All Vegan ‘Orchard Grocer’ Returns with Takeout Service
Mooshoes has good news for local vegans. Its sidecar grocery space is back open after six months on the sidelines.
When the pandemic shutdown hit in mid-March, Orchard Grocer pivoted to become a virtual vegan grocery store for the local community. Six months later, ownership has unveiled a to-go counter for their specialty house-made goods.
As part of the relaunch, Orchard Grocer is introducing a new slate of sandwiches prepared by Nora Vargas, including:
The Francis, a take on the classic Cubano made with vegan ham, half sour Brooklyn Brine pickles, cheese, Dijon mustard, and mayo
The Poppy with house-made chickpea tuna salad, tomato, mixed greens on Roberta’s marbled rye
The Monty with vegan mortadella, provolone cheese, roasted peppers, olives, pepperoncini, greens tomato, and onion on Parisi’s Italian hero bread.
Orchard Grocers opened in early 2017, and is the food-focused offshoot of vegan shoe shop, Mooshoes, which was founded in 2001 by Queens natives Erica and Sara Kubersky.
As previously reported, the full service vegan grocery features an all-vegan deli, shelves of various dry goods, refrigerator units, and even a soft-serve ice cream machine.