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A true vegetarian’s delight, Luna 61 serves up high-flavor, organic, international fare prepared by husband-and-wife team Debra and Peter Maisel in a casual, cheery-chartreuse setting. Start with creative roll-ups, such as the Galaxy – portabellas, faux bacon, and veggies wrapped in a tortilla and sliced into bite-size cones – or the Maki 61 sushi roll with shiitake mushrooms and avocado. Hearty salads such as Land and Sea (arame, daikon, carrots, red cabbage and scallions over mesclun) and Wild Mushroom, Potato and Kale Salad could be your meal, especially when paired with a selection from the globetrotting sandwich list, such as the Cuban Press, Curry Roti Wrap, falafel, burrito, or tempeh reuben. Peter’s Asian culinary predilections, and his mastery at balancing spicy, sweet, salty and sour flavors, shine through in main courses such as Bangkok Curry Tofu, Pad Thai, and Laksa Noodlepot; vegetarians can indulge without fear of hidden animal-derived ingredients like fish sauce or shrimp paste. Sweet potato enchiladas and the daily ravioli are perennially popular. Everything, from dipping sauces to kim chi, is house-made; meals are so toothsome that omnivores won’t miss the meat. Many dishes are vegan or can be easily adapted for dairy-free eaters, and Debra makes sure that compassionate sweet-tooths are sated with luscious, mile-high cakes and seasonal fruit pies. When the weather’s fine, dine outside on the patio, but beware on scorching summer days; shade is scarce. Opt instead for a sunny window nook. —Bess Hochstein
55 Broadway, 845.758.0061
Monday,Tuesday and Thursday: 5 - 9 p.m.
Friday & Saturday: 5 - 10 p.m.
Sunday 5 - 9 p.m.
Brunch: Sunday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
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