Candle 79

Candle 79

Strawberry Muffins ( Brunch Free)

"Angels Nachos" ($16)

"Seitan Sandwich" ($15)

"Market Plate" ($18)

Candle 79 is a sister restaurant to Candle Cafe – owned by the same people, and only a few blocks away. The difference is that Candle 79 is a bit more fancy, upscale if you will. Candle Cafe is a more cafe type, relaxed setting. Both amazing restaurants! I had never been to Candle 79, but boy am I glad that me and the parents headed there today! Let me start off by saying that we had a very attentive waitor and he was very kind. Although the ambience in this place was a little more strict and not as many smiling faces.. so take that for what you will. On the up side they do give you free refills on your ice tea.. which they don’t over at Candle Cafe.. So for the food. For brunch they give each person at the table a “Mini Strawberry Muffin (Free) amazing fresh strawberries in a crisp dough batter. I absolutely loved this tiny muffin it reminded me of being little and having those morning muffins mom use to make. yum! We decided next to order “Angel Nachos” ($16.00) corn chips, cheddar and mozzarella (vegan of course), tomatoes, refried pinto beans, chili-grilled seitan, guacamole, salsa, tofu sour cream, and romaine lettuce. I don’t even know where to begin these were the best nachos I’ve ever eaten. The seitan was perfectly cooked with a great grill chili flavor and the veggies and beans gave it that crisp taste then the tofu sour cream and guac just brought it home. delicious! Then we did a little split for our main meal.. first up was the “Garlie Herb Grilled Seitan Sandwich”($15.00) grilled summer vegetables, polenta fries, chipotle aioli, and mixed lettuces. This sandwich was spectacular! Its a huge sandwich so perfect for sharing. full of fresh summer veggies and a thick cut of seitan with a creamy aioli and some avocado on there for perfection! As if the sandwich wasn’t good enough the Polenta Fries that accompanied it were to die for! Crunchy thick slabs with a bit of a soft center of polenta.. purely amazing. mhm. We also split the “Farmers Market Plate($18.00) Chili Grilled Tempeh, sauteed Broccoli and Cauliflower, and string beans with almonds and garlic. With a Creamy Horseradish Sauce and Ginger Miso. The Farmers Plate offers many different choices ( you pick 4 sides and 2 sauces) These are just the choices we picked. Everything on that plate was scarfed down! The vegetable were fresh and crisp as if they’d just been pulled out of the garden! The Tempeh was seasoned perfectly and cooked with a little grill left on. The sauces were also some of the best I’ve ever had ( im a pick sauce person) they were slurped down to the last drop! I have to say that while Candle 79 may not be as “friendly” of an environment as Candle Cafe, the food is most assuredly worth dining in for. You should be sure to head over on Saturday or Sunday for brunch to try those delicious little muffins! They make the experience that much better! Eat Clean and Healthy.

Peace, Love, and Vegan Food,


Candle 79

154 E. 79th St.

New York NY.