That GF stands for gluten-free in case you were wondering. I do not need to eat gluten-free but I wanted to take the opportunity to order something on the gluten-free section of the menu at Pura Vida. It has been such an amazing journey this past year exploring almost all of the exciting menu options at this one of a kind restaurant…created by the love, passion, and compassion of Chef Mayra. It is the widely-acclaimed all vegan, all of the time restaurant here in Las Vegas. This was an opportunity to eat and share that just because something is gluten-free that it can still be so wonderful and flavorful and nothing is lost.
The Papa George is a delicious black bean saute with garlic, peppers, onions, tomatoes, avocado, and vegan cheese. There was a mound of roasted-garlic and paprika potatoes with a garlic sauce drizzle. Then there was the delightful mini corn tortilla quesadillas. It was all on a bed of spinach, garnished with shaved zucchini, and slices of tomatoes and cucumbers. A little mango salsa on the side. This was such a treat. Once again it was beautifully presented and the flavors were all amazing and everything just worked together to create a wonderful breakfast. If you need to eat gluten-free or not, this is a terrific option to try.
I want to encourage you to continue to share the love regarding Pura Vida. They are soon to be celebrating one year of providing beautiful, kind, and amazingly creative and delicious plant-based food for local Las Vegans and all those who travel to this city. We can hope that one day we will have a restaurant like this in each area of the valley, but until then we can appreciate the absolute treasure that we have in Pura Vida. Every time I leave I am already plotting my course back. It is just that good…
Pura Vida Bakery & Bystro
1236 Western Ave.
Las Vegas, NV.
Hours: Mon-Wed, Fri 7:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Sat-Sun 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.