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V-Day The (Ace) Natural Way

Hi there, friends! It’s almost Valentine’s Day and you know what that means: our rad customers are cooking up healthy, love-themed menus for the big day! Whether you’re celebrating with friends, a significant other, solo, or not at all, there’s no harm in enjoying a delicious dinner on February 14th. Keep reading to see what’s […]

Jose Franco: The Brooklyn Juice Man

Jose Franco, AKA the Brooklyn Juice Man, is the brains and brawn behind Park Slope’s beloved Stoop Juice. He’s also a prolific writer, posting articles on his LinkedIn page spanning everything from business to philosophy, politics, the availability heuristic, and even his relationship with his father. Here, he opens up about his journey into the […]

In Her Own Words: Rachel Laryea of Kelewele NYC

Rachel Laryea is a 20-something Ph.D. student at Yale and a budding vegan entrepreneur. Here, she opens up about spearheading her own business, the vegan/vegetarian brand Kelewele, which revolves around all things plantain. Read on… As told to Ace Natural I grew up in a very Ghanaian home and plantains are a big staple in […]

Rooting For Souen

If you’ve been hanging out in New York lately, keeping up with The City’s health-conscious restaurants, or reading any sort of media related to The Big Apple, you probably know that Souen’s 210 Sixth Avenue location, Souen Restaurant, is closing. Described by Eater as “one of the first health-centric restaurants in the city,” and NY […]

Ring In The New Year With Ace Customers

It’s almost 2019 and, as usual, our customers are simply killing it with their New Year’s Eve celebrations. From delicious vegan prix fixe menus to dance parties with live DJs, there is truly something for everybody in the city that never sleeps. Keep reading for more… Image: @jivamuktiyoga Ring in the new year by participating […]

Ace’s Foodie Guide: Part 2

If you’ve stepped outside lately, turned on the radio, or set foot anywhere near a store, you’re probably aware that the holidays are drawing near. No matter which you choose to celebrate–and even if you don’t celebrate any of ‘em–it’s always nice to have a few gift ideas up your sleeve. In that vein, we’re […]

Ace’s Foodie Gift Guide: Part 1

‘Tis the season for all types of merriment and we’re excited to share the first half of our annual holiday gift guide! Below, you’ll find a plethora of ideas for healthy, creative, and delicious food-related gifts, perfect for all the best people in your life. Keep reading for giftspiration… For the newest additions to your […]

SALE: Blue Marble’s Sweet Cream

Great news! We are offering a sale on all 1.3 gallons of Blue Marble’s “Sweet Cream” until March 1st. This fior di latte flavor is smooth, naturally sweet, dairy-forward, and has been described as “a true natural beauty: classic, pure and delicious.” Says Lora Romano, Blue Marble’s Director of Client Services, “Our sweet cream is […]

Vegandale Food and Drink Festival: NYC 2018

Howdy, friends! If you’ve ever been to Toronto, and are vegan or vegan-curious, you might be aware of Vegandale, a city block boasting a plethora of vegan food, goods, and services. Self-described as “a mecca for the ethically minded and hungry,” their mission is to create a world where animals are no longer exploited. Feeling […]

Eating Vegan With Skinny Buddha

Today, Skinny Buddha is a well-oiled 100% vegan, gluten-free, organic machine run by Elyce Jacobson and Shaka Taffawa. But rewind ten years, and neither of them were business owners. In fact, Elyce was a chef looking to get in shape and Shaka was the trainer she met when she signed up for help at her […]

Ace Awarded Country’s Greenest Distributor!

Last week, the Green Restaurant Association named Ace Natural the Greenest Distributor in the country, an award bestowed upon the distributor “that carries the most and/or varied products and has demonstrated a commitment to sustainability outside of the products they carry.” In their words: “Ace Natural carries a large variety of local and organic food products. […]

New Dinner Menu @ Beyond Sushi

Last Tuesday, we ventured to Beyond Sushi, the “chef-driven, vegan sushi concept at the forefront of the healthy vegan food movement” AKA our favorite veg-friendly sushi spot in the city. If you’ve been following along for a while now, you may remember when we stopped by their original Union Square eatery and devoured copious amounts […]

Fall Produce Forecast

Photo: @unionmarket Greetings, friends! We recently sat down with Allison, Ace’s trusty produce guru, to get the scoop on all things, leafy, juicy, and bountiful. As ever, all of the fruits and veggies we distribute are 100% organic and as local as possible. Keep reading to learn what you can expect to be munching on […]

The Ace Update

Photo: @magicmixjuicery Hey there! With Labor Day in the rearview mirror and autumn on the way, we thought it would be a good time to give you a little update. Read on to learn about Ace’s new grab n’ go catalogue, as well as new offerings from our customers and vendors! Photo: Ace Natural We’re […]

Ace Austin Like A Natural

Photo: Ace Natural Hi there! We recently traveled to Austin, Texas, where we were greeted by a vibrant city filled with friendly people, healthy food, tons of music, and a plethora of outdoor fun. Keep reading for all of our eco-friendly + delicious recommendations! Cafés Photo: @cuveecoffee We landed, slightly dazed, at Cuvée Coffee on […]

NEW Products @ Juice Press

If you read the Ace Blog regularly, you know we talk about Juice Press a lot, which is only natural (get it?) considering JP is an iconic NYC plant-based eatery “on a mission to create the most trusted nutrition and wellness brand on the planet.” This summer, we noticed that they’ve been ushering in a […]

Happy Belated Pride!

At Ace, we’re proud to be part of a community filled with people dedicated — and actively working — to make the world a better place. In the past, we’ve devoted blog space to our customers and vendors making waves in terms of health and the environment. This month, we want to highlight the support […]

Smorgasburg Is Back!

Howdy friends! It’s that time of year again: the sun is blazing every day, the sidewalks smell like trash well-done, and MTA delays, no longer nuisances, mean extra time spent in air conditioning (i.e. refuge). Oh, and also…SMORGASBURG IS BACK!!!That’s right, you heard it here first. Smorgasburg is in full swing at all the usual […]

A Cup Of Jim’s

Have you ever wondered about the man behind Jim’s Organic Coffee? A native of Montclair, New Jersey, Jim Cannell grew up summering in Canada and taking long canoe trips. While both of these activities solidified his love of nature at an early age, he never thought his future career would be entwined with the great […]

Late Spring Produce Forecast

Hey there! Since we’re knee-deep in May, we thought it might be a good time to have Allison give us an update on the lovely produce that we’re offering right now. As always, the fruits and veggies we offer are 100% organic and local whenever possible! Leafy leafy greens Spring came about a month late […]

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 […]

Everything I Know I Learned From Blogs

April Fools’ Day may have already passed but did you spot our belated prank? We don’t know Nora Ephron’s stance on blogs but she did  once write, “Everything I know I learned from dogs.” Well, dogs are great but these days the average foodie can glean a lot more knowledge from blogs…so we’re kicking off the month […]

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. […]