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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 […]

Celebrate Valentine’s Day The Natural Way

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner (okay, okay, it’s tomorrow) and our customers have created V-Day-themed menus, baked goods, and even ice cream cakes perfect for celebrating the big day. Keep reading to find out where you and your honey can enjoy a pink-themed prix fixe dinner, pick up a loaf of Chocolate Cherry […]

Join Ace @ the New York Restaurant Show

SAVE THE DATE…and FREE registration! Hi food-making and food-selling friends, we can’t wait to see you at the 2017 International Restaurant & Foodservice Show of New York (aka the New York Restaurant Show). This year, the show is taking place March 5-7 at the Javits Center and admission grants you access to three full days of visits […]

Brand New Promo With Nancy’s Yogurt!

Hello there. Did you catch our recent post, The Story of Nancy’s Yogurt? If not, we suggest checking it out! Nancy’s Yogurt is made by Springfield Creamery, a family-owned operation that was founded in 1960. By 1970, owners Chuck and Sue Kesey had created the renowned Nancy’s Yogurt, which we’re excited to announce is the subject of our latest promotion! Nancy’s […]

Marolda Farms’ Red & Orange Greenhouse Peppers

If you’ve been following our produce posts, you probably know that a large percentage of our local, organic produce comes from Marolda Farms, a family-owned business located in Vineland, New Jersey. This winter, owner Rich Marolda did something new and, quite frankly, very cool: he continued growing peppers long after the typical growing season generally ends (due […]

The Story Of Nancy’s Yogurt

Before they were life partners, business partners, and parents, Chuck and Sue were just two undergrads at Oregon State University, studying dairy technology and business/secretarial science, respectively. By 1960, Chuck and Sue Kesey had met, graduated and married, and the newlyweds decided to start a creamery in Springfield, Oregon. With the aid of Chuck’s dairyman […]

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 […]