Pure Food and Wine

(Now Closed)
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant, Wine Bar, and Winery
54 Irving Pl (btwn 17th & 18th St.), New York, NY 10003, United States
$ $ $ $
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Beer, Wine, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:
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    Craig S.
    The zucchini lasagna and the dark chocolate cake are to die for!!(5 Tips)
    Lena M.
    the raw vegan lasagna is my fave lasagna ever!(6 Tips)
    Jamie S.
    The Mint Sundae is to die for.(3 Tips)
    Angelina Z.
    the vegan lasagna is amazing!(3 Tips)
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  • Angelina Z.

    the vegan lasagna is amazing!

  • VirtuallyVegan

    We love EVERYTHING. Most interesting are the assorted vegan cheeses.

    VirtuallyVegan · February 8
  • Jessi D.

    Closed for good

    Jessi Dex · February 7
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  • Emily K.

    Vegan food CAN be flavorful and delicious! The desserts canNOT be missed.

    Emily K. · January 19
  • Eric C.

    Wow... The deserts...

    Eric Chan · January 10
  • Mischa L.

    Incredible!! You must try the Caesar salad sushi and the cauliflower polenta. Mouth wateringly good.

    Mischa Lumiere · January 5
  • Dan E.

    nice restaurant but GET THE MINT CHIP SUNDAE

    Dan Echlin · January 1
  • Julia😋

    Nice outdoor patio! Was not a huge fan of the food, but I would go back for their sangria.

    Julia😋 · December 23, 2014
  • Madam W.

    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.

    Madam Wu · November 17, 2014
  • Lauren S.

    Fine dining vegan food. Pricy but delish!

    Lauren SK · November 6, 2014
  • Carmen M.

    Ordered the mezzaluna, but my friend ordered the tamales and those were addictive- I ate half his plate

    Carmen Magar · October 10, 2014
  • Elizabeth N.

    Ah-maz-ing. Always.

    Elizabeth Nurse · September 26, 2014
  • Noah

    Date bread and the tamales were knockouts. You haven't had a mole sauce like this before! Don't skip the wine list too...

    Noah · September 24, 2014
  • Linda A.

    Birthday Tea Party for Nena.🎂🍴

    Linda Adajar · September 13, 2014
  • Time Out New York

    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

    Time Out New York · September 12, 2014
  • Adam B.

    So good! Who needs meet?

    Adam Broitman · September 7, 2014
  • Elevine B.

    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!

    Elevine Berge · September 5, 2014
  • Jasmine M.

    They offer the lunch kale salad off menu at dinner and it's HUGE. Love the lasagna and the tacos too

    Jasmine Moy · September 5, 2014
  • Moche: cruel free traveler blog h.

    Great kale roll!!!!!!!!

  • Public House W.

    Unless you're vegan -- skip. Decent but overpriced and upscale health food.

    Public House Wine · August 14, 2014
  • Leslie R.

    A lovely summer night consists of the outdoor garden and the mint sundae.

    Leslie Richin · August 4, 2014
  • refinery29

    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

    refinery29 · August 3, 2014
  • Monica D.

    Worth taking advantage of the huge outdoor patio

    Monica Desai · July 30, 2014
  • Kirsten

    Vegan never tasted so delicious

    Kirsten · June 14, 2014
  • arbkv

    This place is RAW vegan, meaning no heated stuff. Still pretty awesome though.

    arbkv · June 10, 2014
  • Ramon S.

    Try the non dairy cheese platter for a surprise party in your palate

    Ramon Suarez · May 6, 2014
  • Hilary P.

    Everything on the menu is delicious.

    Hilary Phelps · April 28, 2014
  • Jonathan W.

    Lasagna and the tamales stole the thunder. Start with a Philly roll. End with the cherry-almond bombe glacee

    Jonathan Wegener · April 27, 2014
  • miles l.

    Cornbread pudding with shishito peppers is amazeballs

    miles lennon · April 12, 2014
  • Gene L.

    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.

    Gene Lu · March 21, 2014
  • Michael

    Chef's tasting was mind blowing says the non-vegan. We will be regulars here.

    Michael · March 19, 2014
  • Carolina Joy M.

    Tasty vegan lasagna

    Carolina Joy M · March 15, 2014
  • Toad M.

    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 Mushroom · February 20, 2014
  • Toad M.

    LASAGNA: enough pesto to kill the dinosaurs.

    Toad Mushroom · February 20, 2014
  • Toad M.

    CORNBREAD PUDDING: cream of corn in hummus form.

    Toad Mushroom · February 20, 2014
  • Theresa K.

    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!

    Theresa K. · February 11, 2014
  • Jenny G.

    Recommended for Valentine's Day by Clean Plates

    Jenny Gregory · February 9, 2014
  • Pilar M.

    One of my two favorite places IN THE WORLD!! Gourmet food wihtout cruelty.

    Pilar Milford · February 7, 2014
  • Bitches Who Brunch

    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!

    Bitches Who Brunch · January 14, 2014
  • vegansaurus

    Fancy raw place that even omnivores like. You might see a famous person!

    vegansaurus · January 6, 2014
  • DailyCandy

    "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."

    DailyCandy · December 31, 2013
  • Hannah B.

    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!

    Hannah Brewer · December 17, 2013
  • Jenny W.

    Try the Zucchini And Heirloom Tomato Lasagna

    Jenny Wang · December 8, 2013
  • Gloria C.

    if you come for brunch, get the chocolate beer waffles!!

    Gloria Chin · November 7, 2013
  • Mounir K.

    Dessert are superb, we tried both sundaes and the choloate/almond brownie and they were all great.

    Mounir Karadja · October 24, 2013
  • David H.

    You'll forget the place doesn't serve meat. Ok you probably won't but food here is still delicious. Try the tamales!

    David Hu · October 23, 2013
  • Sarah S.

    Very creative in essence but nothing tasted out of this world. I'd give it a 6.5/10.

    Sarah S · October 20, 2013
  • Uber NYC

    Community Manager, Carla loves pure food and wine, particularly for brunch!

    Uber NYC · October 11, 2013
  • Madm F.

    Sampler dish is great for first time goers. Desert is amazing! So is the papaya salad. Outside seating, very charming.

    Madm Fia · October 8, 2013

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