This is a legitimate question that I would ask to dear Chef Mayra and Pura Vida. Though, I am not sure that a definitive answer would be forthcoming since I have yet to go to Pura Vida and not be wowed by my breakfast or lunch. I mean who steps up to the plate and hits a home run every time? It just isn’t done…but somehow…every time I go to Pura Vida I leave thinking…that was just amazing! Pura Vida is coming up upon their one year anniversary here in Las Vegas, and this all-vegan, all of the time restaurant is simply a gem that we must treasure.
Each visit I go in thinking that I will have tried everything. I have never gone in this past year and had the same thing twice, though I have wanted to a number of times. Pura Vida has been like a constant and loving companion this past year as I approach the end of 365 days and 365 vegan meals here in Las Vegas. The blog is going to continue and some new things coming along with it, but I am thankful for the journey and Pura Vida has been a big part of it. This I do know…that anything that I assemble to help guide people to eating vegan here in Las Vegas will have Pura Vida at the very top because they have dedicated themselves to doing it all the right way.
So what was I amazed by yesterday? I have been wanting to get in to try the WOW Breakfast Puff…a flaky and hearty treat filled with the WOW tofu scramble, vegan sausage, chef’s spices, caramelized onions, garlic, soyriso, and a creamy garlicky cheeze sauce served with fruit, tomatoes, and guacamole. It was absolutely everything I thought it would be and more. A spectacular blend of flavor and textures…what a way to start a day! And as fortune would have it…I came in just in time to sample one of Chef Mayra’s new creations that will be available starting this Friday…and you will want to give this one a very good look and a number of bites…a Raspberry Chocolate Pastry Puff. Oh my wonderful…a sweet and delightful blend of raspberry and chocolate and light, flaky puff. I am sure that some vegan whipped cream will be involved as well. The sweet and savory together was a dynamic pairing.
Pura Vida is worthy of every great word that is spoken about it. When you come in you feel the love from every corner and it also ends up on a plate in front of you…beautifully presented and an absolute joy to eat. Just like an extraordinary filling station, Pura Vida is fuel for my kindness each and every time that I visit. I have just been wowed again.
Pura Vida Bakery and Bystro
1236 Western Ave.
Las Vegas, NV. 89102
Hours: Mon-Wed, Fri 7:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Sat-Sun 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.