Quintessence

chips and dips
In continuing my theme of New York’s raw food restaurants, I present QUINTESSENCE.

quintessence frontIt’s located in the East Village (another area where I kept finding myself). We went for dinner the night my BAND played, and it definitely set me off on a good path.  We started with the chips and dip (shown above).  The yellow corn chips were maybe the best I’ve ever had.  So light yet CRISPY.  Yum.

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chai
I ordered a warm chai with cashew nut milk. MMM!! This was really good. I was really addicted to chai when I first started eating raw food though I’ve gradually eliminated them. I’ve tried them since, but haven’t really enjoyed them…UNTIL NOW!

coco shake
My boyfriend got a coconut shake. It’s just a simple coconut water and meat blend. I don’t know how they got it to taste so amazing.  I wonder where they get THEIR coconuts from?  Because wherever it is, it’s better than anything I’ve had in the recent past.  And truth be told, I go through a LOT of coconuts at home.

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mexican platter
My boyfriend and my friend, JOSLYN, ordered the mexican platter. Good choice! This is the best raw burrito I’ve ever eaten. The wrap is perfect. Not to flax-ey, yet pliable and sturdy. It’s goes really well with the mole sauce.

arugula salad
I had the arugula salad. Specifically, I had the arugula sprout salad with caramelized walnut and spice fig dressing. Perfect for fall. The salads are HUGE. I wanted to get dessert, but I was stuffed. I guess that means I’ll have to come back. Hopefully sooner than later.

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