When I look back on this post in a few months time, I’m hoping it’s going to remind me that this meal was one of the very best I’ve had in New York. Big call, huge in fact, but one I’d be happy to wear an a-frame sign that reads ‘EAT HERE PEOPLE! IT’S HEAVEN!’ and stand on the side of the road for.
Random Side Note: Seriously, that’s a really common thing to do in New York, they’re everywhere, even Subway has people with signs on sticks pointing in the direction of the nearest store. It’s actually very handy when you’re in the market for a footlong. But a little odd nonetheless.
But of course I’m not talking about Subway, I don’t need to eat there again. I do, however, need to eat at abc kitchen again because put quite simply, it’s freaking unbelievable. First off, it’s all about local, fresh organic food that’s not only tasty, but intrinsically linked to abc carpet & home, one of the most forward thinking stores on the planet and an absolute must-see when in the Big Apple.
Here are some visuals of the restaurant itself…
Taking its cue from abc carpet & home – a store dedicated to bringing about a change in consumerism through cause related products that have a minimal impact on the environment – abc kitchen produces food that has deep roots in local, organic, sustainable produce that are free from pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, insecticides or GMOs; meat, fish and dairy that is locally sourced where possible, from humanely treated pasture-fed animals free of antibiotics and hormones; teas, coffees, spices, organic wines, juices and elixirs that are organically cultivated on fair trade cooperatives celebrating and honoring sustainability, artistry and our global diversity. Ah-ma-ing!
I highly recommend the crab toast, and the spinach and goat cheese pizza, and the chicken and corn salad, and the sashimi, and yes I totally went nuts and ordered everything on the menu and it was all delicious. Yumyumyumyum! That said, the menu is dependent on the seasons, so don’t be shocked if any of the above are not there. It’s all amazing anyway.
They also happen to have a rooftop growing micro-greens and herbs, just to really get me excited. Oh, and if you’re into TomKat, they enjoy this place too. Who wouldn’t? It’s unbelievable.
What’s even more unbelievable is that fact that abc carpet & home CEO, Paulette Cole, has teamed up with Deepak Chopra for Deepak Homebase, a physical and virtual salon of awesomeness that inspires the world one podcast at a time. Hooray! On an entirely different note, Deepak, if you’re reading this, I did your Primordial Sound Meditation Course and it changed my life. Cheers to you, buddy.
But aside from the obvious lesson I speak of here, Happies, there’s one very large message that we can all take away from this amazing brand. Being conscious of the world around us, really wanting to make a change, and contributing in a truly meaningful way is absolutely possible. Never think that it’s too big a task. This wonderful company (and amazing restaurant) proves that we can have it all, and so much more, we just have to be willing to put in the effort. Do that, and watch the lights turn on in people’s brains as they realise that a life with purpose is so much more rewarding than just, well, a life.
Tell me Happies…
Do you like the sound of this restaurant?
Have you been there?
Heard of it?
Want to go?