If you're looking for lunch in Chelsea, Chelsea Market really should be your first stop. This expansive retail space is home to a couple dozen vendors, most of which do food of some kind. Consider this your one-stop guide to eating well in the market.
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How do you make tiramisu at a a vegan raw food restaurant? You have to have quality ingredients and a few tricks up your sleeve. We went behind the Scenes with Pure Food & Wine, to see the magic happen.
As a native of Honolulu, I'm always on the lookout for made-in-Hawai'i products that, by some magical feat, make it all the way to the retail shelves of NYC. So cheers to Maui Preserved and their vanilla powder which is now stocked at One Lucky Duck.
The housemade maté ($6) from One Lucky Duck includes only four ingredients: maté, darjeeling, lime, and agave. It's the darjeeling tea you taste first, delicate but with a slight rounded muskiness, ringing true to the common "muscatel grape-like" description often associated with darjeeling teas.
One Lucky Duck, the take-away spot from vegan restaurant Pure Food and Wine, is best known for their smoothies, juices, and raw desserts. But they also do an excellent lunch business, turning out raw and vegan salads to go at rapid speed during the busy lunch hours.
Of the plain and flavored kombuchas that One Lucky Duck makes in-house, the best is their Passionfruit Kombucha ($7/bottle). Both tart and rounded, One Lucky Duck's version is significantly less fizzy than Brooklyn Kombucha and the popular GT's Kombucha.
Both raw and vegan, the Cinnamon Crispies from One Lucky Duck taste more strongly of maple than cinnamon, but that's perfectly fine by me.