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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 […]

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 […]