Candle 79 RESTAURANT
New york city, ny
Here it’s all about the “green” philosophy. Add passion, sustainability and the belief that eating plant-based food is the simplest way to create a more balanced and sustainable world and you have Candle 79.
All three locations feature true to season fresh fruit, produce, herbs and other natural ingredients expressed artfully and with thought.
Try some of their menu choices such as the hydro garden farm edamame with Celtic sea salt, chili and lemon, or the steamed or fried dumplings dressed with seitan, broccoli, toasted cashews and sesameginger soy sauce. They are absolute masters at choosing mainstream comfort food and giving it a new-fangled green flare such as the BLT sandwich, tempeh bacon, lettuce, tomato, avocado, cayenne aioli and potato fries. For a real treat, try the Candle 79 Marketplace where you choose four of the following: gingered brown rice, chipotle black beans, chipotle grilled tempeh, quinoa pilaf sautéed greens, grilled asparagus, grilled oyster mushrooms, polenta fries, ginger miso-grilled tofu sautéed broccoli and cauliflower, string beans and almonds, cornmeal-crusted zucchini served with a choice of two sauces to accompany: Jalapeño-avocado, lemon-garlic tahini, chive, miso-lemongrass, Caesar or live jalapeño.