405 E 6th St
(between 1st Ave & Avenue A)
New York, NY 10009
IT’S ALIVE! and we loved it.
Since moving to NYC, your Critical Crapper has been looking to sample a raw vegan foods joint. While dining with the upper echelon of society at Pure Food and Wine was tempting (Alec Baldwin met his now-wife there and Chelsea took father, Bill, here for a meal before too), Caravan of Dreams was an excellent, more frugal alternative.
Went with a group of friends for a goodbye party, we got there around 19:00 and we were seated immediately but … that’s about the only thing that was immediate that evening. Ordered from just their live menu which featured great variations on pizza, spaghetti and ravioli. I enjoyed this place thoroughly. The ingredients are simple but so well-balanced! Delicious. By the way, the spiced apple and blood orange sangria can get any party going. And by the way, there were only TWO waiters for the whole joint! Come here if you’re in no rush.
For a restaurant whose patrons go above and beyond the daily recommended intake of dietary fibre, the bathrooms were lacking. Two singles at the back of the restaurant, red lighting with red wallpaper, but a lovely mexican tile border around the room. The one I went to had a painting of a woman looking out of a window in that A-Room-Of-One’s-Own kind of way. It was placed strategically to block an ugly wall fan. I sense effort. Still, it was a typical, tiny, NYC bathroom. Olfactory experience? Somewhat sudate … Cleanliness? Meh …
Verdict? 2-sheeter, fo sho!