Green Life Café Now Open in Mamaroneck, NY

Gregory, Anthony, and Mark Caligiuris

Gregory, Anthony, and Mark Caligiuris

by Kazaray Taylor

Green Life is a new, health-focused café that is shaking things up in lower Westchester. Opened in June, this creative food venture is run by three Westchester brothers—Anthony, Gregory, and Mark Caligiuri. The men say that their love of food and community comes from their father Tony, who owned and operated Cold Cut City on West 231st and Broadway in the Bronx. They’ve gone their own way with Green Life, a trendy café that aims to provide the community with healthy, nutritious and delicious options that allow customers to eat well and live well.

The Food

The Caligiuris say that they were determined to create a menu in which taste is equal to nutrition. Green Life features protein bowls, salads, wraps, Paninis, soups, fresh-pressed juices and smoothies made with local, fresh, natural ingredients. They also serve daily seasonal specials based on the availability of local ingredients.

Healthier alternatives to deli sandwiches are among the specialties at Green Life, where diners can try grilled chicken with Swiss cheese, bacon, spinach and pesto sauce on a whole wheat ciabatta, or a sweet and savory Moroccan turkey wrap filled with lean slices of Moroccan spiced turkey breast, avocado, red bell peppers, cucumbers, lettuce and a bittersweet in-house cranberry and Greek yogurt spread on a gluten-free spinach tortilla wrap. Those craving chili can check out the café’s chili fiesta bowl, made with grass-fed beef and topped with sriracha sauce, farm fresh ingredients and superfoods.

Smoothie enthusiasts will also have abundant delicious choices at Green Life. “Our delicious recovery shakes include Berry•Good•4U and Green Muscle,” says Greg. “They’re both bursting with guilt-free flavors and filled with protein and powerful superfoods for any time of day. They also taste great with a side of CaveCrave’s grain-free granola.” Their seasonal O-Kale-Yeah is filled with fresh greens from local farms and topped with watermelon. Customers can also design their own smoothies with their choice of fruits, greens and protein, and fresh-pressed wheatgrass shots are available anytime, served with a wedge of lime.

Sustainability

In designing their beautiful café, the Caligiuris kept sustainability in mind. “When we originally took over this space from Emily & Mary, we had to demolish and gut the entire store,” Greg recalls. “In the process, we discovered that the beams from that store were still in good shape and usable, so my brothers and I decided to repurpose elements and preserve history by turning the beams into tables and chairs for our customers. The rest is history.”

Supporting Local Artists

The café is also enlivened by a local art wall where artists can display their work. “It’s our way of displaying and helping to promote local artists’ artwork,” says Greg. “This month’s beautiful 3D work is by the talented Priya Tambe, and it’s for sale. We’re always looking for new submissions and encourage local artists to submit examples to us at info@greenlifeny.com.”

To see what’s cooking, and view the mouthwatering specials at Green Life, stop by or visit their Facebook page at Facebook.com/GreenLifeNY.

Green Life is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. The café is located at 266 Mamaroneck Ave., Mamaroneck, NY. For more information, call 914.341.1725 or visit GreenLifeNY.com and Facebook.com/GreenLifeNY.

 

 

 

Natural Awakenings Foodie Guide

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Find local, natural and organic food and drink options here in Natural Awakenings’ Foodie Guide for Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess NY.

BAKERY

Baked by Susan 

Scratch-made Cakes, Cupcakes & Cookies

163 Grand St, Croton on Hudson, NY

914.862.0874; BakedBySusan.com

CAFÉS

BREAD ALONE BAKERY

45 Market St., Rhinebeck NY

845.876.3108

BreadAlone.com/Rhinebeck-cafe


GET JUICED

Artisan Juice Bar/Cafe

8 East Market St. Red Hook,NY

845.835.8402

GetJuicedAmerica.com

 

Good Choice Kitchen

Seasonal.Organic.Vegan

147 Main St. Ossining, NY

914.930.1591

goodchoicekitchen.com

 

Hayfields, LLC

1 Bloomer Rd

North Salem, NY

HayfieldsMarket.com

914.669.8275

 

The Outpost

100% Organic & Non-GMO Food

1 Court St, Bedford, NY

914.205.3900; FB: The Outpost

 

The Freight House Cafe

Natural. Local. Good

609 Route 6, Mahopac, NY

Behind music store

845.628.1872

TheFreightHouseCafe.com

 

