The Beans is How #BeansOnTheMenu Challenge launches in New York City on September 18, 2023, during the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) – where for the first time food will be on the U.N.’s official climate change agenda.


The NYC Menu Challenge

Visit these restaurants from September 18 to October 31 for delicious bean dishes and show the world that New York City is leading the way in addressing climate change through food:
  • Manhattan
    • Baar Baar, East Village
    • Balaboosta, West Village
    • Barbounia, Gramercy
    • Buvette, West Village
    • Cafe Ollin, Harlem
    • Carlotto, Union Square
    • Cocotazo, Harlem 
    • Crown Shy, Financial District
    • The Commerce Inn, West Village
    • Dhamaka, Lower East Side
    • Family Meal at Blue Hill, Greenwich Village
    • Gramercy Tavern, Gramercy
    • Gulaabo, Times Square
    • I Sodi, West Village 
    • Le Botaniste (5 multiple locations) 
    • Rosemary’s, Greenwich Village
    • Rōti, Financial District
    • Semma, Greenwich Village
    • Superiority Burger, East Village
    • Tagmo, Seaport 
    • Tara Kitchen, Tribeca
    • Teranga, Harlem
    • The Met Cafe, Upper East Side
    • The Met Dining Room, Upper East Side
    • Mission Ceviche, Upper East Side
    • Oceans, Flatiron
    • Txikito, Chelsea 
    • Via Carota, West Village
  • Queens
    • Adda, Long Island City
    • Moon Cheese, East Elmhurst 
    • Nneji, Astoria 
    • The Nourish Spot, Jamaica
    • The Queensboro, Jackson Heights
  • Brooklyn
    • Cafe Mogador, Williamsburg
    • K’far, Williamsburg
    • Laser Wolf, Williamsburg
    • La Vara, Cobble Hill
    • Masalawala, Park Slope
    • Shalom Japan, Williamsburg
    • Sofreh, Prospect Heights
    • St. Julivert, Cobble Hill
  • Staten Island: 
    • Hitto Ramen
  • Bronx:
    • La Morada 
  • New Jersey
    • Razza, Jersey City

The #BeansOnTheMenu Challenge is part of Beans is How, a global effort to double the global consumption of beans and other pulses by 2028. In addition to being delicious and affordable, beans also help improve nutrition and regenerate soil, reducing the impact of climate change. Tiny but mighty, beans are a solution for improving the health of our population and our planet. 

Simply by highlighting a bean dish on your menu, you can send a strong message that our daily choices matter. Join chefs like Brooks Headley (Superiority Burger), Chintan Pandya (Shamaka, Adda, Semma), Einat Admony (Balaboosta, Taïm), and Pierre Thiam (Teranga) to show the world that New York City restaurants and diners are leading the way in fighting for a better future for the health of people and the planet!  


To participate:
  1. Fill out this form to confirm your participation 
  2. Select or create a bean dish (or more than one) to highlight on your menu from September 18 thru October 31, 2023
  3. Share the dish and your participation in the #BeansOnTheMenu challenge with your staff, customers, and social media followers
  4. Help us spread the word so that diners come try your dish and other restaurants are encouraged to participate in the challenge


Participating restaurants receive:
  1. A welcome letter with a toolkit with talking points, social media assets, and draft language for your channels, emails, staff education, and other communications 
  2. Inclusion in the online listing of participating restaurants 
  3. Inclusion in press materials related to the campaign 
  4. Inclusion in general campaign social media posts
  5. And, of course, by helping to make beans cool, you are joining a global community in reducing the food system’s impact on climate change!