Pure Food and Wine

(Now Closed)
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant, Wine Bar, and Winery$$$$
Gramercy Park, New York
  • The experts at Time Out New York and Village Voice recommend this place
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  • Angelina Z.
    Angelina ZeppieriMarch 3, 2015
    the vegan lasagna is amazing!
  • VirtuallyVegan
    VirtuallyVeganFebruary 8, 2015
    We love EVERYTHING. Most interesting are the assorted vegan cheeses.
  • Jessi D.
    Jessi DexFebruary 7, 2015
    Closed for good
  • Emily K.
    Emily K.January 19, 2015
    Vegan food CAN be flavorful and delicious! The desserts canNOT be missed.
  • Eric C.
    Eric ChanJanuary 10, 2015
    Wow... The deserts...
  • Mischa L.
    Mischa LumiereJanuary 5, 2015
    Incredible!! You must try the Caesar salad sushi and the cauliflower polenta. Mouth wateringly good.
  • Dan E.
    Dan EchlinJanuary 1, 2015
    nice restaurant but GET THE MINT CHIP SUNDAE
  • Julia Kwan
    Julia KwanDecember 23, 2014
    Nice outdoor patio! Was not a huge fan of the food, but I would go back for their sangria.
  • Ms H.
    Ms HeleneNovember 17, 2014
    Kale radicchio salad is the best salad there. Zucchini lasagna overrated & too creamy. Nut croquettes are the best entree. Lemon bar worked too. Lunch prix fixe $32 for full size servings.
  • Lauren S.
    Lauren SKNovember 6, 2014
    Fine dining vegan food. Pricy but delish!
  • Carmen M.
    Carmen MagarOctober 10, 2014
    Ordered the mezzaluna, but my friend ordered the tamales and those were addictive- I ate half his plate
  • Elizabeth N.
    Elizabeth NurseSeptember 26, 2014
    Ah-maz-ing. Always.
  • Noah
    NoahSeptember 24, 2014
    Date bread and the tamales were knockouts. You haven't had a mole sauce like this before! Don't skip the wine list too...
  • Linda A.
    Linda AdajarSeptember 13, 2014
    Birthday Tea Party for Nena.🎂🍴
  • Time Out New York
    Time Out New YorkSeptember 12, 2014
    Everything at Pure is raw and vegan—from the Thai lettuce wraps to the lasagna, a rich stack of zucchini, pesto and creamy “cheese” made from cashews. Wines, most of them organic, are superb. Read more
  • Adam B.
    Adam BroitmanSeptember 7, 2014
    So good! Who needs meet?
  • Elevine B.
    Elevine BergeSeptember 5, 2014
    Great garden to devour the DELICIOUS and quiet rich raw vegan dishes. Always wish I could have everything on the menu....! Drinks list of kombuchas and sakes. If you're into raw food, it's heaven!
  • Jasmine M.
    Jasmine MoySeptember 5, 2014
    They offer the lunch kale salad off menu at dinner and it's HUGE. Love the lasagna and the tacos too
  • Mayu
    MayuAugust 19, 2014
    Great kale roll!!!!!!!!
  • Public House W.
    Public House WineAugust 14, 2014
    Unless you're vegan -- skip. Decent but overpriced and upscale health food.
  • Leslie R.
    Leslie RichinAugust 4, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    A lovely summer night consists of the outdoor garden and the mint sundae.
  • refinery29
    refinery29August 3, 2014
    I never can understand why something raw and vegan is so expensive, but there is an art to making that $24 lasagna taste like mom's homemade — and it is absolutely delicious! Read more
  • Monica D.
    Monica DesaiJuly 30, 2014
    Worth taking advantage of the huge outdoor patio
  • Kirsten
    KirstenJune 14, 2014
    Vegan never tasted so delicious
  • arbkv
    arbkvJune 10, 2014
    This place is RAW vegan, meaning no heated stuff. Still pretty awesome though.
  • Ramon S.
    Ramon SuarezMay 6, 2014
    Try the non dairy cheese platter for a surprise party in your palate
  • Hilary P.
    Hilary PhelpsApril 28, 2014
    Everything on the menu is delicious.
  • Jonathan W.
    Jonathan WegenerApril 27, 2014
    Lasagna and the tamales stole the thunder. Start with a Philly roll. End with the cherry-almond bombe glacee
  • miles l.
    miles lennonApril 12, 2014
    Cornbread pudding with shishito peppers is amazeballs
  • Gene L.
