My previous post on New York (here) I mentioned eating mainly vegan while I was vacationing in the city. I made sure I did a little research before I went to NYC to find some of the top vegan restaurants in the city. One that came highly recommended was Candle79. This vegan restaurant has both raw and cooked items catering to many different tastes. We were seated upstairs where it was quiet and had lots of natural sunlight. Before going over the menu we started with cappuccinos, which were much-needed since it was after 12 and we still hadn’t had our morning coffees! Everything looked super yummy and not just because we hadn’t eaten yet. We started with the tri beet salad which was so fresh and perfect for lunch. We also ordered polenta fries which were crazy good! I tried to make my own at home but it was a completely failed attempt. Everything we ordered that afternoon was delicious, we both were really happy with what we ordered, the atmosphere and service. The restaurant has been featured in numerous magazines and was the winner of VegNews 2011 Veggie Awards. We took our time and enjoyed our afternoon since it was the last full day on our holiday, wanting to savour every moment. Writing this post makes me miss NYC even more, the city is full of life and inspiration, I can’t wait to visit again. New York I love you!
Tri Color Beet Salad – Haricots verts, mache, endive, almond cheese, kalamata olive vinaigrette
Live Zucchini Enchiladas – cashew cheese, spinach, guacamole, chipotle-tomato sauce, cashew sour cream, toasted pumpkin seeds, baby romaine, and cucumber-jicama salsa
Black Bean Pumpkin Seed Burger – mesclun, grilled red onion, avocado, polenta fries, chipotle ketchup (ordered w/o bun)
Polenta Fries – Chipoltle Ketchup