Vegetarians, vegans and raw-foodists, unite! This longtime East Village hangout offers both regular meat-free dishes—grilled seitan nachos, black-bean chili, stir-fries—and “live foods” made from uncooked fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds. Live “hummus” (whipped from cold-processed tahini and raw almonds instead of the usual chickpeas) can be scooped up with pressed flaxseed “chips”; the live Love Boat pairs almond–Brazil nut “meatballs” with mango chutney and cool marinara sauce on a napa cabbage leaf. Naturally, there are loads of salads and some macrobiotically balanced rice-and-seaweed combos.
Caravan of Dreams
|Venue name:||Caravan of Dreams|
405 E 6th St
|Cross street:||between First Ave and Ave A|
|Opening hours:||Mon 5–11pm; Tue–Thu, Sun 11am–11pm; Fri, Sat 11am–midnight|
|Transport:||Subway: L to First Ave, 6 to Astor Pl|
|Price:||Average main course: $20. AmEx, DC, Disc, MC, V|