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.  

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 has worked quietly in kitchens all over manhattan. Before falling in love with Danielle Ricciardi and starting Chickpea & Olive, he was the sous chef of Dell'Anima, an Italian trattoria in Manhattan's West Village, where he directed the kitchen through everyday operations and developed dishes that gave praise to a heritage of regional cuisine. Daniel has since converted to a strict vegetarian diet, and as a result his food has transformed. In each dish he ensures that no flavor is muted, and every ingredient is used with purpose.



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

214 3rd St, Brooklyn, NY 11215


7 days a week

11am - 8pm



Across from 155 Water St.  

Wednesday - Friday

11:30am - 3pm



Saturdays  - 90 N. Kent Ave Brooklyn, NY 11249

Sundays - Prospect Park - Breeze Hill


Sa 11a–6p
Su 11a–6p


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



Whole Foods Market - 7 days a week


Wednesday, Thursday, Friday  DUMBO Location - Lunchtime Under the Archway (starts May 3rd)


Saturday Smorgasburg Location - East River State Park


Sunday Smorgasburg Location - Prospect Park - Breeze Hill ( off Lincoln Rd. & Ocean Ave)