The fast-casual brand Areppas opened its third brick and mortar eatery today at 25 Cleveland Place in Soho. Restaurant owners and husband and wife team, Celestino Diaz and Brooke Carrie Hil are behind the Venezuelan concept and recently opened a second location in Gramercy at 115 East 23rd Street last month. This fast-casual eatery gives back to children in Latin America with every purchase and because of that initiative over 102,000 children have received a free meal since their flagship at 954 3rd Avenue opened in 2017.
The new Soho location is 1,000 square feet inside with 16 seats and has plans to open a 1,500 square foot outdoor courtyard next spring. Patrons are given an authentic taste of Venezuela with plenty of modern and customizable menu options to boot. Areppas is a fast-growing, fast-casual concept that has a flagship location at 954 3rd Avenue, and recently opened a second eatery in Gramercy at 115 East 23rd Street last month. The eatery aims to introduce fresh, tasty, and cost-effective Latin-based options to the New York City market.
Areppas is known for serving fresh, wholesome dishes with the best quality artisan grains, proteins and seasonal ingredients. Each location offers options for vegans, vegetarians and carnivores with bowls, salads, empanadas and tequeños along with signature arepas and the option to create your own.
Signatures like the Downtown Arepa ($9.75) includes short rib and de mano cheese (soft, white cheese most commonly associated with Venezuelan cuisine). The Uptown Arepa ($8.75) is made with a verde arepa (cilantro, parsley & lime), pulled pork, avocado, tomato & jalapeño and The Queen ($8.75) includes shredded chicken, avocado, cilantro, lime juice & mayo. The Chicken Supreme Bowl ($12.95) is made with white rice, slowly roasted chicken, fresh tomatoes, Bean Salad, chicken salad and salsa rosada sauce. The Vegan Bowl ($12.50) includes rice,black beans and sweet plantains, vegan veggie burger made from a blend of organic whole grains and organic vegetables seasoned with organic spices. The Short Ribs Supreme Bowl ($12.95) includes White rice, shredded short rib cooked with wine overnight, fresh tomatoes, bean salad, onions, salsa rosada sauce, and the Pork Supreme Bowl ($12.95) includes white rice, slowly roasted pork tenderloin, pico de gallo, radishes, bean salad, onions, garlic sauce. Empanadas ($3.95) include chicken, cheese, short rib and a vegan empanada with a vegan veggie burger and organic vegetables (corn, carrots, onions, green peppers) & organic spices.
Areppas’ new Soho location is open Monday-Sunday 11am-11pm. For more information please visit, Areppas.com.