When Good Choice Kitchen opened in early 2017, it was the culmination of years of planning. Owner/chef Laurie Gershgorn envisioned not just a dine-in café, but a multiuse culinary center offering catering, weekly meal plans customized to customers’ dietary needs, cooking classes, lectures, workshops, as well as art and music events.
She’s fulfilled that vision admirably in a bright, colorful space that brings to the northern Westchester community of Ossining “a wide variety of healthy, delicious, sustainable alternatives that they can enjoy,” that will “turn them on to a feeling of well-being.”
To that end, Good Choice serves hearty breakfasts, wraps and sandwiches, soups, fresh juices, smoothies and desserts. The farm-to-table seasonal lunch/dinner menu is augmented with daily and weekly specials. Customer favorites include the avocado toast (taken to a whole new level with hummus and microgreens), spiced tempeh and seasonal vegetables with almond sauce (just one of many seasonal bowls), lentil tikki masala and kale salad.
“Our cooking classes, lectures and discussions in the café motivate, empower and pique interest in this lifestyle,” Gershgorn suggests, adding that she believes more people are beginning to accept a plant-based diet as the route to better health. Good Choice Kitchen is seriously committed to serving clean, organic, seasonal, locally bio-farmed food. It all proves that you can have your vegan cake (or brownie, or cookie) and eat it, too.
Good Choice Kitchen
147 Main St, Ossining