Matthew Kenney to Open Plant-Based Pizza Concept in NYC

Chef Matthew Kenney/courtesy of Matthew Kenney Cuisine

Chef Matthew Kenney/courtesy of Matthew Kenney Cuisine

Matthew Kenney, master of everything from raw food to culinary classes, is about to expand his restaurant repertoire. In the winter of 2016 the chef will open a plant-based pizza concept called 00 + Co in NYC’s East Village.

“Returning to New York after opening several plant-based and vegan restaurants across the country, Kenney will once again have Scott Winegard, Director of Culinary Operations for all Matthew Kenney restaurants, craft the menu,” Kenney’s team tells Latest Vegan News.

If you’re wondering about the name, it refers to the high quality flour the team will be using in the pizza dough. As far as cheese, 00 + Co will incorporate a variety of nut-based creations. All pizzas will be wood-fired, of course, and the emphasis “will be on pizza with an abundance of vegetables, pestos and other condiments complementary to the spirit of traditional pizza,” Kenney’s team says.

A few sample pizza varieties include (the menu hasn’t been finalized yet , so these are just concepts for now):

  • Smoked oyster mushroom with walnut cream, green harissa, and lemon.
  • Confit tomato with smoked almond ricotta, arugula, and chile.
  • Almond cream with potatoes, capers, shiitake “anchovies”, oregano, and baby kale.

The menu will also include small plates and organic wines. Raymond Azzi (a previous Kenney collaborator) and Kyle Saliba (formerly of Nick and Toni’s and Winebar) have partnered up with Kenney for the new spot.

Clearly 00 + Co won’t be your average NYC pizza joint.

(According to a Craigslist ad, the company is currently seeking a General Manager and Chef de Cuisine, so check that out if you’re looking for a gig.)

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Hannah Sentenac, Editor-in-Chief

Hannah Sentenac, Editor-in-Chief

A wizard of words, lover of all living things and vegan mac ‘n cheese master, Hannah is the Editor-In-Chief and Founder of LatestVeganNews.com. Her writing has appeared in Live Happy magazine, the Miami New Times, OneGreenPlanet.com, MindBodyGreen.com, and numerous other publications and websites. She’s obsessed with Cocowhip, Just Mayo and Dandies marshmallows, and is totally addicted to the outdoors. You can reach Hannah directly at hannah.sentenac@gmail.com.

8 Responses

  1. Carlton Bushwater says:

    Sorry, But we don’t need another vegan spot for bourgies only in the East Village (Avant Garden, Angelika’s, & John’s already). That’s the way of NYC these days, but there are still people that want a downtoearth veselka-esque spot that caters to all. A place that debunks the myth that vegan food is more expensive than meat/dairy. There’s nowhere to have a beer and a reasonable pizza, sandwich, or salad in the East Village. Superiority Burger is too small and they are muddle-headed vegetarians anyways. If any veg entrepreneurs read this, bring a Champs-type place or Veselka-esque vegan joint anywhere in Manhattan (especially LES) and it will be a gold mine for you. Vegans want that sh*t!

  2. Daniel says:

    Yea, as much as I love to hear about new vegan spots opening, we really need them outside of the east village

  3. Mike says:

    What’s a pizza concept? Does anyone open restaurants anymore?

  4. Stefanie says:

    Disappointed it won’t be gluten free. Really missing OurFood and Wine!

  5. Joelle says:

    Oh guys can you please hush and stick with your meat! I hate people like you talking out of their #ss! What the ratio in the city between vegan restaurants and regular restaurant! There are not even 10 vegan restaurants in the city comparing to thousands!

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