Healthy Food at Meme's
Are you trying to eat better in 2019? Then you’re in luck. Meme’s Healthy Nibbles on Nostrand Avenue has delicious, healthy, organic food and juices that are prepared quickly on site for you to enjoy. Eating well has never been so easy!
Mery Gueye, owner of Meme’s, has a long history of being a business owner in Brooklyn. Originally from Senegal, Mery moved to New York over 40 years ago and attended Baruch College where she studied finance.
Once graduated, she decided to open Artisan Frameshop on Flatbush and Prospect in 1998. As a mother to her young son, she noticed the need for healthy food on Flatbush. There was very little in terms of healthy snacks for her son. At that time, there were only bodegas and a Chinese restaurant in the area. Necessity, being the mother of invention, Mery decided to turn half of the frame shop into a cafe. Mery developed a menu of healthy snacks that answered the need for fresh, organic food in Prospect Heights.
In 2014, Mery expanded east and open Meme’s in Crown Heights. Meme, which means grandmother in French, is Mery’s nickname. She was named after her grandmother, Mery. Her transition to Nostrand Avenue went smoothly. Again she saw a need for fresh and healthy food in the neighborhood. After two years of running both Artisan Frameshop and Meme’s Healthy Nibbles, Mery decided to close the frameshop and focus solely on Meme’s. Her faithful clients have been happy to follow her to Nostrand Avenue and she’s never looked back.
Mery lives in the neighborhood on Eastern Parkway and Classon with her husband. Her son, now grown, attends college in Georgia. She’s not particularly religious but rather spiritual. These spiritual leanings are apparent in her menu. You’ll find inspirational items such as, ‘I Am Magnificent Chicken Wrap’ or ‘I Have Peace Tofu Salad’.
These inspirational messages have served Mery well during her time as a business owner. Although rents continue to climb in Brooklyn and the economy has had its ups and downs, her motto is, “Don’t give up. If it's not working, switch it up”. Mery’s innovation and vision have created a beautiful cafe for the Crown Heights community. Stop by at 707 Nostrand Avenue between Sterling and Park and see for yourself!
– Celeste Stern