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Bay Area Export ‘Beloved Cafe’ Aims to Serve by Month End on Allen Street

Posted September 15, 2021 at 5:01 am

The Lower East Side will soon be flowing with golden milk. Beloved Cafe – a San Francisco-based vegan eatery and juice bar – is headed to 196 Allen Street. As previously reported, the new location is the first expansion for the company beyond its Bay Area environs. Ownership promises that the new cafe is to […]

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In First Expansion from San Francisco, Plant-Based ‘Beloved Cafe’ Readies Allen Street Locale

Posted March 10, 2021 at 5:06 am

The former home of a popular Lower East Side pizzeria will soon birth another plant-based option. Beloved Cafe – a San Francisco plant-based eatery and juice bar – is headed to 196 Allen Street, which previously housed Pala. The new location is the first expansion for the company beyond its Bay Area environs. Beloved Cafe […]

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Orchard Grocer Announces ‘Vegan Bites’ Punchcard to Benefit Safe Horizons

Posted October 9, 2020 at 5:12 am

When the pandemic shutdown hit in mid-March, Orchard Grocer pivoted to become a virtual vegan grocery store. Six months later, ownership unveiled a to-go counter for their specialty house-made goods. Now, further inroads expansion within the vegan community. Chef Nora Vargas and founders Erica and Sara Kubersky have joined forces with several female-owned, plant-based restaurants […]

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All Vegan ‘Orchard Grocer’ Returns with Takeout Service

Posted September 11, 2020 at 5:00 am

Mooshoes has good news for local vegans. Its sidecar grocery space is back open after six months on the sidelines. When the pandemic shutdown hit in mid-March, Orchard Grocer pivoted to become a virtual vegan grocery store for the local community. Six months later, ownership has unveiled a to-go counter for their specialty house-made goods. As […]

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MooShoes Permanently Closes its LA Store Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted May 21, 2020 at 5:06 am

Popular vegan shoe store, MooShoes, permanently closed its Los Angeles satellite earlier this month. The retail outpost had been in business on the West Coast since 2014. Six years later, it’s done in by the novel coronavirus. The shutter does not affect the Lower East Side original, which has been out of commission due to […]

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Shuttered 3 Months, Cafe Petisco to Return as Vegan Restaurant?

Last modified August 6, 2019 at 6:44 am

For Cafe Petisco, the collapsed wall in the basement coincided with a Department of Health inspection that ultimately led to its closure. Three months later, the mediterranean restaurant looks to be going vegan. Public records show that Cafe Petisco was ordered shut after an inspection on March 29 yielded 43 violation points for “evidence of live mice” […]

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‘Rawsome Treats’ Vegan Dessert Shop Opens on Orchard Street

Posted April 5, 2018 at 5:05 am

Sweet-toothed vegans have one more place to sate their appetite on the Lower East Side. Months after news broke of its Orchard Street arrival – teaser signage had been in play since January – Rawsome Treats is now serving. Watt Sriboonruang, who moonlights as a Muay Thai amateur fighter, started the small business on the […]

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Muay Thai Fighter to Open Vegan Bakeshop ‘Rawsome Treats’ on Orchard Street

Posted January 17, 2018 at 5:08 am

With SHUT Skateboards gone more four months, it’s time for the next tenant in line at 158 Orchard Street. Teaser signage now advertises the imminent arrival of a new raw, vegan dessert shop called Rawsome Treats. Watt Sriboonruang, who moonlights as a Muay Thai amateur fighter, started the small business on the Lower East Side […]

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Vegan Mexican Joint ‘JaJaJa’ Opens Friday on East Broadway

Posted April 18, 2017 at 5:02 am

The light board has been affixed to the facade of 162 East Broadway for months. Now, it’s lit up with the greeting, “Hola Chinatown! We see you.” This is how the plant-based newcomer JaJaJa is announcing itself to the Chinatown neighborhood it invaded. It opens to the public on Friday. JaJaJa (Plantas Mexicana) is a vegan […]

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Looking Inside ‘JaJaJa,’ the Vegan Mexican Restaurant at 162 East Broadway

Posted April 13, 2017 at 5:05 am

Hold onto your sombreros, JaJaJa is on the proverbial precipice of opening at 162 East Broadway. JaJaJa (Plantas Mexicana) is a vegan Mexican restaurant helmed by Gelso & Grand proprietor Nima Garos and partner Koorosh Bakhtiar. The concept has been in the works for more than a year, and evolved along the way. For one, […]

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