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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]