Adventures in NYC – Part 1

As you already know from my previous post, I've had the great fortune of taking another trip to New York City! I had so much fun there in the Fall that I just had to come again. The winter blues can get the best of me in the north, so this refreshing time away has been just what I needed. Dining at some of the greatest raw restaurants is in order here. My first dinner was at Pure Food & Wine with my friend Philip - this is probably the best raw resto on the planet.

The cocktail special was in order. Strawberry Raspberry Aloe- Tini with Rose Petals. Yes it tasted as great as it looks!
So happy to be here! Cheers!
I ordered the Nori Rolls - filled with spinach, kim chi, nut cheese, and ginger.
I also chose the Arugula/Frisee Salad with pear, some kind of yummy dressing, and shaved nut cheese on the top.
Philip is finishing a 60 day juice/smoothie fast, so he enjoyed this delicious smoothie.

A little something on the house, Nut Cheese Tartlets with mushrooms, caramelized onions, and apricot sauce. These are amaaaazing! I coulda eaten a whole plate of them!

Dessert, always my favorite. I went with the Classic Sundae - vanilla and chocolate ice creams, whipped creme, chocolate sauce, caramelized almonds, and banana. This is fabulouso!

Great dinner at Pure
I enjoyed lunch at One Lucky Duck a few days later with my good friend Deana. We were sure to split a half pint of Vanilla Mint Chip Ice Cream for dessert... didn't even think to snap a pic before we eagerly dove in.

She enjoyed the Thai Lettuce Wraps
I enjoyed a huge Simple Green Salad, with all kinds of fresh herbs like mint, cilantro, and parsley.
That's just the start... much more coming soon... another dinner at Pure, a trip to Quintessence, and a dessert feast from One Lucky Duck!

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  1. February 25, 2010 at 05:11

    I so want to go to New York to try these restaurants, everything looks fantastic!

  2. February 25, 2010 at 10:52

    awesome! the food looks divine! :-) I love how you just seize the moment and take these wonderful trips - Thanks for sharing, Heathy!

  3. February 25, 2010 at 13:38

    I can't wait for more!!! Great meal and great company! I had that Sundae when I was there Saturday! Sooooo gooood! :) Glad you enjoyed it too!

  4. February 25, 2010 at 14:04

    I love, love, love reading your blog and living vicariously through you when you take these wonderful trips. It reminds me of the one fabulous meal I had at Pure Food and Wine when I was traveling to NYC to go to the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. You inspire me. I'm not raw, but you help me realize that it could be possible, some day.

  5. February 25, 2010 at 14:43

    Girl! I'm SO jealous - I have yet to make it to NYC but it honestly on the top of my list of "must go to spots". It is raw food heaven!!<br />Glad to see you are having a great time - can't wait to see more of your meals :) xoxo

  6. February 25, 2010 at 15:53

    Heathy, you are one lucky duck to be able to visit NYC again! That sundae looks absolutely amazing.

  7. February 25, 2010 at 16:20

    Girl, I'm sad I didn't get to hang out with you while you were here! Next time, d'you promise?

  8. February 25, 2010 at 16:57

    I'm drooling here! Love the pics! So fresh, so cute!<br /><br />DO keep us posted on the rest of this delicious adventure... Miam Slurp!!!<br /><br />Rawffectionately, xx

  9. February 25, 2010 at 18:50

    I have a question...When you go to visit a town how do you go about finding the raw food restaurant? I like making raw foods but it would be nice to try new things that someone else created. How do I find the raw food restaurant in my area?<br />-Candee

  10. February 25, 2010 at 19:02

    Looking at that sundae, I am soo jealous! It has not stopped snowing for days here, and I would LOVE to escape for a nice meal in NYC. In the meantime, like so many others, I'll just have to live vicariously through your blog...

  11. February 25, 2010 at 19:16

    yum yum yum yum yum yum!! One day I hope to have the good fortune of eating there too. :)

  12. February 25, 2010 at 19:51

    Looks like you had lots of good eats. I cannot wait to go to NY and eat such fabulous food!

  13. February 25, 2010 at 21:24

    Great food and fun as always!<br /><br />xoxo

  14. February 25, 2010 at 22:10

    truly an amazing photo foodie spread, heathy!!! wow girl, can I come along next time and dine with? kidding but I'd love to!!!!<br /><br />BTW, I gave you a shout in this post, I still need to pick up your book and told everyone else to do it too :)<br />

  15. February 25, 2010 at 23:47

    Thanks for the comments guys! I continue to have fun in NYC... i highly recommend the city if you want a raw related trip! :)

  16. February 26, 2010 at 01:03

    We MUST go to NYC at the same time!! You know I'm always there, and always at Pure :)

  17. February 26, 2010 at 04:49

    Yay! So glad you're sharing your trip with us. Everything looks divine. And my travel bug is really starting to itch now! Hope the rest of your trip is fabulous :)

  18. February 26, 2010 at 12:10

    I wish I could've been there. I'd eat a whole plate of those mushrooms, too. Yum!<br /><br />Can't wait to hear more :-)

  19. February 27, 2010 at 06:41

    Hi Heathy! I am drooling over all of the yummy food photos. Apparently NYC IS the place to go for some yummy raw rezzies, mmm. I noticed your from Ontario...ME TOO! It's super snowy here right now...hopefully things will settle before your return so it's not a weather shocker, hehe. Seems like your having a rawsome time.<br /><br />Amanda Banana

  20. February 27, 2010 at 13:30

    It looks like you are having such a fantastic time - both food and people wise =) Im glad your enjoying yourself!

  21. February 27, 2010 at 15:33

    OK... I am jeaaaaaloooous! lol :) I so want to go to Pure, but right now all I can do is make food from the Living Raw Food cookbook :) Made the caramel bars, and they were yum. I should blog about them this week-end!

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