Chickpea and Olive is a Brooklyn based vegan food business. We sprout up all around NYC. 

We are open inside Whole Foods Williamsburg seven days a week. Come eat!


For the most up to date information follow us on social media.


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.



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.






(347) 994-9442




whole foods market

238 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11249


7 days a week

11am - 9pm


DUMBO Lunches

50 Adams St, Brooklyn 


Wednesday - Friday 

11:30am - 3pm


Smorgasburg Weekends


90 Kent Ave Brooklyn, NY 11249



Prospect Park at Breeze Hill

11am - 6pm


check social media to see if we have any events through out the week.  we sprout up all the time.  #everydaywehustlin'



Whole Foods Williamsburg - 7 days a week


Smorgasburg Saturdays Williamsburg 


Smorgasburg Sundays Prospect Park


Lunchtime Under the Archway (starts May 2nd)