Pure Food and Wine
Pure Food and Wine

Pure Food and Wine

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.purefoodandwine.com/
  • Phone: 2124771010x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch served daily from 12-4pm, with additional weekend brunch menu options on Saturdays and Sundays. Dinner served nightly from 5:30 - 11:00pm. For groups of five or more guests, please call to reserve.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Organic, Vegetarian / Vegan, Vegan
  • Executive Chef: Nikki King-Bennett
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Please email events@purefoodandwine.com for off-site catering information.
  • Private Party Facilities: We offer a private dining room that can accommodate up to 18 guests. Please email inquiries to events@purefoodandwine.com.
  • Private Party Contact: Jim Switzer 2124771010x
  • Special Events: We have an onsite private dining room that can accommodate up to 18 guests. Please email events@purefoodandwine.com to book your special event!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 17th Street
  • Public Transit: 4,5,6, N,Q,R,W and L trains to Union Square
  • Parking: No
A word from Pure Food and Wine
Pure Food and Wine serves upscale raw vegan cuisine - food in its natural and purest state. In order to preserve the food's natural enzymes, vitamins and minerals, nothing is heated above 118 degrees. Only the freshest seasonal, organic ingredients are used to produce handcrafted flavors that rejuvenate the mind, body and spirit. An extensive collection of organic and biodynamic wines and sakes are available.
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Pure Food and Wine reviews from OpenTable diners
225 reviews since July 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (169)fit for foodies (166)romantic (113)neighborhood gem (104)special occasion (99)notable wine list (60)great for lunch (55)good for groups (48)great for brunch (41)hot spot (37)late-night find (20)scenic view (12)vibrant bar scene (11)kid-friendly (5)Show More
  • A fantastic find
    JoTribeca
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    We loved this restaurant - even my carnivore of a husband really appreciated the beautifully presented, tasty food. Definitely worth trying the tasting menu, there was so much food we ended up bring some home with us! Amazing.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely service, good flavors!
    everylittlecrumb
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    The bartender was great and offered tastes of their wine by the glass while I waited for my friend. The waitress was helpful suggesting dishes and describing flavors. I eat at a lot of raw restaurants and they tend to overdue it with the nut sauces and cheeses and that wasn't the case here. Really tasty food and not too rich!
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  • raw food done ok
    blackswansongs
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    The raw menu is creative, but not out of this world amazing. We made an online reservation accepting their posted 10:30 pm time. Mistake. One of our appetizers tasted like the end of the night's bottom of the barrel, not in a good way. It was a brittle made out of pumpkin seeds, but it was not well crafted. Borderline inedible. The rest was pretty good to ok. I've worked in food service, and I know not to show up to restaurants 15 min prior to closing, which is why we figured 30 min prior to closing would be ok. And it is for some places. But not for Pure Food and Wine.
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    fit for foodies, romantic
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  • AmandaVIP
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Amazing food and service - the lasagna is incredible!
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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  • Pure food never disappoints
    HEALTHCOACH
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Pure food never disappoints. The service, food, and ambience is great. Make sure you get dessert!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • mostly excellent
    anon
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We had the tasting menu and most of it was devine. One or two things were decidedly unexciting though - in fact, one was not very good at all and I didn't finish it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • A pleasant surprise
    VirginiaVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    My husband and I are not vegans and we cook our food, but we loved our meal here. The kale role appetizer was as satisfying as any sushi and the zucchini lasagna was filled with flavor. The candle-lit dining room was very pretty and the server was extremely helpful,in describing the unfamilitary dishes. We came to the place because we were headed to the theater in nearby Union Square and the more traditional restaurants were booked. We are so happy we found it. Our only regret: it was too chilly to dine in the gardens - one of the prettiest in NY.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Find
    VC2017
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I took my vegan girlfriend here for her birthday. I'm a real meat and potatoes type guy but the simple, beautifully presented dishes and generous portions were more than enough to wow me and satisfy my appetite. The hostess was nice enough to include a gratis desert in light of the special occasion. Service, food and atmosphere are exceptional. I would recommend pure food and wines to anyone looking for a very special place to take a very special person.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it
    KeovableVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The first time I came, I was disappointed with the lasagna (all paste/pesto and very little substance). But the setting, service and array of vegetarian/vegan options was too much to resist. I'm so glad that I came back to try other items on the menu. The tacos are to die for, while the salads never go wrong. The green juice was a little heavy on the ginger, but not a bad choice. Service and setting have remained outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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  • Out of food
    Venice
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Over half of the entrees (and several of the appetizers) were unavailable by the time we were seated. We were able to choose from three options, or "salads" from the lunch menu. I appreciate "keeping food costs low" as the waiter explained to us. But I expect more from a fine dining restaurant. I was a big fan of this restaurant and absolutely love and appreciate raw food, but this is the first time I've been back in several years. The refined quality of the food and the furnishings/ambiance have suffered in the interim. What a disappointment.
