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A Booth Of One’s Own

A few weekends ago, the Ace team went to the annual International Restaurant & Foodservice Show of New York at the Javits Center. While we’ve been going for many years, it was only our second year with a booth of our own. We recently caught up with Tor, Ace’s CEO, to talk about the experience. […]

Spring Produce Forecast

Hi fruit/veggie-loving friends! February is a great month in the produce world because while it still seems like the dead of winter here, we’re getting the first fruit of the spring season from the south, west, and southwest. Ace’s produce guru, Allison Bennett, has the details. Read on…“There’s always money in the banana stand,” says […]

Celebrate Valentine’s Day The Natural Way (2018 Edition!)

Well folks, unless you’ve recently deployed to Mars you probably know that Valentine’s Day–that most duly dreaded and anticipated, oft-called Hallmark Holiday–is approaching. With the aforementioned excitement and dread also come buckets of something far sweeter: sugar. And Ace customers/vendors know it. Keep reading to see all the sweet ways they’ll be celebrating–and how you […]

Amazing Coffee + Serious Family Vibes @ Abraço Espresso

Ask nearly any coffee-loving, in-the-know New Yorker where to get a good cup and they’ll direct you to Abraço Espresso, a light-filled cafe in the East Village offering coffee “roasted with enthusiasm” as well as an assortment of savory items and delicious baked goods. In addition to good coffee, Abraço boasts some serious family vibes, which […]

What’s the Difference Between Tapioca and Cassava Flour?

Hi there. We are excited to announce that we are currently stocking cassava flour in bulk! This gluten-free specialty baking item is non-GMO, has a shelf life of 24 months, and is good for vegan, kosher, and paleo kitchens! In case you aren’t familiar with this ingredient, it’s similar to tapioca flour, which is one of […]

A Holiday Brunch With ABC Kitchen

Happy new year, friends! We hope that the final weeks of 2017 were filled with a lot of relaxation and good food. We had a wonderful time celebrating the end of the year with customer ABC Kitchen and wanted to share our experience. It may be January, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still head […]

Ace’s 2017 Holiday Foodie Gift Guide: Part 2

Hi friends and welcome to the 2nd part of our annual holiday gift guide! In our last post, we covered the basics: what to get for your brothers and sisters, plus the mother and father figures in your life. Now, on to the harder giftees: what to buy for that random Secret Santa pick, your […]

Ace’s New Partnership With New Sprout Organic Farms

Hello produce-lovers…we have an announcement! As you may have read in our latest produce forecast, Ace Natural is partnering with New Sprout Organic Farms for the winter season. New Sprout distributes fruits and veggies grown in the Carolinas, which Ace’s produce guru Allison Bennett describes as “winter local.” Says Allison: “We are taking a stand […]

Ace’s 2017 Foodie Gift Guide: Part 1

Hi friends and welcome to the first part of our annual holiday gift guide! If you celebrate a gift-giving December holiday, this guide is for you. If you don’t celebrate a gift-giving December holiday but are always on the lookout for fun gift ideas for the people you love, this guide is also for you. […]

Heavy Metal + Sizzlin’ Pie in Williamsburg

“Death to false pizza” is Ace customer Sizzle Pie‘s motto, although “death to pizza” might be more accurate, as it pretty much sums up what happens when anyone gets their hands on one of Sizzle’s pies. And when we say anyone, we mean anyone–this unique pizza joint serves vegan, vegetarian, and meat pies and even […]

Ace’s Winter Produce Forecast

Greetings! The seasons are changing (hello winter, you stubborn old friend) and consequently so are our 100% organic produce offerings. We checked in recently with Allison Bennett, our produce guru, to see what to expect over the next month or two. Read on for the full scoop… ROOT CROPS Allison is excited about the root […]

Giving Thanks With Ace Vendors: 2017

Hello there! If you’ve been keeping up with the Ace Blog, you probably saw last week’s post highlighting the amazing dinners our customers are whipping up for Thanksgiving. Well, what what about our vendors? Keep reading to get the scoop on the delicious Thanksgiving-specific items we’re carrying this year! Entrées: If you’re looking for an […]

Giving Thanks With Ace Customers: 2017

Hi friends! It’s November, which means it’s time for something we do every year: brag about all the amazing food our customers will be cooking for that little holiday known as Thanksgiving. Due to limited space we can’t highlight everyone but we are super excited to tell you why you should dine with these fine […]

Eatin’ @ The Little Beet

If you’re a regular around these parts, you know that The Little Beet is an Ace customer and that we love them very much. You most likely also know that they have a bomb location at The Pennsy, the fancy food hall by Penn Station, and that we reviewed it about a year ago. What […]

New DEAL: Vegan Seitan From Upton’s Naturals!

