Vegan Grocer Opens Adjacent to MooShoes in New York City

The founders behind the iconic vegan apparel store move into the grocery industry with prepared sandwiches, snacks, pantry items, homemade soft-serve, and more!

Vegan deli Orchard Grocer will host its grand opening on March 18 in New York City. The convenience store—opened by MooShoes founders Erica and Sara Kubersky, located right next door—sells a wide variety of completely palm oil-free products, features homemade vegan soft-serve ice cream, and will serve gluten-free menu items. Customers can choose from six sandwiches (and daily specials) that include The Bowery (a breakfast option made with tofu egg, tempeh bacon, and Chao cheese), The Georgie (a caprese sandwich with Miyoko’s mozzarella cheese), and The Emma (made with pulled jackfruit, pomegranate ginger BBQ sauce, and red cabbage coleslaw). “We were constantly asked at MooShoes about places to eat in the neighborhood, and while there were options there, nothing was strictly vegan right in the neighborhood,” Erica tells VegNews, “so we decided to take this on ourselves.” Vegan establishments are rapidly growing in New York, and, according to a recent Google trends report, “vegan food” was the top search term amongst New Yorkers in 2016.

More News

Brooklyn's Vegan President Pushes to Ban Bologna

Eric L. Adams introduced a resolution that would ban disease-promoting processed meat at New York City public schools.
Read More »

Director Kevin Smith is Now a Non-Animal Eater

The Clerks director has officially ditched all animal products after a devastating heart attack made him reconsider his dietary habits.
Read More »

Ed Sheeran Buys Vegan Domino's Pizza for Dedicated Fans

The musician treated fans who camped out to see his concert in Brisbane, Australia to vegan pizzas from the chain, which recently added Follow Your Heart's vegan cheese to its menus.
Read More »

UK Doughnut Chain Opens an All-Vegan Outpost

The new plant-based location of doughnut shop Crosstown in London aims to make cruelty free doughnuts that rival the “real” thing.
Read More »

Zac Efron Thrives on a Purely Plant-Based Diet

The High School Musical actor reveals that ditching animal products has improved his metabolism, sleep, and exercise routine.
Read More »

This Week on VegNews TV: The secret to these delightful sweet treats is white beans! Aylin Erman shows you how to make these simple blondies.

More Videos »