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The Sweetest Truck In NYC

Nine years ago, Grant Di Mille was just coming off a successful career in marketing and advertising. Inspired by the delicious sweets he remembered from childhood visits to Italy, the entrepreneur started a mobile bakeshop. Shortly after, looking for a creative way to capitalize on his extensive experience, Grant decided to take the food truck business to […]

The [Wo]man, The Myth, The New Magic Market

If you have been following Ace for any amount of time, you probably know all about our amazing customer Magic Mix Juicery (originally profiled here). Magic Mix was started by Jil Larsen after she was diagnosed with the skin condition melasma. Taking her health into her own hands, Jil changed her diet and was shocked […]

Le Botaniste: A Grand New Spot In Soho

Fans of Le Botaniste may remember that we wrote about our delicious brunch at their Upper East Side location back in 2016. Superfans will be excited to know that the plant-based eatery recently opened a second location on Soho’s Grand St. and we stopped by for an early dinner. Keep reading…Le Botaniste, a self-described “beauty salon […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]