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Candle 79

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  • Vegetarian-Friendly, Vegan, Local/Organic, Health Food
  • 154 E 79th St, New York NY10075 40.774625 -73.958731
  • (Btwn Lexington & 3rd Ave)
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  • (212) 537-7179
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Lunch

Starters

Hydrogarden Farm Edamame celtic sea salt, chili, lemon   9.00
Vegetable Nori Rolls pickled ginger, avocado wasabi, chipotle aioli, tamari-ginger sauce   14.00
Angel’s Nachos corn chips, "mozzarella", chili beans, grilled seitan, guacamole, salsa, tofu sour cream, romaine lettuce   16.00
Guacamole Timbale poblano-guacamole, chipotle black beans, jicama-cucumber salsa, plantain chips, ranchero sauce   16.00
Mezze Platter smoked hummus, eggplant caponata, babaganoush, almond tzatziki, grilled paratha bread, olives & slivered almonds, roasted garlic, red pepper oil   17.00
Pomegranate-BBQ Seitan Skewers frisee, fennel-sweet potato salad   13.00
Steamed Or Fried Dumplings seitan, baby bok choy, sesame-ginger soy sauce   13.00
Live Jicama-Avocado Tartare trumpet royale mushroom ceviche, jalapeño-kale-chia seed crackers   17.00

Salad

Grilled Kale string beans, beluga lentils, red onions, kabocha squash, avocado, sunflower seeds, spelt berries, chive dressing   16.00
Seaweed arugula, carrots, cabbage, radishes, edamame, grilled shiitake mushrooms, wasabi leaves, miso-lemongrass dressing   16.00
Caesar Salad baby kale, tomatoes, herb-nori grilled seitan, seven-grain croutons, cashew parmesan, caesar dressing   18.00
Brussels Sprout Salad fall vegetables, dried cranberries, garlic-herb dressing   17.00
Stuffed Avocado baby greens, quinoa, squash, jicama, cucumber, cranberry beans, radishes, toasted pumpkin seeds, grape tomatoes, chipotle-avocado dressing   16.00
Roasted Squash Salad arugula, fennel, roasted cipollini onions, cayenne-pumpkin seed dressing   16.00
Add Tofu Or Tempeh $4

Entrees

Burrito chili-herb grilled seitan, caramelized onions, sautéed greens, chipotle black beans, brown rice, "mozzarella", guacamole, tofu sour cream, guajillo chipotle salsa   20.00
Black Bean-Pumpkin Seed Burger mesclun, grilled red onion, avocado, polenta fries, chipotle ketchup   15.00
Grilled Tempeh Sandwich roasted sweet potatoes, grilled red onion, cornmeal-crusted zucchini & chipotle aioli   17.00
Wild Mushroom Crêpe fall vegetables, sautéed wild mushrooms, poblano peppers, spinach, garlic truffle aioli, beet-arugula-fennel salad   23.00
Chef’s Daily Hand Cut Pasta    
BBQ Seitan Burger avocado, chipotle aioli, red onions, polenta fries, mesclun   15.00
Seitan Piccata creamed spinach, grilled potato cake, oyster mushrooms, lemon caper sauce   23.00
Live Zucchini Enchiladas cashew cheese, crunchy sprouts, guacamole, cashew sour cream, toasted pumpkin seeds, cucumber-jicama salsa, chipotle sauce   24.00
Spaghetti & Wheat Balls truffled tomato sauce, roasted garlic, spinach, cashew parmesan   19.00
Wild Mushroom-Squash Risotto cashew cream, pumpkin seeds, fresh herbs, frizzled leeks   21.00
Chipotle-Grilled Tempeh roasted shallots, sweet potatoes, brussels sprouts, pumpkin seeds, smoked fennel & leek purée   24.00

Candle 79 Market Plate $21

Choose Four Of The Following:

Gingered Brown Rice    
Chipotle Black Beans    
Chipotle Grilled Tempeh    
Quinoa Pilaf    
Sautéed Greens    
Herb Roasted Fingerling Potatoes    
Roasted Brussels Sprouts    
Grilled Oyster Mushrooms    
Polenta Fries    
Ginger Miso-Grilled Tofu    
Sautéed Broccoli & Cauliflower    
String Beans & Almonds    
Cornmeal-Crusted Zucchini    
Served With Choice Of Two Sauces: Chipotle-Avocado, Poblano-Tahini, Chive, Miso-Lemongrass, Garlic-Herb, Cayenne-Pumpkin Seed, Caesar, Live Jalapeño

