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Dep Babes Team with City Harvest

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Depanneur volunteers with City Harvest Last weekend, a few of us Dep babes did the unthinkable. We stayed in on a friday night. "What!?" You might be asking yourself as you remember that one time when you saw us all taking beer/shot combos at the levee while throwing cheese balls into each others mouths from across the bar. It's unusual, we know, but we didn't stay in without a reason, we actually went to bed early because come Saturday morning, all bright and early, the Dep babes did something good for the community. In the freezing cold, we handed out fresh vegetables to people who don't have access to affordable produce - all thanks to the wonderful organization City Harvest.

 

For over 30 years, this non-profit has been helping supply food to underserved communities throughout the different boroughs of New York City. This year alone, City Harvest will rescue and redistribute over 42 million pounds of fresh food - feeding over one million hungry New Yorkers. Their mission? To end hunger in communities by collecting excess food from various organizations and redistributing it to those in need.

 

If you would like to volunteer or donate to City Harvest, please visit their website or email them at volunteerservices@cityharvest.org and get involved. If we all helped, it would make a world of difference. So get out there, dudes!

 

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Welcome to the Dép!

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Photo: Morgan Ione Yeager

We're proud to call Brooklyn home, and if you haven't physically stepped into our neighborhood and experienced how awesome it is, then let us tell you a little about what we've got going on.

 

We like to think of ourselves as a glorified bodega, hence our name Dépanneur, which is a French-Canadian term for convenience store. But we're not your typical corner store. Instead of slanging mass produced potato chips and high fructose filled chocolate bars, we strive to carry a collection of the smartest, delicious, and most innovative products from Brooklyn and around the world. From Mast Brothers chocolate, which is made on our very own block, to Almdudler, an Austrian herbal lemonade whose overseas popularity matches that of coca cola, we try to keep a curated stock that glorifies all that is awesome in the amazing world of artisinal food.

 

Our new website and online shop are meant to be a hub for like-minded foodies to shop, read, share, and of course, indulge. That being said, we're super proud of all the products we carry and because we feel like we have a personal relationship with our goods (don't worry, no one is doing anything weird with the curry ketchup), we're sure that you'll enjoy them just as much as we do.

 

Things truly are better when they're made by people who care.

 

Wecome to the Dép.

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Come Get Your Thanksgiving Sides

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Thanksgiving is a day of many tasks, including (but not limited to) preparing a moist-on-the-inside-crisp-on-the-outside-bird, keeping certain relatives away from each other, cleaning the house, and cooking a wholleee lot of sides. Dépanneur wants reduce some of the stress that goes into preparing a Thanksgiving feast (and add some DELICOUS flavor), which is why we're whipping up scrumptious side dishes for you to pick up on the big day! Come to the Dép to reserve your sides in advance, at the delicious price of $8 a pint, $13 a quart, and $60 for five quarts! Then swing by on Thanksgiving (assign someone to babysit the turkey for a few minutes) to take them home. You're not gonna want to miss out on these super seasonal and satisfying prepared foods. If you want, you can even tell your guests you made them. Just pour the veggies into a pretty dish, heat up, and throw out the tupperware immediately.

 

Here's what we're offering:

 

  • Purée of Pumpkin Soup with Austrian Pumpkin Seed Oil and Chili
  • Brussels Sprouts, Grilled with Pancetta, Fried Capers, and Toasted nuts
  • Straight Up Mashed Potatoes with a Touch of Roasted Garlic and Horseradish
  • Glazed Winter Root Vegetables with Hard Cider and Herbs
  • Cranberry Compote with Meyer Lemon Zest (available only by pint)

 

Sign up by November 19, 5 pm to reserve yours! Pay upon signing up. (If you forget to sign up by the 19th, you can try your luck and swing by on T-Giving to see what we have available.)