My lovely friend, Kate, has recommended Lifethyme Natural Market (in the West Village, NYC) for fresh smoothies, juices and vegan treats for quite some time now. I happened to walk by a couple of weeks ago, so I stopped in for a quick peek.
The market itself is great, but the prepared foods section is where it's at.
There are vegan and gluten free options galore. If you're looking for something savory, they have some great looking pies...Hummus Pie, Quinoa Pie, Sunrise Pie and Deep Dish Pie to name a few.
For sweets - cakes, cookies, muffins, pudding, parfaits...the list goes on. Some vegan, some gluten free, some raw, all clearly marked.
I chose their vegan, gluten free Raspberry Cream Cheese Muffin, which turned out to be the perfect bite after strolling around the city all afternoon.
I will definitely stop back to try one of their pies...they looked delicious!