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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. […]

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 […]

What’s the Difference Between Tapioca and Cassava Flour?

Hi there. We are excited to announce that we are currently stocking cassava flour in bulk! This gluten-free specialty baking item is non-GMO, has a shelf life of 24 months, and is good for vegan, kosher, and paleo kitchens! In case you aren’t familiar with this ingredient, it’s similar to tapioca flour, which is one of […]

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 […]

Ace’s Winter Produce Forecast

Greetings! The seasons are changing (hello winter, you stubborn old friend) and consequently so are our 100% organic produce offerings. We checked in recently with Allison Bennett, our produce guru, to see what to expect over the next month or two. Read on for the full scoop… ROOT CROPS Allison is excited about the root […]

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 […]