 

Dinner

Starters

Guacamole Timbale poblano-guacamole, chipotle black beans, jicama-cucumber salsa, plantain chips, ranchero sauce   16.00
Spinach Ravioli cashew cheese, fall vegetables, sautéed broccoli rabe, cashew parmesan, truffled tomato sauce   18.00
Steamed Or Fried Dumplings seitan, baby bok choy, sesame-ginger soy sauce   13.00
Mezze Platter smoked hummus, eggplant caponata, babaganoush, almond tzatziki, grilled paratha bread, olives & slivered almonds, red pepper oil   17.00
Vegetable Nori Rolls pickled ginger, avocado wasabi, chipotle aioli, tamari-ginger sauce   14.00
Cornmeal Poppers fall vegetables, jalapeño aioli   13.00
Live Jicama-Avocado Tartare trumpet royale mushroom ceviche, jalapeño-kale-chia seed crackers   17.00
Pomegranate-BBQ Seitan Skewers frisee, fennel-sweet potato salad   13.00
Angel’s Nachos corn chips, "mozzarella", guacamole, chili beans, grilled seitan, salsa, tofu sour cream, romaine lettuce   16.00
Housemade Live Cheese Plate pepper-macadamia, almond & herb-cashew cheeses, dates, apple, jalapeño-kale-chia seed crackers   21.00

Salads

Grilled Kale string beans, beluga lentils, red onions, kabocha squash, avocado, sunflower seeds, spelt berries, chive dressing   16.00
Seaweed arugula, carrots, cabbage, radishes, edamame, grilled shiitake mushrooms, wasabi leaves, miso-lemongrass dressing   16.00
Caesar Salad baby kale, tomatoes, herb-nori grilled seitan, seven-grain croutons, cashew parmesan, caesar dressing   18.00
Brussels Sprout Salad fall vegetables, dried cranberries, garlic-herb dressing   17.00
Stuffed Avocado baby greens, quinoa, squash, jicama, cucumber, cranberry beans, radishes, toasted pumpkin seeds, grape tomatoes, chipotle-avocado dressing   16.00
Roasted Squash Salad arugula, fennel, roasted cipollini onions, cayenne-pumpkin seed dressing   16.00
Add Tofu Or Tempeh $4

Entrées

Wild Mushroom Crêpe fall vegetables, sautéed wild mushrooms, poblano peppers, spinach, garlic truffle aioli, beet-arugula-fennel salad   23.00
Wild Mushroom-Squash Risotto cashew cream, pumpkin seeds, fresh herbs, frizzled leeks   22.00
Live Zucchini Enchiladas cashew cheese, crunchy sprouts, guacamole, cashew sour cream, toasted pumpkin seeds, cucumber-jicama salsa, chipotle sauce   24.00
Seitan Piccata creamed spinach, grilled potato cake, oyster mushrooms, lemon caper sauce   23.00
Chef’s Daily Hand Cut Pasta    
Moroccan Spiced Chickpea Cake sautéed kale, broccoli, onions & jalapeños, red pepper-coconut curry sauce, date-apricot-ginger chutney, toasted almonds   21.00
Chipotle-Grilled Tempeh roasted shallots, sweet potatoes, brussels sprouts, pumpkin seeds, smoked fennel & leek purée   24.00
Herb-Grilled Portobello Steak kale-pine nut pesto, roasted cauliflower, sautéed broccoli rabe, cauliflower purée   23.00
Spaghetti & Wheat Balls truffled tomato sauce, roasted garlic, spinach, cashew parmesan   20.00
Rosemary-Cabernet Pan Seared Seitan roasted fall vegetables, truffled hazelnuts   24.00

Sides

Sautéed Kale    8.00
Polenta Fries    8.00
Onion Rings & Chipotle Aioli    8.00
Cornmeal-Crusted Zucchini & Chipotle Aioli    8.00
Herb-Roasted Fingerling Potatoes    8.00
Sautéed Wild Mushrooms & Shallots    9.00
Seitan Wheatballs tomato basil-truffle sauce, garlic bread   10.00
Roasted Brussels Sprouts shallots, almond cheese   11.00
Maple Roasted Squash shallots, hazelnuts   11.00

 

