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Ask any vegan you know, and if they’re honest they’ll tell you that a lot of vegan food sucks. Not because plant-based food is naturally bland, but because most restaurants don’t care about vegans. As I’ve played with transitioning animal-based foods out of my diet, I’ve gotten a small taste of how bitter the struggle for good vegan food can be. I’ve also enjoyed the sweet success of finding flavorful and delicious vegan food,...
PHOTOGRAPHY Alexandria Taveras Regardless of where you find yourself on the love-hate continuum of Valentine’s Day, we might all be able to agree that love in its simplest and most genuine forms is one of the most beautiful things to admire when we get a chance to see it. I recently had the pleasure to do just that on my visit to the Li-Lac Chocolates factory and store in Industry City in Sunset Park. Here’s how...
Age: 27 Pronouns: He/Him Neighborhood: Bushwick Most Likely to: Start my own venture capital firm Favorite Quote: "It's great to be here. It's great to be anywhere." - Keith Richards  Nate Cotanch grew up with New Mexican roots, where Hatch Chile was a staple in local cuisine. Entrepreneurial in nature, Nate noticed a hole in the New York food market: it was missing Hatch Chile, and thus, Zia Green Chile Company was born. Nate sees Hatch Chile as more...
Name: Jenny Treantafilos Age: 26 Pronouns: She/Her Neighborhood: Bushwick Most likely to: Give a hug when you need it most Favorite Quote: It’s more of a mantra "Trust the process." But recently have randomly using, “Be the change you wish to see in the world," to rally the cooks. It’s just motivating/corny enough to set in! It's always been a curiosity of mine as to why the chef is the person we see the least, if at all, when we...

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