How Christina Lecki Takes Sustainability in the Kitchen to the Next Level by Food and Wine

… Chloe Vichot of Ancolie in New York is tackling lunchtime waste: most all the food served in her restaurant comes in reusable glass jars, which guests can exchange for a dollar of store credit (she currently has a 30 percent return rate). She donates all her food scraps to a community garden, so that she knows exactly where her waste is ending up.

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The Healthy NYC Guide by Goop

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Ancolie is a self-described “epicurean canteen”—serving healthy, ready-to-eat meals packed to-go in sustainable glass jars. Founder Chloe Vichot—like most us—grew frustrated not only with the overly salty, often processed ingredients in the ready-made meals she would pick up for lunch, but with the waste they generated. In building Ancolie, Vichot focused on the container first, creating custom-designed mason jars that are truly a joy to eat from—wider than the typical jar with curved edges (to make scooping that last bite of farro a little easier), stackable, and leakproof. For lunch think rainbow salads (cabbage, greens, cauli-rice) or the Ancolie jar (a little heartier with lentils, carrots, goat cheese, chicken, and walnuts), breakfast could be a creamy chia pud, and for those who like something warm, there are hot options daily.

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The 10 Best Cafés in Greenwich Village, Manhattan by The Culture Trip

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By Julia Goicochea Updated: 5 July 2017

Home to Washington Square Park, independent shops, and an array of iconic New York City landmarks, Manhattan’s Greenwich Village boasts a lot to see and do. A remnant of the area’s heyday as a hub for bohemians and beatniks, the West Village also hosts a thriving coffee shop scene. Next time your caffeine-craving kicks in (and you know it will), enjoy an afternoon pick-me-up at one of these 10 local cafés.

Guess who is #2… keep on reading here

Pops from Goods For The Study – #madeon8thstreet

Can you introduce yourself and your store?

I am Pops and I manage the pen area for Goods For The Study. My thing is basically fountain pens!

What is your passion?

I think is getting to know people. For instance, they are like my family here. I like to take care of them, whether it is bringing treats or hanging out with them after work. We practically live together and interact 24/7, so I think it’s important to maintain this kind of relationship and being there for them.


What do you like about 8th street?

There is a lot to like about it. I haven’t really had the chance to visit everyone yet, I still make my way around. There is a really cool fashion shop down the street called Shop Untitled; it is all black and white and people are super nice. The store across the street is also pretty cool; Mountain Side craft. I walked in and bought a nice scarf there, the owner is really nice too.

What is your favorite store in the neighborhood if you would recommend something to someone?

You guys for sure, because your store is clean and comfortable. It’s the kind of store that it’s hard to notice but every time customers ask for a coffee shop, I always direct them to you. I also really like Lifethyme, the organic shop on the corner.

What do you like about Ancolie? What is your favorite thing?

Besides from you [Chloe] and the people that work there, the quality of your products. For example, the turmeric latte is my new obsession right now. I also love your cranberry cookie and your soups, especially the split pea mint soup.

How would you reuse your jar?

By filling with another cup of coffee or boiled tea. In the store we also use it as a granola container.

Do you have any recommendation for Ancolie? Things you would like to see on the menu?

I would love to see a sandwich. I think that I came in one day thinking that you guys have it and I realized “oh no there is no sandwich!”. It could be anything and the bread that comes with the soup would be perfect. Something simple, like goat cheese and Spanish ham, that is all you need.

Thank you people from 8th Street for being so supportive! Community is everything! We love our 8th Street!



10 of the Best Healthy Lunch Chains Around the Country

May, 9th 2017
“Never feel guilty if you eat cake, as long as you balance it with something else.” That’s the abiding food philosophy for Ancolie founder Chloe Vichot. The tres French notion of moderation is omnipresent here, from the lentil-and-grain salads perfectly portioned in glass jars to, yes, even the bite-size pieces of chocolate cake.
Thank you Testing Table for including us in the best healthy spots of the US!!! Read and discover awesome places right here.

Richard from Uncle Sam’s – #madeon8thstreet

Can you introduce yourself and your store?

I am Richard Geist from Uncle Sam’s. We areNew York City’s fashion forward Army Surplus Store. We mix art, fashion, with vintage and military surplus and make recycling a lifestyle. We love 8th Street and have been here since 1998. We are world renown for our unique products and super friendly team.

What brought you to 8th street and what do you like about 8th street?

Our first store in New York was in Manhattan Mall but I just knew I had to be in the Village, I knew the roots of music & fashion were here. Bob Dylan wrote most of its song in Washington Park. Jimi Hendrix has a studio next to Ancolie. The Original Whitney is on 8th St. And so much more… the Village is NYC’s history and Greenwich Village is the center, I just had to be there. Uncle Sam’s location used to be The PosterMat- a famous poster and head shop, the owner was retiring and rented his store.

What is your passion?

Life and everything in it. My passion is literally everything.With regards to my business it’s recycling, reusing, repurposing and not wasting. That is my true business passion.

What do you like about Ancolie? What is your favorite thing?

I love how welcoming is it. It feels is like I am coming to my own kitchen and that I am at home. Because of the way you are [Chloé], the way your staff is and because your food feels like mom’s cooking. Also, I just tried your turmeric latte for the first time, I had energy like unbelievable, I am a big coffee drinker but that gave me superpowers. I also love your chocolate love muffins, they rule.


What is your favorite local store in the area?

Storm’s & her Studion (her interview) has really built an amazing store down the street.She has so much wonder and really brings old school NYC back to the street with a mixture of tomorrow. I was just at the FIT gala last week and I sat near Ralph Lauren and Ana Wintour and they loved my Storm painted jacket. Every store has something different on 8th Street, it’s very very unique and is small business – we are UN’CHAINED’ down here and I love that. YOU CAN’t BRAND ME.

Do you have any recommendation for Ancolie? Things you would like to see on the menu?

I did not know you had soups, so may be better signage! And maybe free salads for cool merchants in the aréa, haha.

How would you reuse your jar?

When I finish my salad, I can return it and get a dollar back, which is pretty cool. But I’ll recycle it to store buttons from different militaries or for coins that I have in my office.

Thank you Richard for the interview ! We love our community of such amazing and inspiring people on 8th Street ❤

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