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  • Amazing vegan restaurant
    TemaLVIP
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Could not believe how great the food at this restaurant was. We were amazed at every dish. Beautiful outdoor garden in the back. Friendly but a little slow service. we will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • Simply the best vegan dining in NYC
    styletipsy
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Sarma created a beautiful dining experience for those looking to indulge in sophisticated vegan food. The dishes are crafted with attention to flavor, texture, composition and presentation. The food is simply delicious. Extensive wine list offers something for everybody. I would go back any time I'm in NYC.
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    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • The food is amazing!
    LuvToDineNY
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    My friend and I had the tasting menu. But we had different dishes so we could try out each other's food as well. The food was so delicious and fresh. There is almost no word to describe our amazing meal. Every dish is cleverly crafted and there was just enough source and seasoning. The chef is a genius! The service was just right. The server was attentive but not pushy. My friend and I has always wanted to try this restaurant and it did not disappoint. I will definitely go again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yum Yum Yum!
    Shaeking
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    I took my aunt here b/c she is vegan and gluten free for medical reasons. Blown away by this meal. I cannot wait to go back.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Horrible
    Andie
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    The food is horrible. I love vegan, vegetarian food. This place so expensive and the food is really ba and so pretentious. I don't know how they justify charging what they do for food that could and should be so much better. This is the place that gives vegetarian food a bad rap.
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  • Amazing Experience
    luv2dine
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    On a date with one vegan and one meat eater. When we walked in on a Tuesday night the restaurant didn't look very busy. The hostess offered us a seat in their garden which we accepted. She led us to the most spectacular patio I've ever seen in NYC. The trees and the lights, the ambiance was oozing romance. We decided to get the 5 course tasting menu with wine pairings since we were having a hard time deciding which items to order. We made the right choice! Each course we each got a different items which was perfect for sharing and getting to try a lot of menu items. We enjoyed each course and the wine was fantastic - and all organic! Both the meat eater and vegan were perfectly satisfied and would definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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  • lovely evening
    jjvegan
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    delightful outdoor dining, creative and delicious food, careful attention to food allergy. Best of all -- the mint sundae!
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Vegan Perfection
    MelderVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    My fiance and I tried the chef's tasting menu, and were not disappointed. We were each served a different dish for the 5 courses, except for the soup, and shared all of them. Every one of the 9 selections was interesting and delicious. The plating presentation was beautiful, and the huge outdoor patio made you forget you were in Manhattan. The service was great, and everyone was very friendly. Can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • Culinary highlight
    Corulli
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Lunch at Pure Food and Wine exceeded my expectations of a culinary experience during my short stay in NY. Every dish is of such high quality taste-wise as well as visually, that it could easily convert any avid carnivore into a raw vegan disciple.The Classic Sundae is to die for!!! Service was outstanding, with very knowledgeable and friendly staff that made you feel welcome the minute you set foot in the restaurant. Next time I'm in town, I'll come for dinner in order to check out the more substantial dinner menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delish!
    NYCdiner
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    I thought with this place being vegan and raw that I would leave hungry but that wasn't the case at all! Everything was incredibly filling and delish! Would highly recommend even to a carnivore.
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    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mm mm mmmmm
    SweetBuddha
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    The tamales and lasagna were heavenly. The salad fresh, lively, light. The corn porridge was like dessert with the pumpkin seed crunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Wonderful food. Delicious dishes with outstanding presentation. Seasonal menu makes excellent use of the best ingredients. Love the additional salad menu!
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    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Truly awesome
    Smerick
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    The food is to die for. The salad with dill dressing is the best salad I've ever had. Went with the corn tamale and mint sundae based on others recommendations and did not disappoint. Sit outside if you can. Very romantic .
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistent/Excellent
    SFpickyDinerVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    I travel to NY frequently and almost always stop for dinner at Pure. Last night I brought my daughter (early 20s). The dishes are consistently well prepared and tasty; while service quality can vary based on my prior experiences, last night was perfect. We sat outdoors, had constant but not obtrusive attention from the service staff, our food items were tasty. We split the special desert, a chocolate brownie /mouse cup, that was to die for. All in all, an outstanding experience. I was so impressed this time that I couldn't resist picking up the new cook book.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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  • Food was fantastic
    DrewTarr
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Lovely service; well appointed garden and a good selection of wine/beer.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect Raw Expierience
    Ieva
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Me and my husband are raw food fans from Latvia (as owner's Sarma roots are from Latvia too and here she is quite popular among the raw foodies) and we booked a table to try how good it is - and the food, the ambience and service were great!
