Community Lunch: HAGS

Join Pioneer Works for a nourishing meal of locally-grown foods, featuring local chefs engaged in building community around wellness. Bring your own blanket or chair and enjoy a meal under the shade of Coffey Park’s tree canopy. Meals include vegetarian options, served with a beverage and a dessert.

First come, first served. Social distancing will be practiced, and this event will adhere to CDC guidelines as they are updated.

About HAGS

Chef Telly Justice is an out and proud Trans Woman who has been working in the industry for over a decade . After having worked at all levels of dining- from anarchist vegan cafes to Michelin starred restaurants- Telly has devised a food philosophy that puts people and relationships first, ego last. Expect deliciousness, thoughtfulness and intentionality, Queerness, and fun as the key touchstones of her menus.

Camille Lindsley is a certified sommelier determined to bring southern hospitality to HAGS. Despite growing up a picky eater, food has long fascinated her. She began her career working as a Maitre ‘d in Decatur, GA where she quickly fell in love with wine. Camille’s approach to hospitality is simple- food and drink nourishes the body, and the way that we do so nourishes the spirit. The relationship between guest and host is one built on trust not easily achieved but earned through care, compassion and transparency.

Telly and Camille will be opening the HAGS brick and mortar late fall 2021 in the East Village. Equitable, inclusive dining is coming to lower Manhattan... and it's going to be delicious!


  • Roasted beet salad, crisp red rice, pickled tofu, shallot vinaigrette (Vegan, gf)
  • Kale and white bean soup, caramelized squash, braised peanuts (Vegan, gf)
  • Glazed pork ribs, golden raisin jus, pesto rustico (Gf)
  • Chilled chicken wing terrine, pickles, mustard, crusty bread
  • Grilled corn, fennel Pollen, whipped sorghum butter (Vegetarian, gf)
  • Desert

Learn more about HAGS here.

Community and School Programs at Pioneer Works are made possible, in part, by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation.