The face is familiar — lots of booths and food smells in the air — but something about this food fair sets it apart from the street fairs New Yorkers are accustomed to. That something, it turns out, is the lack of animal proteins.
This weekend, beginning today and extending though Sunday, Apr. 2, Flatiron North Plaza, at Broadway and 23rd Street, will be the site of the Flatiron Nomad Plant-Based Food Fair. The event, presented by Eleven Madison Home in partnership with other area establishments dedicated to the plant-based movement, will kick off their celebration of Earth Month. Edible offerings at the fair will be exclusively animal-free. Participating restaurants include Avocaderia, PureGrit BBQ, and PLNT Burger. A complete list may be found here.
Olive Oil Coffee
Does olive oil coffee strike you as odd? According to coffee giant Starbucks, which has begun adding cold pressed EVOO to its arabica coffee, the result “is a velvety smooth, delicately sweet and lush coffee that uplifts each cup with an extraordinary new flavor and texture.”
If you’re interested in trying an Oleato, as the beverage is called, it is on sale locally at the Starbucks Reserve Empire State Building store and the Starbucks Reserve Greenwich Lane store, located on the site formerly occupied by St. Vincent’s Hospital. In addition to Oleato Caffè Latte, the chain is offering an Oleato Iced Shaken Espresso (described as “layers of flavor sweetened with notes of toffeenut, rich espresso and creamy oatmilk infused with Partanna extra virgin olive oil”) and Oleato Golden Foam Cold Brew.