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We're bridging the gap between healthy eating and really delicious food.  Help a takeaway food shop in downtown NYC get off the ground.
We're bridging the gap between healthy eating and really delicious food. Help a takeaway food shop in downtown NYC get off the ground.
163 backers pledged $19,640 to help bring this project to life.

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Hi.  I'm Marissa Lippert and I'm opening a takeaway food shop in downtown Manhattan.  Check out the video above where Sarah Russell and I explain our concept and just what it is that we're up to.

Our Concept: Nourish Kitchen + Table is a takeaway food shop that focuses on locally-sourced, seasonal ingredients.  We're bringing together healthy AND incredibly delicious food in a cozy, cool neighborhood space.  There are plenty of New Yorkers who want to eat well and be more thoughtful about where their food comes from, but either don't have time to cook or don't have decent options nearby.  Nourish Kitchen + Table serves to change this. We're in the final stages of solidifying a retail location in the West Village and aim to provide a welcomed alternative for the neighborhood when cooking at home just isn't an option. Think of us as your kitchen away from home.  You can rest assured that when you walk through our door, you're coming away with a fresh, wholesome meal that's well-portioned, will make you feel good and that will taste amazing (we take this part very seriously). 

We hope you'll help us get off the ground and pledge to fund our concept. In return, you'll receive tangible rewards - we came up with some pretty sweet ones (see the right-hand column).  Your pledges and support will help us build out our space, all the nitty gritty details down to the paint, and get cooking! 

How Kickstarter Works: Kickstarter is a "crowd-funding" website where people can back creative projects that intrigue them.  Once we meet our goal, you'll receive your noted reward.  If we don't meet our goal, your pledge won't be charged (no loss on your part, but no reward either) and we don't receive any funding. **Note: We are able to surpass our goal of $18K and raise additional funds, so PLEASE keep pledging your support so we can raise as much as possible and get Nourish Kitchen + Table going ASAP!

More About Us:   Beyond the food, we're offering monthly cooking classes and private dinners, catering services and will be retailing gorgeous tableware and essential kitchenware items.  Our goal is to create an on-going experience for our customers, making eating well more accessible, approachable and much more enjoyable. Information, authenticity and wholesome, amazing food is at Nourish Kitchen + Table's core.  Come in to grab a quick meal and bring it back home, or hang out and enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner (or a snack) at our chef's counter.  We'll be serving up a selection of wine and craft beer as well.

Sarah Russell comes on board as our general manager and operations extraordinaire.  Sarah combines a passion for food with a nutrition background and professional culinary training. Between the both of us, we've got some serious skills in the kitchen and are bringing a talented, restaurant-trained executive chef on board to help take our ideas and dishes to an even higher level. 

Why Kickstarter? Nourish Kitchen + Table is about more than creating a tasty dish or two.  We are excited to engage our community and help others change how they eat, even on a small scale.  Encouraging sustainable sourcing and partnering with local purveyors and farmers, we'll be able to continue a conversation and make eating well really exciting, inherent and cool.  Kickstarter provides us an avenue to generate buzz and support for our concept, but also to involve all of you - friends, family, future customers.  We all care about how we eat, and this is a way to take ownership over it! 

We can't wait to get cooking for you!  Stay tuned for updates on our store's progress and official launch date on our website or Facebook page.

A big thank you to Ahmed Elhusseiny for his talented video work, and to all our friends who took part in our shoot and helped us polish off some good food and drink. 

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    A big "thank you" and a really good cup of coffee (or a tasty beverage) to celebrate our opening!

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    A Nourish Kitchen + Table grocery tote made from recycled linen - our limited edition design just for Kickstarter backers.

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    Our rockin' signature apron (black with brass studs) and our grocery tote.

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    A mini-personalized nutrition consultation. Consultations can be done in-person, over Skype or by phone. Short, sweet and strategic!

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    A farmers market tour and a cooking lesson on whatever topic suits your fancy. Some samples: Setting Up Your Fridge & Pantry + Basic Knife Skills; Quick, Simple & Seasonal; Dinner Party Done Stress-Free & Stylish; Amazing Salads You'll Want to Eat; Jams, Pickles and Dressings.

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    For 2 (you + someone special)! A farmers market tour, nutrition consultation, cooking lesson and 2 grocery totes.

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    A private dinner for 8 cooked and served by us in the comfort of your own home, with wine and drink pairings of course.

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    An invitation to our special friends and family launch party at the time of opening, along with two week's worth of complimentary meals. That's some good food right there!

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    The whole kitchen sink. All of the above!

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