    Gene LuMarch 21, 2014
    Don't sit in the back room. A couple of tables and ours spotted a huge roach crawling along the wall. We had to move back to the front room, but my appetite was pretty much fucked at that point.
  • Michael
    MichaelMarch 19, 2014
    Chef's tasting was mind blowing says the non-vegan. We will be regulars here.
  • Carolina Joy M.
    Carolina Joy MMarch 15, 2014
    Tasty vegan lasagna
  • Toad M.
    Toad MushroomFebruary 20, 2014
    TAMALE: 是一个种子 ...but in all seriousness, it was nutty sweet mush. couldn't taste the coconut, and apparently my other half claims to taste cilantro.
  • Toad M.
    Toad MushroomFebruary 20, 2014
    LASAGNA: enough pesto to kill the dinosaurs.
  • Toad M.
    Toad MushroomFebruary 20, 2014
    CORNBREAD PUDDING: cream of corn in hummus form.
  • Theresa K.
    Theresa K.February 11, 2014
    Holy s%#t, this place is good! Highly recommend the lasagna. Better than any non-vegan lasagna I've ever had. Sake cocktails equally good!
  • Jenny G.
    Jenny GregoryFebruary 9, 2014
    Recommended for Valentine's Day by Clean Plates
  • Pilar M.
    Pilar MilfordFebruary 7, 2014
    One of my two favorite places IN THE WORLD!! Gourmet food wihtout cruelty.
  • Bitches Who Brunch
    Bitches Who BrunchJanuary 14, 2014
    The Bitches Say: B+. Pure Food and Wine's food was an A, but the service was horrendous, particularly for a half-empty restaurant. Winner of the Bitches' 2013 Best Vegetarian Brunch Award!
  • vegansaurus
    vegansaurusJanuary 6, 2014
    Fancy raw place that even omnivores like. You might see a famous person!
  • DailyCandy
    DailyCandyDecember 31, 2013
    "Chef Nikki Bennett keeps her cool in the kitchen, creating upscale raw cuisine. Dishes may not be piping hot, but down a couple of organic sake cocktails and you’ll feel warm all over."
  • Hannah B.
    Hannah BrewerDecember 17, 2013
    The Philly roll is delicious, never liked kim chee the many times I've tried it in the past but this was REALLY good. Not your average avocado roll!
  • Jenny D.
    Jenny DorseyDecember 8, 2013
    Try the Zucchini And Heirloom Tomato Lasagna
  • Gloria C.
    Gloria ChinNovember 7, 2013
    if you come for brunch, get the chocolate beer waffles!!
  • Mounir K.
    Mounir KaradjaOctober 24, 2013
    Dessert are superb, we tried both sundaes and the choloate/almond brownie and they were all great.
  • David H.
    David HuOctober 23, 2013
    You'll forget the place doesn't serve meat. Ok you probably won't but food here is still delicious. Try the tamales!
  • Sarah S.
    Sarah SOctober 20, 2013
    Very creative in essence but nothing tasted out of this world. I'd give it a 6.5/10.
  • Uber NYC
    Uber NYCOctober 11, 2013
    Community Manager, Carla loves pure food and wine, particularly for brunch!
  • Madm F.
    Madm FiaOctober 8, 2013
    Sampler dish is great for first time goers. Desert is amazing! So is the papaya salad. Outside seating, very charming.
  • Francesca D.
    Francesca DeFranchisOctober 5, 2013
    Amazing, if u Think u wont feel urself u are wrong. Try the polenta and u see!!
  • Oh S.
    Oh SusanOctober 1, 2013
    Love the tamales, as well as the cauliflower and sweet corn polenta. The kambucha cocktail Athena is pretty fantastic,too.
  • Talya S.
    Talya SteinSeptember 19, 2013
    Or says to sit out side
  • Rachel S.
    Rachel SSeptember 15, 2013
    Don't skip dessert! May I suggest the mint sundae?
  • Luna J.
    Luna JaySeptember 5, 2013
    Got zucchini lasagna and was quite disappointed..... It was not only hard to eat but the flavor of blend zucchini was really killing all the other ingredients of the dish :(
  • Jessica R.
    Jessica RandazzaJuly 22, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Enjoy the delightful back patio on summer nights glowing in candlelight and string light. Cuisine is totally overstated, most dishes a mix of wayyy too many flavors (likely to throw off non-vegans).
