Chickpea and Olive is a Brooklyn based vegan food business. We sprout up all around NYC.
We are open inside Whole Foods Gowanus seven days a week. Come eat!
Catch us on the weekends at Smorgasburg and come May we will be in DUMBO for lunchtime under the Archway Wednesday - Friday.
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Chickpea and Olive's recreates soul comforting food but with a healthy twist,
Better for you, the planet, and the animals. Triple win.
We select excellent ingredients and work with awesome NYC bakeries, artisans, and growers.
Delicious food. Crafted with love. We call it peace on a plate.
EXECUTIVE CHEF & CO - OWNER
Daniel Strong grew up in Soho, raised with addictions to soy sauce, pizza, noodles, chili peppers, cap'n crunch, and chicken rondeles. Daniel started learning to cook in his parents absence, under the tutelage of a Toulousain playwright baby-sitter. His father, a globe-trotting teacher and consultant, recognized Daniel's early interest, and began exposing his son to world cuisines. Together, they travelled to Beijing, Paris, and Kuala Lumpur, eating their way through stir fries, fricassees, dumplings and durians. Daniel got his first job as a porter/prep cook at Le Pescadou, a Provencal restaurant in Greenwich village. He worked his way up, later cooking at Tribeca Grill, Fatty Crab, and Dell'anima, where he became sous chef before quitting animal derived foods. In 2012, he co-founded Chickpea & Olive where he is currently the executive chef.
Danielle Ricciardi has worked in the restaurant industry for over a decade. She has bartended, served, and managed at restaurants all around NYC and Chicago. Being Italian American, family and love meant handmade manicotti and gathering around the big pot of Sunday gravy. When she was little, Danielle would help her mom in the kitchen, preparing huge family meals - never the least of which was the Christmas supper. Her passion for food is a hard wooden spoon rooted in her soul. When she founded Chickpea and Olive, it was with the goal of binding her passion for food with compassion; Chickpea and Olive is the expression of peace and compassion through food.
Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu
"May all beings everywhere be happy and free, and may the thoughts, words, and actions of my own life contribute in some way to that happiness and to that freedom for all."
OM, shanti shanti shanti.
whole foods market
238 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11249
7 days a week
11am - 9pm
LUNCHTIME UNDER THE ARCHWAY - DUMBO
Across from 155 Water St.
Wednesday - Friday
11:30am - 3pm
Saturdays - 90 N. Kent Ave Brooklyn, NY 11249
Sundays - Prospect Park - Breeze Hill
check social media to see if we have any events through out the week. we sprout up all the time. #everydaywehustlin'
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Whole Foods Market - 7 days a week
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday DUMBO Location - Lunchtime Under the Archway
Saturday Smorgasburg Location - East River State Park
Sunday Smorgasburg Location - Prospect Park - Breeze Hill (off Lincoln Rd. & Ocean Ave)