MooShoes Full Service Vegan Grocery Opens at the End of the Month on Orchard Street
MooShoes reopened back in September with a totally new look. The popular cruelty-free shoe shop divided its retail space at 78 Orchard Street, and is now getting into the food game.
Quite literally narrowing the retail shopping experience allowed ownership to introduce Orchard Grocer, as we first reported. The full service vegan grocery will feature an all-vegan deli, selection of dry goods, and even soft serve ice cream. Debut was previously set for mid-October, but is now on track for an end-of-January opening. Assuming the necessary inspections are a success.
Take a peek inside the future Orchard Grocer, as the furnishings and kitchen equipment are settling in. This move is no doubt a commercial leap of faith for the sixteen-year-old business.
MooShoes was co-founded in 2001 by Queens natives Erica and Sara Kubersky. Their original location was actually located, somewhat ironically, in a former Gramercy butcher shop. Two years later, the vegan shoe store relocated to 152 Allen Street where it resided for the next four years, before jumping further south in 2007 to its current home at 78 Orchard Street.