  • Kat U.
    Kat UzonyiJuly 13, 2013
    Raw vegan gourmet food! U should try it! ;) tamales are excellent. Thai wrap is good too. ;)
  • Halstead Property
    Halstead PropertyJuly 10, 2013
    Feeling healthier with every bite, the lasagna is a rich, cold dish. The fresh zucchini was the heart, holding together the flavorful pesto, well-seasoned tomatoes and crispy pumpkin seed ricotta.
  • Hilal K.
    Hilal KoyuncuJune 24, 2013
    Good white sangria
  • Alden W.
    Come in the summer months, because the expansive patio makes it worth it!
  • Meghan
    MeghanMay 24, 2013
    More like Pure Decadence !
  • Ted W.
    Ted WallofMay 18, 2013
    Can't go wrong w the lasagna. Delicious
  • Carlos A.
    Carlos AcostaMay 17, 2013
    The Lasagna is amazing. No pasta in it an still tastes great.
  • Sara K.
    Sara KMay 16, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Rose sangria + outdoor garden = wonderful
  • Tatiana B.
    Tatiana BreslowMay 2, 2013
    Save room for dessert and time for slow service.
  • Ryan B.
    Ryan BrenizerMay 2, 2013
    Good, very expensive food. Incredibly slow service, even in an almost-empty house.
  • Jen A.
    Jen AApril 20, 2013
    The Master Cleanse Tini was one of the best cocktails I've had in NYC.
  • Varun G.
    Varun GujjanuduApril 19, 2013
    Start with dessert in my opinion. Mint choc sundae was really good. Mains were a bit meh
  • c0uP
    c0uPApril 19, 2013
    The mains are so-so, but the desserts are all pretty darn great
  • Timelessnomad
    TimelessnomadMarch 7, 2013
    Had a groupon which made this place affordable. Amazing food and beautiful atmosphere. They also gave us a free appetizer to try which was very nice of them. If I see another coupon I'll be here again
  • B. Andrea D.
    B. Andrea DMarch 5, 2013
    The falafel with tabhouli isn't as great as the taco salad but I love their juices and drinks. When you want to feel healthy and glamorous, come to this place.
  • Carolyn Z.
    Carolyn ZentgrafFebruary 9, 2013
    Squash blossoms w moroccan cashew cheese in the summer! Also the lasagna and hibiscus sunrise cocktail. Dessert is flawless
  • Institute for Integrative Nutrition
    "Are you a raw foodist? Then Pure Food and Wine is for you! The food just that: Pure. You can find a variety of American style raw, vegan dishes that will keep you healthy and satisfied."
  • Craig F.
    Craig FosterJanuary 28, 2013
    The tamales =amazaballs just wish yet were bigger! Cocktails are amazing as well.
  • Yvette W.
    Yvette WestJanuary 1, 2013
    Healthy place to never be hungry again! :-)
  • Rachael K.
    Rachael KingDecember 28, 2012
    Great wine. Bartender let us taste anything by the glass. Loved the Crianza off the "bold reds" section.
  • EmmaBond G.
    EmmaBond GardnerDecember 15, 2012
    Get the spicy sesame salad. Healthy and filling!
  • Marina W.
    Marina WeissDecember 7, 2012
    If you don't get the mint chocolate ice cream sundae your dumb
  • Colin W.
    Colin WolfgangNovember 14, 2012
    A little pricey, but definitely worth a visit for something exciting and different.
  • Giamanos R.
    Giamanos RistoranteNovember 13, 2012
    Joe is a great bartender !!
  • Institute for Integrative Nutrition
    Are you a raw foodist? Then Pure Food and Wine is for you! The food just that: Pure. You can find a variety of American style raw, vegan dishes that will keep you healthy and satisfied.
  • Thomas T.
    Thomas TukkerSeptember 17, 2012
    Incredible raw food! Loved it all and the ginger cheesecake was sublime afterwards! Nice seating in the courtyard. Highly recommended
  • Katherine T.
    Katherine TsaySeptember 15, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    I love the food here but the service is pretty slow and the staff seems disorganized / confused. Def don't come here for a quick bite when you're in a rush bc there will usually be some sort of wait..
  • Craig S.
    Craig SheilSeptember 8, 2012
    The zucchini lasagna and the dark chocolate cake are to die for!! As for drinks the lychee sake cocktail!!
  • Gaia F.
