Thursday, July 19, 2012

Pukk Thai Restaurant

Tofu Coconut Soup
(Tofu, mushroom, scallion, cilantro, coconut milk)

The East Village neighborhood provides a lot of options for vegetarian/vegans.  Some of the restaurants in the area include Angelica Kitchen (see post here), Viva Herbal Pizzeria (see post), John's, Bad Burger (hit or miss...Separate veggie kitchen...they also have a location in Williamsburg...24/7 at both locations), Organic Grill, Quintessence, Caravan of Dreams (see post), and the list goes on.  Pukk is an all vegetarian (mostly vegan) Thai restaurant located between 4th and 5th st. on 1st avenue.  Don't miss out on their lunch specials. For $6.50, you can get a soup, appetizer, and an entree.  Unfortunately, I missed out....OOPS, but ordered from their regular menu.  Everything was great....the only complaint...the summer rolls.  I'm pretty sure they pre-make their rolls. I can tell because the texture of the rice paper is somewhat firm and chewy.   Not my idea of a "fresh" summer roll. Favorite dish would have to be the coconut soup.  If you haven't been to Pukk, stop in for lunch sometime or just order takeout.  They'll come in a matter of minutes!
Mini Smorgasbord

"Fresh" Summer Rolls
(Rice paper, carrots, tofu, lettuce, red peppers served with hoisin sauce)

Vegetarian Duck Basil
(Onion, bell peppers with chili basil sauce)

Vegetable Pad Thai (No Egg)
(Smoked tofu, radish, zucchini, carrots, bean sprouts, peanuts, and scallions)

Steamed Veggies
(Broccoli, cabbage, carrots, zucchini, spinach, bok choy)

The Spread

Vegetarian Thai Cuisine
71 1st Avenue
New York, NY. 10003


1 comment:

  1. Pukk is one of those places I've been meaning to check out for years, literally! I still haven't made it there, but it always sounds so good, and it's truly rare to find a solid vegan Thai eatery. The lunch deal sounds unbeatable, so I'll have to try and hit that up.