Areppas Opens Second Location in Gramercy Today

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Restaurant owners and husband and wife team, Celestino Diaz and Brooke Carrie Hil, will open their second brick-and-mortar Areppas eatery in Gramercy at 115 East 23rd Street on Thursday, September 26th. Patrons are given an authentic taste of Venezuela and can feel good about it, since the restaurant gives back to Venezuelean children with every purchase made. This fast-casual concept which has a flagship location at 954 3rd Avenue is also planning to open a third location in SoHo next month. The new Gramercy location is 2,240-square feet, with 40 seats and will be open Monday-Friday 10:30am-10:00pm.

With every purchase of a fresh, wholesome, savory arepa, a hungry child in Latin America is provided with a hearty meal. Due to this altruistic endeavor, over 92,000 children have received a meal courtesy of Areppas and the UNA X UNA program since its opening in September 2018.

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Areppas is known for serving fresh, wholesome dishes with the best quality artisan grains, proteins and seasonal ingredients. Both brick and mortar locations offers options for vegans, vegetarians and carnivores with bowls, salads, empanadas and tequeños along with signature arepas and the option to create your own. Options include:

The Downtown Arepa ($9.75) with short rib and de mano cheese (soft, white cheese most commonly associated with Venezuelan cuisine),The Uptown Arepa ($8.75) with a verde arepa (cilantro, parsley & lime), pulled pork, avocado, tomato & jalapeño and The Queen ($8.75) with shredded chicken, avocado, cilantro, lime juice & mayo.

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The Chicken Supreme Bowl ($12.95) is made with white rice, slowly roasted chicken, fresh tomatoes, Bean Salad, chicken salad and salsa rosada sauce, Vegan Bowl ($12.50) includes rice,black beans and sweet plantains, vegan veggie burger made from a blend of organic whole grains and organic vegetables seasoned with organic spices, Short Ribs Supreme Bowl ($12.95) includes White rice, shredded short rib cooked with wine overnight, fresh tomatoes, bean salad, onions, salsa rosada sauce and the Pork Supreme Bowl ($12.95) includes white rice, slowly roasted pork tenderloin, pico de gallo, radishes, bean salad, onions, garlic sauce.

Empanadas are $3.95 and include chicken, cheese, short rib, pulled pork and a vegan empanada with a vegan veggie burger and organic vegetables (corn, carrots, onions, green peppers) & organic spices.

Smoothies and juices are curated from Chef/Nutritionist Lorena Farias and include options like Mandarin Tonic, Berries Superfood, Turmeric Ginger with Chia Seeds & Moringa Iced Tea. Beer and wine are also available.

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Tony Bowles is one of the youngest sought out journalists in the media world. He focuses on lifestyle, travel, entertainment, food and more! Based out of NYC.

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