Pinterest Paradise? A Restaurant That Only Serves Food in Mason Jars Is Opening

A restaurant called Ancolie: The Glass Jars Concept is opening in New York thanks to Kickstarter and our Mason jar obsession

Better for the environment and better for your social media influence.

Livin’ in a hipster’s paradise? There’s a restaurant opening up near New York University that will only serve food in glass Mason jars to cut down on the environmental impact of plastic.Ancolie: The Glass Jars Concept got its start on Kickstarter where it raised more than double its original $20,000 goal.

The entire restaurant is green: Think washable, linen napkins, and totes instead of Styrofoam or plastic carryout containers. The concept was brought to life by French-born owner/chef Chloe Vichot. Vichot isn’t messing around: She’ll charge you extra for disposable coffee mug if you don’t bring your own. But there are some perks to being environmentally friendly. After your meal, you’ll be able to take home your glass Mason jars and carryout bags. If you continue to bring back your jar, you’ll receive a free meal after 10 visits.


Ancolie will be open for healthy and sustainable breakfast, lunch, and snacks this September on West 8th Street.