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Our New Year’s Eve Brunch @ Ciao For Now

On none other than the last day of 2016, we headed over to Alphabet City for an early brunch with Ace customer Ciao For Now. The weather may have been chilly, and our walk from the subway punctuated by gusts of wind, but once we set foot inside the cozy eatery, all we could think about […]

New Year, New Happenings

Hi friends! It’s a brand new year and our customers are killing it with a variety of fresh endeavors. From raising enough money through Kickstarter to open a vegan butcher shop, to inventing a new burger menu, opening an ice cream shop in Haiti, and more, it’s sometimes hard to keep up with these ambitious health food connoisseurs. […]

Our 2016/2017 Guide To Acing The New Year!

Hello there and welcome to our 2016/2017 guide to acing the new year! From “Chrismukkah” latkes to 5-course prix fixe menus, and a vegan restaurant boasting “semi-sophisticated comfort food,” Ace customers are dishing up all kinds of specialities for the new year. Keep reading to see what various Ace customers will be serving as 2016 […]

Above & Beyond: Plant-Based Sushi

We were recently lucky enough to grab a quick lunch with Ace customer Beyond Sushi, at their Union Square location. This 100% vegan eatery describes itself as “the pioneer of the plant-based sushi movement” and is famous for its ultra-unique rolls made with creative veggie/fruit pairings.We love that Beyond Sushi focuses on local ingredients and offers a different […]

Eating With Leith @ Ellary’s Greens

“We opened our first location 3 years ago, but Ellary’s Greens was in my heart for 22 years,” says Leith Hill, the founder and owner of the renowned health food restaurant.Located on Carmine St. in the heart of the West Village, Ellary’s Greens opened in 2013, but Leith’s health food journey started in her childhood […]

The Holidays, Naturally: Ace’s 2016 Holiday Foodie Gift Guide

The holidays are fast approaching and, with them, the yearly scramble to find the perfect gifts for your loved ones. It’s no secret that food (and, thus, food-related presents) makes everyone happy, so we’ve gone ahead and compiled lists of the best–and tastiest–gifts for the important people in your life. Whether you’re looking for a t-shirt […]

Ace Customer Thanksgiving Round-Up 2016: Dessert Edition

Due to popular demand, we are following our recent Ace Customer Thanksgiving Round-Up with a Part II: Dessert Edition. Yep, we have that many amazing customers offering special holiday treats this season! Read on for a sweet round-up…Celebrated bakery Amy’s Bread always has a delectable selection of treats and this holiday season is no exception…the only […]

Ace Customer Thanksgiving Round-Up: 2016

Hey there, friends! Welcome to our annual Ace Customer Thanksgiving Round-Up. Each year, we like to highlight a few of our many customers who have whipped up a special menu for the holiday. We’re sorry to not be able to include everyone but here’s a list of a few of our spectacular customers and the […]

Ace’s Pre-Holiday Cookbook Round-up

It’s almost that time of year…when the line-up of holidays and the food that one is expected to make to celebrate them properly becomes nearly overwhelming. Well, never fear. Ace is here with a list of cookbooks that will make every event a joy to contribute to. This round-up of new recipe books includes a vegan […]

Fall Produce Forecast

Welcome to Ace’s Fall Produce Forecast! Read along as Allison Bennet, Ace’s Director of Produce Sales, shares her knowledge on the produce we can expect to see in the coming months. As always, all of the fruits and veggies that we offer are 100% organic and we try to source locally whenever possible. Read on… Hi Allison! Thanks […]

Supper With Ace Customer Souen Noodle

Last Friday, we were lucky enough to enjoy a meal with Ace customer Souen Noodle, at their cozy–and delicious–SoHo location. Souen is a long-standing Ace customer and well known throughout the NYC area for their commitment to healthy macrobiotic food made with organic ingredients. As Souen explains, “Our concept is to let people all over the […]

Special Promotion With Ace Vendor Follow Your Heart!

Happy October, friends! To kick off the month, we want to share a special promotion from beloved Ace vendor Follow Your Heart. Until Oct. 28th, all orders of Follow Your Heart’s new VeganEggs™, Grated Parmesan, Shredded Parmesan, and Shredded Pizzeria Blend are buy one/get one free! In addition, if you mention Follow Your Heart on your menu, […]

Summer In The City: Van Leeuwen’s Artisan Ice Cream

Summer may be over but our love for ice cream is not! So, without further ado, we welcome you to the 3rd and final installment of our Summer In The City series, featuring amazing ice cream by Ace customers. Today, we’re highlighting Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream, the self-described “retro sweet shop featuring gourmet ice cream […]

What’s New At Ace: Organic Pomegranate Powder!

