Sara Gatanas along with her husband, Dimitri, and brother-in-law, Alexander opened UGC eats in January 2017. A plant-inspired cafe and market, located 1 block from their flagship business, Urban Garden Center. Sara started her career in the fashion industry and joined Dimitri in his family garden business in 2001. Over the past 16 years they have grown their business into the largest retail garden center and landscaping business in Manhattan. Over the years, they have collected vintage treasures from all over the globe and proudly feature a changing array in the cafe. The market has a micro-local flavor, featuring many products made within blocks of the shop with a strong mediterranean influence.