Hey there! We have great news: we are currently offering a special promotion in collaboration with Ace vendor Upton’s Naturals. As many of you know, the super-hip Upton’s has been making delicious vegan meat alternatives with clean, simple ingredients since 2006 when founder Daniel Staackmann created his first flavored, wheat-based seitan product.“Seitan was always a […]

Snacking @ Soho’s NEW Smorgasburg

Hi friends! As many of you intrepid Smorg’ers know, our beloved NYC food festival now has a new location! That’s right–all you have to do is make a quick stop at “Smorg Square” (76 Varick St. right by Canal) on Friday and Saturday between 11 a.m. and 10 p.m. or Sunday between 11 a.m. and […]

Eating With A Conscience @ Siggy’s Good Food

Last Thursday, we were lured into Siggy’s Good Food by their unusual/amazing tag line “Aliens Eat Free.” We quickly discovered, however, that the advertising is a little misleading–what we love the most about Siggy’s is that they cater to all humans with healthy organic options for omnivores, vegetarians, vegans, and gluten-free eaters. Our expectations were high, partly […]

Urban Vegan Kitchen Is Blossoming On Carmine

Those of you who have been eating healthy/vegetarian/vegan long enough probably know and love long-standing Ace customer Blossom du Jour. (And if you don’t know them, there’s no time like the present! Check out our first post featuring Blossom here.) Well, we have some great news for fans…Blossom’s latest endeavor, Urban Vegan Kitchen, is open […]

Ace’s Fall Produce Forecast

Happy September! This month, we have a produce forecast for you straight from our very own Allison Bennett, Director of Produce Sales. As always, Ace only supplies 100% organic fruits and veggies and we strive to buy locally whenever possible. Keep reading to stay abreast of all the Ace produce news…Hi Allison! How are produce […]

Last Scoops Of Summer @ Jacob Riis (The People’s Beach)

Poll a random group of people and you’ll find that it’s hard to get them to agree on the best flavor of ice cream or whether a cake cone is better than a waffle cone. Ask them whether or not the summer has gone by quickly, though, and you’ll soon see that it’s much easier […]

Special Deal: SOUND Sparkling Tea

Do you believe that life can be sweeter without added sugar? That bubbles make everything better? That less is enough? If so, SOUND’s 100% organic, non-GMO, unsweetened sparkling tea for those who “desire…a purer, simpler drink—no sweeteners, no preservatives, nothing more than just what is needed” may just be for you. SOUND was co-founded by […]

Mixing It Up With Ace Customer Magic Mix Juicery

When Jil Larsen was diagnosed with the skin condition melasma, she knew that the only thing that might make her better was changing the way she ate, which she describes as the standard American diet. “I think I was overfed and undernourished,” she said in an interview with Ace fave Clean Plates. “I eliminated one […]

Meatless Monday With Ace Vendor Heidi Matonis + A Deal!

Ask Heidi Matonis, founder of Heidi’s Real Food, why she started her business and she’ll readily admit that it wasn’t a lifelong plan: “I began my vegan food business as part of a mid-life crisis, a challenge, a dare to myself. I knew nothing about the food business. I simply liked to cook and used it […]

Spice Up Your Summer With These NEW Cookbooks

Happy end-of-July! While certain days this summer are proving too hot to turn on the oven, that doesn’t mean you can’t cool off by putting your feet up, sipping an iced drink, leafing through a new cookbook, and planning for the day when you can once again try delicious recipes. With that in mind, we […]

It’s Never Cloudy @ Ace Customer Sun In Bloom

If you’ve heard that it never rains at Ace customer Sun in Bloom, you’d be correct! We headed over to their Tribeca location on a gorgeous Wednesday and loved what we found–the glass doors were open to the glorious breeze and there were customers sitting on benches by the open windows, happily munching away on […]