Little Lad’s Cafe to Open Inside Templo Adventista del Septimo

Posted on: August 16th, 2011 at 6:09 am by

Food and worship will soon coexist, side-by-side, at the corner of Forsyth and Delancey. That’s right, the historic Templo Adventista del Septimo is set to birth a new vegan cafe in its always-poppin’ ground-level reception room. As we speak, the communal gathering space at the adjoining 41 Delancey is being reconfigured to allow for Little Lad’s Cafe. Workers were seen milling about the site yesterday morning, but the beat-up sign in the window was evidence enough of the new tenant here.

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We spoke with the proprietor of Little Lad’s and learned that the venture will maintain a symbiotic relationship with the church. Under the progressive mission of “Solving America’s health problems one customer at a time,” the ultimate goal is to help the community by offering healthy foods at bottom-dollar price points (e.g. $5 lunch buffet). Apparently those involved are not “in it to make money.”

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This is the second go-round for the vegan eatery, which recently shuttered its outpost at 120 Broadway after more than five years in business. As before, Little Lad’s will likely offer nutrition seminars and cooking classes alongside its culinary options.  The plan is to open within three weeks.

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