Though I am ten days into my month-long raw vegan adventure, it has become apparent that I am not capable of staying away from Pura Vida. Why in the world would anyone want to do that? Though my resolve is strong…it was still very difficult to look at the pictures on the menu and see plates of vegan deliciousness being brought by my table. I knew that I have been here many times and I have never denied myself so this was okay. I was just going for something a little different today, that is all. Pura Vida is not without options for someone on a raw vegan diet.
They have a remarkable fruit salad bursting with color and flavor. Chef Mayra just does not serve anything without color, flair, and flavor. It is in her DNA. Pura Vida also has a number of fruit smoothies that they will whip up for you that are delicious. I decided to have the Veggies, Herbs, and Greens Salad. A mixture of crisp greens with a variety of fresh herbs mixed int with strands of carrots and zucchini along with cucumbers and tomatoes. It was beautiful and full of freshness and healthy goodness. They have a number of dressing options for you.
So even a salad is not a normal experience at this award-winning all-vegan, all of the time restaurant. Chef Mayra can also great a raw vegan meal experience for you if you contact her ahead of time at email@example.com. She is very open and willing to do this for you. I can only imagine what she could create in her kitchen. I suppose it is going to be my duty to find out sometime between now and the end of the month. Oh, the things that this quest requires me to do…smiles.
Pura Vida Bakery & 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.