Jessica Dailey

Rouge Tomate Restaurant in NYC Will Launch Solar-Powered Food Cart Outside Central Park

by , 05/19/11
filed under: Food,Manhattan,News

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We just got word that the high-end, eco-friendly health food restaurant Rouge Tomate will be launching a green food cart just outside Central Park on June 15th. The cart, to be parked at 65th Street and Fifth Avenue, will be made from recycled materials, equipped with solar panels, and it will use all biodegradeble to-go serving containers and paper products. Rouge Tomate is a highly rated member of the Green Restaurant Association, and the new food cart will reflect that it every way possible.

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It’s no surprise that Rouge Tomate would create a food cart with special attention paid to sustainability. The establishment’s brick and mortar location, built by architectural firm Bentel & Bentel, is designed with FSC-certified wood floors and furniture, as well as energy-efficient ovens, refrigerators and lighting systems. The restaurant also takes the time to separate waste and compost all food items and appropriate materials.

The menu, created by acclaimed chef Jeremy Bearman, will be similar to Rouge Tomate’s in-house menu, offering salads, sandwiches, and soups, made predominantly with local and sustainable ingredients. The bacon and lettuce of the BLT, according to Grub Street, will come from tri-state farms. There is a possibility that the cart could also offer homemade ice cream, seasonal juices, and fruit soda. The final menu has yet to be released, so stay tuned!

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Via Grub Street

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