A prix fixe menu keeps dinner options simple, eliminating tableside debates about the tastiest entrees and squelching childish requests for three-course french fry dinners. Avoid dinnertime altercations with today's Groupon: for $35, you get an organic dinner for two at GustOrganics (up to a $77 value). The dinner includes:
- Two of the following appetizers: quinoa gusto, arugula salad, taco salad, or any two empanadas or hempanadas
- Two of the following entrees: mushroom risotto, cuban beef stew, homemade pappardelle with grilled vegetables, or gluten-free linguini
- Two GustOrganics lemonades, homemade iced teas, or organic soft drinks
Patrons can substitute any appetizer or entree of equal or lesser value from the GustOrganics menu for no extra charge.
Owner Alberto Gonzalez simmers and sears eats from his native Argentina using all organic products often supplied by local farmers at green-certified GustOrganics. Embark on an epicurean adventure with a duo of empanadas stuffed with beef, or opt for gluten-free hempanadas embracing a medley of veggies more lovingly than a teddy bear hugging a rainbow. Ribbons of beef steep in the cuban beef stew's tomato base broth, and handmade pappardelle pasta colludes with grilled vegetables. Gluten-free linguini pasta slides down food chutes on swells of house-made iced tea and organic soft drinks.
GustOrganics' eco-friendly eatery enlists solar lighting and composting procedures to keep Mother Nature happy enough to implement yearlong summers amid outdoorsy décor, including rough-hewn wooden tables, fresh bouquets, and candlelit stone accents. A unique UV-lamp purification system flushes toxins from water before staffers serve it up in reusable glass bottles.
As some of the leading voices in New York's organic food scene, the team at GustOrganics is in the business of blazing trails. In the past, that meant leading the way on emerging food trends, including the gluten-free movement and the embrace of farm-to-table distribution. Today, they're leading the way again; recently, the team revamped their entire menu, moving from meat-based Paleo entrees to 100% plant-based dishes. Locally sourced from organic farms, the new dishes are better for the health of diners and the earth alike. They're also flavorful; bites of mango samosas and wild mushroom ravioli burst with fresh tastes inspired by global culinary traditions. The new menu also preserves GustOrganics' dedication to dietary health, with a wide variety of gluten-free, soy-free, nut-free, and raw items made with seasonal ingredients.