    Gaia FishlerSeptember 7, 2012
    Perfect for second dates.
  • Marissa D.
    Marissa DangovianAugust 29, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Best garden in the city!
  • Srikala R.
    Srikala RoachAugust 7, 2012
    Say hi to Joey!
  • Phynjuar P.
    Phynjuar PenwahJuly 1, 2012
    All I Do Is Dream Of This Place When I am Not There.....OMFG!
  • Marcela M.
    Marcela MenezesJune 24, 2012
    Ginger Cheesecake!!!! Get it!! You will not be disappointed! Best I have ever had, and vegan!
  • Michael F.
    Michael FalsoJune 22, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    White sangria is not to be missed!
  • laura h.
    laura horakJune 19, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    great outdoor patio in the back - not to be missed!
  • jessica m. h.
    jessica m. hintermeisterMay 27, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Try the Carrot Cake With Pineapple Gelée, Cream Cheese Ice Cream, & White Chocolate Bark - #raw #vegan #rawvegan
  • laura h.
    laura horakMay 22, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    the outdoor patio setup & lighting is perfect for a summer date
  • alana marie e.
    The back patio is both spacious and romantic !
  • corbett3000
    corbett3000May 7, 2012
    Get a spot on the back patio with a hot date.
  • Ari P.
    Ari PaparoApril 28, 2012
    Unusually tall and attractive women here.
  • Muhammad Arshad C.
    Muhammad Arshad ChApril 26, 2012
    Food full of nutrition.
  • jessica m. h.
    jessica m. hintermeisterApril 8, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Try the Easter Sundae - vanilla, orange, raspberry ice cream with candied jungle peanuts & chocolate sauce...YUM!
  • Mary Elise Chavez
    Mary Elise ChavezApril 7, 2012
    If you want to try flavors you've probably never tasted before, try the Pear Ravioli or Lemon Pasta, both incredibly tart (if that's your thing). Desserts are a home run in a new kind of ballpark.
  • Mary Elise Chavez
    Mary Elise ChavezApril 7, 2012
    Slap your tastebuds into shape with the raw and vegan offerings. Safer things on the menu (if this is your first raw experience) are the Lasagna and Tamales.
  • Monisha T.
    Monisha TripathiMarch 30, 2012
    Get the lasagna
  • Bryan T.
    Bryan ThatcherMarch 16, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the raw lasagne
  • Taylor
    TaylorFebruary 16, 2012
    Spanking and Goji High smoothies are awesome.
  • Village Voice
    Village VoiceNovember 14, 2011
    Winner of Best Patio Dining in the Village Voice 2011 Best Of issue! The back garden and surprisingly delicious raw food make it an urban oasis.
  • @sloane
    @sloaneOctober 30, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Lettuce wraps are delicious! Perfect for one person or to split between two.
  • Well+Good N.
    Well+Good NYCOctober 24, 2011
    Love the wine list of organic and biodynamic wines. And the lasagna!
  • @JaumePrimero
    @JaumePrimeroOctober 22, 2011
    I love the menu here, and the patio is perfect!
  • Martina B.
    Martina BacarellaOctober 5, 2011
    Great vegan sushi!
  • Miye M.
    Miye McCulloughSeptember 12, 2011
    do family style to get a taste of everything
  • Institute for Integrative Nutrition
    A great healthy restaurant all Fall IINto Action conference participants should try! Check out our NYC healthy restaurants guide for more info. Read more
  • Jean-Bertrand U.
    Sweet corn and cashew tamales dish was amazing!
  • Susie N.
    Susie Nurre SondagAugust 25, 2011
    Don't forget One Lucky Duck juice bar around the corner!
  • Dawn G.
    Dawn GagnonAugust 24, 2011
    Ask for the dinner and dessert extras menu, there's quite a few extra options they won't mention unless you ask.
  • Howcast
    HowcastJuly 1, 2011
    Attempting to eat more vegan? Start making it a habit by checking out this tip on how to become vegan the healthy way!http://www.howcast.com/videos/9146-How-To-Be-a-Vegan Read more
  • Leigh F.
    Leigh FerreiraJune 27, 2011
    here's the trick to sitting outside: call to make a reservation. they won't give you a seat as a walk-in. also green apple juice & raw lasagna is sooo good.
  • KaHee
    KaHeeJune 6, 2011
    Get the tamales while they are still on the menu!
  • Sarah A.
