Welcome Lafayette’s newest restaurant, Pure Eatery, to our hip and fun downtown Lafayette dining scene. This restaurant, which opened last month, is already making a hit! Pure Eatery features fresh, honest food and we can attest for the pure yumminess of the menu. Our staff recently visited and this what we found!
First, as we walked in, we were graciously greeted by the host and taken to our table. The exposed brick and ceiling give it a very open and urban feel. Bright paint, light hard wood floors and pretty artwork create a comfortable and happy dining experience. It is really a lovely dining establishment! And this was the first floor. They also have an upstairs that is similar in style as well as a large outdoor dining patio behind the building.
Now onto the good part; the food! For appetizers we ordered the spinach and asparagus dip and crostini’s with pesto. As soon as the appetizers arrived we dug right in and we didn’t even have a chance to get photos! I have never had spinach dip with asparagus and it was delicious. Many times spinach dip can be heavy and filling, but this dip had a lightness to it and was so fresh. And the pesto appetizer was so refreshing. It tasted like they had literally just picked the basil and made the pesto right before serving! YUM!
The best part was the sandwiches! I ordered their Philly cheese steak which is a new item on the menu. (they have 2 other restaurants in the Indy area). If anyone from Pure Eatery is reading this, KEEP this on the menu! It is one of the best sandwiches I have ever eaten! Succulent beef tips, roasted red peppers and onions, and an herbed cream cheese on homemade bread; this sandwich just melts in the mouth. If you are a dipper, I recommend ordering their homemade blue cheese to dip your chips in.
One of my co-workers, Lisa, ordered their grilled cheese. The sandwich includes swiss, havarti, provolone, tomato, pesto aioli, and one’s choice of sourdough or multigrain. She shared it was great and again the fresh pesto was fabulous!
The portabella and spinach melt was another hit! Fresh portabella, spinach, provolone, garlic-parmesan aioli, on an Italian flatbread create a light and earthy sandwich. With a lovely green salad on the side, how can one go wrong! Ashley from our office, really enjoyed it.
The prices! One thing I noticed was how reasonable the prices are. One can order a whole or half sandwich with a side and the prices are so inexpensive. (I do recommend ordering the whole sandwich, as once you take one bite, you will want a lot more!)
Dessert; I am sad to say we were so full we didn’t order anything but their offerings were great; cheesecake and Lick ice cream. This just gives us another reason to go back!
If you have dined at this new, delicious restaurant, please share your review! We want hear!