Wednesday, April 30, 2014

May's Dessert Menu

All items are vegan and made in-house by our talented baker with organic ingredients! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Menu is effective May 1- May 30!

Monday:

Banana Vanilla Cupcakes (gluten-free/soy-free)
Crispy Rice- Chocolate Truffle (gf)
Chocolate-Cherry Cookies
Seasonal Cookie Bars (varying flavors)
Chocolate Chip Bar



Tuesday:

Chocolate Coffee Caramel Cupcake (gf/sf)
Crispy Rice - Chocolate Truffle (gf)
Chocolate-Cherry Cookies
Seasonal Bread Pudding
Brownies (gf)
Chocolate Chip Bar



Wednesday:

Pecan Cinnamon Cupcakes (gf/sf)
Crispy Rice - Chocolate Truffle (gf)
S'mores Cookies
Seasonal Fruit Pie
Chocolate Chip Bar


Thursday:

Lime Poppyseed Cupcakes (gf/sf)
Mexican-spiced Chocolate Truffle (gf)
S'mores Cookies
Seasonal Mini Bundt Cake (sf)
Seasonal Foccacia Bread
Chocolate Chip Bar


Friday:

Chocolate-Pistachio Cupcakes (gf/sf)
Mexican-Spiced Chocolate Truffles
Jasmine Green Tea Shortbread Cookies
Seaonal Fruit "Cheese"cake (gf)
Brownies (gf)
Chocolate Chip Bar

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Sunday Staff Profiles: The People of Perelandra

One of the things that makes Perelandra so special is our wonderful staff! We are fortunate to have employees are from all over the world with very diverse skill sets and backgrounds, and they are instrumental in creating the "great energy" that our store is famous for. Our customers rely on our staff to answer their questions, help them find what they're looking for, suggest products and to be a friendly face in this big city. Get to know Remoy, who is at customer service generalist at Perelandra, and started here more than 8 years ago! You'll see him most frequently in our produce department, his favorite place in the store to work. Get to know him in this week's staff profile. 

 


Name: Remoy

Hometown: Amarillo, TX

How long have you lived in New York City?
8 years

Length of time working at Perelandra:
This is my third time working at Perelandra. I worked here during school, and I just got back from living in Portugal for a while, but I started originally 8 years ago.

What are your favorite products at Perelandra?

Dr. Bronners Lavender Castille Soap: "It smells great, and a little goes a very long way with this stuff! I have never experienced that with soap before."

Macro-Vegan Samosa Dumplings: "It's like a samosa, but it's a dumpling! And they're delicious cold."

Synergy Trilogy Kombucha: "It's super refreshing when it's hot."

What is your favorite thing about working at Perelandra?

"I really love working in the produce department because we work directly with farms and small distributors, and I like to know that I am working closely with small farms and farmers directly.  

"Also, it has always been a special place to me. It was my first job in New York. Growing up in Texas, I had no concept of consumption responsibility, and after working here for a few months I drastically changed my diet, and it changed my mentality on many things. The staff challenged me on things that I didn't expect, and I have made some of my best friend here. 7 years later I still see lots of the same customers and they remember me, and talk to me. And I always feel like I am part of a family here."

 


What's the most important thing you've learned since you started working here?

"Being responsible for your consumption habits. People take it for granted. It's a mentality that will trickle down if you start with your food consumption. It affects the way you think about a lot of things. So many people consume things without regard for much else other than taste or desire, and once you put in the idea of what it means to consume and how to be responsible for what you put into your body it makes you more aware and more sensitive to the daily habits that have become routine."
 

Favorite Book: "The Secret Lives of People in Love" by Simon Van Booy

Favorite musician/music: I like anything top 80/contemporary. I also like country because it reminds me of home (Texas!)

 

Some things we love about Remoy:

"He has a delightfully complex intellect." -Keith

"He is really intelligent. He is also a really cool guy and he works really hard." -Hannia

"I have known Remoy for a long time, and beneath his alternately pensive and witty veneer, there is a truly enlightened guy" -James

"Remoy is a tremendously good and kind person. He is thoughtful, funny, smart and very self-aware" -Allison


Sunday, April 20, 2014

Sunday Staff Profiles: The People of Perelandra

One of the things that makes Perelandra so special is our wonderful staff! We are fortunate to have employees are from all over the world with very diverse skill sets and backgrounds, and they are instrumental in creating the "great energy" that our store is famous for. Our customers rely on our staff to answer their questions, help them find what they're looking for, suggest products and to be a friendly face in this big city. Get to know Derrick who has been ordering Perelandra's grocery products for more than a decade! If you shop at Perelandra, chances are you are familiar with his great smile. Get to know him in this week's staff profile.
 
 


Name: Derrick

Hometown: Chantimelle, Grenada

How long have you lived in New York City?
Almost 30 years

Length of time working at Perelandra:
14 years


What are your favorite products at Perelandra?

Nature's Path Heritage Flakes: "My favorite cereal. It has lots of whole grains and is very healthy. It tastes great!"

Beanitos Chips, Nacho Flavor: "These taste great and has the best nacho flavor, especially when compared to other Nacho chips."

Newman's Own Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil: "I love the flavor of this olive oil."

What is your favorite thing about working at Perelandra?

"I love the environment and the staff. It's a very low stress environment and everyone gets along well."

What's the most important thing you've learned since you started working here?

"I've learned a lot about how to run a business and how to give great customer service."

Some things we love about Derrick:

"Derrick is always happy and joking- I have never seen him in a bad mood." -Dan

"He always knows the answers to my questions, and he's always very positive." -Ramon

"He is the happiest man on earth." -Keith

"He's got a good attitude and is really reliable. He always follows through on things." -Chris

"He's always upbeat and can turn any situation into a positive experience." -Carrie

Monday, April 14, 2014

New Menu Items for Spring!


White-bean raddichio salad

French couscous salad with asparagus and cherry tomatoes

Strawberry-vanilla cupcakes

New spring additions to our menu! As always, it's all vegan and made in-house daily with organic ingredients!

  • Creamy celery root soup with leeks, thyme, garlic and lemon

  • French couscous salad with asparagus and cherry tomatoes in a lemon-tarragon vinaigrette

  • Spring quinoa pilaf with toasted sunflower seeds, radish and fresh basil in a champagne vinaigrette

  • White bean-raddichio salad with charred scallions in a roasted garlic vinaigrette