Hello, food lovers! Good news: Ace is now distributing organic, kosher pomegranate powder, the perfect superfood add-on for juices and smoothies. Punica granatum is a plant native to Southwestern Asia, which produces the red fruit–technically a berry–known as pomegranate. Perhaps most revered not for its delicious taste but for its health benefits, pomegranate contains the powerful antioxidant punicalagin. According to […]

An Interview With Papa Ganache’s Lisa Siroti

Lisa Siroti is both the brains and brawn behind the Matawan, New Jersey-based vegan bakery—and loyal Ace customer–Papa Ganache. A Brooklyn native, Lisa was captivated by the West Village during the ’60s and ’70s and ended up dropping out of school as a teenager. At age 43, she returned to the world of academia and […]

Allison and Paul’s Produce Forecast: September

Hello there and welcome to September’s Produce Forecast! Today Ace’s Director of Produce Sales, Allison Bennet, is joined by Paul Guarino, Ace’s Director of Produce Procurement Logistics. According to the two of them, summer may be over but that doesn’t mean that Ace’s supply of organic, farm fresh produce will be dwindling. In fact, it seems to be […]

Summer In The City: Blue Marble’s Marvelous Ice Cream

Hello and welcome to the 2nd installment of our Summer In The City series, featuring fantastic ice cream parlors that also happen to be Ace customers. Today, we’re turning the spotlight on Ace customer Blue Marble Ice Cream. Blue Marble has more than delicious ice cream and a reputation for serving a first class product–they also […]

A Magical Evening With Ace Customer ABC Kitchen

On a rainy Saturday night not too long ago, we had the rare treat of dining with Ace customer ABC Kitchen. One of the many renowned restaurants by the famous Chef Jean-Georges, ABC is known throughout the city as a bastion of delicious health food. As they write on their website, ABC’s cuisine “reflects a passionate commitment to the freshest […]

A Delicious Vegan Brunch By Chloe

We were recently lucky enough to visit Greenwich Village’s hip new vegan lunch spot by Chloe. The menu–created by renowned chef Chloe Coscarelli–features locally sourced, 100% plant-based “food that fuels and energizes without compromising flavor, taste or satisfaction.” Chloe originally gained widespread recognition as the first vegan chef to win a culinary competition on national television, triumphing as a […]

Allison’s Produce Forecast: August

Hello and welcome to the third installment of Allison’s Produce Forecast! As you surely know by now, Ace’s Director of Produce Sales, Allison Bennett, is a passionate and well-informed produce connoisseur and we love picking her brain each month to get the scoop on the organic fruits and veggies heading our way! Read on to learn what will be […]

Special Deal: San Marzano Tomatoes!

Hello there! We have some exciting news: for the first time, Ace is distributing 100% USDA organic, GMO-free, preservative-free, low sodium Carmelina ‘e…San Marzano’ tomatoes, straight from Italy! Write the folks at Carmelina: these delicious tomatoes are “grown under the shadow of Mount Vesuvius, where the fruit flourish in the Mediterranean climate, and the region’s nutrient rich, […]

Summer In The City: Ample Hills Amps Up Their Ice Cream Game

Hello and welcome to the first part of our Summer In The City series…three posts featuring ice cream from Ace customers! First up is Brooklyn legend Ample Hills Creamery, who we’ve written about before. Since its beginning as a lone cart in Prospect Park, Ample Hills has blossomed into one of the foremost ice cream parlors in the city, […]

Ace Visits The Summer Fancy Food Show

Last week, we were lucky enough to attend the Summer Fancy Food Show 2016, a three day food trade show held at the Javits Center and put on by the Specialty Food Association. It was one of those rare events where practically the whole Ace team got to go–and what a rollicking ride it was! The show […]

Brunch With Ace Customer Le Botaniste

Le Botaniste, the new wine bar and café dedicated to fast, delicious, plant-based fare, arrived on the Upper East Side with a bang. Conceived by Alan Comount, founder of Le Pain Quotidien, Le Botaniste is the slightly quirkier–and crunchier–younger sibling of the famous chain.According to Laurent Francois, Le Botaniste’s managing director (pictured above, left, with a […]

Your Ace Summer Reading List: 2016

As C. S. Lewis famously said, “Eating and reading are pleasures that combine admirably” and we couldn’t agree more. There’s little in life more enjoyable than nestling into the couch with a new tome and your favorite snack–but what if we took it one step further? From Anthony Bourdain’s wickedly funny memoir to a health […]