For $10, today's side deal gets you $20 worth of organic hot chocolate, sandwiches, soups, salads, and more at Organicoa, Pier 45's latest concept café. When you show up, exchange your Groupon for a $20 gift card printed on recycled paper with vegetable wax that's both edible and delicious.
Aside from filling stomachs with eats and treats, Organicoa wants to fill spirits with its intertwined and mutually supportive messages of community involvement, eco-conscious consumption, and melted cheese. Mouth-feel the eponymous hot chocolate for $4 or the frozen "frocoa" version for $5. You can also veer toward more substantial fare, such as the turkey-brie wrap with arugula, apple, and honey-Dijon horseradish ($7) or a sustainable steaked steak sandwich on a toasted baguette ($10). Lighten up with a bowl of gazpacho soup ($5) or Israeli salad with a dollop of hummus ($7). After nabbing your order, stroll over to the outdoor umbrella'd seating area to scarf or slurp in a comported, civilized manner.
- Rich in flavor, and studded with surprise little chocolate chunks, frocoa delivers nostalgic comfort, refreshing relief from the urban heat, and even a caffeine kick. If this neighborhood is a playground of extended adolescence, this sweet slushy treat could be its official drink. – Stacy A. Lazar, Edible Manhattan
- And for the complete heartwarming experience, enjoy the cocoa with a chewy chocolate chip cookie ($3) baked by [co-founder Brett] Nidel's mother. – Tasting Table