Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi has partnered with KIND Snacks to create a limited-opening speakeasy-style pop-up restaurant. NYC residents will get to visit Padma’s KIND Kitchen and The Secret KIND Farmers Market this week.
Padma Lakshmi has a prolific culinary career. While most of us are familiar with her Top Chef hosting duties, she is also the creator, host, and executive producer of Taste the Nation. In this Hulu series, Lakshmi takes viewers around the country as she explores diverse groups of people and their regional and local foods. These have shaped what we’ve come to define as American cuisine. She also happens to be a cookbook author and food writer.
Founded in 2004 by Daniel Lubetzy, the KIND brand is known for their wide variety of snack bars, granola and oatmeal that are made with nuts, real fruit and whole grains. The entire line of products contain no artificial sweeteners, preservatives or flavors. It is fitting that Lakshmi would partner with a company committed to producing snacks made with wholesome ingredients.
Check out Padma Lakshmi’s KIND Kitchen and Secret KIND Farmer’s Market
With the name of the company part of the word ‘kindness’, it’s no coincidence that one of KIND’s guiding principles is “to treat everyone and everything, including our ingredients, with integrity and kindness.”
Padma’s KIND Kitchen and The Secret KIND Farmers Market is a two day pop-up event. It will be open only February 28 through March 1 from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. ET at Chelsea Market, 410 West 16th Street – Ground Floor, NY, NY 10011. There are no reservations or tickets needed to enter. However, to gain admission, guests will need to complete a small act of kindness.
Give a compliment, pick up some litter, pay it forward….there are lots of ways to show kindness. Once guests enter the kitchen, they will be able to sample dishes created by Padma that include a Lentil Salad on leaves of endive, Butternut Squash Toasties topped with pecans, pomegranate, and serrano chiles, and Fruit & Almond Bites. For those of us unable to visit this pop-up, the recipes for Padma’s dishes are available here for us to make at home.