Brunch

Homestyle Quinoa Pancakes seasonal fruit, cranberry butter, gingered maple syrup   13.00
Mixed Grain Waffles bananas, candied pecans, cranberry butter, gingered maple syrup   13.00
"Nuevos Rancheros" spicy tempeh-potato hash, refried black beans, corn tortilla, guacamole, tofu sour cream, tomatillo salsa   16.00
Vegetable Tofu Scramble yukon gold skillet potatoes, sautéed greens with mixed grain toast. gluten-free option available   15.00
Pumpkin-Spiced French Toast apple sauce, candied pecans, gingered maple syrup   15.00

Brunch Prix-Fixe $32

Juice    
Smoothie    
add coconut crush   4.00
Mimosa    
Bloody Mary add   2.00
Brunch Item, Salad, Burrito, Or Sandwich & Dessert

Daily Specials

Each Day, Our Chefs Are Inspired To Create Delicious Seasonal Specials Based On The Morning’s Local Harvest. Beautiful Just Picked Surprises Take The Starring Role Of The Day, Like Tender Zucchini Blossoms From Satur Farms, Delicate Blooming Hill Farm Baby Greens, And Luscious Heirloom Tomatoes. Here Is Just A Sample Of Some Of Our Recent Offerings:

Soup chilled avocado & cucumber with sweet corn & toasted pumpkin seeds   
Salad mache & purslane with roasted delicata squash, cippolini onions, brussels sprouts, chickpeas, radish & sunflower seeds tossed with a creamy tarragon dressing   
Appetizer cornmeal crusted zucchini blossoms with heirloom tomatoes, balsamic reduction, watercress salad with a spicy jalapeno-lime vinaigrette   
Pasta rigatoni with baby spinach, broccoli, lobster mushrooms, corn, cranberry beans, roasted garlic & an heirloom tomato-basil sauce   
Entrée pumpkinseed crusted seitan with quinoa-corn pilaf, sautéed lobster mushrooms, broccoli, leeks, & a smoky tomato-chipotle sauce with radish salad   
Housemade Ice Creams & Sorbets chocolate-peanut butter chip, ginger-ancho, & raspberry sorbet   

Gluten-Free

Starters

Daily Soup    9.00
Hydrogarden Farm Edamame celtic sea salt, chili, lemon   8.00
Guacamole Timbale poblano-guacamole, chipotle black beans, flax crisps, jicama-cucumber salsa, ranchero sauce   16.00
Mezze Platter smoked hummus, eggplant caponata, babaganoush, almond tzatziki, flax crackers, roasted garlic, olives & slivered almonds, red pepper oil   17.00
Vegetable Nori Rolls pickled ginger, avocado wasabi, chipotle aioli, tamari-ginger sauce   14.00
Housemade Live Cheese Plate pepper-macadamia, almond & herb-cashew cheeses, dates, apple, jalapeño-kale-chia seed crackers (available dinner only)   21.00
Live Jicama-Avocado Tartare trumpet royale mushroom ceviche, jalapeño-kale-chia seed cracker   17.00

Salads

Grilled Kale string beans, beluga lentils, red onions, kabocha squash, avocado, sunflower seeds, quinoa, chive dressing   16.00
Seaweed arugula, carrots, cabbage, edamame, radishes, grilled shiitake mushrooms, wasabi leaves, miso-lemongrass dressing   16.00
Brussels Sprout Salad fall vegetables, dried cranberries, garlic-herb dressing   17.00
Stuffed Avocado baby greens, quinoa, corn, crunchy sprouts, radishes, toasted pumpkin seeds, grape tomatoes, chipotle-avocado dressing   16.00
Roasted Squash Salad arugula, fennel, roasted cipollini onions, cayenne-pumpkin seed dressing   16.00
Add Tofu Or Tempeh $4

Entrees

Wild Mushroom-Squash Risotto cashew cream, pumpkin seeds, fresh herbs   22.00
Live Zucchini Enchiladas cashew cheese, crunchy sprouts, guacamole, cashew sour cream, toasted pumpkin seeds, cucumber-jicama salsa, chipotle sauce   24.00
Herb-Grilled Portobello Steak kale-pine nut pesto, roasted cauliflower, sautéed broccoli rabe, cauliflower purée (available dinner only)   23.00
Black Bean-Pumpkin Seed Burger mixed lettuces, avocado, grilled red onion, sautéed broccoli (available lunch only)   15.00
Chipotle-Grilled Tempeh roasted shallots, sweet potatoes, brussels sprouts, pumpkin seeds, smoked fennel & leek purée   24.00
Wild Mushroom Crêpe fall vegetables, sautéed wild mushrooms, poblano peppers, spinach, garlic truffle aioli, beet-arugula-fennel salad   23.00
Daily Pasta    
Moroccan Spiced Chickpea Cake sautéed kale, broccoli, onions & jalapeños, red pepper-coconut curry sauce, date-apricot-ginger chutney, toasted almonds (available dinner only)   21.00

