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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 […]

Juice Press’s Newest Products

Hi friends! As you know, Juice Press has been a loyal Ace customer for years and we’re so excited to report that we recently had the chance to taste a bunch of their new products. From cold-pressed, organic juices to guilt-free cookies and delicious mini chocolate bars, JP knows how to make healthy food DELICIOUS. […]

Produce Update: Local, Organic Strawberries Are Here!

Hello produce-lovers. We have an exciting update for you! As we mentioned in our Summer Produce Forecast, we’ve been waiting for our first bundle of local organic strawberries from Reeves Farm in Baldwinsville, NY…and they’re finally HERE! Why is this a big deal? Well, local strawberries are very rare on the retail level due to their […]

Ace Is Still In–Are You?

Dear Vendors and Customers, As you know, all of us here at Ace value the earth above all else. Without this beautiful planet, we wouldn’t be able to eat fresh, local, organic food, swim in the clean ocean, or gaze up at the clear sky. We have always done as much as we could to […]

Ace’s Summer Produce Forecast

Happy June, friends! We’re kicking the month off with a produce forecast from our very own Allison Bennett, Director of Produce Sales. As you probably know, 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! The […]

A Delicious Plant-Based Dinner With Terri NYC

Last Thursday, in an effort to save what was otherwise a damp and dreary day, we trekked over to the financial district–100 Maiden Lane, specifically. What could be there, you ask? Well, none other than amazing Ace customer Terri NYC!For those of you who may not know, Terri is an innovative restaurant offering nutritious plant-based food made […]

Smorgasburg Sundays

Last weekend, we took advantage of the GORGEOUS weather and headed over to Breeze Hill in Prospect Park, where the Sunday Smorgasburg was in full swing! For those of you who don’t know, Smorgasburg is a Brooklyn staple and self-described as “the largest weekly open-air food market in America, attracting 20,000-30,000 people to Brooklyn each weekend […]

Celebrating Mother’s Day The Ace Natural Way

Hey there, friends! As you may well know, tomorrow is Mother’s Day and we’ve put together a guide to ensure you have a blast this Sunday. Whether you’re a mother yourself, find yourself celebrating with your own mother, someone else’s mother, or someone you’ve found to be a fantastic caretaker, we hope you enjoy perusing the […]

Getting Amped For Lucky Dog’s Ramps

Hi friends! If you’re on our produce mailing list, you’re probably aware that Ace is now offering delicious ramps–for a limited time only. First, though, you might be wondering: what are ramps? According to Eater, “A good way to define ramps might be to describe the negative space, i.e. what ramps aren’t. Ramps are not leeks, […]

Eating Green With Vendor Edible Garden

After a long winter, all of us at Ace are beyond excited that spring seems to have arrived! Paul and Allison, our Ace produce team, celebrated the recent change of season with a visit to Ace vendor Edible Garden, located nearby in the Garden State.So why are we so excited to be offering produce from […]

Marching To The Beet Of Their Own Drumstick

Last Friday, we headed over to the Flatiron district, and stopped by Ace customer Latin Beet Kitchen (not to be confused with Ace customer The Little Beet) for an early–and exceedingly delicious–dinner.Self-described as “the cure for the common deli,” Latin Beet Kitchen is the 2nd culinary venture of the family behind the fancier restaurant, Raymi. As they write […]

Drinking Real Food With LuliTonix

Ace customer LuliTonix is famous for their “seriously addictive, authentically bad-@ss functional blends that cleanse, balance, and satiate.” This means nut-mylks packed with plant-based protein, powerful elixirs, and raw blended juices bursting with organic veggies that are “hardcore enough to satisfy the most bad-@ss green junkie, but crave-worthy enough to seduce even the most processed […]

Chai Squeezuccinos With Our Main Squeeze

Ace customer The Squeeze is known throughout New York for its cold-pressed organic juices, cleansing programs, delicious raw food, and health-boosting elixirs. The Squeeze’s founder, Karliin Brooks, is a self-described “eco warrior, juice queen, and lover of all things” who began juicing and cleansing after she was diagnosed with Graves’ disease. Her goal is to “expand The […]

Ace Visits Expo West

Last week, we got a chance to catch up with Ace’s CEO Tor, who had just returned from spending a few days at the 2017 Natural Products Expo West. The show took place in Anaheim, CA from March 8-12 and the 4 days were filled with rollicking fun and–you guessed it–a lot of food! “It’s a […]

Ace’s Booth @ The 2017 NY Restaurant Show

This year’s New York Restaurant Show was held at the Javits Center on March 5-7 and, for the first time ever, Ace had its own booth! Yes, that’s right: friends who wanted to find us could just stop by Booth 2335A and say hi. It was a lovely three days filled with enlightening conversations with both new and old […]

Mana Mania: A Cozy Dinner On The Upper West Side

On a chilly winter night not too long ago, we sought refuge in the warm embrace of Mana Restaurant, an Ace customer located on the Upper West Side. The self-described “calm oasis for organic, macrobiotic, vegetarian and vegan cuisine” has been serving local, sustainable food to New Yorkers since 1989–but that wasn’t always owner Sung Hee Lee’s […]

Getting Back To Human With Ace Customer Hu Kitchen

Last week, while on our way to Central Park, we found ourselves right in front of Ace customer Hu Kitchen’s Upper East Side location! Hungry and excited to try Hu’s renowned food, we waltzed right in.Hu Kitchen was founded by siblings Jordan Brown and Jessica Karp, along with Karp’s husband, Jason. Says Jessica of her pre-Hu lifestyle: “I […]

The Cinnamon Snail Is Coming To The Financial District!

Hello hello! We’re beyond pleased to bring you great news on this beautiful Wednesday: in the near future, beloved Ace customer The Cinnamon Snail will be opening their second brick-and-mortar location at 70 Pine Street (home of the famed food hall City Acres) in the Financial District. Yep, you heard it here first: FiDi Snail […]