Eating Well at Ossining’s Good Choice Kitchen
This new Main Street spot offers flavorful whole food and an informal vibe.
Avocado toast on gluten-free bread with cashew cheese and sprouts.
Photos by Liz Susman Karp
Good Choice Kitchen, a fast-casual restaurant featuring organic, vegan, non-GMO, plant-based and mostly local sustainably-grown ingredients, has brought the concept of clean eating to Ossining. Judging by the steady stream of smiling customers since February’s opening, it’s clear there is a demand here for this kind of food.
Owner Laurie Gershgorn, a longtime personal chef trained at New York City’s Natural Gourmet Institute for Health and Culinary Arts, discovered firsthand that eating well is the way to illness prevention and wellness. A natural progression of her career and beliefs, she “wanted a community interactive location where we could serve people of all socio-economic levels and expose more people to more healthy whole foods that are all organic and sustainable products and sustainably grown.”
Late-winter menu choices taste fresh and wholesome and include smoothies, juices, breakfast options like almond pudding and avocado toast, salads, soups, savory bowls and a “your choice” plate, a custom combination of a protein, grain and vegetable from rotating options including red lentil pâté, millet, and sautéed seasonal greens.
Kale salad with shaved winter root vegetables and a miso tahini sauce.
The stylish décor - crisp white walls, bright paintings, and minimalist furniture - puts the food center stage.
Weekly meal delivery and catering services are available. Cooking classes are scheduled to begin this month, ranging from knife skills to cooking for expectant mothers; they can be tailored to people’s interests.
Open Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Friday 7:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Saturday 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Good Choice Kitchen
147 Main St, Ossining
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