Fast-casual salad chain, sweetgreen, just opened it's fourth Brooklyn location downtown on the corner of Court and Atlantic. Brooklyn Magazine asked Co-Founder and COO, Nicolas Jammet, for his thoughts around the continued expansion into Brooklyn and for his thoughts around their mission to bring healthy food options to new communities.   1) Sweetgreen has opened 20+ locations in NYC and now a location in downtown Brooklyn on Court street. How has Brooklyn differed from your Manhattan locations...
A picture, they say, is worth a thousand words, although it's clear that “they” haven't read some of the words I've read describing food in breathtaking, drool-inducing detail. The only thing nicer than reading about food in a book is reading about food whilst snacking. As a girl I'd arrive at meals with my nose in a book, and it was often taken away from me as I was forced to interact with my family...
New York City is famously known as the city that never sleeps. Adding that it’s because everyone’s caffeinated AF would erobably rob the saying of its charm. Coffee is synonymous with New York— so is the subway being delayed due to train traffic ahead. Luckily Abbotsford Road coffee is here to help make the former as special of an experience as possible. I experienced this first hand at the opening of the specialty coffee...
I have long followed the work of Chen & Kai, the unstoppable design studio based out of Brooklyn. From designing paperweights for the Whitney Museum to ready-made art ashtrays for Bushwick’s Fisher Parrish gallery, Chen & Kai are well-beloved in the design world. But what interested me most over the years is their consistent and under-explored obsession of incorporating food into their work. Inherently, designing for the home has a distinct relationship with food....
Photos by DP Jolly A few coworkers and I were sitting in my office discussing passion projects and things that we do outside of work. As I was talking about people I interviewed for Brooklyn Magazine, one of my coworkers said, “You should meet my friend Thi.” “We went to USC together, and he has this sparkling coffee company called Keepers that he started in Brooklyn,” she added. My coworker Devin was born in ’92,...
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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