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Justin Schwartz

Nutrition Director / Co-Founder

3 words to describe you? Passionate, thorough, direct

What do you do to stay in physical and/or mental shape? I hate working out like literally hate it! So instead, I never sit down, I walk everywhere, and I try to eat healthily. I have been known to walk all the way home to the LES from Mulberry & Vine in Tribeca

An interesting fact about you that no one would guess? I lived in an intentional community with about 100 people for 6 years. It was on 200 acres wayyyy up a dirt road 6 hours north of SF

If you could have any career you wanted, what would it be? I'm pretty happy with the one I have thanks!

Any nonprofits you love, & why? I volunteer with the Ali Forney Center in Harlem. It’s a really unique homeless shelter and youth empowerment program that focuses on LGBTQ youth. Sadly 40% of the homeless youth in NYC identify as LGBTQ and if I can do anything to change that I will try. http://www.aliforneycenter.org

What’s your (non-food) guilty pleasure? I love nothing more than a good lazy Sunday at home! Order some food, turn on the TV, and get cozy on the couch! Solo Netflix & chill?

An odd quirk about you? I brush my teeth in the shower. I don't know exactly when it started but when I was young I read an interview with Tony Braxton and she said she brushed her teeth in the shower so... obviously I tried it

When calories and fat grams be damned, what are you eating? Brussels sprout pizza from Motorino, chicken pot pie, sour patch kids & Reese's peanut butter cups (the organic ones just aren’t the same)

Justin Schwartz is Co-Founder of Mulberry & Vine, lives in the Lower East Side and never wants to leave!