Chef Chloe Coscarelli to Open a Vegan Eatery in NYC
Vegan chef Chloe Coscarelli is bringing her delicious and healthy plant-based recipes to the masses. The 27-year-old will open her first-ever restaurant in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village this summer.
The restaurant, the simply-titled, By Chloe, will feature meatless and dairy-free cuisine in a fast-casual setting. Though Coscarelli has honed her cooking chops in other vegan kitchens, and is the best-selling authors of vegan cookbooks, “Chloe’s Kitchen,” and “Chloe’s Vegan Italian Kitchen” (and not to mention is the first vegan chef to win a TV cooking show, “Cupcake Wars”), she’s never had her own restaurant before.
“So this is a totally different and wildly exciting experience,” she told Well + Good.
According to Coscarelli, the restaurant’s menu will be all about the fresh ingredients. A type of vegan burger will be made of sweet potato, black bean, and quinoa version topped with guacamole, in addition to vegan ice creams, salads, pastas, soups, cold-pressed juices, and lots of “interesting sauces and condiments made from nuts and spices.”
“Nothing that would be considered fake,” she says.
First and foremost for Coscarelli is making it easier for people to access to delicious, fresh vegan meals on a more casual, everyday basis.
“Vegan cuisine has been at the forefront of food culture in recent years and there are a ton of amazing vegan establishments that exist, lots of great fine dining restaurants,” Coscarelli says. “I felt a need for having really delicious, high-quality food that is easier to access…I’m trying to show people that, yes, you can eat like that every day.”
And if you live near Bleecker Street, between Sullivan and Macdougal (where the restaurant is set to open), then you definitely can.