The Union Hall Market

Coffee. Pastries. Local Meats

2 Keeler Ln, North Salem, NY

914.485.1555

FB: The Market at Union Hall

 

COFFEE & TEA

BIG BANG COFFEE ROASTERS

1000 N. Division St. #9
@ The Hat Factory, Peekskill
914.402.5566
BigBangCoffeeRoasters.com

 

DAIRY

SHUNPIKE DAIRY

Farm Fresh Raw Milk

1348 Shunpike, Millbrook, NY

845.702.6224; ShunpikeDairy.com

 

 

FARMERS’ MARKETS

CONGREGATION SONS OF ISRAEL ORGANIC MARKET

1666 Pleasantville Rd

Briarcliff, NY  Sundays

914.762.2700; CSIBriarcliff.org

info@csibriarcliff.org

 

DOWN TO EARTH FARMERS MARKETS

From our Farms to Your Kitchen

914.923.4837

DowntoEarthMarkets.com

 

GOSSETT’S FARM MARKET

& GOSSETT BROTHERS NURSERY

1202 Rt.35, South Salem, NY

914.763.3001; Gossettnursery.com

 

HUDSON VALLEY FARMERS MARKET

Greig Farm, 223 Pitcher Lane, Red Hook, NY

914.474.2404

Facebook.com/HudsonValleyFarmersMarket

 

HUDSON VALLEY REGIONAL FARMERS MARKET

Sundays, 12am-2pm

15 Mount Ebo Road South

Brewster, NY

845.878.9078 x 4115

 

PEEKSKILL FARMERS MARKET

Outdoor June-November 21

Bank Street, Peekskill, NY

PeekskillFarmersMarket.com

 

FARMS

HARVEST MOON FARM & ORCHARD

130 Hardscrabble Rd

North Salem, NY

914.485.1210

HarvestMoonFarmAndOrchard.com

 

HILLTOP HANOVER FARM & ENVIRONMENTAL CENTER

1271 Hanover St,

Yorktown Heights, NY

914.962.2368

HilltopHanoverFarm.org

 

THREE FEATHERS FARM

Grass-fed beef & eggs
371 Smith Ridge Rd, S. Salem
914.533.6529; jhaberny@aol.com

 

New York Presbyterian

Hudson Valley Hospital

Farmers Market

1st/3rd Tues. May–November

In/Outside of Main Lobby

1980 Crompond Rd., NY

 

 

FARM STORE

 

BONI-BEL FARM &

COUNTRY STORE

301 Doansburg Road, Brewster

T-F 3:15 – 6pm/Sat 10am – 5pm
greenchimneys.org/countrystore

 

 

Fable: From Farm

to Table
1311 Kitchawan Rd, Ossining, NY

Sun &  Wed  9am-5pm

FableFoods.com

 

Rochambeau Farm

214 W. Patent Rd, Mt. Kisco, NY

Open: Thurs.-Sunday

914.241.8090

RochambeauFarmNY.com

JUICE

 

o2living

7(1/2) servings of organic

vegetables in one serving

of green juice to go.

914.763.6320; o2living.com

 

MARKETS

BEWIES HOLISTIC MARKET

Organic Juice & Smoothie Bar

430 Bedford Rd., Armonk NY

914.273.9437; Bewies.com

 

Green Organic Market

275 S. Central Park Ave.

Hartsdale, NY

914.437.5802

FB: GreenOrganicMarket

 

Whole Foods Market

Whole Foods Market
575 Boston Post Rd,
Port Chester, NY
914.708.1985

1 Ridge Hill Rd, Yonkers, NY
914.378.8090

110 Bloomingdale Rd,
White Plains, NY
914.288.1300
WholeFoodsMarket.com

 

RESTAURANTS

Clock Tower Grill

Local. Sustainable. Organic

512 Clock Tower Dr., Brewster

845.582.0574; ClockTowergrill.com

 

Jewel of Himalaya

Nepal, Tibet, Indian Cusine

34 Triangle Ctr., Yorktown Hts.

914.302.2886

 

SPECIALTY FOODS

KONTOULIS FAMILY GROVES

Premium Extra Virgin Olive Oil

914.834.1525

KontoulisFamily.com

 

To join Natural Awakenings’ Foodie Guide in both PRINT and ONLINE, call 914-617-8750 or email Dana-NA@WakeUpNaturally.com.  Find additional Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess NY local food resources on our Eat Well page on WakeUpNaturally.com.