vegan restaurant blending South American and Creole flavors. Chef Vanessa Cabrera, former owner of East Village's 5C and an alum of the National Gourmet Institute, reformulates regional dishes like a wild rice-jícama-mushroom "Tacu-Tacu" and crab cakes made from sea vegetable, while diners await under a ceiling strewn with Mardis Gras beads. The weekly farmers' market in nearby McCarren Park provides the local produce, while organic distributors supply the rest. Spicy mushroom seviche makes a piquant start, and flax-based chips come with dips like coconut yogurt, guacamole, or pico de gallo. Spiraled zucchini "pasta" offers a heartier meal; the Tallarine Verdes de La Lala is a dead ringer for angel-hair pesto, while specials, such as ravioli with pumpkinseed cheese or a pecan-apple salad, are seasonal. For dessert, a vanilla-bean ice cream made from cashew milk and blended seaweed arrives surprisingly creamy, and a delicious cheesecake boasts ingredients like Peruvian jungle fruit, almond flour, and raw cacao. Organic wine-based cocktails and unpasteurized sake will come with a liquor license; until then, try a cleansing virgin Mojito smoothie or an almond-milk shake.Recommended Dishes
Tallarines Verdes de La Lala, $13; mushroom ceviche, $8; vanilla bean ice cream sundae, $8
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