Plant-Based Community Fridge Opens its Door at Essex Market

Posted on: July 1st, 2021 at 5:03 am by

As of last week, the Lower East Side now boasts a second community fridge dispensing plant-based goods. The newest addition is at the Essex Market, the 220 Broome Street entrance.

The new swap stop is stocked with plant-based and organic foods, as well as canned goods. Such as Fresh Produce, Jarred Nut Butters, Whole Wheat and Whole Grain Breads, Plant Based Milks, Dried or Canned Beans Dried Beans, Lentils, Legumes, Dried Grains like Rice and Pasta, and Fruit Preserves. All free for the take.

This second dispensary follows a similar placement outside the Overthrow Boxing club earlier this year.

As with other “fridges” that have popped up around the city during the pandemic, passersby take what they need and drop off what they don’t. Sort of like the take-a-penny-leave-penny tray at the local bodega.

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