Candle 79 Market Plate $21

Available Lunch Only. Choose Four Of The Following:

Gingered Brown Rice    
Chipotle Black Beans    
Chipotle Grilled Tempeh    
Quinoa Pilaf    
Ginger-Miso Grilled Tofu    
Sautéed Seasonal Greens    
String Beans & Almonds    
Grilled Oyster Mushrooms    
Herb Roasted Fingerling Potatoes    
Sautéed Broccoli & Cauliflower    
Roasted Brussels Sprouts    
Served With Choice Of Two Sauces: Chipotle-Avocado, Poblano-Tahini, Chive, Miso-Lemongrass, Garlic-Herb Cayenne-Pumpkin Seed, Caesar, Live Jalapeño

 

Dessert

Chocolate-Peanut Butter Bliss (gf). chocolate & peanut butter mousse, salted peanut-caramel crust, berry coulis   13.00
Mexican Chocolate Brownie (gf). caramelized bananas, french vanilla ice cream, candied pecans, chocolate-ancho sauce   14.00
Ginger-Apple Pie coconut whipped cream, cinnamon ice cream, cranberry compote   15.00
Cannoli chocolate chip-vanilla cream filling, coconut ice cream, chocolate drizzle   14.00
Live Pear Pie (gf). nut granola crust, cashew cream, ginger-cranberry ice cream   15.00
Sweet Potato Pie caramel pecan ice cream, coconut whipped cream   13.00
Housemade Ice Cream & Sorbet Sampler (gf). chef’s daily selection   9.00

Teas $4

Regular english breakfast, sencha green, pomegranate-white, vanilla chai, persian plum-rose, coconut cream   
Decaffeinated earl grey, green   
Herbal chamomile, vanilla-cinnamon rooibos, double mint, ginger tisane, lavender-verbena & orange, nettle   

Coffee & Specialty Drinks

Regular    3.00
Decaffeinated    3.00
Grain    3.00
Espresso    3.00
Macchiato    3.00
Americano    3.00
Cappuccino    5.00
Latte    5.00
Chai Latte    5.00
Mochaccino    6.00

Dessert Cocktails $16

Root Beer Float tru vanilla vodka, art in the age root liqueur, coconut ice cream, ginger, agave, soda, rocks   
Toasted Almond toasted almond-infused crop vodka, tru vanilla vodka, soy creamer, vanilla agave, mint, rocks   

Hand-Crafted Eco-Cocktails

November Rain tiamo prosecco, pomegranate, thatcher’s elderflower liqueur, lime, basil, flute   16.00
Mango Sunrise puro verde anejo tequila, fruitlab orange liqueur, mango, lime, agave, lime salt rim, rocks   17.00
Mister Pearfect greenhook gin, pear, lime, pomegranate, agave, muddled cucumber, swedish herb bitters   15.00
Four Bars And A Beet jalapeño-infused puro verde silver tequila, beet, lime, fruitlab orange liqueur, agave, cilantro, rocks   16.00
The Reforestation veev açai spirit, wheatgrass infused crop vodka, muddled mint, ginger-agave, lime, soda, rocks   15.00
Snap Yo’ Fingers clove-infused koval bourbon, pomegranate, carpano antica vermouth, art in the age snap liqueur, ginger, agave, rocks   17.00
Manhattan Fig fig-infused catoctin creek rye, antica formula red vermouth, foro dry vermouth, maple bitters, orange twist, up   16.00
Merry Prankster blackwell dark rum, art in the age snap liqueur, apple, lemon, lime, agave, cinnamon stick, rocks   15.00
Pumpkin Spice crop pumpkin spiced vodka, carrot, apple, ginger, agave, bitterman’s tiki bitters, cinnamon, up   15.00
Autumn Sangria terranoble merlot, santa theresa rum, fruitlab orange liqueur, lemon, pomegranate, apple, seasonal fruit & spices, agave   15.00

