In September 2023, Beans is How, Kitchen Sense and the Chefs’ Manifesto co-organized the first #beansonthemenu initiative in New York City.
The six week challenge was hosted during NYC Climate Week and the 78th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) – where for the first time food was on the U.N.’s official climate change agenda.
  • 100+ chefs, restaurants, content creators speaking about beans

  • 50 restaurants across 5 NYC boroughs (and Jersey City) got creative with beans

  • 4 million+ Instagram followers reached!

  • 5 new Beans is How Coalition members inspired to join our bean-forward movement.

Participating restaurants & partners
A special thanks to these restaurants and Beans is How Coalition partners from across the five boroughs and Jersey City who put delicious bean dishes on their menus and showed 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

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#Beansonthemenu is an initiative of Beans is How, a campaign 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!