GREEN BUSINESS / PARTICIPANTS

ConsciousFork

ConsciousFork is a vegan comfort food destination.  They aim to "nourish the mind, body & soil" by serving up tasty, plant-based dishes, from delicious soups, sandwiches to our featured dish the "Whole Bowl. " Bowls are mixture of grains, protein and veggies.  

Everything is cooked from scratch in their open kitchen. They source only quality sustainable ingredients and ensure the freshest seasonal produce by partnering with several local producers during the core growing season. They are dedicated to consumer transparency, making our ingredients - bulk food or organic produce - available for purchase by our guests. 

ConsciousFork is 100% VEGAN and have many naturally GLUTEN-FREE offerings.  You can find out more at http://www.consciousfork.com.  They are located at 97 Baker Street in Maplewood.  973-763-8030

Left to right -- Township Committeeman Frank McGehee, Sheila Baker Gujral (Maplewood Environmental Advisory Committee), Nicole Grogan (ConsciousFork), Mayor Vic DeLuca, Uche Uneze (Maplewood Green Business intern)

Left to right -- Township Committeeman Frank McGehee, Sheila Baker Gujral (Maplewood Environmental Advisory Committee), Nicole Grogan (ConsciousFork), Mayor Vic DeLuca, Uche Uneze (Maplewood Green Business intern)

Maplewood Grille

The Maplewood Grille, an American-Colombian fusion restaurant in Maplewood Village, has become a key community member since Christopher Burtt and Andres Ulloa bought it in 2015.  The Maplewood Grille offers a variety of delicious, healthy, and sustainable meals to choose from --  Colombian specialties such as fried yuca, tostones (fried plantain), arroz con pollo (rice and chicken, served with a salad),  as well as Jamaican pulled pork sandwiches, wraps, paninis, a variety of salads, specialty subs, and sandwiches. Vegan?  Vegetarian?  Gluten Free?  No problem.  There are vegetarian, gluten free and vegan options. You can find the full menu at maplewoodgrille.com.  They are located at 149 Maplewood Avenue.  973-762-6688

Left to right -- Uche Uneze (Maplewood Green Business intern), Sheila Baker Gujral (Maplewood Environmental Advisory Committee), Andres Ulloa (Maplewood Grille), Mayor Vic DeLuca, and Township Committeeman Frank McGehee

Left to right -- Uche Uneze (Maplewood Green Business intern), Sheila Baker Gujral (Maplewood Environmental Advisory Committee), Andres Ulloa (Maplewood Grille), Mayor Vic DeLuca, and Township Committeeman Frank McGehee

Roman Gourmet

Roman Gourmet offers healthy fresh Italian cuisine. Their menu consist of specialty pizza, pasta, soups, salads, sandwiches and calzones. They also have a full line of catering products for your next event or function.   Roman Gourmet's pizza recipes have been handed down from generation to generation, going back to small town Italy, and with a touch of New York style.  

You can find out more about Roman Gourmet at their interactive website, where you can order online or download their mobile app.  They are located at 153 Maplewood Ave.  (973) 762-4288

Left to right --  Uche Uneze (Maplewood Green Business intern), Township Committeeman Frank McGehee, Sheila Baker Gujral (Maplewood Environmental Advisory Committee), Johnny Calle (Roman Gourmet), Mayor Vic DeLuca, Pablo Carcamo (Roman Gourmet), John Brown (Roman Gourmet), and Lamine Ameur (Roman Gourmet)

Left to right --  Uche Uneze (Maplewood Green Business intern), Township Committeeman Frank McGehee, Sheila Baker Gujral (Maplewood Environmental Advisory Committee), Johnny Calle (Roman Gourmet), Mayor Vic DeLuca, Pablo Carcamo (Roman Gourmet), John Brown (Roman Gourmet), and Lamine Ameur (Roman Gourmet)

Tierra Nuestra 

Tierra Nuestra is a new addition to Maplewood.  Serving up delicious latin cuisine to eat in or take out.  You have a wide variety of food choices -- empanadas, tacos, quesadillas, tostones, soups, chicken, and steaks.  House specialties include Casado (rice, black beans, steak or chicken, sweet plantain, fried egg and salad), Bandeja Paisa (rice, beans, steak, fried pork, sausage, sweet plantain, fried egg, avocado and corn pie), and Arroz con Mariscos (seafood rice with french fires and salad).  Grilled chicken breast is also a speciality, as are beef tenderloins and skirt steak.  Tierra Nuestra is located at 1753 Springfield Avenue.  973-378-3333.

Left to right – Uche Uneze (Maplewood Green Business intern), Ruth Elizabeth Rodriguez (Nuestra Tierra), Sheila Baker Gujral (Maplewood Environmental Advisory Committee), Imaculada Cambronero (Nuestra Tierra), Mayor Vic DeLuca, Marta Alicia Rodriguez (Tierra Nuestra), and Township Committeeman Frank McGehee

Left to right – Uche Uneze (Maplewood Green Business intern), Ruth Elizabeth Rodriguez (Nuestra Tierra), Sheila Baker Gujral (Maplewood Environmental Advisory Committee), Imaculada Cambronero (Nuestra Tierra), Mayor Vic DeLuca, Marta Alicia Rodriguez (Tierra Nuestra), and Township Committeeman Frank McGehee

 

Banner photo courtesy of Kathryn Huang Photography