Irving Farm Coffee

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By no means is Irving Farm Coffee new to NYC. In fact, almost 20 years ago, they opened up their first location at 71 Irving in Gramercy. I’ve been going for years, and figured I was way past due on a post for these guys. 

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They roast everything here in NY at a farm in Hudson Valley, keeping the focus on sustainability and building direct relationships with the coffee farmers. In their cafe, they also offer an array of baked goods and pastries, including a Rice Crispy Treat about the size of your face. 

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I usually order an Americano. The coffee is robust yet smooth, and vibe in the cafe is nothing shy of quaint. There are a number of little tables in the subterranean cafe, and you’ll usually find them all full.

The Shorts: 
Name: Irving Farm Coffee
Location: 71 Irving Place, NYC
The Long and Short: Would I go back? Well, being that I’ve been going for years, as long as they’re still there, yup, I will for sure be back.
Would I recommend it? Definitely. They offer great coffee, great snacks, and a cozy little space to enjoy your beverage, get some work done, or catch up with a friend. Warning, you have to be on your table-grabbing game, they’re a hot commodity. 

Taste Of Gramercy Neighborhood

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This past Saturday, Gramercy Neighborhood Associates hosted the second annual Taste of Gramercy Neighborhood, bringing out some of Gramercy’s best merchants. It’s a ticketed event, allowing you an allotment of tastings from the vendors, depending on the quantity of tastings purchased. 

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I got to be a part of this year’s event, feeding the people my Squish Marshmallows. It was a really successful event, and I had a blast being a part of it and getting to talk to all of the tasters. (Special shout goes to Farm2Me who sponsored the table for me to be there!)

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While I didn’t get to attend the food festival as a consumer, I’m pretty sure everyone enjoyed tastings from all the vendors who participated (in no particular order): A Spice Lane, Bedford Cheese Shop, Irving Farm Coffee Roasters, Friend of a Farmer, Big Daddy’s, City Crab, Duke’s, Dos Caminos, Ichabod’s, Paul and Jimmy’s, The Stand, Barbouina, Casa Mono, Bar Jamon, La Follia, FOCO, Aloha Fine Wines and Spirits, WTRMLN WTR, Ainsworth Park, EXKi, Almayass

The Shorts:
Name: Taste Of Gramercy Neighborhood
Location: Irving Place between 17th and 18th Streets, NYC
The Long and Short: Would I go back? Well, hopefully I’ll be back next year as a vendor, but, if not, I’ll get to be a taster. 
Would I recommend it? Yes, there was an accessible number of vendors to choose from, so you don’t feel too overwhelmed. But, they’re all serving different items, so, you can get a good variety.