Thursday, July 9, 2020
Openings: Green Garden Buffet
Reposting this info that originally appeared on EVG on July 3.
Green Garden Buffet opened on June 29 at 332 E. Ninth St. between First Avenue and Second Avenue.
[Photo by Lola Saénz]
For the time being, owner Tamika Gabaroum or one of her assistants will serve you at the door from a buffet setup that's billed as healthy French food. (Another reader described it as Chadian, as Gabaroum is originally from Chad.)
This system is still a work in progress. You need to indicate just how much you want of the daily menu items. On my last visit, I had the okra, sautéed zucchini, sautéed spinach with garlic and baked sweet potatoes. (They also usually have a meat or fish of the day too.)
Gabaroum is a former public health advocate with the Peace Corps who served in UN Peacekeeping Missions in the Democratic Republic of Congo. She was an early recipient of a loan last summer as part of the East Village Revitalization Loan Fund for small business owners. (You can read more about the partnership with City Councilmember Carlina Rivera and community advocates here and here.)
Green Garden Buffet is open daily from 1 to 10 p.m. The food is all served to go.