Juices & Healing Potions

Ginger Zinger carrot, apple, beet, ginger   9.00
add healing turmeric elixir   2.00
Green Goddess mixed greens, apple, lemon, ginger   10.00
Housemade Ginger Ale fresh ginger, lemon, agave, mint, sparkling water   9.00
Pear Apple Basil Refresher pear, apple, basil, lemon, agave, aloe, sparkling water   8.00
Mango Pomegranate Fresca mango, pomegranate, lime, agave, chia seeds, sparkling water   10.00
The Peach Pit healing turmeric elixir, peach, pineapple, cilantro, agave, soda   9.00
Magic Mushroom healing mushroom elixir, pomegranate, apple, ginger, agave, mint, soda   9.00
Young Coconut Water fresh cracked daily   8.00

Smooth Sippers

Cranberry Lemonade cranberry, lemon, agave, ice   9.00
Coconut Mint Frappe avocado, coconut water, agave, mint, lime   9.00
Island Energizer passion fruit, pineapple, banana, coconut water, orange juice, ice   9.00
Fountain Of Youth açaí berry, fresh apple, banana   8.00
Coconut Crush coconut water, coconut meat, ginger, ice   13.00
Chocolate Covered Banana banana, almond milk, ice, cacao nibs, chocolate fudge   11.00
Tree Of Life blueberry, banana, almond milk, ice, moringa, tulsi   11.00

Beer & Cider

Cliffton Dry Cider, New York truly dry and champagne-like with a bright citrus finish   12.00
Samuel Smith’s Organic Lager, England light bodied, subtle fruity aroma, malty character   9.00
Peak Organic IPA, Maine floral spicy aroma, zesty citrus, balanced toasty hops   8.00
Allagash Tripel Ale, Maine belgian strong ale, golden color, notes of banana and honey   10.00
Schneider Edel-Weiss Organic Hefeweizen, Germany crisp mountain herbs, lemon, banana notes   12.00
Peak Organic Hop Harvest Oktoberfest, Maine toasted malts, pine, and spice with a crisp finish   8.00
Ommegang Scythe And Sickle, New York farmhouse-style autumn ale, rye and oats, deep amber, smooth and balanced   9.00
Ipswich’s Celia Gluten Free Saison, Vermont belgian-style saison with notes of orange peel and spice  (12oz) 8.00
Einbecker Non-Alcoholic Pilsner, Germany light fresh body, lemon peel, spicy hops   8.00

Wines By The Glass

Sparkling

Prosecco, Tiamo, Veneto, Italy, Nv, Organic fresh and fruity with fine bubbles and nuances of apple, pear, and peach   10.00
Lambrusco, Podere Giardino, "Suoli Cataldi", Reggio Emilia, Italy, 2012, Organic smoky and dry with notes of black cherry and toast, refreshing bubbles   12.00

White

Rosé, Chateau De La Selve, Maguelonne, France, 2013, Organic light pink hue, fresh fruit and flower aromas, dry, mineral body   10.00
Riesling, Treleaven, Finger Lakes, New York, 2012, Sustainable concentrated apricot, melon and orange, balanced and smooth with a lively zing   10.00
Sancerre, Karine Lauverjat, Loire, France, 2013, Sustainable crisp and dry with a soft tang, refreshing key lime and classic minerality   14.00
Sauvignon Blanc, Saracina, Mendocino County, California, 2012, Organic fresh and flinty with vibrant acidity and aromas of white peach, evergreen and wet stone   13.00
Chardonnay, Sherwood House Vineyard, Long Island, New York, 2012, Sustainable smooth and fruit-forward with light citrus, crisp apple and subtle pear   11.00
Pinot Gris, Huia, Marlborough, New Zealand, 2011, Biodynamic rich creamy palate ripe with honeysuckle, white peach, quince, and smooth minerality   12.00

Red

Pinot Noir, Lemelson, "Thea’s Selection", Oregon, 2011, Organic medium body, black cherry, fennel, spice and a silky finish   18.00
Super Tuscan "Mongrana," Querciabella, Tuscany, Italy, 2010, Biodynamic soft yet complex with subtle touches of oak, cherries, raspberries and spice   14.00
Carinyena Blend, Vall Llach, "Embruix", Priorat, Spain, 2011, Biodynamic medium bodied, dark nose of plum and herbs, black fruit and a smooth finish   15.00
Malbec zolo, mendoza, argentina, 2013, organic   11.00
Syrah, Natural Selection, Languedoc, France, 2010, Biodynamic smooth and expressive, dried plums and strawberries, hints of violets   10.00
Cabernet Sauvignon, Novas, Maipo Valley, Chile, 2012, Organic cassis and vanilla softly balanced with dark chocolate, spice and tobacco   12.00

 

Candle 79
154 E 79th St
Btwn Lexington & 3rd Ave
(212) 537-7179
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