    Sarah AApril 27, 2011
    Come for dessert and cocktails.....otherwise, tasty but tiny portions!
  • Lindsey L.
    Lindsey LMarch 9, 2011
    One day, when I am a very rich woman, I will hire the chef to be my personal meal maker, and achieve my dream of becoming an unwavering vegetarian.
  • AskMen
    AskMenMarch 4, 2011
    Healthy drinks, like fresh juice & soda with ginger mint & lime. They also have amazing desserts, (the healthier kind) - made with agave & honey -- more natural ingredients, better for you. Read more
  • Sarah C.
    Sarah CooleyFebruary 28, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the Spanakopita! It's so good!
  • Charlie O.
    Charlie O'DonnellFebruary 28, 2011
    The desserts here are ridiculously good, even though they have no meat in them.
  • Leigh F.
    Leigh FerreiraFebruary 18, 2011
    zucchini lasagna + malbec + salted chocolate caramel tart = yum! plus, they have ferreira port. :-)
  • BlackboardEats
    BlackboardEatsFebruary 17, 2011
    Pure’s fine-dining treatment of vegan and raw food—too often considered not the stuff of eating out—has been a real coup for vegetarians, not to mention plenty of meat-and-potato-types who appreciate Read more
  • Shannon O.
    Shannon OttoFebruary 11, 2011
    Overrated but the salted caramel chocolate torte is to die for.
  • Foodspotting
    FoodspottingJanuary 14, 2011
    Try the Brazil Nut Crusted Almond & Sea Vegetable Croquette
  • Jib H.
    Jib HuntJanuary 7, 2011
    The food can take a little bit of time to prepare. It's worth the wait. Have some of their great drinks or wine while you wait.
  • Jib H.
    Jib HuntDecember 21, 2010
    Try the cashew sundaes.
  • Jib H.
    Jib HuntDecember 21, 2010
    The best vegan and raw food ever. Tom Brady and Gizelle eat here as well
  • Mag
    MagOctober 14, 2010
    first destination in NYC
  • Cornelia F.
    Cornelia FranklinOctober 9, 2010
    My best friend loved it!
  • Lena M.
    Lena MarosSeptember 21, 2010
    the raw vegan lasagna is my fave lasagna ever!
  • jin k.
    jin kimSeptember 12, 2010
    sit outside patio awesome
  • Lillian C.
    Lillian ChanSeptember 5, 2010
    the #1 raw vegan restaurant in the world
  • kia w.
    kia williamsAugust 28, 2010
    Juice bar is way too pricey!! $13 for a shake?! Insanity!!!
  • erinocookies
    erinocookiesAugust 13, 2010
    Sit outside and order one of everything. Lasagna. Burger. Taco salad. Shakes. EVERYTHING is good here!
  • David S.
    David SchorrJuly 10, 2010
    This place is VERY expensive and all you get are a few vegetables. Not worth it imo.
  • Kate Rose
    Kate RoseMay 23, 2010
    Do it!
  • Helen L.
    Helen LinMay 23, 2010
    Zucchini lasagna is amazing especially if you're into pesto - sundae is awesome too!
  • Paul F.
    Paul FlorezMay 18, 2010
    Get the pitcher of sangria!
  • Zachary M.
    Zachary MossMay 14, 2010
    Ask for grant as your server. He's fantastic!
  • Karen R.
    Karen RobinovitzMay 10, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    All about the classic sundae which is just back on the menu! And the cheese plate!
  • shaun q.
    shaun quigleyApril 8, 2010
    Sangria in the garden
  • Mack E.
    Mack ElderMarch 23, 2010
    End your Friday with a huge meal here, then stagger home and spend the first part of Saturday in a food coma. Everything on the menu is excellent; you won't regret it.
  • Mark S.
    Mark SchwartzMarch 20, 2010
    Prosecco on the patio!
  • Tilman H.
    Tilman HamplFebruary 20, 2010
    Best chocolate Cake I Ever had
  • chip l.
    chip liedelFebruary 7, 2010
    If you need/want raw this is the premier place for it
  • Jamie S.
    Jamie SandersNovember 8, 2009
    Make sure you order dessert. The Mint Sundae is to die for.
  • Amy W.
    Amy WinnewisserJuly 13, 2009
    sit in the back garden on a beautiful night!
  • Mitch M.
    Mitch MApril 23, 2009
    Pricey but yum.
  • Mayu
    MayuJanuary 22, 2015
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