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    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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  • Exquisite, authentic, unique dishes
    Rosco
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Not just for raw foodies, this restaurant served us innovative dishes that celebrated the authenticity of the ingredients. An upbeat staff seated us in the beautiful garden. No hard liquor, but an interesting wine list - we had a couple bottles of fine Croatian Pinot Noir with our tastings menu. The preparations were complex and the servers duly gave us the details but they became quite hard to remember as we rotated the many dishes around the four of us. Very skilled and unique combinations of flavors and textures. The only draw back was that as the evening wore on, it became difficult to see what we were eating at the candle lit tables - iPhone flashlights sufficed! A wonderful evening. ($150pp incl drinks, wine, tax, tip)
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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  • Good food but overpriced
    HappyeaterVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I've eaten at Pure Food and Wine several times and the food has ranged from extraordinary to just good. My biggest complaint is that the portions are sometimes very small but the prices are consistently high. I don't mind paying for good quality food, which they undoubtedly serve, but when the portion size is very small, it doesn't feel like a very good value. I had the sweet corn tamales for $26 which were more like the size of an appetizer than entrée. Desserts are also $16 each, as are starters, rivaling some of the city's most expensive restaurants.
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    great for outdoor dining
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  • Date Night Gem
    aeaugenb
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Pure Food and Wine has a beautiful backyard, great food, and friendly staff. I cannot wait to go again.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • one of my fave NYC restaurants
    HEALTHCOACH
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    This restaurant is truly remarkable. Their menu is innovative and the food is delicious. The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. They have a beautiful outdoor space during the warmer months. Some of my favorite menu items include the mint sundae (reminds me of girl scout thin mints), kale casear sushi roll, jungle peanut cheesecake, and the tamales with mole sauce. It really is shocking this is a raw food place. SO good, do not miss out.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • Chef's Tasting was perfect!
    EmmaLea20
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We went to Pure Food and Wine to celebrate a birthday. Since both of us had never been there before we decided to go with the 5 course chef tasting menu and what a great decision that was! Not only did we get to really experience the range of dishes the restaurant provides but it made it feel that much more special to have someone come out and describe each dish to us. Even though we went with this for our first time we might do this option every time we go from now on. Our favorite dish hands down was the Peach Gazpacho by the way.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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  • PF&W is the "One"
    CompassionateVegan
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    We are always on the "Seek and Destroy" mission for some awesome raw vegan goodies, and nothing tops this place. The amazing raw superfood "Fuel" this place offers has me always begging for a Reload. Every time my fiancé and I need a "Battery" recharge, we enjoy a couple hours in the back garden area. I can't lie... The food is so good, I can barely hear the words my fiancé is speaking. I'm just keep wondering "For Whom The Bell Tolls"?... Is that my next course?! And when the plate arrives, I always have to remind myself to share "...and Justice for all", otherwise no one would get a taste of my entree. Nothing better than the satisfied feeling you get after enjoying a meal at PF&W... I just "Fade to Black" after that.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Luvthisplace
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Very good food and service although not for everyone. Love this place but cannot go more often because just too expensive. Food is beautifully prepared and served. Service is excellent provided you get there when place is not full. Desserts are to die for!
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Who knew?
    MothersNDaughters
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    We shared three lunches and found the raw food absolutely amazing!! The spicy sesame salad, the zucchini and greenhouse tomato lasagna and the tortilla wraps ~ between the 'mummm' and 'scrummy' and 'it tastes SO clean and delicious' we all agreed to come back. The spicy sesame was such a hit that the two daughters each ordered it 'to go'. Desert was the chocolate ganache tart and the classic sundae. OMG. We would return just for the sundae. I'm not sure which cookbook ~ Raw Food Real World or Living Raw Food ~ the other mother bought but I am hoping for an invitation!
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    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Phenomally creative
    Chowowa
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    This restaurant redefines raw and vegan as an elegant, healthy, artistic way to dine. Plus it is comfortable and atmospheric. It wass one of the best meals i have ever had based solely on vegetables. A must-try.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Creative and delicious
    MomOfAStrictVegan
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Unique menu, Brazilian nut croquettes a great choice. The tiramisu is to die for! Upscale vegan fare, good service and garden dining made lunch a very enjoyable experience.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My favorite restaurant
    Sarah22
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Pure is my first stop when I travel to NYC. Gourmet raw food in a romantic atmosphere. LOVE LOVE LOVE.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great as always!
    jonathansalomons
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    If you like raw food, or want to try it, this is the place to go. The pear and crape salad is delicate and light, the mix of the two come together so nicely. I had the lasagna, which is a dish they are known for, made with zucchini in place of the pasta, it is simply delicious. Also, a great wine list with some organic wines as well.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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  • I can't believe its Vegan!
    Yanni10Va
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    This is my first experience with an entirely vegan menu and I was pleasantly surprised by the explosion of flavors. I could give up meat and never miss it with the variety offered at Pure Food and Wine. Every dish we had was unique, yet reminiscent of some non-vegan dish. The Kale Caesar Rolls looked and tasted like sushi tuna rolls, but better. The cornbread pudding was very satisfying, and my entree of Spinach and Picholine Olive Mezzaluna with King Oyster Mushrooms was quite tasty. The Blackberry Cobler satisfied my sugar cravings without leaving me too full. The restaurant has a funky vibe, but felt a little cramped and noisy as the rain kept us inside.
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    fit for foodies
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  • Great food but service Eh
    FoodieinFL
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Didn't find the staff super helpful. We had to flag them over to our table more than once and it wasn't a busy time. The food was good and it was fun to try vegan food. Turns out it's very good!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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