Our next story in our spotlight on Greenwich Small Businesses is focused on food! The restaurant industry has been one of the hardest hit during the pandemic, and we’re excited to support some of our go-to eateries and services in town for delicious food. Be sure to follow us on Instagram @greenwich_moms so you don’t miss anything in this series!
Ada’s Kitchen + Coffee, 112 Riverside Avenue,Greenwich. Ada’s is sister-store to Roost Kitchen + Coffee in Darien and Stamford (and soon to be Cos Cob!).
Opened: February 2016
Ada’s is a small and locally-owned family business that is passionate about delicious, scratch made and locally-sourced food, artisanal coffee and teas and creating a community-inspired culture and experience for their customers. “At Ada’s, all of our food and drinks are conveniently to-go and made fresh daily. Our menu updates with each season. Due to COVID, no customers are allowed inside our store (due to square footage) – but we offer quick and convenient pick up through our app and delivery via UberEats,” notes owner Krista Pietrafeso. She adds: “Roost Cos Cob will be very similar to Ada’s but will include a dinner menu featuring delicious and convenient meals for the entire family. Stay tuned to our social channels for updates!”
Krista’s Pick: The Winter Spiced Chicken + Farro Salad and the new Buttermilk Chicken Sandwich
Curbside Pickup/Online Ordering: Online and app ordering is available for pick-up outside on the porch. They also offer delivery via UberEats.
Black Forest Pastry Shop, 52 Lewis Street, Greenwich
Black Forest is a second generation full line retail scratch baking pastry shop. “Our specialties include decorated special occasion cakes, freshly baked cookies, pies, tortes, and danish pastries. We also prepare our own chocolate bars, truffles, croissants & rolls, as well as seasonally, our house made fresh Gelato & Sorbetto,” says owner Dan Puffer. He adds: “We hope our clientele will continue to enjoy our goodies throughout this homebound time!”
Dan’s Pick: “The trendy winter dessert is the Hot Cocoa Bombs!” says Dan. He also says the bakery has many options for holidays and special events like the Super Bowl.
Curbside pickup/online ordering: Curbside Pickup available.
Kinney Lane is a Greenwich-based meal delivery service. “Our team of chefs develop meals with your wellness in mind and our goal of elevating the way people think of healthy food,” says owner Rachael Mahoney. “Our ingredients are largely organic and locally sourced, with an emphasis on seasonality,” explain Rachael. She believes healthy eating should be simple and foods should remain in their whole form, so Kinney Lane does not used refined cooking oils, additives or other ingredients that are toxic. Meals just need to be reheated, so this is a perfect option for busy moms. In 2021, look for more kids options to be added to the menu and further expansion into Fairfield County.
Rachael’s Pick: “We are doing a January Reset that offers easy access to healthy meal options so it’s easy to stick with any health-related resolutions. We feel that the best way to commit to health goals is to have a plan -which we realize is especially difficult with the current challenges and distractions we are all facing (hello homeschooling),” says Rachael. She adds: “Our reset makes it easy and attainable. We’re moms (and dads!) so we get it.”
Curbside Pickup/Online Ordering: Ordering is all online at Kinneylane.com. “We post our new weekly menu on Thursday for delivery the following week. We deliver every Monday and Wednesday so the meals are as fresh as possible,” says Rachael.
Mike’s Organic Delivery, 377 Fairfield Ave, Building 1, Stamford
If you love great food you’ll love the unsurpassed quality and convenience of Mike’s Organic Delivery. “We are Connecticut’s premier farm-to-home delivery service (Fairfield & Westchester counties) & organic market. We source the freshest, healthiest, most delicious products from local farmers and artisans and deliver them right to your door or welcome customers to shop in person,” says owner Mike Geller. He adds: “We have so many exciting projects lined up for 2021! Prepared Foods, New Partnerships, More Products and continuing to improve the service.”
Mike’s Pick: Autumn’s Harvest Grass Fed Delmonico Steaks, Raw Juicery Master Cleanse Juice, Cocojune Strawberry Coconut Yogurt
Curbside Pickup/Online Ordering: Yes
Little Pub, 531 East Putnam Avenue, Cos Cob
“We offer a casual and fun family friendly pub with something for everyone,” says owner Douglas Grabe.
Doug’s Pick: “Our Little Pub Mac n’ Cheese Your Way™ – we have several different customizable options. It’s the perfect food for cold weather, it travels well for takeout, and people love the variety,” explains Doug.
Curbside Pickup/Online Ordering: Online ordering at https://www.toasttab.com/little-pub-greenwich inside/outside dining options, curbside pickup, and home delivery all available. “Only thing we don’t have is drone delivery. Yet…” jokes Doug.