Moomah, the beloved cafe in Tribeca from Tracey Stewart, has reopened its doors. The new Moomah features a cafe serving Counter Culture coffee, fresh-squeezed juices, signature smoothies, delicious treats from Colson Patisserie, gluten-free options from Sans Bakery, seasonal quiche, soup, Zuckers bagels, Three Twins Organic ice cream, and other simple noshes. The menu highlights wholesome, natural and sustainable options, all sourced from the best farmers and purveyors, local whenever possible.
Momtrends had the chance to chat with Tracey, and learn more about the her project D.I.T. (Do-It-Together), an online magazine featuring stories, recipes, art projects, interviews and more. With birthday parties and other events including classes, lectures, play dates, meetings, field trips, and more, we are all excited that Moomah is back and better than ever.
Momtrends: Were you shocked by how much people backed Moomah when it first closed?
Tracey Stewart: I was completely overwhelmed and touched. I knew Moomah meant a lot to me, but I was stunned when the tears, pleading, petitioning and guilting began. So simplifying my life has been put on the back burner. I'm weak! It also helped that my kids were some of the loudest voices begging for Moomah to reopen.
Momtrends: Would you consider opening another Moomah location?
Tracey Stewart: The reason I love Moomah so much is that it's a job I can do that makes me a better mom instead of a overly distracted or bored mom. I'd worry that more Moomahs would tilt the scale towards distracted, but I'd never say never.
Momtrends: Can you tell us more about D.I.T. (Do It Together)? How did it come together?
Tracey Stewart: DIT is an online magazine that will launch next month. It will abide by the same principal as Moomah: be inspirational not aspirational. Were excited to broaden the scope of what we do here at Moomah in terms of supporting mothers. The magazine will offer humor, creative fixes to problems, fun things to do with kids, realistic style and shopping suggestions and a healthy dose of irreverence from fantastic female writers, specialists and artists.
Momtrends: What are some fun craft ideas when traveling? for a rainy day?
Tracey Stewart: Not to toot my own horn but...to actually toot my own horn, for both scenarios I love our DIT art kits (available at Moomah or online in case you were wondering). They're all made here at the shop by hand. The kits are really sweet and packed with everything you'll need to sit back, relax and make wonderful art together.
Momtrends: What are some of your favorite summertime snacks for kids?
Tracey Stewart: We love to barbecue in the summer. We make huge vats of guacamole and my kids get really into making fruit kabobs, smoothies and popsicles. Yum!