Mangia, a popular New York restaurant known for serving gourmet artisan Italian cuisine for over four decades, is thrilled to announce that its famous bag has gone plastic-free. Mangia’s signature red bistro bag has been replaced with materials that are 100 percent recyclable and environmentally sourced, as well as 100 percent biodegradable. Ever at the forefront of innovating the restaurant industry, this initiative is one with an ecological outlook diners will appreciate. The well-known eatery, noted for its early adoption of the fresh ingredients farm-to-table approach to dining, is also emphasizing sustainability.
Mangia is committed to significantly decreasing its carbon footprint as it moves toward a more sustainable future. So far, Mangia has made sustainable choices that have resulted in the restaurant sending zero waste to landfills across the business and introduced new closed-loop recycling streams for food, oil, and dry mixed recycling, achieving 100 percent zero contamination for food waste. Mangia began focusing on year-on-year carbon, water, and waste reductions in 2019, and is dedicated to doing so more effectively throughout 2022 and 2023.
Always iconic, now more sustainable; Mangia aims to reduce the number of take-out bags and urge its customers to choose reusable ones instead, like their new Mangia tote bag made of 100% organic cotton. The eatery’s philosophy and core values are based on operating with an environmental consciousness across all aspects of the business. As a result, Mangia has made eliminating single-use plastic a primary focus, partnering with sustainable sources, and introducing 100 percent compostable cutlery and compostable napkins in all its stores. Mangia was one of the first restaurants in New York to emphasize farm-to-table fresh ingredients, developing a menu of artisanal Italian food and offering on-demand sustainable catering. The successful eatery has recently expanded its offerings by including an online store, MangiaLife.nyc, as well as Mangia Life Dietary Supplements. These advancements, coupled with the emphasis on sustainability, are consistent with Mangia’s forward-thinking outlook, which has made it a restaurant industry tour de force for decades. The environmentally conscious redesign of their famed red take-away bag is another ground-breaking addition to the restaurant’s dining philosophy.
About Mangia: Mangia is a gourmet restaurant chain that has been known for over four decades as the top artisan Italian eatery at the forefront of the farm-to-table fresh ingredients movement. The popular restaurant not only serves delicious food, but it also strives to be environmentally friendly. Furthermore, the restaurant has lately expanded its products with the launch of its Mangialife.nyc online store and Mangia Life Dietary Supplements. All these improvements are consistent with Mangia’s well-known attitude of encouraging people to “Live the Life You Love.”