Canal Cafeteria is a grassroots organization in the Lower East Side of Manhattan that aims to help make fresh, healthy food accessible to everyone in the community. Every Saturday, the Canal Cafeteria team sets up a table in the LES to offer sliding scale, pay-what-you-can fresh produce bags. The bags are CSA-style, meaning the produce we have each week is based on what is fresh and available, primarily locally grown. Canal Cafeteria functions entirely through the support of donations, volunteers, and aid from local businesses and farms.

Hours & Location

Canal Cafeteria distributions will be on pause from mid-February until late-March, while we prepare to open our brick and mortar space. Please reach out with any questions or concerns to info@canalcafeteria.com. We are more than happy to let anyone in on what we're up to over here!

We are located on different Lower Eastside street corners which are announced each Friday afternoon.

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