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Breaking Hearts In Bushwick

From the same team that cooked up Brooklyn faves Champs Diner and Screamer’s Pizzeria, Bushwick’s new Hartbreakers is a fast-casual, 70’s-inspired, 100% vegan restaurant. And their rotating menu features delicious, plant-based food made from scratch! The restaurant is also devoted to promoting animal and human rights. VegNews recently caught up with Champs Empire’s Marketing Director, Adri […]

Eating Like An Ace: Oahu, HI

Welcome to our latest food guide: where to eat in Oahu, Hawaii. Oahu is home to both the city of Honolulu as well as less populated areas like Kailua, the North Shore, and Waimanalo. It is also filled with delicious eateries. We recently spent some time in this magical place and, while there’s no way […]

Special Deal: Teatulia’s Tea Sodas

Great news! It’s the beginning of March, the weather is (hopefully) going to turn soon, and we are offering a deal on Teatulia’s newest product: handcrafted Tea Sodas. Described as a cross between tea and soda, “with no garbage at all,” each can contains only 16-20 grams of sugar and is made “single-garden direct.” This […]

An Update From Ace’s Produce Pros

Happy mid-February, folks! We recently checked in with Ace’s produce pros, Paul Guarino and Rod Moyer, to see what’s been going on in the big wide world of fruit and veggies. The two of them have been spearheading some big changes in the produce department and we’re excited to bring you an overview. Read on… […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 [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 […]

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 […]