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Pure ‘Bad Vegan’ Food and Wine: What We Know

Pure 'Bad Vegan' Food and Wine: What We Know

Netflix’s New True Crime Hit bad vegan follows the fall of one of New York’s most beloved restaurants. The docuseries shows how Sarma Melngailis, owner of vegan restaurant Pure Food and Wine and vegan raw food brand One Lucky Duck, met and married Anthony Strangis, a con man who Melngailis says forced her to steal money to his own business and later fleeing the authorities. The duo were eventually accused of transferring more than $1.6 million from the restaurant to personal accounts.

In the four-part documentary, the sensational story behind the downfall of Pure Food and Wine is told by Melngailis herself, as well as several former employees. The former owner and employees described the restaurant before Strangis as a special place to work, with fans now wondering if the restaurant could make a comeback. Here’s everything we know about the famous vegan cafe.

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Pure Food and Wine had loyal employees and a celebrity clientele.